Category Archives: Peter Olotka

Robert Stark talks to Francis Nally about Ludism: Board Games That Will Get You High


















Robert Stark talks to Francis Nally about his new book Ludism: Board Games That Will Get You High.


What is Ludism? Ron Hale-Evans and
The board game scene in Pennsylvania
Andrew Looney and Peter Olotka
Ludology as a branch of Analytical Philosophy
Cosmic Encounter, Pyramid Arcade, and Piecepack
Howard M. Fesler and The Compleat Strategist
Game Design, “Ludology,” and it’s place in the arts
Francis’ critique of Euro games
Francis’ board game collection.
Monopoly and Candy Land
The rise and fall of Fantasy Flight Games
Francis’ obsession with the game Cosmic Encounter
Consumerism’s impact on board game design

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A talk with Cosmic Encounter Game Designers Peter Olokta, Greg Olokta, & Bill Elirbie










Robert Stark and Pilleater talk to Peter Olotka, Greg Olokta, and Bill Elirbie. They designed the game Cosmic Encounter. Their newest game is Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne.


-The history and origins of Cosmic Encounter, Nauset Beach, Science-Fiction, “The List.”
-Diversity in Cosmic Encounter, the game existing before Dungeons & Dragons,
-How the game breaks rules and      pushes imaginary limits
-Star Trek, The Parker Brothers prototype in 1976, Non-prediction gameplay,
-the extended number of aliens in Cosmic Encounter
-The first edition of Cosmic, the artists behind the game, Harlan Ellison, Dean Morrissey,
-The situational theory in Cosmic
-Cosmic Encounter Online, Dune the Board Game, Issac Asimov,
-The art in Cosmic Encounter, Felicia Cano
-Cosmic Dominion
-Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne
-Prototyping and technology
-Balance and Unbalance within games
-Cosmic Encounter as both a toolbox for game designers and for telling story narratives
-Isaac Asimov’s Robots VCR Mystery Game
-Hippy culture, Cosmic Encounter as an avant-garde art piece
-Different editions of Cosmic Encounter
-Board game culture, the new fad of “gamer” culture
-The problem of video games, violence in video games
-The game design differences between Iron Throne and Cosmic
-The Star Wars story and Parker Brothers

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