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The Game Crafter Official Podcast

JT Smith & Jeff King

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The Game Crafter Official Podcast
The Game Crafter Official Podcast

The Game Crafter Official Podcast

JT Smith & Jeff King

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A bi-weekly podcast hosted by JT Smith and Jeff King that covers news, events, tips, and helpful advice on utilizing the print on demand services of The Game Crafter.

Latest Episodes

Mechanisms: Real-Time and Simultaneous Action Selection with The Game Crafter - Episode 212

Another listener request that gives JT and Jeff a mechanism to cover! JT and Jeff discuss the game mechanisms of Real-Time and Simultaneous Action Selection. They provide a few games that use each. And include some potential pros and cons of each mechanism. Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network! The intro and outro music: "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

44 MIN1 days ago
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Mechanisms: Real-Time and Simultaneous Action Selection with The Game Crafter - Episode 212

The History of The Captain Is Dead with The Game Crafter - Episode 211

JT takes us down memory lane thanks to a listener request. He covers the history, business dealings, and other various timelines associated with The Captain is Dead; from the beginning of him getting involved with the game, to recent events. Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network! The intro and outro music: "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative ...

67 MIN1 weeks ago
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The History of The Captain Is Dead with The Game Crafter - Episode 211

Deluxe Add-Ons with The Game Crafter - Episode 210

JT and Jeff discuss a listener request that is a follow-up to a previous listener request! This time they are sharing their thoughts on deluxe add-ons for games. Are these worth having? Does it dilute your marketing, like different versions of your game can? Are there pros and cons to having add-ons? Light Versions of Games at The Game Crafter - Episode 204 Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at U...

32 MIN2 weeks ago
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Deluxe Add-Ons with The Game Crafter - Episode 210

Starting a Playtest Event with The Game Crafter - Episode 209

You know we love our Sweet, Sweet, Listener Requests! Do you know what else we love? Talking about playtest events like Protospiel and Unpub! JT and Jeff take on a listener request about starting a playtest event and what to look at when starting this type of event. They spend some time on making sure you are covering your costs so you can continue to have future events. Protospiel.Events Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You c...

41 MIN3 weeks ago
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Starting a Playtest Event with The Game Crafter - Episode 209

Mechanisms: Rondel and Action Programming with The Game Crafter - Episode 208

Have you missed JT and Jeff talking about game mechanisms? Well, at least one listener did! JT and Jeff discuss the game mechanisms of Rondel and Action Programming. Do they have a favorite and/or least favorite for these two mechanisms? Have they ever attempted to make a game that features a Rondel or Action Programming? Come give a listen and find out! Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at Unit...

47 MINSEP 18
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Mechanisms: Rondel and Action Programming with The Game Crafter - Episode 208

Pricing Your Game at The Game Crafter - Episode 207

JT and Jeff take on another great listener request! In this episode, they discuss considerations for pricing your game. JT brings the data points for different sized games that sell well at The Game Crafter. JT and Jeff also discuss casual gamers vs hardcore gamers spending habits. And if you should/are competing against regular retail outlets for the casual gamer market and if there is anything you can do if you can't compete with regular retail prices. Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part o...

59 MINSEP 11
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Pricing Your Game at The Game Crafter - Episode 207

Cecilia and Eric Hyland with The Game Crafter - Episode 206

JT and Jeff are joined by Cecilia and Eric Hyland, aka Tank & DPS. Cecilia and Eric share their experiences with working as a design team, attending conventions, pitching to publishers, and how they started their own podcast. Tank & DPS Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TankAndDPS/ Tank & DPS Twitter:https://twitter.com/tank_dps Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network! The intr...

42 MINAUG 28
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Cecilia and Eric Hyland with The Game Crafter - Episode 206

Different Levels of Prototypes with The Game Crafter - Episode 205

Prototypes, like onions, have layers. They can also make you cry as you peel back those layers, but that's a story for another time. JT & Jeff take on another listener request! This time they discuss the different types of prototypes you might go through while creating a game. They also discuss which type you might want to have in a few different scenarios. Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at U...

25 MINAUG 21
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Different Levels of Prototypes with The Game Crafter - Episode 205

Light Versions of Games at The Game Crafter = Episode 204

JT and Jeff discuss another listener request. This week, they discuss their thoughts on making light versions of your games. Spoilers: JT and Jeff are both against MULTIPLE versions of a game. And they offer reasons why they believe that to be the case. Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network! The intro and outro music: "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed und...

20 MINAUG 14
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Light Versions of Games at The Game Crafter = Episode 204

Randomness In Games with The Game Crafter - Episode 203

Did we just get lucky? Or was it completely random that we got a listener request? JT and Jeff discuss a listener request that ask; does everyone really hate randomness in games? JT and Jeff also cover a few ways to mitigate the randomness of dice and cards. Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network! The intro and outro music: "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License...

37 MINAUG 7
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Randomness In Games with The Game Crafter - Episode 203

Latest Episodes

Mechanisms: Real-Time and Simultaneous Action Selection with The Game Crafter - Episode 212

Another listener request that gives JT and Jeff a mechanism to cover! JT and Jeff discuss the game mechanisms of Real-Time and Simultaneous Action Selection. They provide a few games that use each. And include some potential pros and cons of each mechanism. Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network! The intro and outro music: "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

44 MIN1 days ago
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Mechanisms: Real-Time and Simultaneous Action Selection with The Game Crafter - Episode 212

The History of The Captain Is Dead with The Game Crafter - Episode 211

JT takes us down memory lane thanks to a listener request. He covers the history, business dealings, and other various timelines associated with The Captain is Dead; from the beginning of him getting involved with the game, to recent events. Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network! The intro and outro music: "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative ...

67 MIN1 weeks ago
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The History of The Captain Is Dead with The Game Crafter - Episode 211

Deluxe Add-Ons with The Game Crafter - Episode 210

JT and Jeff discuss a listener request that is a follow-up to a previous listener request! This time they are sharing their thoughts on deluxe add-ons for games. Are these worth having? Does it dilute your marketing, like different versions of your game can? Are there pros and cons to having add-ons? Light Versions of Games at The Game Crafter - Episode 204 Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at U...

32 MIN2 weeks ago
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Deluxe Add-Ons with The Game Crafter - Episode 210

Starting a Playtest Event with The Game Crafter - Episode 209

You know we love our Sweet, Sweet, Listener Requests! Do you know what else we love? Talking about playtest events like Protospiel and Unpub! JT and Jeff take on a listener request about starting a playtest event and what to look at when starting this type of event. They spend some time on making sure you are covering your costs so you can continue to have future events. Protospiel.Events Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You c...

41 MIN3 weeks ago
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Starting a Playtest Event with The Game Crafter - Episode 209

Mechanisms: Rondel and Action Programming with The Game Crafter - Episode 208

Have you missed JT and Jeff talking about game mechanisms? Well, at least one listener did! JT and Jeff discuss the game mechanisms of Rondel and Action Programming. Do they have a favorite and/or least favorite for these two mechanisms? Have they ever attempted to make a game that features a Rondel or Action Programming? Come give a listen and find out! Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at Unit...

47 MINSEP 18
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Mechanisms: Rondel and Action Programming with The Game Crafter - Episode 208

Pricing Your Game at The Game Crafter - Episode 207

JT and Jeff take on another great listener request! In this episode, they discuss considerations for pricing your game. JT brings the data points for different sized games that sell well at The Game Crafter. JT and Jeff also discuss casual gamers vs hardcore gamers spending habits. And if you should/are competing against regular retail outlets for the casual gamer market and if there is anything you can do if you can't compete with regular retail prices. Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part o...

59 MINSEP 11
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Pricing Your Game at The Game Crafter - Episode 207

Cecilia and Eric Hyland with The Game Crafter - Episode 206

JT and Jeff are joined by Cecilia and Eric Hyland, aka Tank & DPS. Cecilia and Eric share their experiences with working as a design team, attending conventions, pitching to publishers, and how they started their own podcast. Tank & DPS Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TankAndDPS/ Tank & DPS Twitter:https://twitter.com/tank_dps Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network! The intr...

42 MINAUG 28
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Cecilia and Eric Hyland with The Game Crafter - Episode 206

Different Levels of Prototypes with The Game Crafter - Episode 205

Prototypes, like onions, have layers. They can also make you cry as you peel back those layers, but that's a story for another time. JT & Jeff take on another listener request! This time they discuss the different types of prototypes you might go through while creating a game. They also discuss which type you might want to have in a few different scenarios. Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at U...

25 MINAUG 21
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Different Levels of Prototypes with The Game Crafter - Episode 205

Light Versions of Games at The Game Crafter = Episode 204

JT and Jeff discuss another listener request. This week, they discuss their thoughts on making light versions of your games. Spoilers: JT and Jeff are both against MULTIPLE versions of a game. And they offer reasons why they believe that to be the case. Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network! The intro and outro music: "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed und...

20 MINAUG 14
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Light Versions of Games at The Game Crafter = Episode 204

Randomness In Games with The Game Crafter - Episode 203

Did we just get lucky? Or was it completely random that we got a listener request? JT and Jeff discuss a listener request that ask; does everyone really hate randomness in games? JT and Jeff also cover a few ways to mitigate the randomness of dice and cards. Jeff can be found at: Website:http://www.allusgeeks.com AUG Twitter:https://twitter.com/allusgeeks AUG Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AllUsGeeks Voice Over work:http://reliablevoiceover.com/ If you like the content we provide, please consider leaving us a rating and review! iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351 Stitcher:http://stitcher.com/s?fid=58599&refid=stpr Board Game Geek:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/26560/game-crafter-official-podcast This podcast is a part of the United Geeks Network overat:www.unitedgeeksnetwork.com. You can broadcast your geekiness at United Geeks Network! The intro and outro music: "Mechanolith" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License...

37 MINAUG 7
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Randomness In Games with The Game Crafter - Episode 203