An Interview with Peter Olotka, Designer of Dune and Cosmic Encounter

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09 Sep 2019 12:01 #301576 by san il defanso
With a long-awaited new edition of Dune returning to store...

Peter Olotka has had a huge hand in shaping the board game hobby. Along with Jack Kittredge and Bill Eberle, he formed Future Pastimes, the design team that changed gaming in 1977 with the release of Cosmic Encounter. Two years later they again created a foundational work of sci-fi gaming, in their adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. Other releases, such as Borderlands, Hoax, and Runes followed, making Future Pastimes and Eon Games among the most creative and influential board game designers in history.

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09 Sep 2019 14:21 #301577 by ubarose
Thank you Nate and Peter for taking the time to do this interview. It is really fascinating.
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09 Sep 2019 22:49 #301586 by WadeMonnig
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10 Sep 2019 02:05 #301588 by Dr. Mabuse
Wonderful job Nate! I love the Hildebrandt connection.
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10 Sep 2019 05:17 #301589 by san il defanso

Dr. Mabuse wrote: Wonderful job Nate! I love the Hildebrandt connection.


I loved that too. Almost too perfect!

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10 Sep 2019 18:45 #301613 by KingPut
I love Peter Olotka’s last answer about what his favorite side is to play. We played Dune last week and there was a lot joking and table talk about role playing the factions. Harkonnen seems the easiest but we need to buy a hover chair.
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