Episode 60 - Our Favorite Gaming Memories ft. Jamey Stemaier, Jerry Hawthorne, Bruno Cathala & more

We have some friends of the show come on and share some of their favorite gaming memories. A big thank you to all our guests: Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games, Jerry Hawthorne, Bruno Cathala, Chris & Lindsey of Behind the Box, Andrew Birkett of Atheris Games, Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games, and Chris & December of C&D Discuss, be sure to check out all of their amazing stuff. Have a Happy New Year, everyone! - Jack

Episode 56 - Kenna & Rich of Going Last - Live at PAX

I got a chance to meet up with two of my favorite podcasters, Rich and Kenna of Going Last, live at PAX. It was a blast to talk about the con, games, and bizarrely, the Cuban missile Crisis. If you haven't checked out their stuff, you absolutely should, they set the bar in informative, entertaining, and welcoming gaming podcasts. If you are excited for more PAX coverage, we got all kinds of stuff going up on the podcast and youtube channels, and if you have any questions or just want to start a flame war, you can always find me on twitter @cardboardherald, or email me at cardboardherald@gmail.com.

Helpful Links:
Going Last Website - goinglast.net/
Going Last Twitter - https://twitter.com/goinglast
Atomic Game Theory PAX Unplugged Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/videos/202183815
TCbH Website - www.cardboardherald.com
TCbH Twitter - https://twitter.com/cardboardherald
TCbH Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsBLZ33CJXoUffCBF7plpjg

Episode 54 - Ken Meyer Jr. - Artist behind the (Kird) Ape

Jack talks with Ken Meyer Jr., prolific artist behind several classic Magic: The Gathering Cards and numerous Vampire the Masquerade illustrations. Ken has had a wide range of art jobs over the years, and we talk about his time working in tabletop gaming, his childhood dreams of being a comic artist, his time modeling art for video games, and more. You can find Ken's work at http://www.kenmeyerjr.com.

Episode 53 - Roberto Di Meglio of Ares Games, Co-Designer of War of the Ring

Starting a new year of podcasts off right with the lovely Roberto Di Meglio! Dude has had a long history working in many capacities throughout the gaming industry, and his history as a journalist and designer parallels the development of the Italian Gaming Scene. We talk about growing up in Italy, how War of the Ring was born out of a fever dream, and get the full scoop about the new game in the WotR line; The Hunt for the Ring. I'll be doing a review of Hunt for the Ring as soon as I get back from PAX unplugged, so be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel so you don't miss it. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsBLZ33CJXoUffCBF7plpjg

Other Helpful Links:
Ares Games - www.aresgames.eu
Hunt for the Ring BGG Page - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/216070/hunt-ring
War of the Ring 2nd Ed BGG Page - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/115746/war-ring-second-edition
TCbH on Twitter - https://twitter.com/cardboardherald

Episode 52 - Jerry Hawthorne, designer of Mice & Mystics and Stuffed Fables

Holy smokes! Episode 52!? We are really 1 year in? Well I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to have beloved designer Jerry Hawthorne in. Jerry is a designer for Plaid Hat Games, notable for being the creator of the Mice & Mystics line, and his upcoming game Stuffed Fables. We talk about creativity, imaginative play, cutting hair, and raising kids. Jerry is one of the most affable, kind people to have graced the podcast and I can't wait to have him back on again.

In the meantime, did you know we could get even MORE pretentious? Yes, that's right, The Cardboard Herald was stupid enough to call someone's bluff on twitter, and we introduced the youtube series "Rook & Record" where we pair a board game with the perfect companion record in 2 minutes or less. Gotta love that #vinyl, yo! 

Helpful Links:
BGG Charity Auction - https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/231363?commentid=7523853#comment7523853
Our new archive - http://www.cardboardherald.com/reviews-archive/
Rook & Record: Mystic Vale - https://youtu.be/QOwitR5ps_A
Cardboard Cutouts: 3 Strategic Horror Games to Play This Halloween - https://youtu.be/yZbZKUGPz98
Stuffed Fables BGG Page - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/233312/stuffed-fables

Episode 51 - Kenna Conklin of Going Last

Kenna is 1/2 of the amazing Going Last podcast; the next-best podcast on the web-ernets! Jack and Kenna talk about X-men, gender options in games, Going Last's policy on reviews, podcast, and much, much more. Both hosts of Going Last will be at PAX Unplugged, and you can find all of their stuff on iTunes, Stitcher, and www.goinglast.net.

Helpful Links:
Going Last's website: www.goinglast.net
Yamatai Review: http://www.cardboardherald.com/reviews/2017/10/17/yamatai-for-queen-himikos-smil
Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective Review: http://www.cardboardherald.com/reviews/2017/10/17/gumshoe-struggles-a-sherlock-holmes-consulting-detective-review
Broken Token Terraforming Mars Insert Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JZEdZ-Jp70

Episode 50 - Chris Faulkenberry of Stone Circle Games, designer of Battle for Biternia

Jack talks with Chris Faulkenberry of Stone Circle Games, designer of Battle for Biternia. We talk about resilience, getting by with a little help from your friends, and spoony bards; not to mention we dive deep into what makes Battle for Biternia such a great game. You can find more Stone Circle Games at www.stonecirclegames.com, and the kickstarter for Battle for Biternia launches November 7th 2017. 

Episode 49 - Michael Coe's tiny epic return to TCbH

Michael Coe comes on the show to talk about the brand new Tiny Epic Defenders 2nd Edition and The Dark War expansion, both on Kickstarter right now. We cover topics ranging from equipable meeples, design challenges, upcoming projects, reflections of a veteran kickstarter-superstar, and company goals for Gamelyn Games. This is Michael's second time on the show, and is one of Jack's favorite people in the board game space.

No time stamps for this episode due to the quick turnaround.

Helpful Links:
Tiny Epic Defenders & The Dark War Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coe/tiny-epic-defenders-the-dark-war-and-ted-2nd-editi?ref=discovery
Michael Coe's first TCbH interview: http://www.cardboardherald.com/podcasts/2017/3/29/episode-21-michael-coe-of-gamelyn-games
Scott Almes' TCbH interview: http://www.cardboardherald.com/podcasts/2017/5/17/episode-28-scott-almes-tiny-epic-designer
Inis first impressions video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymVz1MRvPWQ&t=19s
Hellas & Elysium first impressions video: http://www.cardboardherald.com/reviews/2017/9/26/expansoin-mini-terraforming-mars-hellas-elysium

Episode 48 - Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games

Carla Kopp comes on to talk about her new game on kickstarter, Stellar Leap! We cover everything from the four Xs in X, to what gets her pumped to play Stellar Leap over and over again. We also hit on all kinds of other topics including being a woman designer, what anime character she most relates to, ideas of other creative endeavors, and some really great actionable tips for launching your own kickstarter.

No time stamps on this one since there was a super quick turnaround to get it posted, but you can check out Stellar Leap at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weirdgiraffegames/stellar-leap

Also, while you are at it, you should probably check out our new video series, Cardboard Cutouts. I LOVE how episode 2 came out. If you want to see more of this stuff, definitely support us by giving ye olde' thumbs up and subscribing to our youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNH-cWhlEuM