Component Studio: A designer’s best friend

Today, Fairway is taking a look at a brand new service from the folks at The Game Crafter that lets you “automagically” create and maintain cards and other component images with templates and a spreadsheet: Component Studio. This new service will make the lives of anyone creating or maintaining large numbers of game components lives much easier.

Dan Goes Inside Dragon Dodge

Today, Dan discusses the current Kickstarter campaign by Hidden Creek Games: Dragon Dodge. He talks with these first time creators about the challenges they faced, components, art and reviews. 

Lesson #12 – 4 Reasons Your Campaign Failed

There are so many great resources out there for budding creators who are interested in funding their games on Kickstarter. Despite all of the advice out there from people like James Mathe and Jamey Stegmaier, it seems creators still make some major mistakes when launching a Kickstarter campaign.

The Hunger (To Design) Games: Or All About Entering the Arena of Game Design Contests

There are many paths that lead into the Indie Jungle – the “self-publishing” path, the “crowdfunding” path, the “pitch to a publisher” path and even the “print-on-demand” path. However, there is another path that many new game designers often overlook, one that can be uniquely fun, creatively challenging and infinitely rewarding…the “game design contest” path.

Florenza – The Card Game: Review

It’s the Italian renaissance. Fairway is a master of a great house of Florence and commissioning great works of art and architecture and hiring great artists of the time. You guessed it, it’s not reality. It’s time for Fairway’s review of Florenza: The Card Game. 

Ryan Cowler Recalls His Outlaw Days

Interview with designer Ryan Cowler (JurassAttack & SuperPLEX) on his newest game to hit Kickstarter from Green Couch Games, OutLawed!. In OutLawed! (which is a bluffing 2-4 player card game), players are bounty hunters trying to catch the most bandits.