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Humans of Gaming 114 | GenCon 2018 Designer Interviews Part 1


About This Episode

Rather than having one guest this week to talk about games, life, and belief we have 7 guests! Drew Dixon and April-Lyn Cauette were in Indianapolis for GenCon 2018 to experience new board games and interview some of the designers behind the innovative titles. In this episode you will hear not just the normal quick pitches you would expect but questions such as, “Why do you make games?” and “What do you hope your players will take away from this experience?”. Games like Nychtophobia require players to simulate blindness and Holding On which force you to simulate end of life care for an ailing patient push the genre of board games into new areas not all of which are comfortable.



Episode Hosts

April-Lyn Caouette
April-Lyn Caouette is the Chief Resource Nerd and Managing Editor for LTN. She grew up playing tabletop games with her family and whatever terrible computer games she found in the bargain bin at Radio Shack. As an adult her love of all things nerdy has only grown, and now she’s excited to be able to join them together with her love for God to serve both the church and her fellow nerds. Her favorite things include tabletop gaming, reading, Sailor Moon, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Arkham Horror. She lives in Southern California.
Drew Dixon
Drew is the Chief Content Nerd for Love Thy Nerd and the co-host of Humans of Gaming. He is also the editor of Explore the Bible: Students and co-hosts the weekly CaPC Digest podcast for Christ and Pop Culture. Drew has written for Paste Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, and Think Christian. He lives in the Nashville, TN area with his wife and their three children.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
Chief Audio Nerd
Starting with Clear Channel Radio in the 90's, Jonathan has worked in audio and marketing for 20 years. Credits include stints at EA Tiburon, Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and freelancing as voice talent for audio books and podcast production services.


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