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Today we talk about the scope of design and how we manage larger projects.

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Today we talk with Matt Worden

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Today we talk about having more than one game available on a Kickstarter project.

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Today we talk about Artificial Intelligence in board games.

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Today we talk about what it means to be a publisher.

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Today we talk about our recent adventures in the land of game design.

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Today we interview Dan Halstad from the League of Nonsensical Gamers about game design.

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An episode about that things we are up to in the publishing world.

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Today we talk about the cost of creating the games we love.

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Today we meet Chris and Frank

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Today we interview Doug Levandowski about well.......everything!!!

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Today we talk with Michelle English, a game enthusiast and game designer.

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Today we talk about the common language we use in early design.

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Today we talk to Gil Hova about design and his game on Kickstarter, Wordsy.

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Today Frank and Chris talk about building an audience.

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Today we chat with Chip Beauvais about design and his game currently on Kickstarter, Universal Rule.

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Today we talk about a good number of different topics and have a few laughs along the way.

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Today we talk to Chip Beauvais about design and his Kickstarter for Universal Rule, currently like on Kickstarter.

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Today we're talking Kickstarter and all kinds of design topics!

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Today we talk about how we go about team building.

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Today both Joe and Chris talk to Grant Rodiek

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Today we talk about the emotions we experience when we make games and when we play games.

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Today we talk with Jessica Wade from The State of Games Podcast

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Today we talk about the first game we picked as a company to publish and why we went that direction.

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We talk about game related subjects ;)

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Chris Renshall and Frank West talk about their visions for their companies.

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Today we talk to TC Petty III about the way he designs games.

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Today Aidan and I bring you our first post FUNDED Kickstarter update!

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Today we talk with Jamey Stegmaier about the way he makes his games.

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Joe had a playtest go wrong and we are going to try and solve the problem.

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Yeah, we are going to talk about humor in games.....at least......we're going to try and talk about it.

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Today we talk to Nick Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games.

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Today we build a mechanic from scratch.

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We have Grant Rodiek on the show to talk about design. We start with a really general question and let the conversation flow from there!

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We both have some major things going on in our game and design lives right now and we wanted to share what was going on!

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This is our first pod update as a live campaign! 

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Today we talk about more than just the playtesting sheet we are all used to seeing. We look at more ways to get great information from a playtest.

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Just a podlet to let you know when we will be launching our campaign!

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We have been working hard to bring this game to life and we are almost to the part where you come in! Pledge the game and spread the work so we can get this game into your hands!

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Today we talk to Dani Ammer, a game designer and professional artist.

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Today we talk about getting players invested in games and why player investment is different than a games Special Sauce.

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Today we have an extra special guest on the show, Danica Enyart to talk about how she supports the industry.

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Today on the show I am flying solo with a quick update because we have our funding goal and our pledge level!

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Today we talk about the process we went through to give a theme to one of Joe's games. There is a visual reference for this episode on the blog at tgikgamesblog.com 

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Today we talk with Trevor Wills about some of his struggles with building prototypes and how he got over his hurdles.

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Today we are joined by Sarah and Will Reed to talk about how they make their games.

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Today we talk to BJ, our Chief Playtester about his journey through the project that is Mars 4:45. We also talk about what we have done since our last episode.

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Today we talk to Daryl Andrews, designer of Caffeine Rush, Fantasy Fantasy Baseball and the host of The Meeple Syrup show.

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Today we looked at the funding goal spreadsheet and what a rough ride that was....

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Today we interview Raymond Northcott about his upcoming kickstarter for The Hackers GUild.

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Today we look back on the first 50 (well.....49) episode that got to here. 

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Chris and Aidan dig into the shadow world known as taxes!

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Today we talk with Frank West about his project, The City of Kings.

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Today Chris and Aidan talk about the history of Mars 4:45 and get a little into the history of TGIK Games!

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Chris and Joe talk about games they have designed with the express purpose to throw them away before they even finish.

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Today Chris chats design with Scott Hansen.

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Today, Aidan and Chris talk to the artist of Mars 4:45, Jason Washburn.

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Chris and Joe talk to Michael Cofer about his game Gadgeteers, coming to Kickstarter August 16th.

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Today we talk about the flow of play in our games. 

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We dig a little deeper into the idea of building player experience.

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Today we talk about difficulty in the games we make. We also come up with a list of kinds of difficulty.

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We talk about what we have been working on for the Mars 4:45 campaign.

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I talk to Joe about my trip to Game Empire in LA to participate in an Unpub Mini.

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Aidan joins me to talk about the experience of our first Kickstarter Campaign for the card game Mars 4:45.

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When life makes you too busy to design the way you want with the materials you like....what do you do? We're going through that right now so we are going to talk about it.

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I have nothing catchy for the intro.....we talk about same-y-ness in games...

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Jay and Sen of the Bamboozle Brothers join us today to talk about the way they make their games.....and a lot more!

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Today we walk about the internationally renowned gaming topic.....accounting! How we incorporate accounting and make it visually more interesting.

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Today we talk about the mechanics we see all the time and how we go about making them our own.

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We are talking a different approach to our games as of late so we are going to talk about it with you!

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Today we talk about the people we have in mind when we design.

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Today we talk about the way we play games with the people who playtest our games, and the people we play games with at game night.

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While we were away, we played some games. Time to debrief....

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The band is back together and we are playing some catch up.

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Chris has been left alone with the mic and the editing and he is out of control.....help us!

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Today we look into timing mechanisms. Ironic because this episode is late!

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Aidan joins us for the first time to talk about Kickstarter and Patreon.

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Pini Shekhter joins us to talk game design.

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Turns out we are not the only ones tht have a Designer Hot Seat Challenge.

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This week, Chris takes his second turn in the Hot Seat.

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David Harris joins Chris to talk design.

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Joe is in the hot seat for this edition of the Designer Hot Seat Challenge!

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Chris chats with Robert Hornbeck about his company Board Game Brigade

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We got together to play some games and we are going to give you the debrief along with some designer-y stuff.

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Chris and Joe talk about cutting time from their games.

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Chris Handy joins us to talk about Pack o' Games Set 2.

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Today we talk about old game designs and giving them another look.

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Andrew Smith joins us to talk about his game Honeywars.

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Today, Chad Goldman joins us to talk about designing games purely for the fun of designing games.

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Today we chat with Chris Rowlands about what he is working on in the design world and what he is doing in the board game content world.

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We are making it up as we go along and to help us out, we are going to talk about Star Wars.....Spoiler Free of course.

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Today we chat with Greg from Plain Sight Games about his Real World games and his upcoming Kickstarter for Hyperspace Smugglers.

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Joe went to Unpub mini and he is going to talk about. Chris went to Hawaii and he might talk about that. Chris and Joe are both sick as well. Wish them luck and stick around to see if they make it to the end of the episode.

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We chat with Jason Washburn of Talon Strikes Studios to talk about a game he is publishing, House of Borgia

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We ask the question, What is a Gateway game, from a designer's prespective of course.

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We have a chat with our first digital game designer.

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