Welcome to our second Fandible interview! Today I’m here with an interview with Anna Kreider about her current IndieGoGo campaign to fund a second edition of her game Thou Art But a Warrior. You might also know Anna from the internet sensation Go Make Me a Sandwich and as a fellow contributor to Gaming as Women.
Fandible: What is Thou Art But a Warrior about? Who can you play and what sort of adventures do you have?
Anna: Thou Art But A Warriorwas very much my first foray into game design. Even a few years after I’d published it, I insisted that I still wasn’t a game designer.I’ve learned a lot since then about working in gaming and game design. From playing my game a lot I also learned some key lessons. And I’ve definitely grown as an artist. A lot of the changes to the rules texts are small, but important to helping convey how to achieve satisfying play. It also helps that the art matches my vision for the game much better than it did in the previous edition.I would also be remiss in mentioning that the single biggest improvement to the new edition is getting Ben Lehman’s permission to package the Polaris system as part of the new book. Getting to package the game as a single volume rather than two books that have to be references separately is a huge improvement.
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