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During my trip to Consimworld Expo in Tempe Arizona this Summer, I interviewed a number of interesting people. This is the fifth of those interviews.
THIS podcast is singularly composed of an interview with Cuba Libre co-designer , Jeff Grossman. We will discuss his work on Cuba Libre and what he has been doing here at Con Sim World Expo.
Jeff Studied History at Marquette University and possesses a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He began a career as an academic librarian in 1993 after stints in restaurant management, politics, “event management” (keeping drunks from puking on rock stars), and sales. Jeff is currently the Electronic Resources Librarian at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction Colorado.
Jeff has been playing conflict simulations since age 10 when my Aunt Sis bought Panzerblitz for him from the JC Penney catalog. He started designing and modifying games very soon after and still is always tinkering with something. Southeastern Wisconsin especially in the 1980s and 90s was a gaming wonderland. Designers Gary Gygax and Mike Carr as well as author James Lowder weren’t just names on a box or book, but people he could talk to about games and narratives. Trips to my FLGS The Dragon in Lake Geneva and Not So FLGS Napoleon’s in Shorewood would frequently turn into all day discussions of games, miniatures rules, or alternate history.
Jeff co designed Cuba Libre , Volume 2 in the COIN series, with COIN father Volko Ruhnke.
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Thanks to the Raleigh NC based band Funkuponya for the intro and outro music. Check them out on Facebook, Spotify and iTunes.
I will close with a special thanks to Jeff Grossman.
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