This week, Ian & Matt are joined once again by regular guest Aaron to discuss the importance of cultural consultants, some truly eye-watering Kickstarter numbers, and the effects Kickstarter has had on the board game industry. Also featuring an exclusive interview with Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games!
[00:01:23] Soap Box - Issac Childres hires a Cultural Consultant for Frosthaven
[00:12:17] Soap Box - Ian talks about an upcoming Sign Language inspired TTRPG, Inspirisles
[00:15:27] Kickin’ It with Aaron! - The Crew talks some hard numbers about Kickstarter
[00:25:11] Kickstarter: Are We Good?
[00:26:50] Aaron talks about his history with Kickstarter and his thoughts on the industry
[00:31:43] Jamey Stegmaier joins us to discuss the lessons he’s learned over the years, both as a game designer and game backer on Kickstarter
[00:56:32] How to make smart choices when backing a Kickstarter
[01:00:53] Ian talks about the toxicity that killed a Warframe-inspired TTRPG
A huge thank you once again to Jamey Stegmaier for giving us even more time than he promised and for being such a phenomenal guest!
A brief programming note: the podcast will be taking some time off as Ian prepares to move, but don’t change that dial! We’ll be back before you know it.
Other games discussed this episode: Exploding Kittens, Fog of Love, Gloomhaven, Warframe
- Intro and Outro Music - "A Robust Crew by Darren Curtis"