I forgot how much I love Corel Painter

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Seriously, what a delightful little program.  I’ve never upgraded from the old Painter IX software, and I kinda doubt I ever will. It’s taken a couple of weeks, but I’ve finally finished converting the old thesis game Melusine into something I could print on GameCrafter, and for a good deal … Continue reading

Farmnation Unwrapping, Introducing Farmnation Mini, and Mortgage Updates

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Since the new Farmnation prototype came in, figure I’ll do a more detailed upwrapping that shows all the packaging that’s typical of Gamecrafter published products, as well as a general rundown of the pieces. All in all, OMG it’s so nice – definitely the kind of pieces I was going … Continue reading

Podcast is Live, UMBC tonight, and still waiting by the mailbox.

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The Creative Mojo podcast from the other week is now archived up on toginet – it’s can be found here for any who are interested. Larry’s segment was totally awesome, and definitely worth a listen. I’m also heading back down to UMBC tonight for the final presentations of the games … Continue reading

Creative Mojo Podcast

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Today starting at around 3:10ish I’ll be speaking on the Creative Mojo Podcast about Knit2Go Cards.  Squee! I also had no idea who the other guests were going to be, but being followed by Larry Kirwan is completely insane!  I LOVE Black 47, and listened to them all throughout high … Continue reading

Mortgage and Farmnation Prototype Review

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I finally have some time to really review the prototype printings I got for both “Mortgage” and “Farmnation”, former of which turned out a hellovalot better.  I’ll start there.  Warning, picture heavy. Mortgage Cannot say enough nice things about the printing and quality of the Game Crafter products – this … Continue reading

As promised, links.

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As promised this weekend at UMBC DEC, here’s the power point presentation and a compilation of the links I brought up as good potential resources.  Grouped together in no particular order: Prototyping Resources: The Game Crafter – various prototype parts and custom printer/publisher Hasbro – if any ever Hasbro game has a … Continue reading

Knit2Go Cards are live!

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As of 8:45 this morning, Knit2Go Cards are now available for purchase directly from TheGameCrafter.  Soon I’ll have some in stock to sell from Etsy and take around to local vendors as well – that order’s still coming in. All in all the entire process has been rather pleasant, although … Continue reading

Knit2Go Card Proofs Are In!

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The proofs arrived in the mail yesterday and they totally look and feel awesome.  Nice weight and texture on the individual cards.  The colors are a smidge more saturated than I thought they’d be, but that’s easily fixed.  Got a few punctuation errors to address, but that’ll be done in … Continue reading

Prototype Work and Stocking Woes

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I’ve been working on some new prototypes this week, mostly trying to get the old “Fuzzy Go” up to production levels (art and graphic design takes me a looooooong time).  So I finally finish all the game files, upload them, proof the digital copies, and set up the store front … Continue reading

Upcoming Speakage

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I’ll be returning to UMBC on April 27th to speak again at DEC (the UMBC Digital Entertainment Conference) at 3:00pm.  Here’s not-so-much a teaser as just the title image of the slidedeck. If it’s anything like previous years, I’ll be hopped on a metric ton of caffeine and rambling at … Continue reading