#242 Molly Johnson Talks Point Salad
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Molly Johnson of Flatout Games joins Dirk and David to talk about designing light thematic games. Molly goes over Point Salad, published by AEG, and how the name and game came together. Later, she discusses some other games she’s been involved with (including Public Market, Calico, Cascadia, and Dollars to Donuts) and how theme helped complete or even spark these puzzle-y games.
So Very Wrong About Games
So Very Wrong About Games
Mike Walker & Mark Bigney
#141: Lost Ruins of Arnak
The unofficial motto of SVWAG has always been, "stop trying to make fetch happen." Similarly, you can't just make up words out of thin air--it's not like they're holidays or anything that can be conjured ex nihilo (Happy Arkhipov Day!). What's an Arnak, anyway? Can you lose ruins of something that never existed? I suppose a fantasy is a good pretext to give us an arm's length distance from generations of pith-decked looters and graverobbers. Relatedly, Walker desperately wants to coin the term "Azteckian," but Mark's not having it. Games Played Last Week: 01:32 -Quantum (Eric Zimmerman, Funforge, 2013) 04:15 -Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game (Seiji Kanai & Alexander Ortloff, Zman Games, 2020) 07:34 -BattleCON: Unleashed (D. Brad Talton, Level 99 Games, 2020) 12:52 -Sakura Arms (BakaFire, AEG, 2017) 15:05 -Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War (Thomas Lehmann, Rio Grande Games, 2010) 16:52 -Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers (Klaus-Jürgen Wrede & Bernd Brunnhofer, Hans im Glück, 2002) 18:27 -Alhambra (Dirk Henn, Queen Games, 2003) 20:12 -Pavlov's House (David Thompson, Dan Verssen Games, 2018) 27:17 -Luxor (Rudiger Dorn, Queen Games, 2018) 29:25 -Quetzal (Alexandre Garcia, Gigamic, 2020) News (and why it doesn't matter): 32:24 Descent: Legends of the Dark 34:28 Dragonlance digression 36:38 More Knizia from Grail Games 37:59 Too many Kickstarters! Yedo, Freedom Five, Frostpunk, Darkest Dungeon, Grand Austria Hotel, Crash Octopus, Kabuto Sumo, Sakura Arms 38:51 Arkhipov Day: Ocotber 27th 39:01 Feature Game: Lost Ruins of Arnak (Elwen & Mín, CGE, 2020)
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