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Interview with Brian Train


In this episode, award-winning game designer Brian Train joins host Eduard Gafton to talk about his game Brief Border Wars and using a card-driven system to model the chaotic, stop-and-start nature of impromptu wars.



Time Stamps

  • 00:00:00 – Start
  • 00:08:01 – How did Brian get into games?
  • 00:33:17 – How does asymmetry make for interesting match-ups?
  • 00:43:40 – Should games be historically accurate?


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