Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Conversation with James H Fullmer

I recently was able to speak with James H Fullmer about his experiences with designing, illustrating, and publishing (via Covenant Communications) his two games, Book of Mormon Battles and Warriors of the Promised Land.

Download the conversation here.

I had a list of questions that we discussed. We didn't really read them out loud or anything, so here they are.
  1. What made you first decide to design a game?
  2. Was the idea Book of Mormon Battles from the beginning or did it sort of evolve to that as you worked on it?
  3. How did the design process go? I mean, did you get some paper, cut it up, and mark them for cards, or how did it go?
  4. When did Covenant Communications enter the picture? Did you contact them as you were working on the idea or more after you had it all worked out?
  5. How did the whole relationship work with Covenant?
  6. What was your process for the artwork (there are a lot of images in both games)?
  7. What made you decide to go the second game Warriors of the Promised Land?
  8. Was the process with that game pretty much the same as with the first?
  9. Do you know the print run size for either game?
  10. Do you know how successful the games have been (how many have sold)?
  11. What did you learn from your experience that you would like to share with other "would-be LDS/Mormon game designers?"
This is my first dive into doing a podcast or recorded interview/conversation, whatever you want to call it. So I learned quite a bit about that. Plus I enjoyed meeting James (Jay as he prefers to go by) and learning about him and his experiences.

Hopefully this will be of benefit to someone besides me, but if not, I enjoyed it and found it enlightening.

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Josh said...
July 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Nice interview. I've played his Warriors of the Promised Land game. It was fun. I wonder if he is going to design any new games. His artwork is nice too:

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