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Essen Spiel - Essen, Oct. 2018
PAX Unplugged - Philadelphia, Nov. 2018
We’re Not Wizards podcast
“Emma Larkins is on the show to chat about Videogames, creating boardgames through romance, advising people on designing games and writing books and being part of a creative community and they are really really interesting to talk to.”
The Cardboard Herald podcast
“Emma has become the shining pink beacon of all things aspirational game design, but she's got her fingers in many board game pies. We talk about Confabula Rasa, Abandon All Artichokes, #GameDesignDaily, and more.”
Indie Board Game Designers podcast
“Patrick Rauland: Awesome. So after Catan, was there a game that pulled you in?”
“Emma Larkins: Oh my gosh. That’s a really good question. I would say yes… Okay, so I went straight from Catan to like, years and years later, my boyfriend introduced me to Lords of Waterdeep. And so it’s, again, you’re talking about orders of magnitude of differences in like level of design, and interesting-ness of mechanics, and that was really my first worker placement game that I played.”
"This episode is our live panel interview with Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games, Emma Larkins, designer of Heart Catchers and Confabula Rasa, and Emelie Van Rodin designer and publisher of State of Wonder."
Seattle Indies Spotlight: Emma Larkins
"For my process, it’s very much centered around playtesting and actually getting it onto the table. The really interesting thing about physical games compared to digital games is that iterations are so fast. When I was in the digital/development space, so much time of it was the production, even getting to stuff you could put in front of people — it could take weeks or months or even years to get to that point.
PGI Podcast November 2017. More info and links here.