In this episode:
We speak with Brisbane-based board game designer and host of the Tablepop podcast, Jason Kotzur-Yang. We talk about his design process and setting goals for Hedron (successfully Kickstarted yay!) and Ragnarol, Netrunner and metagames, and finding time to catch up on pop culture. Also, Daniel watched some Kill la Kill and The Devil is a Part-Timer on AnimeLab, Aaron played Five Tribes, Adam played the Civilization board game and Evan talks about Mother 3. Again.
Links for the things we talked about:
There will be an Incubator Meetup for board game designers on 10 October 2014, starting 7 pm at Alchemist’s Refuge at Games Laboratory. I’ll be there!
Kill la Kill aka Extreme Fashion Battles (which Michael and Evan went on about on a previous podcast episode)
Salted Coke is tasty
So is salt candy
Cargo Noir uses a similar set-collection bonus
Was Mother the first RPG set in a current (for its age) setting, or was this?
Evan previously made us watch all the Madoka movies at once
Jason will be sharing a booth at PAX Australia 2014 with Allen Chang, who we previously spoke to on the podcast
We previously talked briefly about the future of Netrunner with James of Games Laboratory on this episode of the podcast.
Doomtown: Reloaded is another revival of a 90s CCG as an LCG style game, now released by AEG.
William Gibson’s Neuromancer is a pretty seminal work for cyberpunk
Jason reminded me of Robot Jox, which I watched as a small child
I also watched the Battletech cartoon when I was younger
Skyrim is an Inventory Management game with RPG elements
Pack the Pack is an actual Inventory Management board game
Hearthstone is not playable on airplanes
The Game Crafter is a well known print-on-demand service provider
Panda Game Manufacturing is a popular option for a lot of board game Kickstarter projects
We previously spoke with another Australian game designer, Paul Sztajer, about Time Fight and Particulars
Come say hi to us at PAX Australia 2014!