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Producing Fun #8: Duncan Cowan - Convention Director

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Duncan Cowan is a convention director of Tabletop Scotland – a mid-size UK tabletop game convention that launched to a hugely successful debut in 2018, garnering more than 1000 unique attendees. In this episode we talk about creating a convention designed to reach out to new audiences, how to best use space to craft the ultimate convention experience, the impacts of Brexit and Covid and what practical things the game community can do to support conventions in a difficult time. Listen on podcasting platforms: https://anchor.fm/naylorgames Listen on Youtube: Website: www.tabletopscotland.co.uk Facebook: https://facebook.com/TabletopScotland/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TabletopScot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tabletopscot     Transcription I'm James, and this is producing fun, a...

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Producing Fun #7: David Weiss - Boardgame Website Editor and Podcaster

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. David Weiss is the managing editor of Canadian boardgame review site the Daily Worker Placement as well as the creator of scripted tabletop game podcast the Game Changers; a 26 part history of tabletop games. In this episode we get under the skin of key issues in games and how they’re marketed: the evolution of game genres, why people use certain language to describe games, the emergence of “AAA” boardgame titles and tips for getting media coverage for your game. Listen on podcasting platforms: https://anchor.fm/naylorgames Listen on Youtube: The Daily Worker Placement: www.dailyworkerplacement.com The Game Changers: https://dwp.buzzsprout.com     Transcription I'm James. And this is producing fun,...

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Producing Fun #6: Nick Smith - Boardgame Cafe Co-owner

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Nick Smith and his wife Carrie are the co-owners of the Ludoquist boardgame cafe in Croydon, London: a hugely successful venue which won the global award for best retail store at GAMA in 2020 and has been featured multiple times on UK television. In this episode we get stuck into the economics of game cafes, his ambitious and inclusive vision for a café where everyone is a gamer and managing a hospitality business in the age of Covid. Listen on podcasting platforms: https://anchor.fm/naylorgames Listen on Youtube: Ludoquist’s website: https://www.theludoquist.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheLudoquist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theludoquist     Transcription ​​I'm James, and this is producing fun, a podcast about making...

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Producing Fun #5: Annie Norman - Miniatures Producer

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Annie Norman is the founder and owner of Badsquiddo Games – a company specialising in making believable female miniatures. In this episode we discuss how she built the business from absolutely nothing, bringing women in history to life, key practical questions about pricing, product quality, when and when not to outsource and how selfies play a surprisingly critical role in the miniature design process. Listen on podcasting platforms: https://anchor.fm/naylorgames Listen on Youtube: Annie’s link tree: https://linktr.ee/badsquiddogames     Transcription I'm James, and this is producing fun, a podcast about making games from a product perspective. Welcome to the latest episode of producing fun. My guest this week...

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Producing Fun #4: Paul Grogan - Rulebook editor & Content creator

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Paul Grogan runs “Gaming Rules!”, a rulebook editing business and YouTube channel focused on videos that teach people how to play games. As one of the industry’s top editors, Paul has worked on around 100 different rulebooks; closely collaborating with several of world’s most famous game designers in the process: including Vlaada Chvatil (Codenames, Mage Knight) and Vital Lacerda (Lisboa, On Mars). In this episode we discuss the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing a rulebook, the future of in-game tutorials and the role of a rulebook in a game’s commercial success. Listen on podcasting platforms: https://anchor.fm/naylorgames Listen on Youtube: Paul’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/gamingrulesvideos     Transcription...

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