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Banana Chan

Game writer, designer

Posted in designer, game, mac, writer

Who are you, and what do you do?

I'm Banana Chan, I'm the owner and co-founder of a small-box board game and RPG publishing company called Game and a Curry. I also design and write games. One of the games that I have out on Kickstarter now is Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall, a collaborative storytelling tabletop RPG where players take on the role of a Chinese immigrant family running a restaurant in 1920's Chinatown. The game deals with oppression and the stresses of running a restaurant in the day and at night, hopping vampires (jiangshi) come out and the family has to survive them!

What hardware do you use?

I have two MacBook Pros (one is from my day job) that I go back and forth on. Since I work with tabletop games, I use whiteboards and dry erase pens to go back and forth on ideas and timelines (I like the tactile nature of a physical board). I also use a lot of paper and cardboard for making physical prototypes.

And what software?

For designing, I always use Google Docs, Slides and Sheets. When I start designing character sheets, cards and anything like that, I use Illustrator. If I wanted to start making a trailer (because I'm a video producer by day), I use Premiere!

What would be your dream setup?

A room just full of screens connected to two laptops (because I hate having to sit in one spot all the time). And that way, I can switch back and forth between (video) gaming and working!

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