In this GDC 2018 postmortem, Michael Cranford shares the vision that led him to the conception of The Bard's Tale series, walking through the design and development decisions inspired by his years as a dungeon master.
Cranford discusses how the games grew from an expression of his personal love for the genre and desire to surpass the experience of tabletop gaming, explaining his vision behind the games which helped illuminate a trajectory in gaming that still remains strong.
It's an insightful talk that's definitely worth watching, so developers shouldn't miss the opportunity to do so now that it's freely available on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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