Suzanne, most well known for her Board Game Apps Review segment on The Dice Tower's BoardGame Breakfast and also contributes to their new biweekly segment BoardGame Blender, joins us tonight to talk about the creative process of her segments and the differences between the two programs.
We also discuss the origins of Gen Can't 2014, the magnitude of it's popularity, and plans for Gen Can't 2015 and how you can help.
The Kickstarter games that are discussed are:
This is Part 1 of a two part remote podcast at our local gaming convention, Gamestorm. This podcast represents two firsts for me in my short career as a podcaster. This is not only my first remote podcast, but also first time given the opportunity to collaborate with another local podcast Punching Cardboard.
After a mis punch of a button and a false start, we get things rolling with a round table discussion with none other than Michael Mindes, the owner of Tasty Minstrel Games, and Mike Selinker, President of Lone Shark Games, and designer and developer of many board and RPG games over the years including Betrayal at House on the Hill and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game.
The chatter in the background is from the designers reception that was going on at the same time. I hope everyone has as much fun listening to this as we did recording it.
This week's guest is none other than Gil Hova! He is known for his creative game design for Battle Merchants and his first, soon to be self published party game under the Formal Ferrets banner, on Kickstarter right now, Bad Medicine.
We cover a lot of ground this episode. Take a sneak peek at what drives Gil to creating games. We talk marketing, playtesting, integrating theme and mechanics and about his new publishing company and the direction he's headed with it.
Games talked about during our Kickstarter segment: