BTG IRON DESIGN CHALLENGE
Every year people gather in secret at Gencon to watch as two game designers engage in the mental equivalent of a steel cage match. Those selected are among the finest designers in the world.
Don’t believe us? Read these quotes from people involved with the event or check out the videos below.
“Winning the BTG IDC was by far the biggest accomplishment of my life and really helped prove that I am the real genius behind Ridback games.” – Ben Pinchback 2014 BTG IDC Champion.*+
“Failing to win the BTG IDC was a turning point in my life. I credit Rob and Jason and their true mentorship to me as a loser with helping me climb from a crappy game designer to that of an mediocre one.” Joshua Josh Mills 2015 BTG IDC 2nd Winner.* ^
“I am an incredibly humble and important game designer, so important I could never compete and instead had to be a judge and still, I totally overshadowed Bruno Cathala.” TC Petty III, 2015 Judge.*
2017 BTG IDC
Head Judge: The Audience
Additional Judges: Isaac Shalev and Lanier Wexford
Contestants: Nicole Kline VS Matt Loomis
2016 BTG IDC
Head Judge: Jonathan Gilmour
Additional Judges: Joshua J Mills and Nate Daugherty
Contestants: Ryan Cowler VS Isaac Shalev
2015 BTG IDC
Head Judge: Bruno Cathala
Additional Judges: Andrew Lenox and TC Petty III
Contestants: Jason Tagmire VS Joshua J Mills
2014 BTG IDC
Head Judge: Stephanie Straw
Additional Judges: Jason Kotarski and Matt Riddle
Contestants: Ben Pinchback VS Andrew Lenox
*All the quotes on this page are completely fake. No one says stuff like that in real life.
^ Also It’s Joshua Johnson Mills, Johnson comes from his proud South Carolina Heritage.
+ For real though, no one actually likes Matt Riddle. Not a single person.