May Meeting – Ken Rolston on Game Pitches

by Dan Salsberg on April 30, 2014

in Event announcements,Post Mortem

This month’s Boston Post Mortem is Wednesday, May 7th at 7pm at The Skellig in Waltham. Our presentation this month will be by Ken Rolston, who will be giving a talk entitled: “Game Pitches

Description:
“Visionary, Mentor, and Evangelist.” That’s Ken’s job title.

No. Really.

And it turns out that guiding the creation, development, and presentation of game pitches has become the primary currency of his mentor-ship, evangelism, and vision propagation.

So brace yourself for a storm of mentoring, evangelizing, and… uh… visionification.

Bio:

Internationally Celebrated Game Designer Ken Rolston designed some Really Big tabletop and computer roleplaying games. Now he’s very tired, so he just tricks everyone else into enjoying themselves while they do all his work. He’s like Tom Sawyer. So he charges them an apple each for the privilege. 

At Turbine, Ken has the title of ‘Director of Design’. His job description includes being a Visionary, Mentor, and Evangelist. He especially enjoys the Evangelist part.

Ken used to be the Executive Design Director and “Visionary” on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for Big Huge Games and 38 Studios. And Ken was formerly lead designer for Bethesda’s award-winning The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

Logistics:
Wednesday, May 7th
7pm @ The Skellig, Waltham

{ 4 comments }

Drew April 30, 2014 at 12:29 pm

This will be a sweet talk!
Ken’s work the TES:III and Oblivion are one of the main reasons I’m still a heavy gamer.
One question though – is there any RSVP, or just show up and enjoy?

-D

Dan Salsberg April 30, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Our meetings are open to anyone passionate about game development. No RSVP necessary.

Drew May 5, 2014 at 9:51 am

Thanks Dan, see you on Wednesday

Benjamin Taylor May 1, 2014 at 4:17 pm

This was the Day 1 Keynote at the East Coast Game Conference last week in Raleigh NC. It was outstanding and hilarious. It’s a rare treat to get to hear the process of an industry legend like Ken Rolston. This is not a talk to miss!

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