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February 21, 2021 @ 2:11 am

Ep 77: A Conversation With Sean Chappell About Hivernation

I sat with Sean Chappell from Ramstar Games to talk about their first release: Hivernation. We discuss the design process for this abstract game as well as the challenges of being a first-time designer and publisher. Hivernation will be on Kickstarter April 13th.

1:01 -- A little about Hivernation
3:23 -- Origins of the design
7:20 -- Experience with co-designing and publishing
13:55 -- Constructing a Kickstarter campaign
21:46 -- Development and polishing process
30:31 -- Sean's history with modern board games
33:32 -- The unique joy of playing games in-person
41:47 -- Release info about Hivernation
46:25 -- Future games in the works for Ramstar

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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February 9, 2021 @ 12:46 am

Ep 76: Conventions in the Time of COVID — With Kimberly Revia

I sit down with Kimberly, one of the co-organizers of the excellent Granite Game Summit, to talk about how to run a great board game convention. And, now that everything is necessarily virtual, how do you continue to keep that community alive?

1:01 - Origins of the Granite Game Summit
9:10 - Keeping a convention safe and welcoming
14:36 - Going virtual
30:40 - That unique "feeling" of a good convention
34:26 - Scaling up without losing the spirit of the thing
40:04 - Creating convention comfort
46:51 - Improvement hopes for the future

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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