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Dan Goodman of Robotic Arm Software

We speak to Dan Goodman, founder of Robotic Arm Software and creator of Cocktail design software. Cocktail is a highly accessible tool that tabletop designers can use to create card layouts. Dan explores what Cocktail can do for designers and he tells us about his growing community on Discord, the exciting projects where Cocktail has been put to use and his plans to develop the tool even further.
TestCoastGames-025-Dan-Goodman.mp3 https://twitter.com/cocktail_inc https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDh1uCG6Gw-FCUBhc87ZOAQ https://cocktail.software/
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Jay Cormier and the Pitch Project

We welcome back friend of the show Jay Cormier, prolific Vancouver-based game designer (Mind MGMT, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Belfort and many more), publisher and creator of Fail Faster. Jay tells us about some exciting new developments from Fail Faster, including the ambitious Pitch Project, which launches this month with a huge chance for designers to pitch digitally to a host of publishers, participate in workshops and much more! We also learn about the new Fail Faster Early Playtesting Guide and its connection with the Board Game Design Starter Kit campaign on Kickstarter, and we get a sneak preview of what designers can gain by taking part in the Pitch Project’s upcoming event.
Game designers, take note. The first deadline is on Oct. 2, 2020!
TestCoastGames-24-jay-cormier-allbutpublished.mp3 https://allbutpublished.com https://failfaster.ca/ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gabebarrett/board-game-design-starter-kit https://inspirationtopublication.wordpress.com/ https://www.…

Indie Spotlight - Ben Chhoa of Burnaby Treasure

In "Indie Spotlight" we speak to designers who are taking the first steps towards publication.  Ben Chhoa is the designer of Burnaby Treasure, a real-world treasure hunt based in the city of Burnaby in Metro Vancouver with a cash prize of $500. The hunt is live at the time of recording and can be solved largely from the comfort of your home.IS-005-ben-chhoa-burnaby-treasure.mp3https://www.burnabytreasure.comhttps://www.facebook.com/Burnaby-Treasure-612898502691076

Sharise Nicole of BeBold Games

We speak to Sharise Nicole  (Reecie), Producer at BeBold Games. Sharise tells us her origin story as a singer-songwriter and former beauty pageant queen turned game content creator. We learn about the challenges she faces in her role at BeBold; some technical, and others in the form of online trolls.    She tells us about her most inspiring person, a notable pop-star who lives day to day under incredible circumstances!
TestCoastGames-023-Sharise-Nicole.mp3 https://twitter.com/BoldReecie https://soundcloud.com/sharisenicole https://www.missthurstoncounty.com/ http://pungeoncrawl.podbean.com/

Randy Flynn

We speak to Randy Flynn, designer of Cascadia from Flatout Games coming in 2021. Randy tells us the origin story of his forthcoming games Cascadia and Tabriz, as well as how he met Flatout Games and joined their "CoLab" game design collective.
TestCoastGames-022-randy-flynn.mp3 https://twitter.com/rf_seattle https://www.instagram.com/randy_flynn/ https://www.flatout.games/cascadia-signup

Boardgame Playtesting During Covid-19

A panel of friends comes together to discuss the social and technical challenges of boardgame playtesting during Covid-19.  Featuring Kennedy Goodkey, Chris Morris, Marcel Perro and Mark Yuasa. We discuss a number of tools and topics including: BoardGameArena Tabletop Simulator Tabletopia Discord Vancouver Playtest Group GAC virtual meetup groups Nerdlab / Mastermind Groups

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