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New Sanity Tester at The Game Crafter - Clayton Grey

The Game Crafter - Clayton Grey is our newest Sanity Tester

We are happy to announce a new member on our Sanity Test team, Clayton Grey.

Clayton is the co-founder of Laboratory, a two person board game company based in Seattle, WA. As a professional developer and a graduate of Parsons School of Design, he’s spent the last three years wearing many hats for his crowdfunded independent game company. When he’s not making games, he enjoys playing them and sharing insight into the pleasures and pains of publishing and crowdfunding.

If you’re not familiar with our sanity tests, you should be! They take the guess work out of whether or not your rules are any good. You can learn all about our Sanity Tests at http://help.thegamecrafter.com/article/145-sanity-tests

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Awesome!

I hadn't heard of sanity testing before now, but it seems like something every designer should at least do once. Can I run some rules through the test even if I don't plan on publishing via TGC?

Thats good to hear. Idea:

Thats good to hear.

Idea: Other manufacturers provide a service where they tailor your raw image data and adjust it to their templates. Bookable services like this could improve TGC quality even more.

PS: Clayton is one of the creators of "Shift: the single card ccg". While the mechanics are not the best (not bad either), the idea behind that game is quite novel.

ruy343 wrote:I hadn't heard

ruy343 wrote:
I hadn't heard of sanity testing before now, but it seems like something every designer should at least do once. Can I run some rules through the test even if I don't plan on publishing via TGC?

Yes. You have to upload your rules to TGC, but yes you can use sanity tests even if you don't plan to use TGC.

Fhizban wrote:Idea: Other

Fhizban wrote:
Idea: Other manufacturers provide a service where they tailor your raw image data and adjust it to their templates. Bookable services like this could improve TGC quality even more.

Actually that reduces quality (because it implies computer automated stretching, shrinking, or cropping), though it would increase ease of use.

Just uploaded the current

Just uploaded the current rules for my New Orleans parade game, Second Line. Looking forward to seeing how "sane" I am!

Getting art into The Game Crafter website

Hey Fhizban,

The other reply to your message about image manipulation is accurate. There is no magical way for our system to take your files and "make it work" with our system without distortion and quality degradation.

However, we have started to collect names and information for our "People That Can Help" section of our website. (Here: http://help.thegamecrafter.com/category/16-people-that-can-help). The goal is to help game designers connect with a designer or specialist so that they can move forward in using our service and making their game a reality.

Automated tools *would* be fantastic but that's not something we're going to do at the expense of image quality.

Awesome!

That's great Chris! Please feel free to share your experience on here when you're all done. Good luck! :)

@TGC no problem, it was just

@TGC no problem, it was just an idea.

Other manufacturers offer this service. Thought this could be a nice addition to your service. I fully understand that the practical implementation is much more difficult and cannot be covered by a 30$ (or whatever) handling fee.

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