A show about video and board games that features open and honest conversations about games, life, and belief.
Gabe Barrett of Board Game Design Lab on Cam Newton, Board Games, and International Ministries
Gabe Barrett has some stories to tell. Before he founded the Board Game Design Lab podcast, he played college football and didn't think much of Cam Newton on his first day. He also lives in Honduras most of the year when he isn't in Atlanta and doing missions work in both. His family was also fell afoul of the moral failings of church leadership that cost them their church family. Despite this sad happening, this paved the path for him to travel to Honduras where he met his wife and started his family.
Andrew Lowen of "Deliverance" on Spirituality, UFC Fighting, and Christian Games
Andrew Lowen of the bord game Deliverance is something of a Renaissance Man. Having dabbled in sales, UFC fighting, wrestling, and now game design he is aiming to provide a game that speaks the truth of the Gospel while also knowing what makes a game fun.
Dan Kazmaier of Steeped Games on Chai Tea, Adoption, and Board Games
Dan Kazmaier, Creative Director at Steeped Games is one of those rare individuals who has a heart matched only in size by his Midas touch as Chris puts it. A Semi-professional Chess player in Calgary, Dan became involved in games after a round of Uno with refugees taught him the universal experience of gaming and how it can be used to deal with trauma and forge connections with others. So grab a cup of tea and milk and join Drew and Chris as they interview Dan Kazmier.
Sen-Foong Lim of "Kingdom Rush" on Parents, Psychology, and Professorship
Sen-Foong Lim of "Junk Art" and "Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time", joins Drew and Chris for a conversation that covers nearly everything. Sen, who is a provincial martial artist, DJ, professor, parent, therapist, and occasionally a board game designer talks about the tension between parents and their children as Drew and Chris go deep into their own experiences with gaming and growing up.
Kate Kadowaki on "TV Eye", KSM, and Being Another Human
Kate Kadowaki, one of the founders of Love Thy Nerd was the drummer for the former Disney pop/rock group "KSM" (and no, even she doesn't know what it stands for). Kate talks to Drew and Chris about the path that led her out of the church and into the band. The conversation covers the effects of fame, the difference between the "normal" routine or "real life", and how a quick decision to play for the church again led her to her husband and a strengthening of her faith.
Chris Skaggs of Soma Games on Game Studio Culture
Chris Skaggs of Soma games joins Drew and Chris to talk about his unintended path to game development, conversion to Christianity, and the culture of the longest surviving "Christian" game studio.
The LTN Podcasts are all great and I really enjoy being able to listen to podcasts that intersect my faith and my hobbies!
This podcast is a fantastic blend of faith and gaming. I’ve been looking for something like this for a while, and now I’ve found it.
This podcast always manages to bring on super interesting guests, who often share very personal stories about their lives and how they got into game development.