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033 – Honing your design process & whipping out publications with Chris Valentine

 

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Chris Valentine is a best-selling TTRPG author who published on both DM’s Guild and DriveThruRPG. One of the things I find most impressive about Chris is the wildly efficient process he’s developed for producing new supplements and adventures on a super-fast timeline: we’re talking a new publication every week and a half, while he also works full time and has a newborn baby. Now, I will absolutely say that I do not want to in any way encourage something that could cause burn-out for you personally, and I certainly don’t want any of you to hear that and feel as though you aren’t doing enough. You absolutely are. Instead, what I hope you’re able to gather from this discussion is ideas on how to make your own development processes more efficient, so that they are serving you well. Chris has great advice on how having lists of every step can help you when you’re feeling stuck so you know what else you can focus on that will still help you reach your goals. Again, I found this deep dive to be really fascinating, and I hope it helps you too!

Time Stamps & Screenshots

  • 00:00:00 Introduction & Updates
  • 00:03:06 Chris Introduction
  • 00:08:00 Overview of Chris’ publications
  • 00:13:20 Chris’ Design Process
  • 00:26:40 Deciding what art pieces to include
  • 00:34:34 Time Management tips
  • 00:39:16 Marketing strategy when publishing a new product every 2 weeks
  • 00:41:58 What has been the most challenging part?
  • 00:46:12 What has been the most rewarding part?
  • 00:48:38 Upcoming projects
  • 00:50:10 Where can people find you?
  • 00:51:03 Wrap-up

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