Episode 75 – Matters Of Scale

March 5, 2016

Matters Of Scale: Running A Small Gaming BusinessRPG-Design-Panelcast-sml

Recorded at Metatopia 2015

Presented by Fred Hicks, Rob Donoghue and Steve Segedy

Game publishing is a very different beast depending on how new you are to the industry and how much reach you and your game might have. Small press and independent creators will find that which printers, distributors and fulfillment channels they might use varies wildly depending on their goals and how much risk they’re willing to take.

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Episode 61 – Coming Up in the Indies: From Newcomer to Company Owner

July 11, 2015

Coming Up in the Indies: From Newcomer to Company Owner

Recorded at Metatopia 2014

Presented by Fred Hicks, Shoshana Kessock and Tim Rodriguez.

This panel will be a discussion between newer and more established company owners with success stories in the indie RPG world. They are ready to share their insight and tips about becoming part of the publishing world.

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Episode 36 – My Game Will Cost What?

November 16, 2014

My Game Will Cost What?

Presented by Curt Covert & Stephen Buonocore. This panel will seek to explain why games cost what they do. What are the expenses, and what decisions must you as a designer make in order to hit your target price point? Presented at Metatopia 2013.

 
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Episode 31 – The Care and Feeding of Freelancers

March 25, 2014

The Care and Feeding of Freelancers

This seminar was originally presented at Metatopia 2013 in Morristown NJ. This panel was led by John Stavropoulos, Ryan Macklin & Amanda Valentine 

You’ve reached the point where you’re ready to hire some professional freelancers to help you complete your game, whether as writers, editors, or artists. How do you find freelancers, how do you work with them, and how do you keep them happy to work for you?

 
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Episode 29 – Legalese and Intellectual Property

February 8, 2014

Legalese: Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents

This seminar was originally presented at Metatopia 2013 in Morristown NJ.

Presented by Justin Jacobson & Jason Pitre. It’s all about protecting yourself. Where and when do these legal concepts apply, and what do you need to do to make sure you’re covered without spending a fortune unnecessarily?

 
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Episode 16 – Indie Cradle to Indie Grave

February 9, 2013

Join Industry Insider designers and developers as they talk about post mortems of various independently published projects.  Presented by Jason Morningstar and James Earnst

 
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Episode 11 – It’s a Hit, now what? Dealing with Unexpected Success

January 5, 2013

“It’s a Hit! Now What? Dealing With Unexpected Success” presented by Fred Hicks & Curt Covert. You’ve made something and people like it and want more. Or your preorder went well – much better than you expected – and you find yourself facing a bigger print run and a bigger shipping effort than you’d planned for. Success can be a tricky thing – the bigger you succeed, the harder you have to work, and sometimes there are pitfalls. Join us and talk about the “now what?” phase.

 
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Episode 8: Licensing Popular Intellectual Property

December 15, 2012

“Licensing Popular Intellectual Property” presented by Amanda Valentine, Fred Hicks & Cam Banks. Three designers with extensive experience in the world of licensing well-known intellectual properties discuss what makes a good property for licensing, how to go about getting a license, and how to keep your licensor happy and yourself protected throughout the process.

 
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