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FIRST TURN ERIC M. LANG

The Toronto-based brain behind Blood Rage and XCOM: The Board Game flashes back to his first-ever published title: 1998’s Tarot-tweaking Mystick Domination

“I was going to be a game designer, there was no two ways about it.”

BACKGROUND

“I was 25, 26 and I’d been working for several years doing consulting work for retail shops. I was going to be a game designer, there was no two ways about it. There’s nothing else I’d even considered! I designed a trading card game based on The Chronicles of Amber for a small San Francisco company, but they imploded right as they were gonna print the game. So I was like, ‘I’m starting my own company [Anoch] and printing my own damn game.’ I was driven and passionate and bullheaded like only a young person can be.”

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