Episode #109: Susan McKinley Ross and Idea Duck.

Episode #109: Susan McKinley Ross and Idea Duck.

Description

Dirk and David are joined by game designer Susan McKinley Ross, creator of Qwirkle and other well-received board games. Susan shares her expertise in color and tactile game design, the process of writing rules, and how she came to be an award-winning designer.

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Susan McKinley Ross – @ideaduck, www.ideaduck.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:15 – Susan’s background

  • 0:01:54 – Tactile elements and color

  • 0:07:15 – Qwirkle

  • 0:24:55 – Design and development

  • 0:39:22 – Illustrations and rules

  • 0:41:40 – Susan’s process

  • 0:49:30 – Other projects

  • 0:54:16 – Working with a spouse

 

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