Tommy Maranges—Philosophy & Game Design

Hi!

I'm national treasure Tommy Maranges. I'm a writer based in Chicago. So far I've written one book. Here are some of the things I care about.

Philosophy

I started Philosophy Bro during my junior year of college. Apologies in advance for the profanity. The project culminated with my book, Descartes' Meditations, BroWith all due respect to Rene, my version is much clearer. 

I've been on the Partially Examined Life to discuss language, morality, love, and humor. I wrote an introduction to Plato's Republic for Cards Against Humanity. John Wick is one of my favorite movies. And so on.

Game Design

I co-created Secret Hitler, and I've written extensively about the design process. Extensively. (Theory, Process, Balance, Design.) You can sign up to find out about playtests of new projects, including my new game, over to the right.

The LSAT

I teach the LSAT in Chicago. I got a 177 on the June 2013 test. You can find out when I teach and whether I'm available for tutoring by emailing info@blueprintlsat.com.

 


Playtests

If you want me to email you when I run a public playtest or release a new thing, sign up below. I'll only email you about those specific things, and I won't share your address with anyone else.

I err on the side of not sending you emails, so your best bet is to follow me on Twitter if you really don't want to miss a thing. I publish writing that isn't commissioned on my Medium page.

Working Together

I write and consult for organizations that need to clearly communicate a complicated idea. I can also help your company and its stakeholders better understand why Moby Dick, Herman Melville's 1851 magnum opus, is not a metaphor for God. If any of that interests you, or you have a question, use the Contact page to reach out.

 

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