Welcome to Your Table's on Fire! - a weekly conversation with some of the hottest game designers on Kickstarter. Each episode we interview a new designer, discussing their gaming history, design process and inspirations. Along the way, we have a few laughs and maybe even learn a thing or two.
Episode #52 – Hardback
How do you deliver an expansion to one of the bestselling word games of all time? By throwing it away and starting from scratch – that’s how! In episode 52, we speak with Tim Fowers and Jeff Beck (yes – he just might be our regular host), the designers of Hardback (the “pre-quill” to Paperback).Read more →
Episode #51 – Peak Oil
Our world runs on oil… dirty, dirty oil. But when the wells run dry, a new economy will emerge. Who will rise from the ashes to claim this new world order? In episode 51, we speak with Tobias Gohrbandt, the co-designer of Peak Oil. During our conversation, we discuss co-designing a game with someone whoRead more →
Episode #50 – Bargain Quest
Why risk your neck going on adventures when you can make a fortune from the safety of your own home, selling adventuring equipment to the foolish heroes that visit your shop? In the bicentennial episode 50, we chat with Jonathan Ying, famed co-designer of Star Wars: Imperial Assault and DOOM The Board Game (among others),Read more →
Episode #49 – Dragon Dodge
Don’t get me wrong – sometimes a massive, 3-hour, heavy-euro game is the only way to fly. But sometimes you just need a light strategy game that you can wrap up in 30 minutes or less. In episode 49, we chat with Maggie Stewart and Jeff Fitzgerald, the founders of Hidden Creek Games, and theRead more →
Episode #48 – Claim
If you found a gold nugget, how far would you go to keep it? Would you hide it from your friends? Would you lie about where you kept it? In episode 48, we chat with Andrew Stengele of Forced Perspective Entertainment and Jimmy Schnitzlein, the publisher and designer, respectfully, of Claim: The Search for theRead more →
Episode #47 – Yukon Salon
Everyone needs a good hair stylist… even, and perhaps especially, the burly men (and bears) of the northern expanse. In today’s episode, we speak with David Fooden, the designer of the upcoming game, Yukon Salon. During our conversation, we discuss how to keep busy when no one shows up for your game demo, why indieRead more →
A must listen for aspiring game creators
Each episode Jeff picks the brains of emerging game creators who are actively promoting a game on Kickstarter. A fun listen for people interested in the process behind their favorite games and a great resource for those interested in trying it out themselves. The game design challenge at the end where guests create a game on the spot based on random cues is particularly enjoyable.