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The Nerd Fountain

Nerd Fountain is not a first look-driven outlet, instead we are a podcast and blog that reviews and interviews designers, developers, and publishers from multiple industries to deliver both an inside perspective and a human touch from behind the closed doors that drive nerd culture. We also discuss mid-life dating, give advice, and answer emails. Shows range from The Nerd Fountain's main feed, which features specific discussion points, paired usually with a tabletop or video game review, followed by casual conversation. Other shows include Interviews and shows from the road between Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau and other collaborators.
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Now displaying: November, 2016
Nov 21, 2016

This episode features the fopllowing panel recorded at Metatopia 2016:

"UI and UX in Tabletop Games" presented by Laura Simpson, Chris O'Neill, Anthony Amato. The cards, boards, charts, and components of your game are the User Interface that enable players to play and learn your game. Game Design didn't end when you built the rules, but extends through the entire process of graphic design. Our panelists are graphic design and user experience professionals, and they will drill into the process of designing the UI (User Interface) of your game products. 

This panel is a great listen for those of you looking to learn how how to best optimize and create interactions between your players and the games you are designing, or if you are just interested in how these concepts are applied in modern game design. 

Thank you for taking the time to check out the latest episode of Power to the Meeple, presented by the Nerd Fountain. 

If you have the time, please head over to the links below and leave me some feedback or love, and share the show with your friends on social media. We don't advertise and only by word of mouth do we grow!

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You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

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Nov 15, 2016

Hello blossoming young-hearted bright-eyed game designers!

This episode is just for you as it features a panel recorded at Metatopia 2016 titled " "Intro To Game Design and Development" - This panel focuses on the various philosophies and perspectives modern tabletop designers employ when taking their first steps towards understanding the basic principles of the games they design and develop. Topics include the philosophies of past famous designers, mistakes new designers make, modern influences on tabletop design, trending mechanics in the industry, designing with manufacturing in mind, and the various ways people begin the basic development processes."

This panel featured the following prestigious guests:

Matt Fantastic - owner of Prettiest Princess Games, game designer, publisher, and game design professor

Jonathan Gilmour - (professional!) game designer, most known for his game Dead of Winter published by Plaid Hat Games and many other titles out now or releasing soon

Nicole Kline, 1/2 of Cardboard Fortress, co-designer _Resistor and Lazer Ryderz

Anthony Amato, 1/2 of Cardboard Fortress, co-designer _Resistor and Lazer Ryderz

Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau - (me!) host of all of the Nerd Fountain podcasts, freelance game developer, and tabletop industry maniac, responsible for too many titles to list and a tabletop journalist for almost a decade.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my latest episode of Power to the Meeple. 

If you have the time, please head over to the links below and leave me some feedback or love, and share the show with some friends. We don't advertise and only by word of mouth will be reach new listeners and grow!

If you enjoyed this show, or just hate us for it, we encourage you to post a review on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nerd-fountain-presents/id958363400?mt=2

You may Email us any questions regarding interviews or reviews including solicitations or tips at: nerdfountain@gmail.com

You may find Jeffrey Norman Bourbeau on twitter @not_Jeff

Thank you for your continued support!




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