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Online Workshop for Beginners: DIY Game Design

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let-off studios
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I've been facilitating workshops on tabletop game design at a local DIY Festival several times within the past 10 years or so. I'm doing it again this year, in a virtual format. Registration and participation is free:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-fest-presents-tabletop-gaming-tickets-1...

I stress this is (and has always been) a beginners workshop: those of you who have been doing this for a year or two will learn little new. But if you want to show up and drop some wisdom in your breakout groups, then be my guest. :)

DATE: 10th October, 2020
TIME: 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST (that's GMT -4, I think)

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Wishing you all the success in this event

But I didn't read anything about the "breakout groups"?! What is this? Like teams after your presentation... I was under the impression this was only going to be YOU talking about Game Design. I won't be participating... Not because I am not interested, it's just not the way that I approach Game Design. Crystal Heroes (previously Monster Keep) has been in design/development since September 2013, so that's 7 years already. I have a different philosophy on Game Design/Development... And in my book (pun intended!), ideas take time to mature. So some TableTop Group Jam isn't going to work with me.

However I do wish you and your participants all the success in this event.

Teaching people fundamentals is important. I should know, I contribute to many of the topics in this forum and try to help people the best I can. From what I read (and from what I understood?!) I'd probably be more happy playing an actual game (one that I've never heard of before -- and trust me there are a ton of them).

Best wishes to you @let-off studios ... I hope attendance is high and that people walk away a little (if not a lot) enlightened into what Game Design is all about.

Cheers!

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Thanks for the kind words, man!

Yes, I wanted to introduce some basic game design concepts to casual fans of tabletop games, not provide a master class to seasoned veterans. I still remember my first forays into game-making, and it was a lot of fun - even if my first designs weren't SdJ-winning material.

Sharing some of these basic concepts with the curious - like the difference between luck and skill, and the concept of meaningful choices - is a useful, important part of the start of the journey. If I can keep people excited about the possibilities, and encourage them to try out some of their ideas - even as soon as part of the breakout groups in this intro workshop - then I feel like I've done my duty.

Tim Edwards
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Looks like fun. I'm in!

Looks like fun. I'm in!

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Right On

Happy to hear it, Tim! I'll see you there. :)

AdamRobinGames-ARG
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I'd love to, but...

my youngest turns 3 on the 11th, so we'll be prepping for that. Thanks for the invite though. I hope it goes well.

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