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Indie Board Game Designers Podcast Posts

#57 – Michael Cofer

Patrick Rauland: Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Indie Board Game Designer’s Podcast, where I sit down with a different independent game designer every week and we talk about their experience in game design and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. My name is Patrick Rauland, and today, I’ll be talking with Michael Cofer who designed Sengoku (on Kickstarter now), Gadgeteers, along with Dan Letzring who was on episode 10, and a bunch of other games. Michael, welcome to the show.

Michael Cofer: Thank you, Patrick, I’m really happy to be here, and can I just tell you, I was literally bobbing my head to the intro.

#56 – Jay Cormier

Patrick Rauland: Hello everyone and welcome to the Indie Board Game Designers Podcast or sit down with a different independent game designer every single week and we talk about their experience in game design and the lessons they learned along the way.

Patrick Rauland: My name is Patrick Rauland and today I’ll be talking with Jay Cormier who designed Belfort, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Junk Art and probably more than that. Jay welcome to the show.

#55 – Kickstarter Diary for Fry Thief

Patrick Rauland: Hello everyone. This is a bonus episode of the Indie Board Game Designers Podcast. So I’m about to run a Kickstarter campaign for my game, Fry Thief. And since Kickstarter is such a popular channel where we see a ton of new board games … I’ve personally bought dozens of board games through Kickstarter. And it’s the channel not only where experienced publishers can launch stuff, but it’s in a channel where anyone can launch a project. Everyone in the board game world talks about Kickstarter. There are a million people in the board game world who are willing to regurgitate some knowledge from other creators, which can be useful. It is helpful when people sort of amplify messages from other creators because that way it spreads the message, which I think can be helpful. But there’s very little evidence about what works and what doesn’t.

#54 – Till Engel

Patrick Rauland: Hello everyone and welcome to the Indie Board Game Designers podcast, where I sit down with a different independent game designer and we talk about their experience in game design and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. My name is Patrick Rauland, and today I’ll be talking with Till Engel, who designed Adellos.

Patrick Rauland: Till, welcome to the show.

Till Engel: Thank you.

Patrick Rauland: First of all, you’re from Germany. So how bad did I mess up your name and/or the name of your game?

Till Engel: Very happy with you pronouncing my name. It worked out fine.

#53 – Adam Rehberg

Patrick Rauland: Hello everyone and welcome to the Indie Board Game Designers podcast, where I sit down with a different independent game designer every single week And we talk about their experience in game design and the lessons they’ve leaned along the way. My name is Patrick Rauland, and today I’ll be talking with Adam Rehberg, who runs Adam’s Apple Games. He’s one of the designers on Swordcrafters. He designed Brewin’ USA, and Thrive will be coming out on Kickstarter February 26th. So it should be out already by time this airs. Adam welcome to the show.

Adam Rehberg: Thanks so much Patrick. Excited to be here.

#52 – Orion McClelland

Patrick Rauland: Hello everyone and welcome to the Indy Board Game Designers Podcast, where I sit down with a different independent game designer every single week and we talk about the lessons they learned in game design, and sort of what their experience has been. My name is Patrick Rauland, and today I’ll be talking with Orion McClelland who designed Kepler Run, which at the time this episode comes out I believe will have about 24 hours left on Kickstarter. Now, it’s already funded, but it will be on there for just a short period, a little bit longer. Orion, welcome to the show.

Orion McClelland: Hi.

Introduction

Patrick Rauland: So, I like to start with just a quick little game because I did a little bit of research on you and the audience hasn’t. So quick little game, just sort of lightning round questions type thing. So what is your favorite planet besides Earth?

Orion McClelland: Favorite planet besides Earth would probably be Mars because I’m convinced I’m going to name my first son that.

#51 – Jay Little

Patrick Rauland: Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Indy Board Game Designer’s Podcast where I sit down with a different independent game designer every single week. We talk about their game design and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. My name is Patrick Roland. Today I’m going to be talking with Jay Little who’s designed a ton of games.

Patrick Rauland: He’s probably most well known for working on Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game. Then, he’s also worked on several Games Workshop intellectual properties, including Blood Bowl: Team Manager – the Card Game, and Warhammer Fantasy Role Play 3rd Edition, and a bunch of other games.

Patrick Rauland: He also teaches game design at University of Wisconsin – Stout. He helped found Geekway to the West. That’s a lot of stuff. Jay, welcome to the show.

Jay Little: Thank you for having me. I’m glad to be here.

#50 – Dario Reinhardt

Patrick Rauland: Hello everyone and welcome to the Indy Board Game Designer’s Podcast where I sit down with a different independent game designer every single week and we talk about their experience in game design, including all of the lessons that they’ve learned along the way. My name is Patrick Rauland and today I’m going to be talking with Dario Reinhardt who designed Crimson Company, which is up on Kickstarter right now. Dario, welcome to the show.

Dario Reinhardt: Thank you for the invitation. Hello.

#49 – Patrick Rauland

Rob Cramer: Hello, everyone! And welcome to the Indy Board Game Designers Podcast, where I sit down with a different independent game designer each week to talk about their experience in game design, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Rob Cramer: I’m Rob Cramer, guest hosting for this special episode. And today, I’ll be talking to Patrick Rauland, who is kick-starting his own game, Fry Thief.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/patrickrauland/fry-thief-a-game-about-poor-life-choices/
Fry Thief Kickstarter Video

Rob Cramer: Patrick, welcome to the show.