Special Interview – Mike Selinker for The Ninth World

Friend of the show, Mike Selinker, is back – and his stories are as amazing as ever! We spend this hour talking about Lone Shark Games‘ upcoming collaboration with Monte Cook Games: The Ninth World! Set in the world of Numenera, players embark on an adventure to collect relics, fight beasts and return to civilization. Our conversation covered the games conception by Paul Petersen and Boyan Radakovich, the team up with Monte Cook Games, and how tackling publishing games can make even a veteran designer feel like a rookie in the game industry.

As an added bonus, Mike reveals the secret question Lone Shark Games uses to interview perspective employees!

Lastly, here is the link to The Ninth World’s BoardGameGeek page (where you can find the Print and Play version in the Files section), and a link to the Google Doc where you can send them your feedback after giving it a try! Enjoy!


(1)  What color Meeple do you typically choose?   Whatever is closest

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

(3)  Who is a game designer that has your attention right now?   Vlaada Chvátil

Hear more from Mike Selinker on his answers to The Three in our interview!

Episode 162

Rich and I have been gaming up a storm, thanks to Jonathan H. Lui of GeekDad.com! We got to try several kickstarter games that aren’t out yet and some new games that are freshly out. As always we also have plenty of tabletop news, kickstarter reviews and listener questions – so let’s jump into it!

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

Tabletop News:

Kickstarters: Pickstarter Picks: [K] & {R}


  • BoardGamingTables.comWhich is a better game night? Getting to play several 30-60 minute games or paying one 3+ hour game
  • Ryan: If you weren’t lucky enough to catch Rich’s rad panel at PAXDev or RCCC, what books does {R} recommend for game/conflict theory?
  • Michael Iachini: Do you prefer Codenames with 4 players (1 guesser per team) or big groups (multiple guessers)?
  • Jesse Ferguson: What are your favorite two-player dueling games? [K] mentioned one last week as her favorite KS game, but other than that one?
  • Alphastream: Best RPG edge-of-your-seat moment… and how did the DM or adventure make it so exciting?


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.