Congratulations to giveaway winners

By Raymond Northcott | October 27, 2016 | 0

Over the last week or so, Games By Ray LLC and partnered together to run a giveaway of 3 copies of the Kickstarter premium version […]

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Earn free upgrades while supporting The Hackers Guild

By Raymond Northcott | October 11, 2016 | 0

Welcome back. We are entering week two of the Kickstarter campaign and I’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of backers like yourself. The campaign has come […]

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The Hackers Guild is now live on Kickstarter

By Raymond Northcott | October 3, 2016 | 0

Hey Everone! Just a quick note to let you know that The Hackers Guild is now live on Kickstarter! I’d love for you to check it […]

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I Have a Board Game Idea – Now What? Digital Prototyping Warfare – Tabletopia vs Tabletop Simulator

By Raymond Northcott | September 24, 2016 | 0

Welcome back everyone! A while back one of the Facebook groups I belong to had a thread discussing the comparison of Tabletopia vs Tabletop Simulator. While there are some really great resources and thoughts that have already been published on the subject, I thought I would add my two cents now that I have had a chance to use them both for digitizing The Hackers Guild.

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I Have a Board Game Idea – Now What? Part 16: Interview with Matt Holden from the IGA

By Raymond Northcott | September 15, 2016 | 2

As a follow up to part 14 I reached out to Matt Holden of the India Game Alliance to learn more about him and what his organization offers to the board game community. Enjoy!

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I Have a Board Game Idea – Now What? Part 15: The Hackers Guild Prototype Printing Postmortem

By Raymond Northcott | September 10, 2016 | 0

In the 15th entry in the I Have a Board Game Idea – Now What? series Raymond does a postmortem post on his experiences working with Chris Newton and in getting the review copy prototypes printed for The Hackers Guild.

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Prototypes for The Hackers Guild Have Finally Arrived

By Raymond Northcott | September 3, 2016 | 0

Hey Everyone,

I have some really exciting news. After waiting for over a month, the final review copies for The Hackers Guild finally arrived yesterday. I took some pictures as I was unboxing the games and thought I would share them with you.

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I Have a Board Game Idea – Now What? Part 14: You're Not Alone

By Raymond Northcott | August 30, 2016 | 0

One of the many challenges you will come across in your journey of becoming a game designer is the vast amount of information that is available on the subject. If you are planning on becoming a Kickstarter creator as well, that amount of information seems to grow exponentially and it is very easy to become overwhelmed with all of the things you “should” or “need” to be doing.

The good news is that you don’t have do this all by yourself. The gaming community is full of other designers, publishers, and players that are more than happy to help you along they way and share some of their wisdom and experience so you don’t need to be reinventing the wheel.

In today’s post, I will be sharing with you some of the resources that I have found that were a great help to me in hopes that they will help you as well.

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Raymond Northcott and Games By Ray Make Podcast Debut

By Raymond Northcott | August 22, 2016 | 0

@GamesbyRay’s interview with Chris Renshall of @TGIK_Games_CR and The Cardboard Architects (@cbapodcast) podcast is now live.

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