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Squinshee
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I'm excited to announce and launch my website: Holtfork Games!

https://holtforkgames.wordpress.com/

I plan to consistently post new vignettes about my experience in board game design, especially in regards to OverRealm, my competitive two-player card game. I decided simpler and elegant was better than showy. I'm sure the site will change over time...such as an actual .com!

Thanks for taking a look and I'm excited to share more details about OverRealm and its unique design challenges each week!

Gabe
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Well done in actually

Well done in actually launching a site. Many people start but never launch.

A few quick thoughts after a brief look at the site:

1. Where are the pictures? Pictures say a lot more than words and break up walls of text. A site without pictures looks bland and unfinished.

2. Perhaps go back through the text and proofread one more time. Ironically, this sentence has poor grammar:

"Playtesting is to games is like proofreading is to writing:"

3. You've got a decent foundation laid, and with a little more work, you'll have something that both tells the world who you are and showcases your game. Just remember that the quality of your site tells consumers the quality of your game.

Squinshee
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Thanks for looking...and that

Thanks for looking...and that grammatical mistake was quite ironic :)

Pictures will come. I have no art for the game so far, just card templates. I'll be sure to update it a bit to look more interesting. I decided I'd rather have it feeling a bit empty at first than having to constantly re-brand.

If anyone else has any comments or suggestions I'd love to hear them.

Tedthebug
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Just a quick tip

I'm not sure if you did this or not, but I had to make a profile page as a part of my course & one of the best tips I got was to type everything out in word, open office, google docs etc (that have a spell & grammar check) first & then copy & paste it into the web page. This will help minimise those annoying errors.

And yeah, pictures will help, & short videos if possible. Just to give people a visual reference to put all the words into context.

Squinshee
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Yeah, I always write my

Yeah, I always write my content outside in a word processing program, but it didn't catch that one gosh darnnit! And a gameplay video is a great idea. I'll work on that this week, for sure.

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