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The show is back. Since John D. Clair, local hero SoCal designer of Mystic Vale, Space Base, Dead Reckoning, and the new hit Ready, Set, Bet, joined us as the Guest of Honor at Strategicon‘s Gamex 2023, I recorded a podcast Q&A session with him. John’s a good friend and we talked about his process, his history, and the exceptional games he’s added to the world.
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Two shows in a week? What’s going on? Boardgame Babylon is back again. I sacrificed my Superbowl Sunday for you (not really) to play the brand new Battlestations! 2nd Edition and bring you this podcast with designer Jeff Siadek and his producer, Joey Vigour. Jeff’s been a local hero designer here in SoCal for decades (like three of them) and Joey’s newer to the scene, having published his game Chaosmos just last year.
The boys were kind enough to give up their Panther-Bronco battle (they didn’t care either) to take Ta-Te Wu, my brother-in-law Mason and myself through the game. We had a terrific time even though it’s not really my kind of game normally. Battlestations! transcends those eurosnoot-ameritrash lines a bit because the storytelling is so powerful.
Welcome back to Boardgame Babylon – this new Q&A session is with new designer George Buckenham, who I met while he was in L.A. visiting from the UK. His new game, Fabulous Beasts is now live on Kickstarter and we recorded a podcast about it. We hope you enjoy it!