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Episode 13 – Idea Dump


In this episode I ramble on. A lot. I ramble on for a while. You should check it out.

I may not have had the most coherence, but I did manage the cleanest sounding audio yet…maybe. Give me your feedback on that!

Special thanks to Andy Lenox for use of some of his music for the intro and outro of the podcast. Listen to Cranial Grass (the one I used) and more at diver.bandcamp.com.

As always all ideas and names presented here are property of Phantom Nimbus Games and Beau Severson.

Episode 12 – PhantomCast Rising (Again)


The podcast rises! Again! After a new contract change I have a daily commute again. That means if I can use my travel time to write my game design stuff down, I will spout it into the aether for all you fine people again.

Today I talk about a few designs I have kicking around in the old noodle and how my tabletop RPG obsession has been spinning into my design work. Mostly I just drone on about game designs, but check it out anyway.
Also, this one is out on a Wednesday. I think that is new, I forgot most of my old release schedule, and will be adjusting to a new one. Keep an eye out for new episodes by adding us in your podcatcher of choice.
Special thanks to Andy Lenox for use of some of his music for the intro and outro of the podcast. Listen to Cranial Grass (the one I used) and more at diver.bandcamp.com.


As always all ideas and names presented here are property of Phantom Nimbus Games and Beau Severson.

The Second Death of the Phantom Cast

As triumphant as my last release of the PhantomCast felt, it was also the last nail in the coffin. I enjoyed doing the cast but my commute has changed. I am riding the bus now to and from work so I have no alone time to just sit and let my brain unload. Luckily this actually had another positive effect. I have gotten to spend more time revisiting old designs, and working on my RPG system.

I have now gained roughly 1 hour a day where I can sit and just write down ideas and let the creative juices flow. It’s actually become an uplifting part of my day. I don’t have to waste such precious time in traffic. Before I felt the PhantomCast was the best use of that time, but with the new commute comes a new level of renewed interest in designing games.

So the PhantomCast is down for the count until my situation changes again, but I hope for my designs sake it stays this way for some time. Thank you to everyone who listened, or really anyone who listens in general. 

Episode 11 – Rise of the Phantom


Like a Phoenix from the ashes I arise once more to spout out my misguided insight. This week I talk even more Tabletop RPGs. Rules-light systems, the merging of that concept and board games, and how play by post works for me. Check it out, or don’t. Either way, I’m back, baby.

Special thanks to Andy Lenox for use of some of his music for the intro and outro of the podcast. Listen to Cranial Grass (the one I used) and more at diver.bandcamp.com.


As always all ideas and names presented here are property of Phantom Nimbus Games and Beau Severson.

Episode 10 – When Story Met Mechanics

Having had a recent position change this episode is up a bit late, and I didn’t have any new projects to discuss. So I go on a misguided insight rant about story and mechanics as it relates to both board games and tabletop RPGs.

Special thanks to Andy Lenox for use of some of his music for the intro and outro of the podcast. Listen to Cranial Grass (the one I used) and more at diver.bandcamp.com.

As always all ideas and names presented here are property of Phantom Nimbus Games and Beau Severson.

Episode 9 – Of Dice and Action Points

In this week’s PhantomCast I discuss more clarifications on Tavern Dice. I also discuss my own fan-made mashup called One Night Ultimate Sheriff. I also do a very quick review of Monza! the children’s color-matching racing game. It is quite good. Last I forgot I also wanted to talk again about Cash and Grab, an early prototype of mine I have been finding new ideas for.

Special thanks to Andy Lenox for use of some of his music for the intro and outro of the podcast. Listen to Cranial Grass (the one I used) and more at diver.bandcamp.com.

As always all ideas and names presented here are property of Phantom Nimbus Games and Beau Severson.