Using Chipboard

Here are the chipboard-related topics we discuss:

  • Why use chipboard?
    • Feel
    • Durability
  • Why wouldn’t you want to?
    • Cost
    • Wear
    • Weight
  • 3D chipboard constructions
  • Cost analysis
  • Sizes and custom shapes
  • Standard sheets/thickness/layers
  • Finishes and coating
  • Unpub/Protospiel San Jose

Audio Version: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/BGBP035.mp3

 

 

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Writing Rules!

Richard, Jeremy, and Brian talk about writing rules. Here are some of the topics we cover:

  • Different styles of reading and writing rules
  • Rules layouts
  • Managing versions of rules
  • Rules editors
  • Sanity test
  • Reference cards vs. rules
  • Rules for an expansion
  • Blind playtests

Podcast/Audio: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/FLP026.mp3

Resources:
The Game Crafter Sanity Tests

 

 

Convention Booths

Here we talk about the convention tips we’ve learned over the years, such as:
– tools for running a booth
– good deals on signage for a booth or table
– traffic patterns
– booth tables, chairs, table runners
– options for taking credit cards
– vendor licenses
– booth cover
– health essentials

Podcast/Audio Version: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/FLP024.mp3

Board Game Legal Issues with Zachary Strebeck

In this episode, we ask a REAL LAWYER, Zachary Strebeck, about the questions you’ve always wanted to ask about the game industry. Zach has been a contributor for The Dice Tower for a long time as he specializes in board and video game cases and clients. Here are some topics we cover:

  • Copyrights, Patents
  • Creative Commons Licenses
  • Contract Pitfalls
  • Protecting Game Mechanics
  • What do I do if someone steals my game idea?
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements

Podcast/Audio: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/FLP019.mp3

Resources
http://www.strebecklaw.com/ – Zach’s website.
http://legalmovespodcast.com/ – Zach’s podcast.

Tabletop Game Publishing and Design Panel – 2015 San Jose Protospiel

This panel was from the 2015 San Jose Protospiel and covered design and publishing of tabletop games. It was hosted by Grant Rodiek and also had Teale Fristoe, Chris Castagnetto, Jeremy Commandeur, and Brian Henk.

Podcast/Audio Version: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/audio_inc_intro.mp3