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Episode 231 - Now What? - Finishing Games

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Steve Segedy, Christopher Badell, Mark Richardson, and Cat Tobin.

Once you've created a game, what are your options for getting it out into the world? Come ask questions and find out about printing, distribution, and fulfillment options for independent designers and small publishers. We could also include discussion of Kickstarter, BackerKit, contracts, licensing, etc.

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Episode 224 - Being a Full-Timer

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Brian Neff, Darren Watts, Cat Tobin

There are a lot of people who will say that full-time jobs don't exist in the Gaming Industry. That is wrong. There are tons of ways to make a career out of making games. It involves working long hours and probably being underpaid, but they exist. Here's how to look for them, and how to prepare for them.

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Episode 219 - DrivethruRPG

August 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Christopher Tang

"Getting Started With DriveThruRPG". Let's talk about how to interact with DriveThruRPG, some of the nitty gritty process but also the general principles to bear in mind and some of the things many people do not know like the details of the OGL, basic copyright law, the availability of Community Content programs, etc. Also taking audience questions liberally since I expect there will be those. We will also cover some of the ways the site has changed in the last year (mostly GDPR changes).

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Episode 200 - Publishing on a Tight Budget

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at BreakoutCon 2019

Presented by Todd Crapper, Tim Rodriguez, Cheyenne Grimes with moderation by Bronwyn Friesen

Not everyone has access to thousands of dollars or the benefit of a successful Kickstarter under their belt. Many indie publishers start off with financial difficulties, including poverty, but are driven to create new and exciting games. This panel looks to provide some "tips and tricks" for creating games on a tight budget or with no funds at all.

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Episode 197 - You Need a Business Partner!

March 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Nicole Perry, Peter Hayward.

When turning your board game idea into a board game company, the first step is sorting out the logistics. Unless you have a burning desire to deal with accountants, spreadsheets, corporate structures, and The Joy of Taxes, you need a business partner. Nicole Perry and Peter Hayward are business partners; listen to them discuss how they split tasks, make sure that everything is covered, and the unexpected benefits of working closely with a partner. 

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Episode 191 - We Want to Sign your Game

February 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Nicole Perry, Peter Hayward, & Curt Covert.

Every publisher is looking for the next big hit. Every time they sit down with you, they want your game to be that hit. Here are some simple tips to making games that publishers are excited to sign.

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Episode 186 - Understanding Financial Regulation

December 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Bradley Hausman.

A brief overview of SEC and some state regulations regarding crowdfunding, and other forms of raising capital, and registering your campaign. In this roundtable, feel free to discuss your experiences and how others can learn from them

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Episode 176 - Do I want to be in the Game Business?

October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2017

Presented by Michelle Lyons, Danielle Lauzon, Pete Petrusha, Maury Brown, Cam Banks.

It's relatively easy to make a game in this day and age. Making a business is harder. How much effort do you want to put into bringing a game to market/getting some revenue for your work? What are your options? How will you know what you want until you do it? Come join us for a panel discussing the whys and wherefores of game publication and where people choose to land on that spectrum.

Apologies for sound quality issues. 

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Episode 175 - Stop Working on your Game and Publish It

October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2017

Presented by Jason Walters, Brennan Taylor, James Dagg.

We'll talk about how to accept that your game will never be perfect and how to know when it's ready to publish anyway.

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Episode 173 - Selling The Goods: Choosing Your Sales Channels

September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2017

Presented by Jason Pitre, Jim Crocker, Jason Walters.

Congratulations on producing your game! Now, you have to decide how you want to sell it. This panel will talk about all of the different ways you can sell games and the costs associated with each of them. We will help you pick which options are best for you, based on your product and priorities.

 

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