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Meet the Titans: Rob Daviau

“I’m only happy when I’m making things. One of the things I like about [designing] games is it’s a challenge to be a storyteller; to be a graphics person; to be a basic mathematician and statistician. I like being able to combine all of those in a game people play around the table.”

Meet the elite team members behind the Titan Series, a line of family-friendly gateway games crafted by some of the best game designers in the world. Here’s Ray’s interview with Risk Legacy, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and Axis and Allies: Pacific designer Rob Daviau.

Meet the Titans: Seth Johnson

“What I really enjoy about tabletop games is how each time you play through a game, it’s a unique experience. It’s not just who wins and who loses, but what happens along the way, and the stories of those games that are told for years afterwards.”

If you’ve played HeroClix, Golem Arcana, or Calliope’s own Double Double Dominoes, you’re already familiar with Seth Johnson’s work. Get to know Seth, and ask yourself if he could be the man to make flu shots fun.

Meet the Titans: Paul Peterson

“Richard Garfield came up to me one day and said ‘We’ve decided you don’t need to be in customer service anymore; you need to be a game designer.’”

You’ve all read about the Titan Series, featuring an elite team of some of the best game designers in the world. Now meet the Titans behind it. Here’s Ray’s interview with Guillotine and Smash Up designer Paul Peterson.

Meet the Titans: Eric Lang

“With this game, I’m not taking something off the shelf. I’m going to go way out of the box and try something I’ve never tried before.”

You’ve all read about the Titan Series, featuring an elite team of some of the best game designers in the world. Now meet the Titans behind it. Here’s Ray’s interview with Kaosball, Quarriors!, and Marvel Dice Masters designer Eric Lang.

Announcing the Titan Series

We are thrilled to announce the Titan Series, a line of family-friendly games by some of the best game designers in the world including: Rob Daviau, Michael Elliott, James Ernest, Matt Forbeck, Richard Garfield, Seth Johnson, Eric Lang, Mike Mulvihill, Paul Peterson, Mike Selinker, and Zach and Jordan Weisman.

These designers are legends with the gaming industry, and are responsible for such widely popular games as Magic: The Gathering, Shadowrun, King of Tokyo, Mechwarrior, HeroClix, Marvel Dice Masters, Quarriors, and many more. Now, they will turn their talents from heavier in-depth games crafted for the seasoned gamer to lighter, family-friendly games suitable for all ages. In bringing such exceptional talents to the family game genre, we hope to expand the tabletop hobby.

“Board games are not only my job; they have become my passion. I can’t imagine doing anything else.” says Ray Wehrs, Calliope Games’ president. “For that reason, it’s become my personal mission to introduce as many people as possible to tabletop games and the experiences they create.”

“What I really enjoy about tabletop gaming is how each time you play through a game, it’s a unique experience.” says Titan designer Seth Johnson. “It’s not just who wins and who loses, but what happens along the way, and the stories of those games that are told for years afterwards.”

The games are in varying stages of development and are being targeted at different genres. A party game, a word game, a worker placement game, a light strategy game, a dice game (that uses dice in an unexpected way), a game of luck, and many more types of games are in the works, guaranteeing the project will entertain the widest audience possible.

Here you can see most of them, being photobombed by Watch It Played!‘s Rodney Smith and our own Chris Leder:

Kickstarter Designers!

Mr. Garfield wasn’t able to attend Gen Con for this announcement, but we have a picture of him in an amazing Pikachu tie for those interested.

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