053: Rose Gauntlet

Listen now (42min) | Our heroes in the final interview of the season clamber before Isaac Vega of the Rose Gauntlet Foundation, who shares his 13-year journey in the board game industry, transitioning from a game designer to a publisher. The Rose Gauntlet Foundation’s mission is to foster diversity and inclusivity within the gaming community. He offers insights into the financial and strategic aspects of game publishing and emphasizes the importance of passion and message in game design.

Read the transcript.

Things discussed on this episode:

  • 00:00 – Introduction to Isaac Vega
  • 00:35 – Founding Rose Gauntlet Entertainment
  • 00:59 – Nonprofit Initiatives and Community Outreach
  • 02:23 – Big Gay Dinner and Inclusivity Efforts
  • 04:32 – Game Design Journey
  • 05:20 – Early Gaming Experiences
  • 06:45 – Current Projects and Game Preferences
  • 08:52 – Rose Gauntlet’s Publishing Philosophy
  • 13:08 – Advice for Aspiring Game Designers
  • 16:00 – Budgeting and Marketing for Games
  • 23:17 – Rose Gauntlet Foundation and Events
  • 24:46 – D12: The Q&A Game

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