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Tom Lehmann (Designer, Independent)
Location: Room 3020, West Hall
Date: Tuesday, March 20
Time: 11:20am - 12:20pm
Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits - Get your pass now!
Tutorials: Board Game Design Day
Vault Recording: Video
Audience Level: All
In this talk, designer Tom Lehmann discusses his acclaimed card game 'Race for the Galaxy', touching on the title's design, history, and mechanisms. He will walk through its use of cards as resources, simultaneous play, luck mitigation via card-sifting, use of icons, and how ideas from economics and optimization theory influenced its design.
This presentation will include design approaches and practical tips for making card games, which may also translate to wider design lessons across digital and other games.
This talk is aimed for anyone interested in strategy card games. Knowledge of 'Race for the Galaxy' is not needed, since Tom will explain how it works during his presentation.