RDTN Episode 121: Tabletop Showcase – Interview with Eric Lang, Designer of The Godfather

As part of the Tabletop Showcase series, Eric Lang returns to RDTN for a discussion on his newest game from CMON, The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire. Eric goes over the design process and the things he hoped to accomplish with this euro-game that based on the theme, you might not expect it. Our discussion takes us from the start of the project to the final graphic design. Eric was a very gracious guest and provided us some great insight.

Don’t forget about the contest sponsored by Tabletop SHOWCASE. You have until 6/30/2017 to enter and you can get to the contest page HERE.

Marty and I would like to give a special thanks to Rich Sommer for coming onto the show and providing us with the Cocktail while gaming. Rich does a similar segment on his show that is always a treat to listen to, even if you do not partake in the spirits. Here are the links to The Godfather and The Godfather II drinks.

Be sure to return for Episode 122 where we discuss our events at Origins and the Rocky Mountain Gaming Vacation as well as another game review.

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Segment,Time
Intro, 00:36
Tabletop Showcase, 2:00
Eric Lang, 2:40
Why the move, 3:40
What started The Godfather, 5:40
The Prototypes, 8:16
The Design Process, 10:14
No movie needed, 17:12
Game Overview, 19:39
The birth of The Suitcase, 21:45
Four rounds and why, 23:12
It is the Family Business, 24:25
Paths to Victory, 27:04
Theme is everything, 29:02
We got some replay, 33:04
Why are there no $4, 37:12
Talk about the Graphic Design, 39:00
Rich Sommer: The Godfather Cocktail, 42:43
Future Plans, 49:45
What is Eric’s Future, 51:51
Con Plans, 55:35
The Broken Token, 59:48
Portal Games, 1:00:31
Our thoughts on The Godfather, 1:01:11
We have a CONTEST, 01:07:42
Funagain, 1:11:12
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