Q&A: John Wrot  – Chasing the Elder Dice Gods

Q&A: John Wrot – Chasing the Elder Dice Gods

John Wrot is founder/owner of Gate Keeper Games. He started, as many do, by launching a Kickstarter to make a board game, but soon found…

Mechanics Face Off: Dice vs. Cards

Mechanics Face Off: Dice vs. Cards

In my day job, I design casino games, so I spend a lot of time around cards, dice, and other instruments of randomness. Rolling a…

Transmogrify Your Mechanics

Transmogrify Your Mechanics

Sometimes when designing a game the mechanic that seems like an obvious fit is actually constraining you, preventing you from exploring interesting paths and alternatives….

What’s in Your Prototyping Collection?

What’s in Your Prototyping Collection?

Testing your ideas quickly and easily is essential for good game design, and versatile components help with that. But trying to shuffle index cards or…