Hey, folks! Normally, I’m the one interviewing and editing the articles, but thankfully Katie Nale was kind enough to interview and write for me! Katie, the floor is yours.
Bailey is our newest employee at Greater Than Games. Xir is the person you talk to first whenever you have any questions. Ever gotten a reply from our social media or contact inbox? Xir was the one to help you with any of your concerns. Xir also manages our social media campaigns and posts, writing for the newest Kickstarters and their updates, and all of our newsletters. Bailey was great to interview, so let’s get to know xir now.
What’s one of your favorite things about working in your department?
BP: I am a diva at heart and love being the go-to to help people. The fact that I get to answer questions and interact with our customers and fans on a daily basis is pretty fun. Being paid to make puns on social media posts is a very close second, mostly because it inspires groans across the office.
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?
BP: I’m usually watching a series with my husband. If there’s nothing new that catches our attention to binge, we’re working our way through the entirety of Star Trek. It’s a lot of fun to laugh at the stuff that seemed cool back in the day or see if the latest show is really as good as the hype is making it out to be. We have a lot of laughs.
What is your dream vacation?
BP: A trip to Japan. The better half is from the UK, which was my dream vacation before marrying him. But now that that’s visiting the in-laws, it’s somewhat mundane. Japan is the next big thing that seems impossible to ever afford. One day!
What’s one thing you wish people knew or understood about working in your department?
BP: We, as a company, do not own our own shipping service. I understand entirely that things are frustrating, especially as the global shipping crisis gets worse and worse. But once something has left our doors, that’s about all we can do. Of course, we’re happy to help if it’s well and truly lost, but other than that… All I can do is watch the tracking software with you. I wish there was more, but technology isn’t quite there yet to know every package at all times.
Three dollars in change. Standing in front of a vending machine, what do you get?
BP: Oh I’m definitely going with a Reese’s and a chip-obsession-of-the-month. I have to have variety in my chip flavors, so it’s whatever I’m not sick of. If there’s spare, I’m going for some gum to erase whatever inevitable chip flavoring taints my breath.
What book would you recommend everyone read?
BP: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. It’s a movie that I’m sure most of a certain age are familiar with, but the book is always better. The audiobook as read by the author is something I recommend to everyone at least once. It plays with history, time, fairy tales, what it is to be human, what it is to feel regret, what all of it really means. It’s fantastic. And short!
What is something that surprised you about your current position?
BP: What about working for a board game company isn’t surprising? I’m sure for people who have been involved with the hobby before, there’s a lot that they kind of know. I didn’t realize how vast the board game industry really was. Nor did I expect to work for a great company that cares about me and I get to have fun. Weird! In the best way.
Aliens invade Earth. What double feature are you showing them?
BP: Almost anything by Studio Ghibli for a start. Something that’s got that feel-good energy to show us when we’re at our most optimistic and most willing to move forward. Then the next would be something like The Grand Budapest Hotel. There’s a lot of misfortune in the film, but it’s still got that same feeling of moving forward and facing adversity. The sort of thing humans are good at!
Thanks so much, Katie for interviewing me for the article! Be sure to check out last month’s entry with Twuana Price. Have you seen our articles from guest writer Jason Perez? He wrote two great articles for Hispanic Heritage month! You can see his one about games to play here and game ideas for developers here. Look forward to seeing you next time!