Special Interview – Jason Tagmire

Jason Tagmire is the powerhouse behind game publisher Button Shy Games. Best known for their wallet series (micro 19-card games), they are now delving into even smaller games via their Patreon. Teaming up with 12 game designers, they are unleashing a Postcard Game series based on classic cult movies. When Tagmire isn’t teaming up with other designers to publish their games, he’s teaming up with other publishers to design for them. We had a great time digging into comparing big publisher versus the very small, designing to intentional constraints and much more!

Please enjoy our hour with Jason Tagmire!
[Twitter] [Patreon – Board Game of the Month Club]

Designed:

Designed and Self Published as Button Shy Games:

THE THREE

(1)  What color Meeple do you typically choose?   Yellow. Always.

(2)  What is a favorite entry level game for new gamers?   Survive!

(3)  Who is a game designer that has your attention right now?   Rob Daviau

Special Interview – Daniel Solis

We had the absolute privilege of sitting down with Daniel Solis for an hour. Daniel is a game designer well known for being open to discuss all parts his process and this interview is no exception! We get into everything from mechanics vs. theme to a rare behind the scenes peek into publishing finances and licensing. We learned so much from Daniel and we hope you do too!

Daniel Solis:  Website  /  Twitter  /  Smart Play Games  /  Patreon / Card at Work

Designer / Publisher of:  Trickster / Kigi / Heir to Europa

When we talked to Daniel, he discussed the reimaging of Kigi  – which turned out to be Kodama: the Tree Spirits, made in conjunction with Action Phase Games.

Daniel Solis’s Shopping List of Amazing Sounding Games (and Books):

Episode 154

We’re back with another new episode of geekery on GoingLast! In Week in Geek, I chat a little bit about organized play RPG campaigns, and Kenna and I review some of the board games we’ve played recently. And of course we cover all the latest in tabletop news and Kickstarters! Check out the links below for more on anything we talked about this episode!

Week in Geek

Tabletop Gaming News:

Kickstarters:

Pickstarter: [K] Kenna’s pick  {R} Rich’s pick

 

Episode 153

Welcome back for another great week on GoingLast! This week, we hit Week in Geek hard with all the fun things we’ve been up to. Rich got to introduce D&D to a group for the first time and I played board games all weekend! We also cover the latest tabletop news and kickstarters. Checkout all the links below!

Week in Geek

Tabletop News:

Kenna’s Licensing Korner

Kickstarters:

Pickstarter: [K] Kenna’s pick  {R} Rich’s pick

Special Interview — Shari Spiro

Where do I even start with reviewing all the awesome things Shari Spiro is involved with?

First, she is the founder of Ad Magic. They have printed many great board games including the upcoming Exploding Kittens and Cards Against Humanity. She also has helped Cards Against Humanity pull off some of their greatest coups like pwnmeal – the extreme gaming oatmeal? You might also recognize her from her time as a judge on Tabletop Deathmatch?

Recently, Ad Magic has expanded to game publishing with their new arm: Breaking Games. In their first stable of releases, they already have a Mensa Seal Select winner on their hands: Letter Tycoon! Not to mention kickstarter favorites: Billionaire Banshee and Funemployed (see also our interview with Anthony Conta).

As you can tell, this is a VERY interesting interview with lots of great stories! Trust me when I tell you, you don’t want to miss it!

Episode 152 – Tabletop News with Kenna and Rich!

This week, we stick to the basics: Tabletop News and Kickstarters! Of course, with a healthy dose of our Week in Geek. We wouldn’t leave you hanging on what we’ve been getting up to! We also interviewed Shari Spiro from Ad Magic / Breaking Games this week, but the interview was SO AWESOME that it ran too long. So keep an eye out for it to be released as a stand alone interview soon!

Week in Geek

Tabletop Gaming News:

Kenna’s Soapbox: I can’t buy any new games!

Kickstarters:

{R}: Richards Pick / [K]: Kenna’s Pick

 

 

Special Interview – Mike Selinker

Apocrypha Adventure Card GameThis week, GoingLast jumps on the amazingly successful Apocrypha bandwagon! We sit down with designer Mike Selinker and talk about his newest game and the process of bringing it from conception to Kickstarter. With a creepy pre-apocalyptic theme, memorable characters, and a host of fantastic authors and writers joining in, this is a game you won’t want to miss.

To keep up with the latest news from Mike, follow @lonesharkgames.

 

Special Tabletop News Interview – Phoenix: Dawn Command

This week we’ve got something a little extra for you, as we meet up with Keith Baker and Dan Garrison to chat about their new role-playing game Phoenix: Dawn Command. Both the unique themes and the mechanics have enthralled Kenna and I for months now and kept us involved as avid playtesters. And on April 6th, you will get the opportunity to support this amazing game as the Kickstarter goes live!

Listen in and get the scoop on this great new RPG! For the latest updates, check out Twogether Studios (@twogetherstudio). The kickstarter ends May 6, 2015.

UPDATE: Rich has also been creating great walkthough videos to give you a behind the scenes look at the game before it comes out. He provides breakdowns on the actual mechanics of the game to give you a feel of what makes Phoenix so unique!

Character Creation:

Skill Spreads:

Combat:

Session 148 – Tabletop News with Kenna and Rich!

Hello all! We’ve been busy! I’ve been occupied with things like GETTING MARRIED – woot woot! Meanhwhile, Rich is using his powers for good and teaching people the ins and outs of Pathfinder. But don’t worry, we’ve also found time to play plenty of board games. Plus tabletop news, enough kickstarters to make your wallet quake and we get a report from Justin – all coming your way!

Week in Geek:

Tabletop Gaming News:

Justin’s FROM THE BATTLEMAT: Star Realms

Kickstarters:

Session 145 Tabletop News with guest Mike Selinker

When Mike Selinker asks to come join in studio, we say, “HECKA YEAH”! Then we buy him a drink and try to get every secret out of him we can! Learn about several upcoming projects including Pathfinder ACG, his next interactive novel and behind the scenes of the CAH 10 Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa Puzzle. We also cover all the latest Tabletop News and Kickstarters. Checkout the links below for more info on all the things we cover in this EPICLY* long session!

-Kenna & Rich

Week In Geek:

Tabletop Gaming News:

Kickstarters:

Interview with Mike Selinker of Lone Shark Games:

*Totes a word.

This episode’s break music is “I Wanna Live in a World Full of Heroes” by Kirby Krackle.