Running Your Board Game Kickstarter at Gen Con 2016

Tips for running your Kickstarter campaign in this condensed version of a Gen Con 2016 panel!

Panelists: JT Smith, Zachary Strebeck, Jeremy Commandeur, and Brian Henk

We discuss:

– #1 Mistakes
– Kickstarter as a Business
– Stretch Goals
– Crowd Building
– Page Layout
– Reward Levels
– Naming Something vs. Image in Game
– Rules on Page
– Setting Goals

Audio/Podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/BGBP045.mp3

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Mailbag Episode #1

This is our first mailbag episode where we dig into these questions:

  • When do you give up on a game?
  • How do you recover from mistakes and setbacks?
  • How do you distinguish yourself from other games?

Audio Version: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/BGBP043.mp3

Top 10 Mistakes New Designers Make (Designer Perspective)

We continue with our top 10 mistakes new designers make with a list from the designer perspective, led by Jeremy Commandeur. Learn what you can avoid and tell us if we missed any big ones in the comments!

 

Audio/Podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/BGBP037.mp3

Getting Buzz for Your Prototype

Richard asks Jeremy and Brian to enlighten him on who to get interested in a prototype, where and when to find those people, how to get them interested, and why. Really, all the questions except “what.” You do have a prototype, right?

Audio/Podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/FLP010.mp3

Moving from Print-on-Demand to Manufacturing, Part 3 (Transitioning)

Jeremy explains the structure of a Kickstarter campaign, leaving options for POD and manufacturing open. Brian gives his three criteria for choosing a manufacturer. Richard puzzles over the benefits of different manufacturer locations.

Audio/Podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/FLP009.mp3

Moving from Print-on-Demand to Manufacturing, Part 2 (Mistakes)

Brian gives several examples of errors that can occur with either POD or manufacturing and Richard discovers the guys’ tips for minimizing mistakes. Jeremy talks about getting games played by publishers.

Audio/Podcast version: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/FLP008.mp3