RPG Industry Professional Interview: Josh T. Jordan
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Josh T Jordan is the owner of Ginger Goat, the publisher ofHeroine, Girls Elsewhere, Doll, and Advanced Doll. Josh is also a pastor, editor, martial artist, gardener and family man.

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1. RPG Designer: Josh Jordan
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Any other gamers in your family? How did you get into the hobby?

My brother is 10 months older than I am. He and I both started playing TMNT & Other Strangeness when I was 12. We both still game, though it's not as frequent now that we have toddlers. My wife games with me, too, from time to time. She plays more board and card games, but she does do RPGs.
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2. RPG Item: The Master [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:4477]
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Did any of your previous jobs or education help you become a game designer?

I like to think that my Bachelors in English and my Master's in Theology both made me a better writer. I'm not sure how my jobs have influenced my design, other than teaching me how to create my own deadlines.
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3. RPG Item: Heroine [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:3257]
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What was the first project you worked on? What was that like?

The first published project I worked on was Heroine, a game I funded through Kickstarter. It was a lot of work, but I'm very proud of it.
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4. RPG: Doll [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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What’s the most recent project you’ve worked on and what’s great about it?

The most recent project I've finished is my second full game, Doll. You can find out more about it on Kickstarter or on my blog. It is a twenty minute game for two players. One plays a child. The other plays a doll who sometimes lies to the child. I love the game because of people's reactions when playing it. The game isn't inherently scary, but there are a lot of potentially creepy things that can happen, so players often have strong emotional reactions to the game.
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5. RPG: Don't Rest Your Head [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:53]
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What games influenced you?

I'd have to say that Don't Rest Your Head was the game that changed my approach the most. After that, I might say In a Wicked Age.
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6. RPG: Microscope [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:14]
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What are you playing right now or most recently?

I playtested Brianna Sheldon's Clash which is a really cool game that is still in development. I also really like playing Microscope and Zombie Cinema recently.
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7. Board Game Designer: Fred Hicks
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Who is one of your favorite RPG Designers?

Fred Hicks. He makes games I want to play, and his customer service skills are amazing.
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8. RPG: Zombie Cinema [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:462]
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What RPG do you wish you had designed?

I'm not sure. I'm pretty happy praising other people for their work. Maybe Zombie Cinema.
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9. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:154] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
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What non-RPG (either card, board, or video) games do you play?

Magic the Gathering, Munchkin, Carcassonne, Catan, Fluxx, and occasionally, Arkham Horror or Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game.
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10. RPG: God-King [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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If you had to point someone to an overlooked RPG product, what would that be?

God-King by Daniel Cruz Chan or Superhero Bakery by Jason Morningstar.
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11. Board Game: Blue Moon [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1020]
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*Bonus Question* What are you drinking right *now*?

When I started answering these questions, I was drinking a Blue Moon. Now I'm drinking Diet Coke.
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