On Monday I had the first blind play test of Comic Auction. Players had some confusion with a few parts which need to be clarified in the rules. The game play went well though. The play time and game flow are about where I want them. We raised it back to 10 characters across 3 … Continue reading Comic Auction is Coming Along
I came up with a saying a while ago that encapsulates my plan for success in anything. At the time it was more being clever than any meaningful thing. But, since then, I have thought about it a lot and it seems to be true, at least in my endeavors. Currently I’m working a lot … Continue reading The Two Steps For Success
While recruiting judges for The Board Game Workshop Design Contest, I always get a few people that say they don’t think they are qualified to be a judge. This always makes me wonder why they think this. What do they think a judge has to do? Is it that they think the job is difficult … Continue reading Are You Qualified To Judge?
Wednesday I released the first episode of my podcast series on elegant game design. The series is based on this article I wrote back in 2017 when I decided to be more consistent with writing on this blog. There are 4 episodes in the series and I’ll release one each month. I think the series … Continue reading The Board Game Workshop Design Contest 2019
Monday I had four play tests of Comic Auction. It incorporated a lot of the feedback from Metatopia and most of it went over very well. We used the once around auction that I’ve been using for the last several versions. One problem this group had was the disadvantage the first player has in a … Continue reading Sometimes There Is No Right Answer
Back in the beginning of November I took Comic Auction to Metatopia. I had a good test of it and got a lot of feedback. But I hadn’t really had any time to work on it since then. Then along comes January and it’s time for Comic Auction to get it’s intensive play test night … Continue reading Comic Auction
The Board Game Workshop Design Contest 2018 is over. From the announcement of the contest to the announcement of the winner was 146 days. Which was only 5 days longer than the original schedule. And I managed to get it finished in 2018. In round one, 63 judges gave 1,160 pieces of written feedback for … Continue reading Design Contest Post Mortem