Like a less racially diverse Riggs and Murtaugh, the Bad Boys of Boardgame Podcasting are still alive, caked in blood, and strutting confidently towards the camera while a gas station and a bunch of trucks and cop cars and stuff behind them explode into flames - but they don't even turn around or jump or anything because they are just. That. Badass!
But who's that civilian they have flung over their shoulder? Why, after brushing the soot from his face, it's none other than legendary board game designer Rob Daviau! After some on-site CPR the Chairmen perform an emergency interview, demanding that Rob fork over the secrets to his game design shaolin and spill the beans on his forthcoming Magnum Opus - Seafall.
If you've never played a board game before and think that this podcast is about proper corporate boardroom etiquette, it may interest you to know that Rob Daviau is an award-winning game designer whose games have been sold world-wide. He is the co-designer of Pandemic Legacy (Season 1), the highest-rated game on boardgamegeek.com.
Since 1998, he has designed and published over 70 games from children’s games to family games to party games to more in-depth games for the hobby market.
Rob has largely designed tabletop games but has also done work with hybrid physical-digital games and some work with digital games.
Rob is a writer as well as a designer, having spent much of his 20s as an advertising copywriter. He also wrote a chapter in Kobold Design’s Guide to Game Design, was a contributor to DRAGON magazine, and has written various articles on game design.
Rob has spoken at game conventions, participated in dozens of radio interviews, performed live TV segments, and contributed live color commentary for ESPN during the 2009 Monopoly World Tournaments.
He has guest lectured at MIT, Carnegie-Mellon University, and NYU on game design. He was an adjunct professor of game design at NYU in 2013 and is currently a visiting professor of game design at Hampshire College.
Last but not least, Rob is the originator of the 'Legacy' Game System. But can his own legacy survive an appearance on a podcast that lacks SquareSpace sponsorship!?
Tune in, Chairfans, to find out!!