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January 11, 2017
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The guys from BGB Podcast take a look at the future and discuss their thoughts on:

• Legacy Games
• Quality Kickstarter Exodus
• Otherwise, Kickstarter Growth Continues
• Will Quality Go Up or Down?
• Company Mergers
• Component Diversification
• “Meeples with a Twist”
• Chipboard Constructs
• Display Games
• Unexpected Components

December 12, 2016
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The Guys from BGBP discuss their tips for building up your network in the board gaming industry:

J10 – Participate in contests.
J9 – Be easy to find on social media.
J8 – Place encouragement above criticism.
J7 – Do your homework to avoid wasting publishers’ time.
J6 – Observe Publisher Speed Date.
J5 – Go to Protospiel and Unpub events.

November 24, 2016
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The guys from BGBP discuss why you might want to stay away from jumping into the industry, including topics such as:

- You will lose money.
- You will lose time, effort, and opportunities.
- Other people will be critical of your work.
- The work is not all fun.
- Your game is not special.
- Kickstarter campaigns and fulfillment are stressful.

November 6, 2016
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The folks from BGBP discuss how to reach your core audience, including:

- Luring on the First Day
o Promo Packs/Where to Sell Them
o Coupon Books
- To Do Lists
- Banners/Advertisements
- Other Ideas
- Email Lists
- Playtesting Upcoming Kickstarter Games
- When to Send Con Updates
- Kickstarter Campaigns during Cons

October 27, 2016
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The foks from BGBP discuss how to exhibit at a major con, including such talking points as:

- When to pull the trigger?
o Playtest Hall
o Volunteer at another Booth
- Booth shape and layout
- Selling at a Con without a Booth
- Copies Sold
- Number of Volunteers Required
- Banners and Signage
- GenCon Pickup

October 20, 2016
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Running Your Board Game Kickstarter (GenCon 2016 Panel)

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

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September 29, 2016
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JT Smith of The Game Crafter
Zachary Strebeck, the Game Lawyer
Jeremy Commandeur, Game Designer
Brian Henk of Overworld Games

Here are some topics they discuss:

Forming your business
Game manufacturing options (US, Europe, China, etc.)
Different ways to sell your game
Traditional and alternative distribution models

August 13, 2016
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The gents at BGB Podcast answer your questions, including topics such as:

- When do you give up on a game?

- How do you recover from mistakes and setbacks?

- How do you distinguish yourself from other games?

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July 16, 2016
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The folks from BGBP discuss if you should make your designs available as print and plays.

- Advantages
- Early Feedback
- Kickstarter
- Limited or Full Version?
- What do players use them for?
- Shopping Ahead
- Evaluating Gameplay
- Evaluating Art
- Why a P&P isn’t giving the game away.
- Translations
- Other components

June 24, 2016
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Hey, the guys talk about how to host a convention!
How to Host a Convention

- Start small

o Monthly meet-ups

o Prototype night

- Location

o Mom & Pop Restaurant

o Game Store

- Getting Published Designers

- Travel and Experience

- Supporting and Nurturing Designers

- Getting Playtesters