About the Blog
Welcome to The Forbidden Limb! There are two major categories on this blog:
- Podcast/Vidcast – Richard, Jeremy, and Brian discuss the business side of the tabletop game industry in this weekly podcast/vidcast.
- Strategic Analyses – Brian gives you a data-driven overview of the various strategies to use in popular tabletop games.
Check out our episode 0 for an introduction to the podcast, our YouTube intro to learn more about the video portion, reach out on any of these social media platforms below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact one of us individually.
Brian is a corn-fed native of the Midwest, both Minnesota and South Dakota, but now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the co-founder of Overworld Games, a tabletop game publishing company. Brian has five successful Kickstarter campaigns under his belt and is best known for co-designing the game Good Cop Bad Cop and New Salem. He primarily designs and publishes very social games that create memorable experiences from very few rules.
I’m a nerd, plain and simple. I take my interests to the extreme. I still build LEGOs like I did as a kid. I’ve seen thousands of movies and every episode of over a hundred TV shows. I write my own screenplays and am going to make a living at it. I love puzzles (crossword, Ken Ken, Rubik’s, etc.) and any game where I can test my ability to think strategically. Apart from that, I was a math and science teacher for six years, I’ve been married to my beautiful pathologist wife, Ryanne, since 2012, and our first son will be born in February 2015.
Since 1998 I’ve worked professionally on various card and board games. Now I design board games as a hobby. I also organize a monthly prototype night, weekly game night and annual Unpub Protospiel event. You may have bumped into me at Protospiel Houston, Protospiel Austin, Protospiel Michigan, Protospiel San Jose or in the prototype zone at Gen Con or BGG. I’m a dedicated student of the board game industry from the designer’s perspective will share all that I have learned with you here on the Forbidden Limb podcast.