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Getting Ready for the Big Score

In Posts, Team Restoration by Justin Jacobson7 Comments

We’ve got big plans. (No, bigger than that.) But we knew we’d need some help if we wanted to pull them off. So we searched around, talked to a bunch of people, and tried to figure out exactly what we needed and who could fit the bill. Which is why we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve added three new members to the team: Lindsay Daviau as Production Superhero, J.R. Honeycutt as Tinker-in-Chief, and Suzanne Sheldon as Master of Fireworks.

Lindsay’s a little bit of a cheat for us as she’s really been on the team for a few months now, helping us get our initial slate of games into production on time. She worked at Hasbro as graphic designer and art director on projects such as Heroscape, Sorry Sliders, Bop It!, Guess Who, and many more. As Production Superhero, she not only helps make the games look good, she makes sure they get done right and on time. Just so happens, the company’s CRO, Rob Daviau, is her husband.

“Ha! Now I have all the Daviaus!”

J.R. Honeycutt is a relative newcomer to the board game scene. However, in that time, he has risen to become a true star with his keen insight and unflagging energy. He has worked with numerous companies and designers on numerous games, most recently as lead developer on SeaFall and co-designer of Fantasy Fantasy Baseball. As Tinker-in-Chief for Restoration Games, he sets the strategy for getting the games ready for production. His skills as both a designer and a developer ensure the company’s releases are going to be fun for the players and profitable for the company.

“You think we need one more?”

“You think we need one more.”

“Alright, we’ll get one more.”

Suzanne Sheldon is a high-profile media figure in the world of gaming. She is a regular contributor on the Dice Tower Network, including segments on crowdfunding and board game apps, and is a mainstay on board game twitter. She has been a vocal advocate for inclusiveness, diversity, and accessibility in the hobby—core principles of Restoration Games. As Master of Fireworks, she makes sure people take notice of everything we’re doing and that we put on a good show, from our digital face to community outreach to convention presence. As a portion of her compensation, the company is providing her with a pie diem.

These three additions give us a rock-solid foundation as we start in on those big plans. Reminder: We’ll be announcing our next slate of games at the “Dice Tower Live” show at Gen Con 2017 on Friday, August 18th at 1:00 PM EST and discussed at their “Blueprints” seminar on Saturday, August 19th at 12:00 PM EST.

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  2. I get a little sick when I hear the words, “inclusiveness” and “diversity”. I get images of people trying to shoehorn some agenda into an otherwise amazingly diverse hobby.
    There are a multitude of races and skin colors from orcs to Mon Calamari. Just make good games and leave Thor a male and leave in Mrs. White.
    ^_^

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      Hi, Doug. I wanted to thank you for taking the time to comment on the post. But I also want to push back against what you said. It’s just odd to me why someone would get sick when hearing about “inclusiveness” and “diversity”. Those concepts are inherently positive. Now, if you want to decry, say, “forced inclusiveness” or “token diversity”, I’ll at least understand where you’re coming from.

      But I’m still going to disagree with you. I love this hobby precisely because tabletop games have a unique way of bringing people together. They strengthen the social bonds between us. The more people we can bring into the hobby and the more people we can make feel welcome here, is both good for the hobby and, bonus, the right thing to do. So, yes, if you consider welcoming as broad a group of people as possible to be an “agenda”, it is one I happily take on.

      Here’s our plan: We’re going to make great games AND we’re going to commit to inclusivity and diversity. Don’t worry, we can do both.

  3. Question –

    Do you know if the Dice Tower announcement will be available for delayed viewing via YouTube or anything else? I will be at work and would love to see a playback of the announcement. Not sure if I am asking in the right place, but thought I would check while I’m here.

  4. Great job at the Con ladies and gents. While at times it was frustrating to come by and see your minimal booth swarmed like a crier in a town full of zombies, it was cool to see how much excitement your team generated. You’re going to need a bigger booth next year!

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