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Iyidin_Kyeimo
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Hello everyone,
I've just joined and apparently this is the place to start.

I came to hobby boardgaming relatively late, starting about 4 years ago, but got bitten hard. I have a solid gaming group that play mainly medium to heavy euros (Agricola/Caylus/Dominant Species/Nations/RftG/...) plus a wider group of friends that regularly play more lightweight party games (Resistance/Secret Hitler/Deep sea adventure/..)

A few weeks ago I started looking at PnP games and thinking about boardgame design and very quickly amassed 8/9 ideas. Turns out ideas are cheap, right?

Anyway, just in this for the fun of it, I'm a physicist in my day job. Look forward to learning from everyone and developing some of my ideas into actual games...!

-Laurie

polyobsessive
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Hello, also in the UK.

Hi Laurie, welcome aboard!

Yep, ideas are cheap, but you still need to have them, so having a list of a bunch of them that interest you is a good start.

So have you tried turning one (or more) of your ideas into something playable yet?

Adam Leamey
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Welcome to the forum glad to

Welcome to the forum glad to see another uk designer you going to ukge

Iyidin_Kyeimo
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I prototyped my first one

I prototyped my first one this weekend. Pretty simple pattern matching game. Had great fun tearing it to shreds with my girlfriend and building it back up again. It was playable, but only just, V2.0 is going to look very different.

Weighing up UKGE again, I think I probably will.. :)

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Prototype

Iyidin_Kyeimo wrote:
I prototyped my first one this weekend. Pretty simple pattern matching game. Had great fun tearing it to shreds with my girlfriend and building it back up again. It was playable, but only just, V2.0 is going to look very different.

...And he's hooked! :)

Congratulations. If you enjoy the process of finding and fixing flaws in your designs, you're sure to end up with some good games.

Iyidin_Kyeimo wrote:
Weighing up UKGE again, I think I probably will.. :)

It's an amazing event and well worth a visit. Be sure to look in at the Playtest Zone if you do go.

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