Season 2, Episode 9
Joshua Gillingham is a Canadian teacher, author and games designer. He writes The Saga of Torin Ten-Trees, a series based on Viking legend and lore. His games, both card games and board games, are also inspired by Scandanavian culture, particularly his card game Althingi, which was recently successfully back on Kickstarter.
Joshua and I talk about how he found his way from music to writing and then on to game design. He speaks with fondness of both where he grew up and where he lives now, as well as his love of music. I ask him what the writing process is like as a novel writer and also as a game designer, and what lessons can be learned from comparing the two. As well as being happy and easy to talk to, Joshua is a multi-talented man and I learned a lot from him! Listen below!
Thanks once again to Joshua Gillingham for agreeing to come onto the podcast. On a slightly seperate note, I really noticed just how worldwide podcasting can be. If you watch the video version of the podcast you can see a window behind Joshua. When we started to talk, it was bright outside my window, and dark outside his, but as we chatted, the sun set in Ireland, and rose in Canada. By the end of the video it was a bright morning for Joshua and a dark evening for me! It just really struck me!
If you want to know more about Joshua check out his website www.joshuagillingham.ca, or you can follow him on Twitter. Be sure to follow him so you know when Althingi is released to the public and his new Kickstarter is launched, both in May! Check out his novel The Gatewatch below!
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