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About mark

Small games designer into small games publisher.

Getting Art

pt 2 of how to publish a small card game You’ve designed your card game, playtested it until it’s in a state you’re happy with, and you want to make it and sell it. One of the biggest obstacles to … Continue reading

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What’s Stopping You?

pt 1 of how to publish a small card game I was at a Van Gogh exhibition today, and the quote “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”, admittedly this was followed up by “The … Continue reading

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Forks- Post KS thoughts

Now that Forks has been Kickstarted, manufactured and sent to all backers, it’s time for a look back at how the entire process went. Not the design- I’ve already written about that (and as with most games it’s just about … Continue reading

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The End of the Beginning

Over the last few days I have dispatched almost all copied of Forks. A few copies have been held back for people who need to confirm there address, but otherwise over 250 copies are winging their way over the world, … Continue reading

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Working 9-5

It’s been over a month since my last blog update, so here;s a quick update to say the reason for that is because I’m working on getting Forks made. Cards are printed, rules are being proofread (here: main instructions stretch … Continue reading

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Kickstarter finished loved!

Thanks to all backers, sharers, bloggers, podcasters, reviewers, play testers and supporters! We funded massively over our modest expectations. If you are interested, but missed the Kickstarter, or a retailer please send me an email at mark@radical8games.com and I’ll get … Continue reading

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Final 48 Hours for Forks on Kickstarter!

We have funded and hit all stretch goals. It’s been a fantastic journey, but the Kickstarter is now coming to a close. If you haven’t backed you have a got a limited time to do so and get the version … Continue reading

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Kickstarter is now Live!

A quick update today to announce we have launched on Kickstarter! The link is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/radical8games/forks-a-card-game-about-embezzling-investing-and-c?ref=project_build For the first 48 hours Forks is just £10 with UK P&P included! Please check it out, especially if you like clever small box … Continue reading

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Designer Diary 8: Choice Art

Whilst I liked the logos created for the companies, I didn’t want the box art just to be a composition of all the logos. Instead I wanted something which represented the game’s theme of offering a choice. I also wanted … Continue reading

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Designer Diary 7: Asymmetric Abilities

It was a playtest session earlier this year which persuaded me to finally include Abilities in the base copy of the game (or at least, the playtesters did). I’d originally come up with variable player powers (abilities) when I was … Continue reading

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