The Action Points Podcast! Episode 76: Morgan Jaffit and (the) Hand(s) of Fate

In this episode:

We are joined by Morgan Jaffit of Defiant Development to talk about their latest project: Hand of Fate. In addition to discussing the game and how it came about, we also talked about gaming as parents, integration of board games and video game tropes, relying on tropes in game design, treating your Kickstarter backers right, and games for niche audiences. Also, Evan talks a little about Evolve and Aaron gives an overview of the brand new XCOM board game.

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Episode 76 – Morgan Jaffit and (the) Hand(s) of Fate

Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.

Links for the things we talked about:

Check out Hand of Fate, out now on PC, Mac, Linux, X Box One and Playstation 4.

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Follow Morgan on Twitter (@morganjaffit) and check out more from Defiant Development on their website ( and on Twitter (@DefiantDev)

There are actual swamp chickens.


We just did part 2 of our group discussion on Mother 3 – DAMN BROOMS

This GGJ 2015 game deals with a specific period.

XCOM: The Board Game

Morgan was on a panel about the convergence of tabletop and digital games at PAX AUS 2014

EV Training and IV Breeding in Pokemon

Total Annihilation still has an active community, it appears

Duels of the Planeswalkers

New World Order – The “new” paradigm of Magic: The Gathering design

Magic: The Gathering has switched from a 3 set block + Core set per year model to two separate 2-set blocks per year

Dream Quest

Journey and Flower by thatgamecompany

Counter Strike had a cheating scandal recently

We had a conversation with Sye and Allen on the podcast regarding using tropes in board games

Over the Edge RPG

Deckbuilding Games

Heroes Call

Rise to Power


Hand of Fate’s physical rewards look pretty great


One response to “The Action Points Podcast! Episode 76: Morgan Jaffit and (the) Hand(s) of Fate

  1. Pingback: The Action Points Podcast! Episode 91: Ale and Tall Tales with Dylan Shearer and Aaron Sparke | Action Points!·

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