228 episodes

A bi-weekly podcast hosted by JT Smith and Jeff King that covers news, events, tips, and helpful advice on utilizing the print on demand services of The Game Crafter.

The Game Crafter Official Podcast JT Smith & Jeff King

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    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

A bi-weekly podcast hosted by JT Smith and Jeff King that covers news, events, tips, and helpful advice on utilizing the print on demand services of The Game Crafter.

    Cover Crowd Sales Again with The Game Crafter - Episode 228

    Cover Crowd Sales Again with The Game Crafter - Episode 228

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    JT and Jeff take on not only a listener request, but some topics being discussed on The Game Crafter Facebook discussion group: Crowd Sales!
     
    In this episode, JT and Jeff discuss some of the most recent new Crowd Sale features, but also ways to market your Crowd Sale within The Game Crafter, and outside of The Game Crafter.
     
    Other episodes to check out:
    Horsing Around With Victoria Morrow and The Game Crafter - Episode 225: http://thegamecrafter.libsyn.com/horsing-around-with-victoria-morrow-and-the-game-crafter-episode-225
     
    More Crowd Sale Chat with The Game Crafter - Episode 195: http://thegamecrafter.libsyn.com/more-crowd-sale-chat-with-the-game-crafter-episode-195
     
     
     
     
    Jeff can be found at:
    Website: http://www.allusgeeks.com
    AUG Twitter: https://twitter.com/allusgeeks
    AUG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks
    Voice Over work: http://reliablevoiceover.com/
     
    If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! 
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351
    Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr
    Board Game Geek: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast
     
    This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network over at: www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network!
     
    The intro and outro music:
    "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 52 min
    Andrew Voigt Discusses Component Studio with The Game Crafter - Episode 227

    Andrew Voigt Discusses Component Studio with The Game Crafter - Episode 227

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    This week's listener request has Andrew Voigt joining JT and Jeff to discuss Component Studio.

    Andrew Voigt is producing content on The Game Crafter YouTube channel focusing on helping people learn more about Component Studio.

    We discuss the Component Studio Show, features that have been added to Component Studio, and some potential future improvements/features.

    And a few tips and tricks are shared as well.

    Component Studio: https://component.studio/
    Component Studio FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/component.studio/
    Andrew Voigt Designs on FB: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewRVoigt/
     
     
     
     
    Jeff can be found at:
    Website: http://www.allusgeeks.com
    AUG Twitter: https://twitter.com/allusgeeks
    AUG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks
    Voice Over work: http://reliablevoiceover.com/
     
    If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! 
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351
    Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr
    Board Game Geek: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast
     
    This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network over at: www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network!
     
    The intro and outro music:
    "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 54 min
    Escaping With Escape Room Style Games at The Game Crafter - Episode 226

    Escaping With Escape Room Style Games at The Game Crafter - Episode 226

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    This week's listener request has JT and Jeff discussing the previously run Escape Room Challenge. 

    They discuss why they think it had a smaller amount of entries, what technology exists at The Game Crafter to help with this style of game, brainstorm some examples that don't necessarily rely on technology, and answer the question if The Game Crafter would run the Escape Room Challenge again in the future.
     
     
     
     
    Jeff can be found at:
    Website: http://www.allusgeeks.com
    AUG Twitter: https://twitter.com/allusgeeks
    AUG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks
    Voice Over work: http://reliablevoiceover.com/
     
    If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! 
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351
    Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr
    Board Game Geek: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast
     
    This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network over at: www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network!
     
    The intro and outro music:
    "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 31 min
    Horsing Around With Victoria Morrow and The Game Crafter - Episode 225

    Horsing Around With Victoria Morrow and The Game Crafter - Episode 225

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Multiple people requested to hear her story. So JT and Jeff comply and sit down with Victoria Morrow to hear how she grew a community and has made close to 2000 sales for her game Equestrians Against Normalcy.


    EAN Website: http://equestriansagainstnormalcy.com/
    EAN FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/EquestriansAgainstNormalcy/
     
     
     
     
    Jeff can be found at:
    Website: http://www.allusgeeks.com
    AUG Twitter: https://twitter.com/allusgeeks
    AUG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks
    Voice Over work: http://reliablevoiceover.com/
     
    If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! 
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351
    Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr
    Board Game Geek: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast
     
    This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network over at: www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network!
     
    The intro and outro music:
    "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 38 min
    Should You Publish Early And Make Changes As Needed with The Game Crafter - Episode 224

    Should You Publish Early And Make Changes As Needed with The Game Crafter - Episode 224

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    You've got a game, right? The foundation is solid, but there are a few things that might still need tweaking and balancing. Should you put your game out and worry about making those tweaks and balances on the fly as you get more time to playtest them?

    That is the listener request that JT and Jeff are discussing in this episode. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Jeff can be found at:
    Website: http://www.allusgeeks.com
    AUG Twitter: https://twitter.com/allusgeeks
    AUG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks
    Voice Over work: http://reliablevoiceover.com/
     
    If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! 
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351
    Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr
    Board Game Geek: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast
     
    This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network over at: www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network!
     
    The intro and outro music:
    "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 27 min
    Digitial Interaction with Board Games with The Game Crafter - Episode 223

    Digitial Interaction with Board Games with The Game Crafter - Episode 223

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    In this episode, JT and Jeff discuss digital interaction with tabletop games. Whatis the right level of interaction with a digital component? How many different ways can they think of for digital interaction?

    So join JT and Jeff for another great listener request!
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Jeff can be found at:
    Website: http://www.allusgeeks.com
    AUG Twitter: https://twitter.com/allusgeeks
    AUG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks
    Voice Over work: http://reliablevoiceover.com/
     
    If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! 
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351
    Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr
    Board Game Geek: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast
     
    This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network over at: www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network!
     
    The intro and outro music:
    "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

jgw-UBG ,

Great Information

This podcast is helpful on so many levels of game design. Their insight drips with the experience of indie game designers with real experience. They explain the best uses for their Mfg. Capabilities. They are entertaining by they keeping it lighthearted with enjoyable dialogue.

Newborndinosaur ,

Addictive and entertaining

I started listening to The Game Crafter Official podcast a few weeks back and all I can say is bravo! It's a magnificent podcast jam packed with helpful game design topics and extremely brilliant ideas that are guaranteed to take board game design to a modern day extreme! They have an amazing website that will help you produce your game as though it were professionally published while trying their hardest to remain cheaper and faster than anywhere else guaranteed. They are print-on-demand and will surprisingly print one off copies to fulfill your needs. You can't tell me that's not super cool. On top of the website, this podcast was created as proof in the pudding they care about your goals as a game designer. JT and Jeff are amazing guys that break down everything and anything having to do with board game development period! From streamlining ideas to writing rules to running sales campaigns and everything in between, this podcast is your one stop shop. Be warned though; you will find yourself hooked from episode one. This podcast has absolutely blasted me through the past 3 weeks and my only complaint is I wish there were more. I am absolutely going to continue on with this podcast and I'm looking forward to every future episode. Keep up the good work guys and thank you for your dedication and knowledgeable input that seems to be reigniting my childhood dreams of designing and publishing a game. An absolutely amazing podcast!!!

bwodtata ,

There's No Going Back...

Informative, insightful, and may cause one to want to quit their day job and design/publish games all day. An excellent resource for learning the art of game design, the gritty side of running a business, and the resources available inside and outside of the Game Crafter. If you've ever had an itch to design a game, or ever found yourself browsing the board game section of a store, and thought to yourself that you could design a game, then this is the podcast to help take that dream and make it a reality.

One word of caution, once you start listening you may find yourself spending long hours, staying up late, and designing the next big game.

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