Category: Instruction

In class with Jeff Grubb

Last week my Worldbuilding class had the treat of a guest speaker -- Jeff Grubb. He's one of the grandmasters of tabletop roleplaying, and a prolific author. I was pretty excited that he agreed to come down to talk, as I've been playing his games and worlds for almost thirty…

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In class with James Ernest

In October my game design class were fortunate to get a visit from James Ernest, the eminent game designer and head honcho at Cheapass Games. I had contacted him earlier in the year, and was pleasantly surprised to find he was quite amenable to the idea of a class visit;…

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Board Game Development

So I just wrapped up spring quarter at the Art Institute of Portland. A week before the quarter started, I was suddenly assigned to teach “Game Design and Play”, the board game design class. I had never taught the class before, and although there were some existing syllabuses, there really…

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Board Game Development

So I just wrapped up spring quarter at the Art Institute of Portland. A week before the quarter started, I was suddenly assigned to teach “Game Design and Play”, the board game design class. I had never taught the class before, and although there were some existing syllabuses, there really…

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Board Games

I’ve just been assigned a new class at the last minute. Next week I have to start teaching board game design. I have zero time to prepare. Anybody out there have a must-play board game?

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Board Games

I’ve just been assigned a new class at the last minute. Next week I have to start teaching board game design. I have zero time to prepare. Anybody out there have a must-play board game?

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Big Nerd

Related to the prior post, I’ve also just got my grubby hands on the Big Nerd Ranch iOS Programming Guide. I can’t wait to see how Hillegass and Conway convey the info. As an instructor myself, I’ve always had great respect for their ways. I still have their first Cocoa…

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Big Nerd

Related to the prior post, I’ve also just got my grubby hands on the Big Nerd Ranch iOS Programming Guide. I can’t wait to see how Hillegass and Conway convey the info. As an instructor myself, I’ve always had great respect for their ways. I still have their first Cocoa…

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