Obsidian's J.E. Sawyer Stresses Importance of Real-World Knowledge for Game Designers

Obsidian's project director J.E. Sawyer, currently busy working on the Kickstarter-funded Project Eternity, has taken some time to stress the importance of real-world knowledge for game designers in a video on his personal YouTube channel.

The video lasts 10:47 minutes to be precise, so you will need to set a little bit of time aside to be able to watch it, but, to summarize Sawyer's thoughts, he thinks the "write what you know" maxim applies equally to world building and systems design, and that rules should be broken only if you understand why they exist in the first place.

Thanks, RPG Codex.