The Hackers Guild Is Now on Twitch.TV

The Hackers Guild Is Now on Twitch.TV

The Hackers Guild will now be streaming live content occasionally on Twitch TV. Check out our broadcast page to see what is playing. More »

The Newest Version of The Hackers Guild is Now Available on Steam Workshop

The Newest Version of The Hackers Guild is Now Available on Steam Workshop

The newest version of the Tabletop Simulator mod for The Hackers Guild is now available from the Steam Workshop. Check it out by subscribing today! More »

The Hackers Guild Video Tutorial Series is Now on YouTube

The Hackers Guild Video Tutorial Series is Now on YouTube

Check out The Hackers Guild Video Tutorial Series to learn more about The Hackers Guild and how to play it. More »

The Hackers Guild is Now Available on Tabletopia

The Hackers Guild is Now Available on Tabletopia

Games By Ray is excited to announce that The Hackers Guild is now on Tabletopia giving more players access to playing a digital copy of The Hackers Guild. Click on the link to get started. More »

I Have A Board Game Idea, Now What? Part 18: Learning When to Let Go and Other Lessons Learned at Protospiel-MN

The Hackers Guild is now Protospiel Tested

At the end of January, Raymond attended Protospiel-MN to get The Hackers Guild playtested in an effort to make it the best game it can be. Join him as he reviews the weekend and outlines the 3 lessons he took away from the weekend.

Congratulations to everythingboardgames.com giveaway winners

The Hackers Guild is now live on Kickstarter!

Over the last week or so, Games By Ray LLC and everythingboardgames.com partnered together to run a giveaway of 3 copies of the Kickstarter premium version of The Hackers Guild. I’m excited to announce the winners, who will receive their copies of the game provided the project funds. The winners are: Barrett Straub Wesley Meijer Drew Taylor Winners will be notified shortly. Once again, a huge thank you to everythingboardgames.com for the support with this giveaway and to all of those who entered. There still is time for those who didn’t win to support the Kickstarter. Let’s get it funded!

Earn free upgrades while supporting The Hackers Guild

The Hackers Guild is now live on Kickstarter!

Welcome back. We are entering week two of the Kickstarter campaign and I’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of backers like yourself. The campaign has come a long way, but still has a ways to go. In an effort to say thanks for your existing support, and give you an opportunity to help me take the campaign to the next level, I am creating a couple contests for you to participate in. Release the thunder I recently was introduced to a new social media tool called Thunderclap. The about section of the website describes their service as follows: Thunderclap is

The Hackers Guild is now live on Kickstarter

The Hackers Guild is now live on Kickstarter!

Hey Everone! Just a quick note to let you know that The Hackers Guild is now live on Kickstarter! I’d love for you to check it out and let me know what you think!

I Have a Board Game Idea – Now What? Digital Prototyping Warfare – Tabletopia vs Tabletop Simulator

The Hackers Guild setup on Tabletopia

Welcome back everyone! A while back one of the Facebook groups I belong to had a thread discussing the comparison of Tabletopia vs Tabletop Simulator. While there are some really great resources and thoughts that have already been published on the subject, I thought I would add my two cents now that I have had a chance to use them both for digitizing The Hackers Guild.

I Have a Board Game Idea – Now What? Part 16: Interview with Matt Holden from the IGA

IGA Logo

As a follow up to part 14 I reached out to Matt Holden of the India Game Alliance to learn more about him and what his organization offers to the board game community. Enjoy!

I Have a Board Game Idea – Now What? Part 15: The Hackers Guild Prototype Printing Postmortem

Shot of all game components including non-printed items like the dice and tracker pawns.

In the 15th entry in the I Have a Board Game Idea - Now What? series Raymond does a postmortem post on his experiences working with Chris Newton and MyGamePrinted.com in getting the review copy prototypes printed for The Hackers Guild.

Prototypes for The Hackers Guild Have Finally Arrived

A little bit of chaos that was created with the unboxing of my new game prototypes for The Hackers Guild

Hey Everyone,

I have some really exciting news. After waiting for over a month, the final review copies for The Hackers Guild finally arrived yesterday. I took some pictures as I was unboxing the games and thought I would share them with you.

I Have a Board Game Idea – Now What? Part 14: You’re Not Alone

Featured image for Part 14 of the I Have a Board Game Idea - Now What? series

One of the many challenges you will come across in your journey of becoming a game designer is the vast amount of information that is available on the subject. If you are planning on becoming a Kickstarter creator as well, that amount of information seems to grow exponentially and it is very easy to become overwhelmed with all of the things you "should" or "need" to be doing. The good news is that you don't have do this all by yourself. The gaming community is full of other designers, publishers, and players that are more than happy to help you along they way and share some of their wisdom and experience so you don't need to be reinventing the wheel. In today's post, I will be sharing with you some of the resources that I have found that were a great help to me in hopes that they will help you as well.

Raymond Northcott and Games By Ray Make Podcast Debut

@GamesbyRay's interview with Chris Renshall of @TGIK_Games_CR and The Cardboard Architects (@cbapodcast) podcast is now live.