Tabletop Storytelling: Narrative in Card and Board Games

Card and board games use art and text to evoke everything from magic spells to political machinations. How do you tell a story when the players can encounter cards in any order? How do you develop characters in a scrap of flavor text? The industry veterans on our panel have worked on games like Magic: The Gathering, Legend of the Five Rings, and Arkham Horror. They’ll talk about how they bring their worlds to life, from card design to tie-in media and beyond.


Fred Wan [Narrative Designer], Alison Luhrs [Narrative Designer, Wizards of the Coast], Kelly Digges [Writer], Annie VanderMeer Mitsoda [Writer, DoubleBear Productions], Leah Miller [Designer and Writer, Fangirl Nation]