This blog is where game designer Jon Vallerand records his thoughts about designing and self-publishing board games, and the lessons he has learned along the way.
This post is Part 2 of a Designer Diary for With a Smile & a Gun, currently on Kickstarter! In this section, I talk about the thematic evolution of the game, and the thought process behind it. Once I started work on what would become this game, the mechanisms had created some requirements for the … Continue reading Designer Diary #2: The Setting
This is the first entry in my Designer Diary series for With a Smile & a Gun, coming to Kickstarter on July 14th, 2020. In this installment, I talk about the inspiration for the game, and core of the game, and how I filled it out to a workable mechanical framework. Two-player games were my … Continue reading Designer Diary #1: The Spark
Hey readers! Some of you might be wondering where I’ve been these past month and a half, not posting anything! Well, turns out preparing for a Kickstarter campaign does not leave a lot of time for writing. At least, now I have this to share: And with the campaign going live, I have a tiiiiiiny … Continue reading With a Smile & a Gun is LIVE on KS