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Playtest Dublin #14
December 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hello boardgame designers and players! On the 17th November, let’s meet again to play through and develop the games we’re making. It’s been great to see so many new faces at each of these events and I know the constructive criticism and positive vibes is important to everyone who brings games.
January sees the opportunity for all of us to submit our game designs to the Cardboard Edision Contest, so several of us will be using this session to fine tune our submissions.
Bring your prototypes, your game ideas, and get a cup of coffee with us!
Location: Costa Coffee on Dawson Street has proven to be a good location with enough space and privacy to get some good work done! We start at noon and go on until we get tired. We typically start wrapping up at around 4 or 5pm, so if you’re running late, that’s fine.
If you are attending as a playtester, you need to be honest but fair in your critique of a prototype. Once you’ve played a game, please do take the time to share your thoughts. At the same time, recognise that some things will be wonky and unbalanced and that is fine – don’t just try to immediately break the game or dismiss it after hearing the rules. Remember that you are not playing these games to win, but to help develop the game ideas. If you’re not sure what to focus your feedback on, ask the designer what they want to talk about.
If you’re a designer, please bring down any and all of your designs and be open to get new ideas and make changes on the fly. You may find that you don’t need to play your game to completion to get useful feedback – it depends on what stage you are at with the design.
- Robin David O’Keeffe
- Costa Coffee
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