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Playtest Dublin #16
January 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Hello, boardgame designers and players! On the 28th January, let’s meet again to play through and develop the games we’re making!
January sees the opportunity for all of us to submit our game designs to the Cardboard Edison Contest. We will have two playtest sessions this month (14th and 28th), so you can fine tune your entries. Even if you’re not submitting a game, feel free to come down!
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 4pm, so if you’re running late, that’s fine.
If you are attending as a playtester, you will be invited to play prototype boardgames and offer some thoughts afterwards. You should be honest but fair in your critique of a game. 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. Most of all: have fun playing the games!
If you’re a designer, please bring down any and all of your designs and be open to receive 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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