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Unsettled Kickstarter Reflections Part One

Unsettled Kickstarter Reflections Part One

The Orange Nebula office is dark and empty. 4:45am is like that. A gentle glow is pouring in off the wet street and the world is wonderfully still. It's the perfect moment to reflect on the recently concluded Kickstarter campaign for Unsettled®; how we feel it went...

2019’s Ten Most Popular Blogs

2019’s Ten Most Popular Blogs

2019 has been a crazy year. Our community, The Outpost, has grown. We launched our podcast. And our team has grown. It’s incredible to be in community with you - it really is. Your creativity feeds ours. We love chatting through our ideas with you and hearing how you...

Gaming Motivations: Discovery

Gaming Motivations: Discovery

Embrace the potential of things unknown and expect revelation from what comes next. It is only by seeking that we unearth the things most worthy of discovery. - us, on a thing we made Discovery. The word itself conjures a special kind of excitement. An awe-inspiring...

Vindication Kickstarter Reflections Part 2

Vindication Kickstarter Reflections Part 2

This week we continue our look back at the Journey system introduced during the Vindication® Kickstarter campaign. If you missed Part 1 of this thought-splosion, where we give a bit of context about what the heck Journeys are, check it out [here]. Community Reaction...

Vindication Kickstarter Reflections Part 1

Vindication Kickstarter Reflections Part 1

According to our delightfully overflowing inboxes, the board game community is deeply interested in behind-the-scenes glimpses and rationale for decisions made by publishers, even ones as small as ourselves. Lately there has been particular interest in our stretch...

Boardgame Frontiers: Verticality

Boardgame Frontiers: Verticality

You know what’s fun? Predicting things. Such as upcoming trends in the world of boardgames. The next frontier, if you will. Well, a next frontier. There are many new horizons to explore in the boardgame universe. The evolution of design is less lasery, more...

What You Can Learn by Following Creators on Kickstarter

What You Can Learn by Following Creators on Kickstarter

Oh - you don’t have a Kickstarter problem? Neither do we. Lovely. Good talk. We should do this more. Since you’re totally not an obsessive Kickstarter user you may not know that the crowdfunding platform has a function in which you can “follow” project creators,...

Resource Management Has Been Vindicated

Resource Management Has Been Vindicated

When we talk about the inspiration behind Vindication as a tabletop game it’s never a discussion about strategy or mechanics (nor preposterously dazzling components, though those are totally a thing – because we can’t help ourselves). The goal of the project has...

A Look at the Art of Vindication

We at Orange Nebula believe in the power of collaboration. Opening a project to the influence of a wide range of imaginations produces a visual richness and diversity that can speak to a wide range of tastes, something we strongly desired for this game. Also desired -...