I Have a Board Game Idea, Now What? Part 13 – Updates from The Hackers Guild Team

By Raymond Northcott | August 17, 2016 | 0

It has been a little while since I last posted an update on the progress of The Hackers Guild and I wanted to catch everyone up on what has changed and been accomplished in the process of developing The Hackers Guild.

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The Hackers Guild Gen Con Photo Contest

By Raymond Northcott | August 2, 2016 | 0

Games By Ray is excited to remind their followers that The Hackers Guild will be making an appearance at #GenCon2016 this upcoming weekend in the IGA Games Library available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 AM to 8 PM in the ICC Red Hall. As an incentive for those attending Gen Con to check it out, we are going to be giving away a set of promotional cards. Continue reading for more information.

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Repost of I Have a Board Game Idea, Now What? Part 9 – Finding the Right Manufacturer

By Raymond Northcott | August 1, 2016 | 0

The last couple of blog posts have been re-posts of blog entries I previously posted to the blog when it was living at This final post was originally post on March 16, 2016 and goes over finding the right manufacturer for printing your game project.

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Repost of I Have A Board Game Idea – Now What? Part 8 – Alternatives to Traditional Protyping

By Raymond Northcott | July 29, 2016 | 0

As I mentioned last time, I will be posting a couple old blog posts that I was able to recover from the posts I wrote on my old homepage The next entry was originally posted on February 11, 2016 and is all about digital alternatives to traditional prototyping.

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I Have A Board Game Idea – Now What? Rerelease of Part 6: Kickstarter Basics

By Raymond Northcott | July 28, 2016 | 0

A couple of month ago I lost access to my previous website at including the first 9 articles in my I Have A Board Game Idea – Now What? Series. I was able to retrieve a couple of the entries from Google’s page cache and will be re-posting those articles here. The first one was the 6th entry in the series all about what exactly Kickstarter is and some tips on creating a great project page.

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I Have A Board Game Idea, Now What? Part 12 : Printing Review Copies

By Raymond Northcott | July 25, 2016 | 0

For me personally one of the most exciting times during the development of your board game is finally getting a professionally printed copy of your prototype in your hands. While the days of multiple physical prototype iterations are slowly being replaced with digital prototyping, you will still need to make a number of professionally printed copies of your “finalized” prototypes to send to reviewers. In today’s post I will look at a couple of the options available for printing your prototypes.

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Problem With the Newsletter Subscription Plugin Has Been Resolved

By Raymond Northcott | June 27, 2016 | 0

Good morning everyone, Just wanted to let everyone know that the issue we were having with our newsletter subscription plugin has been resolved. Thanks again for […]

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Backup Newsletter Sign Up Link

By Raymond Northcott | June 23, 2016 | 0

Hey everyone, It appears that we are having some technical difficulties with our newsletter plugin. While we work on resolving these, new subscribers can join our […]

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I Have A Board Game Idea, Now What? Part 11 : Lessons learned from PrairieCon XXXVII

By Raymond Northcott | June 7, 2016 | 0

Over the weekend, I attended PrairieCon XXXVII in Brandon. It was a great weekend full of meeting new people and playing games, including a number of playtest sessions for The Hackers Guild. While I had a great time, and got some invaluable feedback, there are a few things that I would definitely do different at the next con I attend.

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