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Austin from PacificNW Gamer
We interview Austin from Seattle-based PacificNW Gamer. Listen as we discuss Austin's social media channels, board game events and venues in the Pacific Northwest and the “Seattle Freeze.” Stay tuned for Nick Angiers’ interview with Denis Ryan of Marpole Meeples.
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/ ht
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
We speak to Emma Larkins , designer of "... And Then We Died " and the forthcoming "Abandon All Artichokes," Twitch streamer, and co-host of the Ludology podcast . Emma tells us how she got into tabletop game design from a unique direction as a science fiction author . We talk about #GAMEDESIGNDAILY and her tips on how to stay motivated and engaged with the game design community. Emma shares some very powerful advice on how under-represented members of the hobby can be welcomed by those in the industry. She tells us about the philosophy that has shaped her outlook on her game designs and life as a whole. Episode TestCoastGames-016-emma-larkins.mp3 Links https://twitter.com/emmalarkins https://www.twitch.tv/emmalarkins https://www.youtube.com/user/elarkins The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up