I’m Joe Babbitt, the creator and game geek extraordinaire behind Pretty Sneaky, Sis.
I got my first real six-string over at the five-and-dime. Played it til my fingers bled; it was the summer of ’69. Wait, no, that’s Bryan Adams. Sometimes it’s easy to confuse the two of us. Similarly, Rob Base and I have a lot in common. Neither of us are internationally known, both of us are known to rock the microphone. Both of us like the Whopper. Fuck the Big Mac. That’s where our similarities end. Wait. We both know that it takes two to make a thing go right. But that’s really it.
I started Pretty Sneaky, Sis to marry two of my passions, gaming and writing. I have a dozen writing projects in the work, and a number of game designs in progress.
I am a member of the Design and Development Team for Alderac Entertainment Group‘s Thunderstone line and I’ve been a gamer all my life.
Gaming is a term that has changed over the years. I’m into real people gaming.
I’ve never played a computer game where I had headphones on so I could discuss team tactics with other people on the internets, and really, it has no appeal to me. Which is not to say I don’t like video games, they are a hugely important part of the gamer culture, but I prefer the games that require people to get together in real life to play. Games create a fantastic social outlet, and it’s been through gaming that I’ve made several of my closest friends.
Some of my favorites include Battlestar Galactica, Chaos in the Old World, Agricola, Lords of Waterdeep and Thunderstone (duh). I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting games. Between Kickstarter and BoardGameGeek.com, we are living in a board game Renaissance Age, and I couldn’t be happier about it.