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Producing Fun #11: Andrew Navaro - Creative Director

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Andrew Navaro is the former Head of Studio for Fantasy Flight Games where he was responsible for leading the aesthetic execution (illustration, graphic design, even story) of their famously gorgeous looking titles. Now he runs Earthborne Games, a new studio setting out to Kickstart Earthborne Rangers: a sci-fi, environmentally themed card game in the mould of Arkham Horror that embodies its sustainable values in its physical production and manufacturing. In this episode we talk art direction, licensed artwork, building story rich card games and the business challenges of creating environmentally sustainable products. Listen on podcasting platforms: https://anchor.fm/naylorgames/episodes/Andrew-Navaro—Creative-Director-e14rlqi Listen on Youtube: Earthborne Games: https://earthbornegames.com/ Earthborne Rangers Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/earthbornegames/earthborne-rangers...

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Producing Fun #2: Chris Eggett - Magazine Editor

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Chris is the editor of Tabletop Gaming Magazine, the UK’s largest board game, RPG and miniatures game magazine. In this episode we discuss what good tabletop game writing looks like, the ethics and effectiveness of Kickstarter previews and what ‘product’ really means. Listen on podcasting platforms: https://anchor.fm/naylorgames Listen on Youtube: Transcription I'm James. And this is producing fun, a podcast about making games from a product perspective. Welcome to Producing fun. This week I talked to Chris Eggett. Chris is the editor of tabletop gaming magazine. The UK is largest board, game, RPG and miniatures game magazine. And he also runs the publications own podcast. Being at...

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My Kickstarter Diary - Day 1: The business of launch dates

Thinking about running a Kickstarter? Well, 19 months after I decided to self publish my game, Magnate: The First City, I am entering the final build-up of mine. This is the inside story of the challenges, joys, thrills and spills of running a Kickstarter campaign and the nerve-racking final weeks before launch… read on if you dare. “So smart guy, if you’re building up to launch why does this blog count UP rather than count DOWN?” I can think of no better symbol of the sometimes messy reality of running a Kickstarter campaign than the answer to this question. Because of course, a Countdown would be WAY more sexy. We recently announced that we’re launching Magnate in November, but not...

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