Off Topic II

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This is off-topic yet again, sorry for that, but it’s always nice to talk about the projects of three Fallout veterans that are some of my favorite people in the business:

 

zero radius games™ was formed in 2004 to create high-quality board and card games for the hobbyist gamer. We’re long time gamers and we like to play board and card games with depth, interesting mechanics and neat themes. Our background is in computer and console electronic game development. Our passion is gaming, regardless of it’s form.

Ultimately, gaming is about people. We think that you can tell a lot about a person by the games he or she plays, and who they game with. We’d like to think that if you invited us over to your house for a game, we’d be fun to play with.

Meet the people of ZRG:

CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR

Chris is a 15 year veteran of the computer games industry. He has designed several award-winning titles, including Star Trek: Starfleet Command, Fallout and Stonekeep. Most recently, he was the publisher’s producer for The Lord of the Rings: Middle-Earth Online.

He is an avid game player of a variety of games. He enjoys cards, consims, and boardgames, but also paints and play miniatures. He also likes RPGs, but bemoans the fact that he doesn’t have time for a regular role-playing group.

Chris is a game designer and developer.

TOM DECKER

Tom has been in the computer game industry for 17 years as a tester, programmer, designer, producer, and international product manager, most recently working on Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.

He became hooked on Avalon Hill games at the age of 10 when his father brought home Dr. Livingston, I Presume? and moved on to Diplomacy, Alexander, Caesar’s Legions, and SPI’s War of the Ring. He started making his own board games soon after with his first effort, Escape from School, and has enjoyed playing and making board and card games ever since.

Tom is a game designer and developer.

SCOTT EVERTS

Scott has been in the computer game industry for over 13 years. He started as a lead tester on Star Trek: 25th Anniversary. Since then he as been a designer, associate producer, graphic artist, and technical designer. Some of the more than 20 titles he has worked on are Star Trek: Judgment Rites, Stonekeep, Fallout 1 & 2, The Icewind Dale series, Planescape Torment, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II, & Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II.

He became interested in gaming at an early age with Dungeons & Dragons and Traveller. WWII Miniature wargaming was a big part of high school gaming. The first computer game that became an obsession was the Eamon RPG series on the Apple II. He now enjoys board and card games since they can easily be played in an evening. With today’s busy life, it’s hard to find the time to dedicate to tabletop RPG’s and long wargames.

Scott does art things with art programs.

Their new blog can be found here, illustration by Leonard Boyarsky, all the best for them.

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6 thoughts on “Off Topic II

  1. Leonard is still at Blizzard. Not working on SC II, tho’. I guess he’s working on the unannounced project, but he wouldn’t specify.

    Briosa, remind Scott Everts he still needs to do a certain thing.

  2. Thanks None and Brios. I love his work, specially Arcanum, oc. I’m glad he’s at blizzard. I mean, I trust them even if their games are not exactly my think (I love starcraft and find diablo quite pleasing though), because they are honest about them… I didn’t know of that unannounced project, gotta check it later.

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