A Conversation With…AJ Porifirio of Van Ryder Games & Rob Couch About Saloon Tycoon


This episode I talk to AJ Porifirio and Rob Couch about their new game, Saloon Tycoon. AJ's company, Van Ryder Games, is publishing through Kickstarter. The episode was recorded prior to the Kickstarter launch. In this show we talk about game design, Hostage Negotiator, and several other things. Saloon Tycoon has already funded so it [...]

A Conversation With…A.J. Porfirio About Salvation Road


I'm really happy to have A. J. Porfirio of Van Ryder Games with me this time. Van Ryder Games has a new game on Kickstarter and AJ agreed to tell me about it. Let's find out more about Salvation Road. Tom: AJ, it’s good to have you back on as my guest. Update us on [...]

Hostage (pause) Negotiator! A Conversation with … AJ Porfirio of Van Ryder Games


It's a tense situation. A terrorist has taken control of the opera. Hundreds of people are held under the threat of being blown to bits. The police have surrounded the complex and are trying to figure out how free the hostages. They wait desperately for the one person who can save those people. Enter the [...]

A Conversation With … A.J. Porifirio of Van Ryder Games


I'm once again joined by AJ Porifirio of Van Ryder Games. AJ has a couple of games coming up. And we talk about If I'm Going Down, VRG's first game. Let's talk about Tessen and Cardboard Edison for a minute.  How did you find out about Tessen? AJ: I went to UnPub 3 in January [...]

A Conversation With…AJ Porifino of Van Ryder Games-UPDATED!


Today AJ Porfirio, Owner and Chief Game Designer of Van Ryder Games joins me to talk about his company and games, Organized Chaos and If I'm Going Down... Tom: So AJ welcome.  What would you like to tell us about yourself? AJ: Well, let’s see I am a hard-working guy with an entrepreneurial spirit. I [...]