23 episodes

Presented by Sophie from Needy Cat Games, Finding Games is a journey into the weird world of the tabletop games industry. Each month Sophie will interview someone involved in the tabletop games in some kind of professional capacity; we'll hear from game designers, illustrators, graphic designers, writers, manufacturers, distributors and all sorts of others. Each episode will feature a conversation about how that month's guest ended up making games for a living - and some of their journeys might surprise you!

This podcast wouldn't be possible without the support of the Needy Cat Games Patreon supporters. Join their ranks at www.patreon.com/needycatgames!

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Presented by Sophie from Needy Cat Games, Finding Games is a journey into the weird world of the tabletop games industry. Each month Sophie will interview someone involved in the tabletop games in some kind of professional capacity; we'll hear from game designers, illustrators, graphic designers, writers, manufacturers, distributors and all sorts of others. Each episode will feature a conversation about how that month's guest ended up making games for a living - and some of their journeys might surprise you!

This podcast wouldn't be possible without the support of the Needy Cat Games Patreon supporters. Join their ranks at www.patreon.com/needycatgames!

    Episode 21 - Amudha And Kara

    Episode 21 - Amudha And Kara

    Despite the ongoing lockdown and the challenges of homeschooling a 5 year old, we're managing to claw our way back to some kind of schedule. Here's a new episode for you! This one is a real treat with Amudha and Kara who both work at Fantasy Flight Games. They have some great approaches to game design and the tips at the end for anyone looking to work in the industry are excellent.

    You can follow Aumdha on Twitter @mightymudha
    and you can follow Kara on Twitter @CHyphenD

    As ever, if you'd like to hear episodes early, go to www.patreon.com/needycatgames, where we tear up the schedule and just release them as soon as they're edited.

    Thanks for listening!

    Music from filmmusic.io (incompetech.com):

    "The Show Must Be Go" by Kevin MacLeod

    “Happy Boy End Theme” by Kevin MacLeod

    Licence: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 55 min
    Episode 20 - Tom Mecredy

    Episode 20 - Tom Mecredy

    This time we talk to Tom Mecredy, a freelance writer, editor and game designer. He's helped out on games like Blood Red Skies and Black Seas, and written articles for Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy. Tom lives on top of a hill in Sheffield with his wife and cat Spaghetti. He loves medieval history and playing with toy soldiers.

    You can follow Tom on Twitter @TomMecredy

    Thanks for listening!

    Music from filmmusic.io (incompetech.com):

    "The Show Must Be Go" by Kevin MacLeod

    “Happy Boy End Theme” by Kevin MacLeod

    Licence: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 34 min
    Episode 19 - Nathan Blades

    Episode 19 - Nathan Blades

    We're nearly at the end of 2020 (finally) and here's another early access episode of Finding Games for you! This is Nathan Blades, who is a podcaster, streamer and occasional game designer. This is seriously one of the most enjoyable and interesting podcasts I have ever recorded and I had such a blast talking to Nathan. You really must check this one out. We cover all the topics we normally do in the podcast, Nathan's journey into where they are now and their tips for someone wanting to follow in their footsteps. But there's also some amazing discussion on roleplay games as a performing art and a lot of chat about RPGs in general. A little Christmas treat for you!

    You can follow Nathan Blades on Twitter: @WriterBlades and @PhantomArtsEnt
    You can also check out their work here: http://arslingua.co.uk/

    We mention an RPG during the podcast which Nathan couldn't remember the name of. You can check that out here: https://possumcreekgames.itch.io/esoteric

    Thanks for listening!
    Music from filmmusic.io (incompetech.com):

    "The Show Must Be Go" by Kevin MacLeod

    “Happy Boy End Theme” by Kevin MacLeod

    Licence: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 48 min
    Bonus Episode - James M Hewitt, Needy Cat Games

    Bonus Episode - James M Hewitt, Needy Cat Games

    Oh my, here's a blast from the past!

    Originally released in May 2019, this is Episode Zero of the Finding Games podcast, which was originally released as an exclusive at www.patreon.com/needycatgames. To keep the stakes low, Sophie interviewed James (the other half of Needy Cat Games).

    It's a pretty rambly chat, the audio quality's a bit poor, and Sophie's (undeservedly!) nervous about her interviewing skills. But it's still a fun chat, and it's a great chance to see how far we've come!

    We hope you enjoy it - and Merry Christmas :)

    Sophie and James


    Music from filmmusic.io (incompetech.com):

    "The Show Must Be Go" by Kevin MacLeod

    “Happy Boy End Theme” by Kevin MacLeod

    Licence: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 45 min
    Episode 18 - Phoebe Wild

    Episode 18 - Phoebe Wild

    In Episode 18, I talk to Phoebe about her geek chic fashion boutique, Ludo Cherry and discuss her motivations for creating such an iconic brand.

    In her own words:
    Phoebe is the founder of LudoCherry, a company specialising in "geek chic" fashion. Their first series of designs were successfully funded on Kickstarter in April this year, and will be delivered to backers in October! Phoebe also previously worked for Bézier Games for three years as their social media manager and ran her own board game review website Cardboard Vault. When not pushing wooden cubes around, Phoebe can be found decorating her island in Animal Crossing.

    You can follow Phoebe on Twitter @LudoPhoebe
    Check out Ludo Cherry here: https://www.ludocherry.com/

    Thanks for listening!

    Music from filmmusic.io (incompetech.com):

    "The Show Must Be Go" by Kevin MacLeod

    “Happy Boy End Theme” by Kevin MacLeod

    Licence: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 43 min
    Episode 17 - Brian Steele

    Episode 17 - Brian Steele

    In Episode 17, I'm talking with Bryan. Bryan is a writer and he is frankly overflowing with advice for those wanting to follow in his footsteps and it's great to hear his take on how to get noticed.

    In his own words:
    Born in northern Indiana in the wake of the original Star Wars, Bryan grew up with a powerful imagination – something that has since fueled more than a million published words, countless plotlines, game designs and more. He grew up with his nose in comic books and roleplaying tomes, often turning the pages with the feet of an action figure or a sword on a little lead (yes, they were once actually lead) D&D miniature. Never stymied by the banality of the world around us, Bryan defined himself through creativity.
    From the early age of seven, Bryan can remember always keeping gaming as a big part of his life, and now it is just that. Moving from playtesting and demo-staffing to his first paper publication with Warmachine: Prime in 2003, he has leapt into the gaming industry with both feet. Working on award-winning projects with a number of different companies over the years, he has had input on several fan favorite games such as Iron Kingdoms, Traveller, Shadowrun and RuneQuest. Bryan has also been fortunate enough to work with such fantastic settings as Conan, Babylon 5, Starship Troopers and Judge Dredd over the years.
    Branching out into professional miniature painting and sculpting, Bryan has done his best to try his hand at every aspect of the industry. Writing, designing, collaborating, marketing and managing; if it has something to do with the enjoyment of gamers, Bryan has shown that he happily will be a part of it!
    Currently a freelancer with retaining gigs all over the world in RPGs, miniature games, novelizations, and multimedia voice actor work, Bryan is always looking to put smiles on gamer faces. He wants to make the world a more enjoyable place for his kids and their generation – one die rolled, miniature moved or page turned at a time.

    You can follow Bryan on Twitter @BryanCPSteele

    Thanks for listening!

    Music from filmmusic.io (incompetech.com):

    "The Show Must Be Go" by Kevin MacLeod

    “Happy Boy End Theme” by Kevin MacLeod

    Licence: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 54 min

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