The first in a series of podcasts recorded at Strategicon’s Gateway 2011 is also my fourth part of the “Stories of Self-Publishing” series and maybe the best one yet. Gateway hosted a ‘con within a con’ called ProtoSpiel West. This event is an opportunity for amateur game designers to come together and playtest their games, discuss the craft and talk about getting published (either on their own or with an established publisher). As part of the event, there were two panel discussions - one more on design run by the infamous jim pinto (himself an occasional guest on BGB) and the second one was made up with people I asked to join us - Guest of Honor Ted Alspach, two former Guests of Honor Dan Verssen and Jeff Siadek and ProtoSpiel West sponsor Steve Jones of Blue Panther games. As it happens, the amazing Rick Loomis from Flying Buffalo was also in the room and added good comments to the proceedings as well.
I hope you’ll enjoy these stories of self-publishing, the sage advice they each provide and some of the cautionary comments about going down the wrong roads to getting your name on one of those game boxes.
Please note that three more podcasts are on the way from Gateway 2011: Q&A sessions with Ted Alspach, Kevin Wilson and Jeff Siadek.
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