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GoT - E030 - Marc Specter

8/28/2018
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In this episode I get to talk with the Guild Master himself, Marc Specter!Coming off Kickstarter hits Unreal Estate, Stroop, Pocket Ops and most recently Endeavor: Age of Sail. We talk about his experience with Kickstarter, and his 13 years of experience with games at conventions. We had a great chat and I learned a lot about approaching publishing in the convention and Kickstarter age. We crammed a lot into the conversation, enjoy!

Duration:01:07:56

BRNAU - GoT - E028 - Martin Wallace

7/9/2018
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In this episode I talk to renowned game designer Martin Wallace. We get to discuss his history and approach to designing games as well as some things he might like to do. We get some teasers about some upcoming games too! I asked Martin about what he thinks of the new era of games including Legacy games and Micro games. It's a great episode where I just let Martin have the floor.

Duration:01:04:16

BRNAU - GoT - E026 - Tony MIller

6/28/2018
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In this episode I talk to Tony MIller. You may know him as The Bearded Rogue, or as one of the Three Amigos on the Breaking Into Board Games podcast. We discuss the industry, and his newly published game Fire In The Library coming out soon from Weird Giraffe Games.

Duration:01:08:24

GoT - E025 - Shop Talk: Advice

6/16/2018
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In this quick Shop Talk I discuss some board game design advice and try to distill a lot of what is out there into the most common design advice. I was inspired by this book: Board Game Design Advice: From the Best in the World.

Duration:00:25:45

BRNAU - GoT - E024 - Shannon Kelly

6/3/2018
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I talked to Ed Wedig about his graphic design work in the industry and some of the games he's designed. We discussed how he went through getting a game signed by a publisher, and how he works with other team members in a game project.

Duration:01:00:29

GoT - E021 - Shop Talk: RPGs

5/31/2018
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In this quick Shop Talk I discuss Role Playing Games and how they have evolved. There may be some aspects of them that can influence your board games or themeing in them. It's a quick one, and rather than list all of the games I mention, you should check out rpggeek.com and Timeline of Role Playing Games https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_pen_and_paper_role-playing_games List of Role Playing Games https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_role-playing_games_by_genre

Duration:00:20:26

BRNAU - GoT - E022 - Ed WEdig

5/22/2018
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I talked to Ed Wedig about his graphic design work in the industry and some of the games he's designed. We discussed how he went through getting a game signed by a publisher, and how he works with other team members in a game project.

Duration:00:47:52

BRNAU - GoT - E020 - Keith Dillon Franks III

5/8/2018
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I got to talk to Keith Dillon Franks in this episode. He is recently coming off his successful Kickstarter for Castles of Calderia. It's a new micro-game (18 cards) that features the artwork of Arianne Elliot http://www.arianne-elliott.com/ It is the beginning of the Cutlass universe. We discussed Keith's Kickstarter experience, as well as that is in store for the future of Cutlass Boardgames.

Duration:01:28:21

GoT - E019 - Shop Talk: Action / Movement Programming

5/3/2018
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In Shop Talk I discuss a game mechanic in depth or some aspect of board games. In this episode I introduce Iconography. I look at they are used in every day life, how they apply to baords and dice or other aspects of gaming and what makes good iconography. All of our Shop Talk episodes will have an accompanying Blog Post, and Video on our YouTube Channel. Blog Post: http://cravonstudios.com/shop-talk-iconography/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qClDf0jpRw Games I mentioned:...

Duration:00:13:36

GoT - E017 - Shop Talk: Iconography

5/2/2018
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In Shop Talk I discuss a game mechanic in depth or some aspect of board games. In this episode I introduce Iconography. I look at they are used in every day life, how they apply to baords and dice or other aspects of gaming and what makes good iconography. All of our Shop Talk episodes will have an accompanying Blog Post, and Video on our YouTube Channel. Blog Post: http://cravonstudios.com/shop-talk-iconography/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qClDf0jpRw Games I mentioned: Magic:...

Duration:00:14:07

BRNAU - GoT - E018 - Alex Wynnter

4/23/2018
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I finally get to talk with local Alex Wynnter on graphic design and how he applies his years of experience to board games. We get to talk about his upcoming game The Phantom board game and hear some of his advice on the importance of graphic design.

Duration:01:17:30

BRNAU - GoT - E016 - Josh Derksen

4/8/2018
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In this episode I talk with Josh Derksen who is an artist and game designer. We discuss doing artwork for IP based games, and his experience with the Cowboy Bebop game, Buffy The Vampire Slayer game and their newest title Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance which goes live on Kickstarter on the 9th of April. Josh on: Web: http://www.armoredgear7.net/ Facebook: Josh Derksen Lynnvander Studios: lynnvander.com/development/ Board Game Geek:...

Duration:00:54:12

GoT - E015 - Shop Talk: Randomness

4/1/2018
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In Shop Talk I discuss a game mechanic in depth or some aspect of board games. In this episode I introduce Randomness. I look at coins, dice, cards and bag draws. We discuss how they work and how they are used in games. All of our Shop Talk episodes will have an accompanying Blog Post, and Video on our YouTube Channel. Blog Post: http://cravonstudios.com/shop-talk-randomness/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=YUaaXrUIzk8 Games we mentioned: Chess Risk Magic: The Gathering...

Duration:00:22:25

BRNAU - GoT - E014 - Steve Dee

3/26/2018
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In this episode I talk with Steve Dee a local Aussie RPG developer. We discuss how theme affects board games and RPGs, as well as how familiarity helps ramp up time. We get into a bit of Meta gaming and how your RPG needs to take into account being a product, not just being a game. Steve on: http://tinstargames.weebly.com/ Facebook: Steve Dee Twitter: TinStarGames Games we mentioned: Pandemic Legacy Season 2 Pandemic Tailisman Robinson Crusoe Star Wars Imperial Assault Dungeons & Dragons...

Duration:00:58:27

GoT - E013 - Shop Talk: Area Control

3/20/2018
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In Shop Talk I discuss a game mechanic in depth or some aspect of board games. In this episode I discuss Movement Patterns. From path based movement to free movement, I talk about what they are and how they are used in board games. All of our Shop Talk episodes will have an accompanying Blog Post, and Video on our YouTube Channel. Blog Post: http://cravonstudios.com/shop-talk-movement-patterns/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRvI4FdrbbQ Games we mentioned: Chess Warhammer 40K...

Duration:00:09:20

BRNAU - GoT - E012 - Carla Kopp

3/12/2018
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In this episode I get to talk to Carla Kopp from Weird Giraffe Games. We discuss how she has built her game publishing company and her use of Kickstarter, as well as how she approaches design and balances design with publishing. Make sure you check out her upcoming game Fire In The Library, coming to Kickstarter March 19th 2018! Carla on: http://weirdgiraffegames.com/ Facebook: Weird Giraffe Games Twitter: @WeirdGiraffes Instagram: Weird Giraffe Games Kickstarter: Weird Giraffe Games Games...

Duration:01:06:02

BRNAU - GoT - E01 - Shop Talk: Area Control

3/4/2018
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This is the first of our Shop Talk episodes. Every other week, between our normal episodes, I will discuss a game mechanic in depth or some aspect of board games. In this episode I discuss Area Control. What is it, how does it work, how might you use it in a game. All of our Shop Talk episodes will have an accompanying Blog Post, and Video on our YouTube Channel. Blog Post: http://cravonstudios.com/shop-talk-area-control/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVNTFHB5dm0 Games we...

Duration:00:12:07

BRNAU - GoT - E010 - Sean Fenemore

2/20/2018
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To kick off season 2 I talked to Sean Fenemore. We covered a range of things from our responsibility to promote diversity and inclusion, to childhood games, and his new game The Stars Align. Ben on: Facebook Twitter Web site: Savage Yeti Games PAX Australia : http://www.paxaustralia.com.au/ Games we mentioned: Monopoly Captain Sonar Dawn: Rise of the Occulites Skyrim Car Wars Truckstop AD&D Call Of Cthulhu Champions Clacks Patchword Publisher Interests: Breaking Games

Duration:01:10:09

Copy of BRNAU - GoT - E009 Ben Boersma

1/8/2018
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On this episode we talk to Wesley Lamont the creator of the board game Cogz. We discuss his design process, how he worked with Mensa for the Mensa approval on Cogz as well as his experience on Kickstarter and distribution.

Duration:01:22:28