Episode 7: Interview with Cole Wehrle (Pax Pamir, John Company)


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In this episode, game designer Cole Wehrle joins host Eduard Gafton to talk Pax Pamir, John Company and Wehrlegig Games’ mission to ‘strive to publish beautiful games with historical themes that treat their subjects and their players seriously.’

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○ 00:00:00 - Start

○ 00:02:24 - How did Pax Pamir start?

○ 00:17:14 - What is there to learn from playing Pax Pamir?

○ 00:32:18 - How do you market a historical game such as John Company?

○ 00:51:38 - How has academic experience helped the creation of the two games?

𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐄𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐝𝐞

○ Pax Pamir Reprint Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1243243962/pax-pamir-reprint

○ Pax Pamir Second Edition Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1243243962/pax-pamir-second-edition

○ John Company Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1243243962/john-company-second-edition?ref=2jf6sd

○ John Company Second Edition Teach and Play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2g-vBp3UO8

○ Buy Marrying Mr Darcy: http://www.marryingmrdarcy.com/blog/buying-marrying-mr-darcy-outside-the-united-states

○ Cole Wehrle’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/colewehrle

○ Cole’s essay “Going into Empire”: https://wehrlegig.com/blogs/essays/going-into-empire

○ Wehrlegig Games Website: https://wehrlegig.com/

○ Wehrlegig Games Twitter: https://twitter.com/wehrlegig

○ Wehrlegig Games Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/wehrlegiggames

○ State and Tribe in 19th Century Afghanistan: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-royal-asiatic-society/article/state-and-tribe-in-nineteenthcentury-afghanistan-the-reign-of-amir-dost-muhammad-khan-18261863-by-christine-noelle-pp-xxiv-439-london-curzon-press-1997/A20452F3B71CD6DC9838747F6CC49038

○ The Mission: Early Christianity from the Crucifixion to the Crusades: https://www.whitedoggames.com/the-mission-1

○ Little Women (2019): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Women_(2019_film)

○ Pax Viking: https://ionsmg.com/products/pax-viking

○ Atlantic Chase: https://www.gmtgames.com/p-706-atlantic-chase.aspx

𝐅𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠

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A recording of the talk 'Gaming The Divine Comedy: A History' given by game designer Andrea Angiolino on 25 May is available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFfaC...

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Intro/Outro Music:

Call to Adventure by Kevin MacLeod

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