Mar 212014
 
Indie Talks Episode 46 - Game School with Aerjen Tamminga

Aerjen comes on the show to talk about his newest project, Pleasant Dreams, a card game currently on Kickstarter and doing quite well, thank you very much! He’s also an avid student of game design and design theory and we go into what it takes to make a good game. Aerjen’s got some interesting insight that I’ve not really stumbled upon before! We also talk about a local (to me and him) event, the Boston Festival of Indie Games. Like what you hear? Support the podcast [...]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

Mar 132014
 
Indie Talks Episode 45 - Jonathan Nelson and Jen Page

In this episode I’m joined by Jonathan Nelson who’s got a wonderful Snow White adventure cooking on Kickstarter! Or at least he will, starting tomorrow! Jonathan is the creator of the Snow White RPG adventure for Pathfinder and D&D 3.5.  He can also be found at Adventure a Week and Nerd Trek. Jen Page (an Indie Talks Favored Guest!) joins as as well to talk about her role in the stretch goals of this soon-to-be-live Kickstarter.  Both Jonathan, Jen and I also talk at length about [...]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

Mar 052014
 
Indie Talks Episode 44 - Nathan Paoletta

There are two Nathan’s I’ve wanted on this podcast, and one has an agent that won’t return my call. Nathan Paoletta however was entirely gracious and is my guest on episode 44! Nathan is a real creative guy with a passion for making small, self contained and entirely original games. He’s got a Patreon page that’s well worth checking out too! Like what you hear? Support the podcast through Patreon! $2 a month from you allows me to create a lot more content, get more great [...]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

Feb 262014
 
Indie Talks Episode 43 - Jay Little

Jay Little is our guest in this episode! Jay’s designed over 50 titles, many of which grace my (and probably your) gaming shelves! He’s had his part in such huge games as X-Wing, Star Wars Edge of Empire, Warhammer Fantasy RPG, Blood Bowl Team Manager and so many more. Jay talks about how he got into table top games, his experiences working in the industry and what it’s like to fly star fighters and get paid for it. Like what you hear? Support the podcast through [...]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

Feb 122014
 
Indie Talks Episode 42 - Danny Devine

Danny Devine, creator of Mob Town joins us! Mob Town is currently on Kickstarter with 24 days to go and is well on track to fund. In Mob Town, 2-4 players take on the role of Mob Families vying for control of unique towns that build differently every time you play. Surprisingly, it’s an awesome family game! Special guest on this podcast – Phil Kilcrease, owner of 5th Street Games! Like what you hear? Support the podcast through Patreon! $2 a month from you allows me to [...]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

Feb 062014
 
Indie Talks Episode 41 - Curt Covert of Smirk and Dagger Games

Curt Covert joins me today as we talk game design, being back stabby and the process of publishing games! Curt is the driving force behind Smirk and Dagger games. For more of Curt’s history in the world of table top gaming, and just as a generally good idea all around, check out Tom Vasel’s Board Game University podcast! Episode 28 features Curt. Like what you hear? Support the podcast through Patreon! $2 a month from you allows me to create a lot more content, get [...]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

Jan 292014
 
Indie Talks Episode 40 - Fred Hicks of Evil Hat

Episode 40 finds me chatting with Fred Hicks of Evil Hat Productions! We talk Fred’s gaming history, including the venerable MUSH, game design, openness (of which Evil Hat is just about the most open company out there) and much, much more. We also get a preview of Evil Hat’s latest card game – Zeppelin Attack, which is on Kickstarter right now. We also cover crowd sourcing in general, and the newest craze, Patreon. Speaking of Patreon, I’ve launched a campaign for this very podcast! Please [...]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

Jan 242014
 
Become an Indie Talks patron - get satisfaction and stuff!

After spending a few nights this week talking with three folks involved in gaming – the Zeppeldrome guys (Anthony Gallela and Jeff Wilcox) and Fred Hicks of Evil Hat, I’ve decided I really need to keep doing the Indie Talks Podcast. I love doing it! I very much enjoy talking with people in the gaming industry who are entirely responsible for the hobby we all love. And I love sharing it with the world. To that end, I’ve revamped, and relaunched a Patreon campaign to [...]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.