Episode 4 on SoundCloud Show Notes: 1. What did we play this week? 2. Board game news – Gen Con 3. LCG Rant 4. Kickstarters 5. Yokohama Review 6. Splotter Shill Segment – Indonesia 7. Design Update Sagrada Yokohama Clay Crucible Catan Deception: Murder in Hong Kong Agricola Arboretum Grifters Indonesia Russian Railroads Colosseum Some … More Fusionhaa-Cast Episode 4: Yokohama, Russian Railroads, Colosseum and more!
On May 16, BGG user TheFlamingNOODLE started this really interesting post discussing 2 different approaches to rulebook design in games: Subject: Thematic vs Meta Rulebooks: Holistically engaging the player in the TheFlamingNOODLE describes these two different types of rulebooks: If you have a game with a Rule Reference that simply explains the rules of the game nicely, neatly, … More BGG in Review 5/24/2017: Thematic Rulebooks
Episode 3 on SoundCloud Show Notes: 1. Introductions 2. What did we play this week? 3. Board game news 4. Kickstarter projects we like 5. Bus Review and Splotter Shill Segment 6. “Mini” Rant 7. Design Update Gencon Moa Kickstarter Clash of Rage Kickstarter The Kobold guide to Board Game Design Guild Ball Kickoff! Too … More FusionHaa-Cast Episode 3: Bus! (plus Too Many Bones, Guild Ball and more
Episode 2 on Soundcloud Show Notes: 1. Introductions 2. What did we play this week? 3. Board game news 4. Kickstarter projects we like 5. Codex: Card-Time-Strategy 6. Splotter Shill Segment 7. Design Update Gencon Legend of the 5 Rings Events on Reddit Codex: Card Time Strategy The White Box on Kickstarter Chariots of Rome … More FusionHaa-Cast Episode 2: Codex and Indonesia
A few days ago in the Boardgamegeek.com Game Designers Subforum, a brand new user Matthew Jones (ClashOfTheWorlds) made this post talking about his project: Subject: Building A Game and at Beta Testing, Funding, and Partner Phase In 200 words, Jones put a vivid image in my mind of a 90 year-old off-the-grid ex-wargamer, toiling away at a passion … More BGG in Review 5/8/17: Ambition vs Overambition
Episode 1 on Soundcloud Show Notes: 1. Introductions 2. What did we play this week? 3. Board game news 4. Kickstarter projects we like 5. Omen: Reign of War Review 6. Splotter Shill Segment 7. Wrap-Up Rant 8. Design Update FFG: Legend of the Five Rings Heroes of Land, Air & Sea Kickstarter FARSIGHT: Corporate … More FusionHaa-Cast Episode 1: Omen: Reign of War Review and The Great Zimbabwe
From the ashes of a design low-point, rises the most outrageous new design for our first tank character: Chef the Polynesian Ocean Warrior. I don’t know how game designers work on their own – having one person you can trust to tell you when something sucks streamlines the iterative process so much. And then sometimes, … More Design Diary 5/6/2017 – Ocean Man
Dipping my feet into the waters of game design by starting this pirate project has been smooth sailing so far. We have fun, ambitious ideas, and we’re creating a game I would love to play that skirts the lines between D&D combat simulator and storytelling rpg in a hyper accessible format. Like all endeavors, there is … More Design Diary 5/1/2017 – Tanking Some Ideas