Ah, game designer with a PhD in Literature? Yes, I suppose that would be a good person to write an essay for this blog. When he sent it, Alf heavily encouraged me to edit the piece, as it is long-ish, but after reading it I could barely touch it. You’ll see why in a moment. Oh, and by the by, Alf’s latest game, Fantastiqa, will be hitting Kickstarter soon, so keep an eye out for it. ...
Seth Jaffee’s excellent deck building game, Eminent Domain, was one of the first games to ride the Kickstarter wave. In fact, the game’s rampant success is what first introduced me to the crowd sourcing phenomenon. The latest game to bear his influence is Ground Floor, which has demolished its Kickstarter funding goals (par for the course) and (as of this posting) has only four days...