Place of Miracles - Viticulture - S1E1

Villa Milagro is a vineyard and winery in western New Jersey. There are green fields with trees along the edges, rolling hills on the horizon, and grape vines in nice neat rows. Chief winemaker Audrey Gambino takes us behind the "dream life" of running the vineyard. Romanticized visions of that job are what led Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games to create Viticulture, the strategic game of winemaking. It turns out that the thing that makes the game different from running a real business is the same thing that makes it pleasant to play.

Immersed is produced by Cardboard Edison.

Special thanks to John Dials, Audrey Gambino, Jamey Stegmaier, Matthias Bonnici, Alison Cardinale, and Jen and Laszlo Koller.

Editing assistance by Eric Booth.

Music:

  • Acoustic Guitar #1 by Audionautix. Music by audionautix.com.

  • As I Figure by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

  • Z Z by Monplaisir is licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License.

  • Homeless California by Monplaisir is licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License.

  • Mai Tai Beach by Little Glass Men is licensed under a Attribution License.

  • And So Then by Lee Rosevere is licensed under a Attribution License.

  • Marty Gots a Plan Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.

  • Bags of Water (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward is licensed under a Attribution License.

Sponsors:

  • Fireside Games, FiresideGames.com

  • HABA USA Games, HABAusa.com

  • Smirk and Dagger Games, SmirkAndDagger.com

  • Van Ryder Games, VanRyderGames.com

  • Formal Ferret Games, FormalFerretGames.com

  • Indie Boards and Cards, IndieBoardsAndCards.com

  • Brotherwise Games, BrotherwiseGames.com

For sponsorship opportunities, or to send a game to be considered for a future episode, email suzanne@cardboardedison.com.

Cardboard Edison is supported by our patrons on Patreon:

ADVISERS: Rob Greanias, Peter C. Hayward

SENIOR INVENTORS: Steven Cole (Escape Velocity Games), John du Bois, Chris and Kathy Keane (The Drs. Keane), Joshua J. Mills, Marcel Perro, Behrooz "Bez" Shahriari, Shoot Again Games

JUNIOR INVENTORS: Ryan Abrams, Joshua Buergel, Luis Lara, Neil Roberts, Jay Treat

ASSOCIATES: Dark Forest Project, Stephen B. Davies, Marcus Howell, Thiago Jabuonski, Doug Levandowski, Nathan Miller, Mike Sette, Matt Wolfe

Preview

A good board game design can use the world around us to give players experiences that they might never get a chance to have in real life. But are these games actually true to life, or are they glossing over some things? And how do game designers walk that line? In Immersed, we’ll talk to the people who know what it’s really like. Along the way, we’ll find out what it takes to make a game, from the moment of inspiration all the way to how the finished product is received. Join us in January 2019 as we take you deep inside the world of a game.

Immersed is produced by Cardboard Edison.

Editing assistance by Eric Booth.

Music: Boulevard St Germain by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.

For sponsorship opportunities, or to send a game to be considered for a future episode, email suzanne@cardboardedison.com.

Cardboard Edison is supported by our patrons on Patreon:

ADVISERS: Rob Greanias, Peter C. Hayward

SENIOR INVENTORS: Steven Cole (Escape Velocity Games), John du Bois, Chris and Kathy Keane (The Drs. Keane), Joshua J. Mills, Marcel Perro, Behrooz "Bez" Shahriari, Shoot Again Games

JUNIOR INVENTORS: Ryan Abrams, Joshua Buergel, Luis Lara, Neil Roberts, Jay Treat

ASSOCIATES: Dark Forest Project, Stephen B. Davies, Adrienne Ezell, Marcus Howell, Thiago Jabuonski, Doug Levandowski, Nathan Miller, Mike Sette, Matt Wolfe