Chris Birch, Founder and Publisher at Modiphius – Episode 123

Tabletop Gaming Company Founder and Publisher Chris Birch loves the tabletop gaming scene, from roleplaing games to wargames and boardgames; he grew up on Dungeons & Dragons, Steve Jackson’s Ogre and 15mm historical wargames. He loves it so much that he long harboured a dream of making and publishing games.

Five years ago, Chris followed his dream to create and run a game company and founded founded Modiphius. The company used Kickstarter to enable their first project, Achtung! Cthulhu; since then Modiphius has become full-time employment for Chris and around twenty employees. Modiphius has created new games and secure the licenses for some of the biggest franchises around, including Infinity, Fallout, Conan and Star Trek.

Join Chris and I for a great chat about headphone-stealing squirrels, what a major convention does to your work schedule, preparing for the tabletop gaming business through the music and fashion industries and making sure you choose projects based on whether you genuinely love them!

Chris Birch and Modiphius

Official Website of Modiphius

Modiphius on Facebook

Modiphius on Twitter

Modiphius’ Games

Achtung! Cthulhu

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare

Star Trek Adventures


Games, People and Events

Cubicle 7 (tabletop game company)

David Grant (Wikipedia)

Free League Publishing

Gen Con

The Lord of the Rings – 1981 BBC radio adaptation (Wikipedia)

Matt Leacock

Mike Pondsmith (Wikipedia)


Starblazer – Space Fiction Adventure in Pictures (Wikipedia)