Ross Cowman

Fall of Magic – Designer Presentation

Fall of Magic – Designer Presentation

This is a series of videos recorded at the Fall of Magic prerelease event last winter. Two of the videos are from the designer presentation and Q&A featuring myself, Doug Keith, Taylor Dow, and Jackson Tegu. The other video is footage from the play sessions that followed the presentation. I hope you enjoy this taste […]

For Roll20 Backers

For Roll20 Backers

Hello backers! So glad you’ve gotten to play Fall of Magic on Roll20.net, hope you’re enjoying it. I’ve really enjoyed the stories, quotes, and screenshots some of you have shared so far. It’s so cool to see how different each game is and all the amazing possibilities people have come up with. If you’re playing […]

Alex Roberts interviews Ross Cowman

Alex Roberts interviews Ross Cowman

“How do you teach analog game design? What makes a game “for kids?” How does the context in which we encounter games influence how we play? Designer and community organizer Ross Cowman talks design, play, music, and more.” Listen to the podcast on the oneshot podcast network >> http://oneshotpodcast.com/podcasts/backstory/18-ross-cowman/

What’s Next From Heart of the Deernicorn

What’s Next From Heart of the Deernicorn

Ross’s new game – Night Forest – is expected to launch on Kickstarter this Fall. It is a live action game, co-developed and beautifully illustrated by artist Mo Golden. To play, you find a few friends, candles, matches (careful now kids), and head for the woods (or a park, for those who don’t live in misty […]

Fall of Magic Wins Awards!

Fall of Magic Wins Awards!

Since it’s release critics have been heaping praise onto Fall of Magic. And the excitement has spread into the awards season this year, as Heart of the Deernicorn’s notorious game on a scroll was nominated for – and won – a number of prestigious awards. Thanks to all the loyal supporters out there who have contributed to the […]

The Art and Business of Game Design

The Art and Business of Game Design

Announcing: The Art and Business of Game Design A series of lectures and workshops hosted by Arbutus Folk School! Register online at arbutusfolkschool.org Lecture: $10 adv. / $15 door 6 Week Workshop: $175 (includes all three lectures)   LECTURES   #1 The Experience of Play – 6/24 6-8pm So you’ve got a game idea, but […]

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