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Introducing myself

Hello fellow designers and board game fans! My name is Jay Leone and I've been playing board games ever since I was 5 years old; much thanks to my father and his friends. It's been quite the journey to see the progression (and sometimes regression) of popular game design. Over the years I've created simple designs and created many unofficial scenarios. Now I have the mindset and modest financial backing to pursue an endeavor.

Token / Dice Sticker Changes

Today we’re pleased to announce some exciting, and most likely controversial, changes to our token stickers and dice stickers.
We’re now cutting them with a new process, which is far more accurate. The new print registration process we’re using has near pixel-perfect accuracy, so drift on these stickers, while still possible, is very unlikely. Any drift that remains should be less than 1mm.

Tradewars - Homeworld

Hi all,

I figured I post a *Blog entry* to update my status on my Deck-Building game entitled "Tradewars - Homeworld".

A first prototype was designed and very quickly it came to be that this prototype was unplayable because there were too many cards. The total amount of cards was a whooping 158!

So I sat up one night trying to see what could be done to reduce the number of cards and still have an entertaining game. The conclusion I came to was to use BOTH sides of the card: one side was resources and the other was starship models, crews, weaponry and missions.

The beast is unleashed

First prototype version of the board with scoring track

So, I decided to completely give up on keeping my new game idea back, and I try to persuade myself that this will be a simple filler game that will take almost no time at all to develop, and that it will not harm my main project in any way, shape or form... We shall see what happens.

Miniatures Design Challenge Entries

Here are your contests entries for the Miniatures Design Contest at The Game Crafter:
(click here to see the official announcement which includes links to all of these games)

General Capture
Jayke Jack’s Rearview Mirror!!
Dire Spirit (contest entry)
Cosmos: Three Trains in Space
Dungeon Scoot
Cimmeria
Don’t Get Dead!
Gladiat-Orcs!
Portholes
Town Guard Basic Edition
Hatfield vs McCoy - Gold Rush
Troll Roll
Queen’s Number
The Zone
Turbulence (2 player)
Sherman’s March

Describing my baby

Test game spring 2013

I have mentioned that I have a game prototype in its third or fourth version, and I guess it's proper to describe the game itself. Although I've been working on it for a few years I've had to little time playtesting and fixing it, so the real age is not that old.

The game is called STEAMTOPIA and is placed in the underused genre steampunk/fantasy (that is, fantasy creatures combined with steampunk, if you've played the wonderful computer game Arcanum you will know what I mean).

Worked on my mathornado cards

mathtornado

Hi,

worekd out a new layout for my game mathtornado today.

Göttingen 2013

Hi,

have been to the game designer meeting in Göttingen, Germany. It is the greatest meeting in europe and about 200+ designers and 30 game companys met.

I had 3 proto games with me, Schiffe Versenken, Schnappschusssafari (Snapshotsafari) and Prom Night. I was able to let Schiffe Versenken (Battleships) being reviewed with a proto by a publisher and talked with two other companys about it.
Schnappschuss Safari was a very popular game with the visitors but I couldnt find any publisher to be content with it. I will maby work it over, a nice game.

Ready for production

My grandson and I have invented a card game for elementary, secondary, high school and even university level students. It's a fun family game as well as an educational tool. The game has been tested by numerous educational organizations including local elementary, high schools, private schools, home schooling organizations, our local board of education, toy distributors etc. The reaction to our game has been extremely favourable.

Must resist... new ideas... must not start new project...

Wow, second entry. This could be a habit...

I guess I'm not alone having much more trouble ending project (that is actually finishing stuff) than starting up new ones. My wife rarely misses an opportunity to point this out to me (as if I wasn't aware of it) and I guess I'm one of the more hopeless cases.

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