074 – Designing Heart of Cthulhu with Patrick Kelleher
Today we have a fellow game designer in the Nerdlab. I can remember that I followed his Instagram profile a time ago because I was impressed by the art of the game. It is hard to explain on a podcast without any visual support, but it looks very natural and hand-drawn and not digitally overpolished like many other art styles. For me, it felt unique and sparked my interest. While reading through the rules of the game on Instagram I became more and more curious (because it had a lot of exploring, discovering, and adventuring aspects) and decided to reach out and ask for an interview. And I mean who doesn’t like a Cthulhu theme. So please welcome with me Patrick Kelleher, the Designer of Heart of Cthulhu.
Topics of the show:
- How to put Art first in your design process?
- The approach of creating the entire art for your game yourself
- How to prepare for a Board Game Kickstarter Campaign?