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Indie Board Game Designers Podcast Posts

#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.

#46 – Steven Aramini

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.

I’m Patrick Rauland, and today I’m going to be talking with Steven Aramini, who is actually a pretty well-known game designer, and by pretty well known, I mean I have actually heard about him before he came on the show, because he’s made games like Sprawlopolis, which I love, Tricky Tides, and a game that’s currently on Kickstarter, Animal Kingdoms. Steven, welcome to the show.

Steven Aramini: Hey. Thank you for having me.

#45 – Kathryn Hymes

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. We talk about their experience in game design and the lessons they’ve learned to get to where they are today. My name is Patrick Rauland and today I’m going to be talking with Kathryn Hymes who is one of the founders of Thorny Games which makes games about language and crytography. She is also the cohost on a different … Hold on, The Game Design Round Table Podcast. I hope I got that right. Yeah. You have some awesome games that you’ve recently put out that I want to talk about. So Kathryn, welcome to the show.

Kathryn Hymes: Thank you so much. I’m excited to be here.

#44 – Eric Williams

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 talk about their experience in game design. My name is Patrick Rauland and today I’m going to be talking with Eric Williams who is another local game designer here in Denver.

Patrick Rauland: About a year a half ago, just to give you guys some context, I attended my first game testing Meetup here in Denver and it was either the first meeting or the second meeting, but I actually played his game called House Rules at that Meetup. So, it’s really cool … I went to my first prototyping Meetup about a year and a half ago and played his game and now it’s on Kickstarter and it feels like it’s coming full circle.

Eric Williams: We’ve come full circle, yes.

Patrick Rauland: Yeah.

Eric Williams: The circle of life seems to roll on.

Patrick Rauland: Eric, welcome to the show.

Eric Williams: Thank you. Thanks for having me on. This is fun.