Episode 28 - Scott Almes - Tiny Epic Designer

This week Jack talks with Scott Almes, best known for the Tiny Epic series of games published by Gamelyn Games. That said, Scott's new joint with Gamelyn is not so tiny; the very impressive looking Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea. Jack and Scott talk about the future of the Tiny Epic series, his partnership with Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games, what makes Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea so special, and deriving meaning and purpose in one's work and hobbies. Also, Jack gives a list of his 3 favorite Scott Almes games and 3 favorite non-Scott Almes games that can be played during a lunch-break.
Kickstarter for Heroes of LA&S - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coe/heroes-of-land-air-and-sea?ref=nav_search

3 Fave Scott Almes Games:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/148951/tiny-epic-kingdoms
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/155708/tiny-epic-defenders
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/155969/harbour

3 Fave NON-SA Games for lunch-breaks:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/148228/splendor
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/822/carcassonne

Podcast Episode 21 featuring Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games: http://www.cardboardherald.com/podcasts/2017/3/29/episode-21-michael-coe-of-gamelyn-games

Episode 27 - Reiner Knizia, designer of ALL THE GAMES

Jack talks with the legendary and prolific good doctor of board games, Reiner Knizia. And it turns out, he is just a dude who wants to bring joy to the world. We talk games, moving back to Germany, inspirations, how to maintain focus in one's work, and his impact on the industry. Check out the visual companion to this episode on the blog at www.cardboardherald.com.

Episode 25 - Chris Bryan of Board With Life

You may know Chris Bryan from his board game sitcom, Board With Life, but did you know he also designs games, plays drums, and hosts a weekly board game news show? Jack and Chris talk about his diverse career, how to determine who gets golden geek medals, and why the McElroys need to stop creating new and awesome podcasts.
Check out Board With Life on their youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MoonratMedia

Episode 24 - Kevin "QXC" Riley, pro-Starcraft player turned game designer

Jack talks with Kevin Riley, retired pro-StarCraft player who's cooperative board game Aeon's End has a kickstarter up now for it's stand alone expansion. This conversation goes to some uncharted territory for TCbH, with a surprising focus on mental health and stability of people who are singularly dedicated to a project or career. You can find Aeon's End: War Eternal here - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2012515236/aeons-end-war-eternal?ref=nav_search

Episode 23 - Josh Krause, M:TG art dealer

This week, Jack talks with Josh Krause of originalmagicart.store, the premier source of Magic: The Gathering original artwork and sketches online. We talk about tracking down original paintings lost in time, how to best support artists, why Hurloon Minotaur is the best artwork in all of M:TG, and Josh's kickstarter to host the first M:TG art show at the GP in Las Vegas 2017. 
Check out the kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/originalmagicart/magic-art-show-art-exhibition-at-gp-las-vegas-2017?ref=nav_search

Episode 22 - Sebastian Koziner: designer, artist, and Argentinian publisher

Jack talks with the incredible, multi-tallented Sebastian Koziner. You may know him as the designer of Mutant Crops which has a kickstarter up right now, but did you know he was the first person to self-design, publish, and manufacture board games in Argentina? Sebastian has also provided graphic design and art for tabletop games all over the world.
Mutant Crops kickstarter can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/holeshotheroes/mutant-crops-quick-worker-placement-tabletop-game

Episode 21 - Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games

Jack talks with Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games in what is possibly his favorite interview so far. We talk about the future of the Tiny Epic Series, the importance of sharing with backers, why it's important to be a paladin, and how he felt about the Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea controversy. 

Check out my 7 Wonders Broken Token Insert Review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzDBn3YaCUI&t=81s

 

Episode 20 - Andrew Birkett of Atheris Games

Jack talks with the entrepreneurial mastermind, Andrew Birkett; owner of Atheris Games and designer of their successfully kickstarted (and delivered) Cul-de-sac Conquest. Atheris just launched it's 2nd kickstarter for Mutant Crops. Andrew definitely has plans and Jack is excited to see how the Atheris Games story unfolds.
Mutant Crops kickstarter is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/holeshotheroes/mutant-crops-quick-worker-placement-tabletop-game?ref=nav_search
TCbH Mini Review of Kingdom Builder Marshlands here: http://www.cardboardherald.com/reviews/2017/3/15/expansion-mini-review-kingdom-builder-marshlands

Episode 11 - The Bard of BardicBroadcasts

Jack talks with The Bard of the BardicBroadcasts youtube channel, perhaps best known for the viral hit "Why Heroquest is so Great". Bard uses his "cracking unboxings" to share gaming's history and lore. We talk Heroquest, unboxings, games workshop, D&D, Tolkien, and so much more. 

New Games: Forbidden Stars & Secret Hitler