Game Design – Episode #5

Episode #5: Game Design with Sarah & Will Reed

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In this episode Cathy talks with Sarah and Will Reed about the process they went through to design their published game, Project Dreamscape. We feature questions from our listeners during the conversation. Was your name or handle mentioned? Find Out! And Nicole tells us about a new video game.

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PacifiCon Gaming Expo – Do you have your plans made for Labor Day Weekend yet? I do! What could be better than an end-of-summer gaming blow-out? I have just the thing for you! PacifiCon Game Expo in Santa Clara, CA. September 2nd – 5th. Held at the Santa Clara Marriott, this year PacifiCon will have special guests Forrest Harris of Knuckleduster Miniatures, Luke Gygax from GaryCon, Karl Kreder and Tim Porter from War Game Boot Camp, Luke Laurie from the PacifiCon Protospiel, and game designers Darin Levilof and John Welch. Activities include:

  • Historical Miniatures and Wargames
  • A War Game Bootcamp,
  • Lots of role-playing and board games,
  • Three Flea Markets,
  • Seminars, and
  • Camp ConQuest for your young gamers.

You can get all the details at PacifiConGameExpo.com. Don’t miss out! When you buy your tickets, let them know you heard about it from Our Turn Podcast and please come by our table at the con and say HI! We’d love to meet you!

Cathy’s Big Damn Crate for Firefly: The Game

Here are pictures of the finished Big Damn Crate for Firefly. I bought this at KublaCon 2016 from The Broken Token. A video from The Broken Token is also included below…

This is the box lid of the Big Damn Crate for Firefly. I stained it using a Cherry stain.

This is the box lid of the Big Damn Crate for Firefly. I stained it using a Cherry stain.

This is the Big Damn Crate when you take the lid off. The boards, instructions, and player aids sit on top of this.

This is the Big Damn Crate when you take the lid off. The boards, instructions, and player aids sit on top of this.

This shows how the ships and other tokens are stored.

This shows how the ships and other tokens are stored.

Interview with Sarah & Will Reed

Cathy talks with Sarah and her husband, Will Reed, talk about their experience designing their game, Project Dreamscape (Buy It!). They go through explaining the game and how they came up with the concept, art, play testing, and the publishing process. Cathy asks questions provided by listeners through Facebook, Twitter, and the BoardgameGeek.com Guild.

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Games Mentioned in this Episode

The links below will take you to BoardGameGeek.com, RPGGeek.com, and VideoGameGeek.com where you can learn more about the individual games. The Buy It! links will take you to FunAgainGames.com where you can purchase the game. These are affiliate links and using them will help us pay for show expenses like hosting, buying games, and traveling to conventions and events. Thanks for your support!

 Above & Below
(Buy It!)
 Aftermath Role Playing Game Battlestar Galactica
(Buy It!)
 Carson City
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Buy It!)
Dead Man’s Draw
(Buy It!)
 Dread Role Playing Game  Firefly
(Buy It!)
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Port Royal
(Buy It!)
Project Dreamscape
(Buy It!)
 Qwirkle
(Buy It!)
Race for the Galaxy
(Buy It!)
Small World
(Buy It!)
 Star Realms
(Buy It!)
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
(Buy It!)
T.I.M.E. Stories:
Under the Mask

(Buy It!)
Twilight Imperium III
(Buy It!)
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