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Albany "Playfest" -- May 21

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jwarrend
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We had tentatively planned to hold our latest "playfest" on May 14, but something came up for me, and the date didn't work for Tom. So, we've rescheduled for May 21st, from 12 - 9 (or so), at Tom's place (ping nosissies for directions).

If you're not Mike, Tom, or myself (or even if you are), please just reply to this note or to one of us to let us know whether you'll be coming.

And in case you haven't been to one of our sessions before, Albany is about 3 hours from Boston, 2.5 hours from NYC, 4 hours from Rochester, ~4 hours from Canada. So, if you don't mind a little driving, come on out and playtest some games with us! It's a blast!

Hope to see some of you there,

Jeff

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Albany "Playfest" -- May 21

um. I'll be there... I guess ;-) Mrs. Nosissies may participate as well depending on how well little miss nosissies, and young master nosissies nap.

peace,
Tom

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Albany "Playfest" -- May 21

I will be there. Mrs. Fanaka will not be there. I hope alot of people will be there, since my playtesting will be severely limited when Baby Fanaka A and Baby Fanaka B arrive!

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Re: Albany "Playfest" -- May 21

Aw, junk. I'm not going to be able to make the 21st. Perhaps next time?

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Albany "Playfest" -- May 21

So how'd it go? 8)

jwarrend
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Albany "Playfest" -- May 21

It was fun!

We didn't actually have any out-of-towners this time around, so the only designers present were Mike, Tom, and myself. But, Tom was able to get a couple of friends to show up, and so we actually had, at the high point, 10 players present (!). This allowed us to finally split up into two tables and play a couple of games at once.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure which of their games I'm allowed to talk about, and also unfortunately, I'm not yet ready to talk publically about the game I'm working on, so I can't actually spill juicy details about the games themselves.

We definitely missed having you there! We're hoping that we may have whet people's appetites that some of the playtesters will come back next time. Not sure when we'll shoot for; maybe August? (what with Pow Wow in July and everything...)

Perhaps Tom or Mike can divulge more details about their games...

-Jeff

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Albany "Playfest" -- May 21

Well, 2 of my games hit the table.

The Game Formerly Known As Fad Factory got another test. I'm really happy where this game is at. Last year I was very tempted to enter Fad Factory in Hippodice, just to get some feedback and see how it did. Jeff talked me out of it, and I am really glad. It has gone through some big changes and is a much better game now then before.

I also debuted a new game. It is a sports game that has what I think is a pretty unique twist to it. I knew the game was in VERY rough shape and we only got 1/5 of the way through before packing in it. It was a great test, though, since everyone seemed to agree that it was a good concept. Plus I got some great ideas on how to fix up the rest of the game.

It was a lot of fun to play the other prototypes, and I came home VERY energized about my games!

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