Patrick Rauland: Hello, everyone. 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 learned along the way. My name is Patrick Rauland, and today I'll be talking with Eric Alvarado, who designed Vinyl. Eric is also the project manager and game developer for Talon Strikes Studios. Eric, welcome to the show.

Eric Alvarado: Thank you very much.

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Patrick Rauland: Hello, everyone. 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 learned along the way. 

My name is Patrick Rauland, and today I'm going to be talking with John Lash, who designed Cage Match. He's also had some interesting publishing choices which we're going to chat about on the show today. John, welcome to the show.

John Lash: Thanks so much, Patrick. Great to be on with you.

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Patrick Rauland: Hello, everyone. 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 learned along the way. My name is Patrick Rauland, and today I'll be talking with Fabian Fischer, who designed Crimson Company alongside Dario Reinhardt, who was on in Episode 50. They just recently designed an expansion called Crimson Company: The Other Side, which is on Kickstarter as we're recording. Fabian, welcome to the show.

Fabian Fischer: Hi. Thanks for having me.

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Patrick Rauland: Hello, everyone. 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 learned along the way.

My name is Patrick Rauland, and today I'll be talking with Wes Woodbury, who designed Duel of the Dragons and Legends of Novus. Wes, welcome to the show.

Wes Woodbury: Hey Patrick. Great to be here.

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I recently attend PAX Unplugged for the first time. I heard good things about it and my good friends Adi Slepack and Liz Roche from episode 5 asked me to help at their booth so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to explore the con and see some board game friends at the same time.

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Patrick Rauland: Hello, everyone. 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 learned along the way. My name is Patrick Rauland, and today I'll be talking with Christian Kudahl, who designed a game which was recently signed by White Goblin Games called Unleash, which we're going to talk about in this episode.

It's a CCG-style duelling game where any monster can fight for anyone depending on how much you are willing to pay. I'm excited to chat about that mechanic. In addition, the game itself has a really interesting story. We're going to talk about Christian's story because he's gone from aspiring game designer to signed game designer in very little time, so we're definitely going to chat about that. Christian, welcome to the show.

Christian Kudahl: Thanks a lot, Patrick. I'm very happy to be here.

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Patrick Rauland: Hello, everyone. 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 learned along the way. My name is Patrick Rauland, and today I'll be talking to Nikki Valens, who designed Quirky CircuitsArkham Horror, and Eldritch Horror. Nikki, welcome to the show.

Nikki Valens: Thank you very much. Hello, everybody.

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Patrick Rauland: Just a quick note before today's show, we did have some technical difficulties. You'll hear a slight clicking sound when the guest is speaking. We tried to fix it, but even the original file had these ticking sounds. Sorry about the annoyance, and onto the show.

Patrick: Hello, everyone. 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 learned along the way. My name is Patrick Rauland, and today I'll be talking with Christopher Kaspar, who is working on a game called Keeps. Christopher, welcome to the show.

Christopher Kaspar: Awesome, thank you so much for having me. I've listened to a few episodes here, and actually, a couple of my good friends have been on previous episodes, people that have helped me develop Keeps. So, it's an honor. Thanks for having me.

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Hello everyone and welcome to another bonus episode of the Indie Board Game Designers Podcast

I just came back from Tabletop Network. If you haven’t heard of it before it’s a conference for game designers.

  • So you’re not playing games
  • You’re not testing prototypes
  • You’re not pitching to publishers

Instead you’re watching talks about game design.

In this episode I’m going to share my favorite talks, what I learned at the event as well as who I think this event is really good for.

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Patrick Rauland: Hello, everyone. 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 learned along the way.

My name is Patrick Rauland, and today I'll be talking with Jonathan Merchant who designed a game called Squire for Hire, which is an 18 card 1-2 player game where you play a squire trying to shove the best equipment into your rucksack for your hero, which is a theme that I love. We are absolutely going to get into the theme a little bit later. But first, Jonathan, welcome to the show.

Jon Merchant: Thanks, Patrick, thanks for having me.

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