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Day 09/02/2009

Pax Appearance!

Games with Garfield LIVE at PAX

Richard will be on the “Game Design 101″ panel at PAX Friday Morning.
Tyler will be on the “Original Gangstas” panel at PAX this Friday night.
Come by for the panels and say hello afterwards (we would love to hear what you think of our podcasts).
Tyler’s panel is in the Unicorn Theater at 6:00pm on Friday, September 4th at PAX, Richard’s will be the same room but at 10:30am.
All the information can be found here;
http://www.paxsite.com/schedule.php

See you Friday!

Who is “The Meepler”?

I received a visit today from Agent Taupe of the FBI (Fictitious Bureau of Investigations). It seemed that a game designer, who went by the handle “Buttersleeves”, had been murdered and they suspected the perpetrator was another game designer since the weapon was, wait for it…, a MEEPLE! Agent Taupe wanted a quick psych profile on designers to help in the investigation. I was more than happy to oblige.

I would have to say that most designers share many common traits. Most designers have a fairly good grasp of mathematics. Reiner Knizia and Richard Garfield both have PhD’s in mathematics, and I and several of my colleagues here in Seattle have mastered both addition and subtraction. Of course, I would obviously rule out Richard as the “Meepler” since the use of meeples as the weapon of choice would typically indicate a Eurogame designer, unless Richard is being clever because he knows that everyone would assume that a killer that used a meeple was a Eurogame designer.