About Ravensdale Publishing

JUST STARTED A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR THEIR GAME VILLAINS AND HENCHMEN! Based out of southern California, this husband-and-wife team is all about gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, and many other geeky pursuits. Ben and Sarah play a lot of games. No, seriously - a LOT of games! They love the dynamics of board games, the stories of role-playing games, the instant gratification of video games, all of it! As such, when they find games that don't quite strike their fancy, they like to talk about what they were expecting from the game, and how they could design a game to meet those expectations.

New Podcast Preview Episode (Part 1)!

Hello, everyone!  We are extremely excited to release Part 1 of our preview episode for Ravensdale Ramblings, our new podcast!

We have a few different plans for content as we move forward, but generally speaking we’ll be discussing board game design, focusing on things like mechanics, balance, theme, and even some of the more terrestrial stuff like manufacturing and shipping costs just to mix it up.

We’ll also be inviting guest designers to interview, along with fans of our games and friends of the company, to get different perspectives on what makes games of all kinds fun for people of all kinds.

While the preview episode lacks any fancy intro music or “hooks”, we will be ramping up and adding that stuff as we go.  In the meantime, we love to get feedback on what we’re doing, so we hope you’ll listen, like, share, and comment for Part 1 (Part 2 will be uploaded in a few days).

As always, thanks for being awesome and for tuning in!

 

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We’re Hiring!

Specifically, we’re looking for someone to assist us with social media outreach for our games, upcoming events, and other projects. As much as we love interacting with all of our fans and followers, we’re not the most social media savvy and we tend to … Continue Reading

Villains & Henchmen! Weekly Trivia Contest – Final Round!

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!

We’re excited to announce the winner of Round 2 of our Weekly Trivia contest!  Please join us in congratulating backer SprayPaint for his second win during the trivia contest!  SprayPaint submitted 100% correct responses extremely quickly, so clearly he is keeping a close eyes on our announcements!

Now we’re posting up the questions for the fourth and final round!  Continue Reading

Villains & Henchmen! Weekly Trivia Contest – Final Round!

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!

We’re excited to announce the winner of Round 2 of our Weekly Trivia contest!  Please join us in congratulating backer SprayPaint for his second win during the trivia contest!  SprayPaint submitted 100% correct responses extremely quickly, so clearly he is keeping a close eyes on our announcements!

Now we’re posting up the questions for the fourth and final round!  But first, the rules:

You’ll have one (1) week to answer the current round of questions.  Answers can be found by browsing our website, our Facebook page, our Kickstarter page, our Twitter feed, our Instagram pictures, and a few media outlet pages that have covered V&H! in articles or videos.

The contest will run for four weeks, until the conclusion of our Kickstarter campaign.

Each week, the contestant that answers the most questions correctly in the shortest amount of time will win:

1. One Free Paid Add-On Expansion from the Villains & Henchmen! Kickstarter campaign (assuming we unlock those stretch goals)!

2. One Exclusive Digital Wallpaper featuring Variant Art for the Villains & Henchmen! box art!

Use the Contact Us page on our website to submit your answers before 7pm PST, March 27th for a chance to win!

Only one entry will be allowed per contestant; your first time stamped submission will be your “official” entry, so be sure to double check your answers before submitting them!

We’ve also ramped up the difficulty for the final round – no multiple choice options for this one, so you’ll have to do a little extra digging!  And now, for the Round 4 questions:

1.     In July of 2015, we introduced a new hero card to our fans on Facebook.  Which hero was it?

2.     At what convention did we manage to snag a picture of the Master of Magnetism himself?

3.     Which convention’s program book featured an ad for Villains & Henchmen! on the back cover?

4.     In a recent interview, Ben said that “being too close to a project can give you…” what?

5.     On February 15th, Villains & Henchmen! was included on the Kickstarter update list for which popular gaming website?

6.     Besides Villains & Henchmen!, what other game have we done play tests for at a number of conventions?

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Villains & Henchmen! Weekly Trivia Contest – Round 3!

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!

We’re excited to announce the winner of Round 2 of our Weekly Trivia contest! Please join us in congratulating Chops, a fellow San Diegan that has played V&H! at a couple local conventions over the past year! Chops submitted 100% correct responses literal minutes ahead of our round 1 winner! It was a pretty close race so if you’re planning to compete, make sure you have lightning-fast fingers! Continue Reading

Villains & Henchmen! Weekly Trivia Contest – Round 2!

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!

We’re excited to announce the winner of our Weekly Trivia contest’s first round!  Please join us in congratulation SprayPaint, one of our Kickstarter campaign backers!  SprayPaint submitted 100% correct responses within hours of us posting our first round of questions – pretty awesome work, in our book!

Now we’re posting up the questions for Round 2!  But first, the rules: Continue Reading

Villains & Henchmen! Weekly Trivia Contest – Round 2!

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!

We’re excited to announce the winner of our Weekly Trivia contest’s first round!  Please join us in congratulation SprayPaint, one of our Kickstarter campaign backers!  SprayPaint submitted 100% correct responses within hours of us posting our first round of questions – pretty awesome work, in our book!

Now we’re posting up the questions for Round 2!  But first, the rules:

You’ll have one (1) week to answer the current round of questions.  Answers can be found by browsing our website, our Facebook page, our Kickstarter page, our Twitter feed, our Instagram pictures, and a few media outlet pages that have covered V&H! in articles or videos.

The contest will run for four weeks, until the conclusion of our Kickstarter campaign.

Each week, the contestant that answers the most questions correctly in the shortest amount of time will win:

1. One Free Paid Add-On Expansion from the Villains & Henchmen! Kickstarter campaign (assuming we unlock those stretch goals)!

2. One Exclusive Digital Wallpaper featuring Variant Art for the Villains & Henchmen! box art!

Use the Contact Us page on our website to submit your answers before 7pm PST, March 13th for a chance to win!

Only one entry will be allowed per contestant; your first time stamped submission will be your “official” entry, so be sure to double check your answers before submitting them!

And now, for the Round 2 questions:

1.     According to a post on the Facebook page from September 2015, we’re good at games, but bad at… what?

Dancing

Selfies

Texting

Marketing

2.     In October 2015, we ran demos of Villains & Henchmen! against a cephalopod backdrop.  Which convention were we at?

San Diego Comic Con

Gamex

Comikaze Expo

Kingdom Con

3.     The weekend before our Kickstarter went live, we attended which a Super Bowl party hosted by which organization?

Nerd Con

Gam3rCon

Anime Los Angeles

RinCon

4.     Which Fangirl Nation contributor did our very first interview about Villains & Henchmen!?

Samantha Kitts

Kimmi Haueter

Sarah Doyle

Leah Miller

5.     What was the birthplace of Villains & Henchmen!?

Virgin Gorda

San Diego

Los Angeles

Ireland

6.     When did we start designing Villains & Henchmen!?

November 2014

December 2014

January 2015

February 2015

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