A year on, we bring together a selection of Specimens and their creators from last year’s PAX Collaboratory to discuss their experiences in tabletop design and publishing. There are 3 ideal qualities for a Specimen: It’s Alive! - Some Specimens are selected because of the success they have achieved after their appearance in the Collaboratory. Putting on the Ritz - Some Specimens have a memorable theme or aesthetic whose quality is undeniable a year later. They will call me mad! - Some Specimens display originality of theme, mechanics or both.