Pirates CSG Podcast #59: GAME DESIGNER MIKE MULVIHILL (Part 1: Game Origins, Wizkids, Point Costing, Set Creation)
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Mike Mulvhill is one of the true giants of Wizkids Pirates CSG history, having designed the majority of the game pieces! He was heavily involved in numerous aspects of the game from Spanish Main through Rise of the Fiends, and helped with certain aspects on Fire and Steel. The game was basically his in terms of game design, concept creation, game mechanics and gameplay concepts, as well as rules, factions, and the specific individual game pieces.
Master Spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/PiratesCSGMasterSpreadsheet
Tilor’s database: https://tilorfire27.github.io/PiratesCSGDB/index.html
Schooner stern turn example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxY_W6zkE_o
WotC patent: https://patents.google.com/patent/US7201374B2/en
News article about settlement between Wizkids and WotC: https://icv2.com/articles/games/view/12811/wotc-wizkids-settle-lawsuit
MT thread about faction discounts: https://pirateswithben.com/apparently-american-ships-automatically-costed-1-point-more-miniature-trading-forum-thread/
Pirates CSG on eBay: https://ebay.us/5C1kyR (affiliate link – purchasing through it will help support my content and efforts with the game!)
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