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My responses to questions for a Risk book (part 4 of 5)

In December 2012, Dave Shapiro contacted me to contribute to a book about Risk he was co-authoring.This took the form of answers to a series of questions. The book appeared recently, sans this material. This is part 4.

Responses to Dave Shapiro's questions for a Risk book, part 3

In December 2012, Dave Shapiro contacted me to contribute to a book about Risk he was co-authoring.This took the form of answers to a series of questions. The book appeared recently, sans this material. This is part 3.

The White Elephant "in the room"... (lol)

I've been working on about three (3) different designs ... But I've kind of "toned down the volume" when it comes to "Monster Keep"! I have something novel... but is it novel ENOUGH??? So I decided to put that design "On-Hold" ... Just until my other games get into the market and see how those other "HOT" games do...

Obviously I'm downplaying all my numbers (which is to be expected) and I am favoring "Crystal Heroes" (CH) because it can be played with 2-Players or 4-Players which is why that design is occupying more of my time (because it allows for more players to play that game).

Part 2 of old interview via Dave Shapiro

In December 2012, Dave Shapiro contacted me to contribute to a book about Risk he was co-authoring.This took the form of answers to a series of questions. The book appeared recently, sans this material. This is part 2.

Responses to Dave Shapiro's Questions for a Risk Book, Part 1

In December 2012, Dave Shapiro contacted me to contribute to a book about Risk he was co-authoring.This took the form of answers to a series of questions. And it turned out to be about 5,000 words, 5% or more of the length of the average novel (must have been good questions!).

Crystal Heroes — Sneak Peek Preview of Lord Dunken!

Here is a sneak peek into one of the two (2) Lord tiles available in the First Edition of the game:

If you click on the image, you will be brought to a new tab with a higher resolution/size of the artwork.

[quote=questccg]Lord Dunken is the Forsaken Knight of the Human Race of Order...

Headhunter Madness 2021

Headhunter Madness 2021 is a promotional game that starts today(March 1st), and will run until March 31st. It is a free online voting game in the spirit of March Madness. There are prizes for winners.

In Headhunter Madness, all 160 candidates in the base game of Headhunter: Hilarious Hires from History will compete with each other until one of them is crowned the champion! In this case, the winner is the most likely to be hired, aka the favorite character of Headhunters.

Ranking Sources of Information and Discussion about Game Design (long)

(This is a transcribed and much modified version of a screen cast from my “Game Design” Channel on YouTube.)

The number one way to learn to design games is to do it, to make games that you've designed, and this is why it's much easier to start with tabletop games, because you don't need to learn computer programming. Programming is a whole discipline, a whole job in itself. If you have to learn that before you work with games you are putting the cart before the horse.

Protospiel Online review

Earlier this year I attended a Protospiel Online with a complimentary press badge in exchange for a write-up of the experience, warts and all.

What is a Protospiel?

A video explainer

A Protospiel is a tabletop game prototype testing event. Designers act as both tester and host for players. Typically these are held in person in various sites across the United States and Canada. Though no one ‘owns’ Protospiel as a brand, and you can host your own version anywhere you like.

Duel Britannia design notes

(I've not been repeating my blog on blogspot here, for quite some time. Perhaps I'll catch up.)

Duel Britannia was released in late August 2020. This standalone game is included in a package with classic Britannia, an unchanged Britannia in the rules, but changed in the interface. It uses plastic figures for armies, for example.

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by Dr. Radut