This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Desining from Day One: Artists as Founders: Multiverse (S20) - YC Gaming Tech Talks 2020" by Y Combinator
TLDR Having skilled artists with great intuition and instincts is crucial for creating compelling content in tabletop RPGs, and recruiting illustrators building their own audiences on social media platforms is recommended for small to midsize teams.
Multiverse is a platform that merges tabletop RPGs with a visual experience, enabling users to create and play content online with friends.
Games need a strong vision, foundational decisions, and trust in players, making it crucial to have a skilled team member.
Riot's choice of artist for their game Multiverse highlights the importance of having someone with great intuition and instincts to create compelling content.
Artists are skilled entrepreneurs who can earn money through social media and events.
Look for illustrators building their own audiences on social media platforms instead of those from AAA studios when recruiting for a small to midsize team.
The speaker struggled with startup jargon and had to frequently ask for clarification at YC, despite being the only one unfamiliar with Paul Graham.
Illustrators are crucial for startups to quickly test audience resonance, while tech offers better pay and access to talent for those transitioning from independent work.
Investors were impressed by the speaker's content, and finding talented artists is best done through social media and popular hashtags.