Geocaching Game Designer: J Keller (interview)

A photo of interviewee J Keller and his son, co-creator Jason Keller, standing outside during a geocaching excursion.Last week, I posted a review of the game Geoquest. This week, I have the privilege of sharing an interview I was able to do with the creators, geocaching enthusiasts J Paul Keller and his son Jason. Unfortunately, the audio recording I made of the interview did not record Jason’s input, so his dialogue will not be included. However, pretty much everything he said was reiterated by his father, so don’t feel like you’re missing out on anything just because his words don’t appear below!

PinkFae: So what made you guys decide to make this game?

J Keller: We love games, and we’re pretty active in geocaching. I think we ended up looking for one, and there wasn’t anything out there, and we thought we could probably do that. It kind of evolved about ten years. We made a prototype, and it was fun, and it started getting better and better, so we thought, ‘Let’s see if we can actually do this.’ Continue Reading →

Interview: Emily Whitehouse of On the Lamb Games

Emily Whitehouse (nee Fontana) poses for a photo in the On the Lamb Games booth at Gen Con 2016.One of the things I was most looking forward to at Gen Con was getting to meet Emily Whitehouse. She’s one of the co-founders of On the Lamb Games, a small company which is probably best known for their miniatures game Endless: Fantasy Tactics. I went by the On the Lamb Games booth and was delighted to meet Emily, whom I had until that point known as Emily Fontana. I would later learn that she had been married in June, so it’s Emily Whitehouse now!

But we were able to find some time to conduct an interview. Now I will share with you, my faithful readers, the wisdom that she has imparted unto me.

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Interview: Board game designer John Trobare

The interviewee, John Trobare, with his wife and son at Halloween. His son, age 2, is dressed as a Land Shark.

The interviewee, John Trobare, with his wife and son at Halloween.

My good friend John Trobare is an accomplished individual. He created the game Asphodel, which he self-published last year through Kickstarter. In addition, he opened his own pizza delivery business two years ago. All this in addition to being a devoted father and husband, and playing games several times a week, including annual trips to the Geekway to the West convention in St. Louis.

I decided to interview Mr Trobare for this week’s entry. So one Sunday evening, we sat down with some family and friends to talk over dinner.

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