BRNAU - GoT - E020 - Keith Dillon Franks III

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. 

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GoT - E019 - Shop Talk: Action / Movement Programming

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: The Gathering
Race For The Galaxy
Terra Mystica
7 Wonders

Publishers
Stonemaier games

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GoT - E017 - Shop Talk: Iconography

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: The Gathering
Race For The Galaxy
Terra Mystica
7 Wonders

Publishers
Stonemaier games

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BRNAU - GoT - E016 - Josh Derksen

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: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/94661/josh-derksen 

Games we mentioned: 
Heroes of the Aturi Cluster
Star Wars X-Wing
Star Wars Imperial Assault
Cowboy Bebop The Board Game
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Board Game
Kingsburg
Alien Frontiers
Downforce
Deep 5
Neverland's Legacy
Gascony's Legacy
Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game

Publisher Interst
Drive Thru RPG

 

 

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GoT - E015 - Shop Talk: Randomness

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
Clank! 
Clank! in Space!

 

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BRNAU - GoT - E014 - Steve Dee

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
Descent
Gloomhaven
Charterstone
Champions
Boot Hill
Arkham Horror
Robin Hood
Buffy RPG
Millionaire Monopoly
Chinatown
Magic: The Gathering
Magic Duels
Alas Vegas
Marvel Super Heroes
Palladium
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Penny For Your Thoughts

PUblisher INterst
Drive Thru RPG

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GoT - E013 - Shop Talk: Area Control

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
Risk
Star Wars X-Wing
Tokaido
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

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BRNAU - GoT - E012 - Carla Kopp

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 we mentioned: 
Super Hack Override
Stellar Leap
Fire In The Library
Azul

 

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BRNAU - GoT - E01 - Shop Talk: Area Control

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 mentioned: 
Risk
El Grande
Fate of the Elder Gods
Tiny Epic Kingdoms
Tic Tac Toe
Go

 

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BRNAU - GoT - E010 - Sean Fenemore

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

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BRNAU - GoT - E009 Ben Boersma

Welcome to 2018. In episode 9 my guest is Ben Boesrma of Darwin Games.  We discuss his fascinating small unit skirmish game(s) Dawn: Rise of the Occulites and his upcoming Eye for an Eye Arena.  The themeing on these games is very deep. We also discuss how as a teacher he helped his year 5 students create a game about the conservation of Southeast Australian frogs that earned them a spot in the Zoos Australia Hall Of Fame.  I had a great time talking to Ben.  

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