MN 0116 Lost SaltCON Interviews: Dapper Kris, Daft Chris, Designers Dale Tolley and Matt Saunders, and STGCon Organizers, Alex and Shaea

This episode we catch up with five different interviews from SaltCON 2016.

0:00-1:11 – Introduction

1:12-14:38 Kris McClanahan from Deeply Dapper talks about his geeky products for sale at his Etsy store or at

14:38-24:57 Chris Urinko of Daft Concepts talks about his current projects on sale at Etsy and

24:58-32:42 Dale Tolley, designer of Cheesonomics, from Eagle-Gryphon, talks to us about game design and his future plans

32:43-38:19 Matt Saunders, designer of Mow Money, published by Mayday Games, talks about his game. Follow him on Twitter @Matt_Saunders

38:20-47:28 Shaea and Alex Bernard of the Saint George Board Game Convention talk about their inaugural year and what they plan for their 2016 convention. Find out more at

MN 0114 The Broken Token

MN 0114 The Broken Token

At SaltCON 2016 we sat down with Greg Spence and talked about inserts, how he started the company, and many of his offerings, including his impressive convention schedule. You can find them at their website or at Origins, GenCon, BGG.con, or many of the other conventions they have scheduled. The Broken Token is likely the board game insert maker that has the most titles to choose from with many more coming in the future!

MN 0112 Dan Wells Discusses Narrative Games

MN 0112 Dan Wells Discusses Narrative Games

The fantastic Dan Wells, author and avid gamer, joins the Nation! Dan Wells is a fantasy, YA, post-apocalyptic author known for the Partials series and his new book, Bluescreen a futuristic science-fiction cyber-thriller. He also writes the John Cleaver series. The first one, I am not a Serial Killer, has been made into a movie starring Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, and Max Records. He is a co-host of the Writing Excuses podcast.

 Dan is also a long-time boardgamer. We discuss his favorite board games, his love of storytelling in games, and what he thinks makes a game great. We reminisce about ancient role playing games, Decipher CCGs, and the new Pathfinder Adventures app. We also talk a little Kickstarter.
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MN 0111 Spiel des Jahres judges at BGG.Spring 2016

MN 0111 Spiel des Jahres judges at BGG.Spring 2016

Brent sits down with three judges for the Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year) at BGG.Spring 2016. The Spiel des Jahres issues awards in three categories and is one of the longest running and most prestigious game awards.

Brent talks with Tom, Chris and Stefan about their roles as game critics, SdJ jurors, game eligibility, and the Spiel des Jahres, Kennerspiel des Jahres and Kinderspiel des Jahres nominees.