Episode 74: Funding the Dream’s Richard Bliss while on my cell phone

This episode of Getting Geeky with Gamer Leaf is brought to you by Phillip Reed’s www.battlegrip.com

Gamer Leaf sits down with the famous Richard Bliss of Funding the Dream

Who began gaming with Mouse Trap, Monopoly and Careers to name a few.

Richard recently went from casual to heavy gaming. He went to some gaming cons and got very involved. Days of Wonder’s Memoir ’44 by Richard Borg was the game that got his attention.

His favorite’s depend upon the people he plays with. Which include:

Games are defined by their mechanics like Matt Leacock’s Pandemic

AJ and Solo Games.

Dominion for Deck Builders. Role for the Galaxy in Dice games.

Who is the Game Whisperer?

Who’s heard of Kickstarter? a few years ago seldom people knew what it was at GenCon

His podcast: He was in Board game space (even though Tom Vasle wonders if he even plays board games)

Richard brings a business perspective to the idea of what crowd funding was. He often says “Seldom do you have a funding problem, you almost always have a crowd problem. If you find the crowd it will solve the funding. So he set up a podcast that would talk to gamers (Well anyone) He uses it to teach you how to use these tools to be better at raising money for your crowdfunding project. As well as, to build you image, build you business: The legal aspects, the tax aspect, graphic design, shipping, manufacturing The whole Gambit on creating and crowdfunding your game.

He’s had the founders of Panda Games, Jamie Stegmeyer

bottom line: he helps teach people how to take advantage of this crowdfunding thing and raise money for whatever their dream is.

Doing all of this even got him on Good Morning America.

He will be slanting away from board games a little. One of these episodes will be about podcasting, some will be authors about patreon.

His last episode: Linkdin most downloaded. His downloads are way up. Summary is the hardest part. Post content that resonates with your audience. Someone using what Richard taught him over the weekend had over 10,000 views in 24 hours.

Will Linkdin be the next Facebook?

4 Big ones: Facebook (Personal), Linkdin (Business), Twitter (consuming a lot of content in a quick time), and instagram (communicate through pictures and hashtags) someone who works with him has 42k instagram followers, YouTube his daughter has a video channel of My Little Pony lypsynching (Tangerine Blast) (https://www.youtube.com/user/TangerineBlast)

AAA: Get Pocket: allows him to save stories to share on social media. Pocket will allow him to create content to share.

Buffer: helps him spread out his content spread out throughout the week.

REV.com $1 a minute it transcribes whole talk by humans, $0.10 a minute by Robots

  Pandemic

Google: Richard Bliss

Not as hard to talk to famous people as suspected.

Kickstarter Corner:

My Cats, My Dogs and Me Ends Wed, December 27 

Paws against humanity

Squatch The Board Game | Time To Catch That Sneaky Devil

Shout out our network: Ryan Camic of The GiveawayGeek, Helena The Board Game News and Joshua Burall who is Logan Chops.

Episode 73; Runes of Ragnarok – A Game of Dice, Combat, and Strategy

Gamer Leaf sits down with Chris from Windborn Games to talk about

Runes of Ragnarok – A Game of Dice, Combat, and Strategy

that has about a week or so on Kickstarter.

He loves Cryptozoic Deck builders: Lord of the Rings and DC Deck Builders.

Current favorite: Overlords of Infamy

We talk a bit about Carl of L4Studios’ Kapow.

Preview of his game from Gaming with Edo Eduardo Baraf, Live Stream with Michael Wright Unfiltered Gamer, Written Reviews from Board Gaming for the Win and Everything Board Games

Kickstarter Corner starring Gamer Leaf and Bat/Little Leaf stay tuned to end for banter from these two.

Kickstarter Corner:

My Cats, My Dogs and Me Ends Wed, December 27 

Jonathon Thompson of Battlefield Press‘ Sherwood: The Legend of Robin Hood 2e (Savage Worlds)

Episode 72: My Cats, My Dogs and Me


Gamer Leaf sits down with Tayrn to talk about  his new game on Kickstarter called My Cats, My Dogs and Me Ends Wed, December 27

Wrote a script for Jason Starne

currently in production called Chubby Cubbies

 and

 Jason suggested that he make a board game based on stories he wrote for his daughter when she was younger.

It reminds me of shows like Milo and Ottis. Homeward Bound.

His game will have cats and dog minis, I love the idea of the wild pack.

Professionals helping him: Jason Starne and Jerald Lewis

AAA: Skyrim

he liked far cry primal having animals was cool

New to Social media FB & instagram

Kickstarter Corner:

Random Coping Chess Ends Wed Dec 6th, plus don’t forget Side Effects ends Thursday December 7th

Episode 71; Stool Pigeon


This episode of Getting Geeky with Gamer Leaf is brought to you be battlegrip.com by Phillip Reed from Steve Jackson games.

Gamer Leaf sits down with Nate to talk about his new game Stool Pigeon which is currently on Kickstarter. He made twists to games for high schoolers he works with.

Twisted Mayfair Games Settlers of Catan to use darts instead of dice. Set out exploding kittens as a mine field.

Nate recently got into Z-man Games’ pandemic.

Reviews: Burdown show does a live play through of Stool Pigeon, check it out here! https://www.facebook.com/BurndownShow/videos/1298410510265368/

AAA:  Ketch app’s http://www.ketchappstudio.com/ Favorite being: Falling Balls. He also likes Tower defense games like Clash of Clans.

I talk about Facebook Messenger’s Endless Lake as well as Looney Toons Dash.

Find them online by using Stool Pigeon Game instagram, Website and Facebook

We talk a little Clash of Clans as well as some of his upcoming game ideas.

Kickstarter Corner:

Random Coping Chess Ends Wed Dec 6th, plus don’t forget Side Effects ends Thursday December 7th Unfiltered Gamer really liked this game.

My Cats, My Dogs and Me Ends Wed, December 27 

Episode 70l; NuÆther – Mechanix, Mutations, & Magic

This episode is brought to you by www.battlegrip.com produced by Phillip Reed who is the CEO of Steve Jackson Games all about toys from the coolest times ever 70’s, 80’s and 90’s

Gamer Leaf sits down with Dane Asmund to talk about his new game on Kickstarter NuÆther – Mechanix, Mutations, & Magic 

Started with Dungeon & Dragons. His favorite is dread which is a one shot game with a Jenga tower.

NuÆther is reminiscent of games like Hyper Light Drifter, or Bastion, or transistor

Kickstarter Corne: War Room: A Larry Harris Game Fri, December 8

4 different scenarios (Eastern Front, Europe, Pacific, Global) allows for a wide range of players is nice.  Many seem to assume that it is only good for 4-6 players.   Thanks!

2-6 (or even 7 unofficially if someone is willing to play just China)  All 4 scenarios can be played by just 2 players.

Random Coping Chess Ends Wed Dec 6th, plus don’t forget Side Effects ends Thursday December 7th Eduardo Barif is a backer of this game. Unfiltered Gamer really liked this game.

My Cats, My Dogs and Me Ends Wed, December 27 

Shout out our network: Ryan Camic of The GiveawayGeek, Helena The Board Game News and Joshua Burall who is Logan Chops.

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Episode 69: War Room- A Larry Harris Game


Gamer Leaf sits down with Thomas Gale and Larry Harris who is best known for designing Axis & Allies. Larry Harris is the owner and designer for Harris Game Design after a career as Principal or Senior Game Designer for companies such as Hasbro, Parker Brothers, Mattel Inc. and Milton Bradley. He has designed over 200 published games.

They talk about World War 2 and his latest game War Room which is now on Kickstarter

AAA: 3DStudio Max, adobe products (adobe Photoshop, adobe after effects and Sarif

Tom and Larry are friends with Greenfield Games

Playtested here: The Castle: A Board Game Cafe

Find them online Here