Issue #346 – Daily Gaming Links

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Feb 7, 2017 – Issue #346

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“Build your design process around play testing. Everything else is theorycraft.” – Eric Lang

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Issue #345 – Awesome gaming links!

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Feb 2, 2017 – Issue #345

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Issue #344 – Heroes of Land, Air, & Sea

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Jan 31, 2017 – Issue #344

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Heroes of Land, Air, & Sea

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Heroes of Land, Air & Sea is a 4X style board game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) for 2-6* players that plays in 2 hours, and features 80 highly detailed miniatures, including an option for pre-painted hero figures, and over 30 constructs! Heroes of Land, Air & Sea breaks the mold of regular 4X games in that it is easy to learn, simple to play, and games only last 2 hours. It is a Scott Almes design after all, designer of the Tiny Epic series. See this not-so-tiny epic game on Kickstarter now!

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“We’re all influenced by other games. The newer and hotter your influence, the more likely you’re parallel developing with hundreds worldwide.” – Eric Lang

“Designing for publication and designing to play with your friends are two completely different disciplines that require almost opposite mindsets. Start there, and your life/work choices will become abundantly clear.” – Eric Lang

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Issue #343 – Pinball Showdown!

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Jan 21, 2017 – Issue #343

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Pinball Showdown

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In Pinball Showdown players are the pinball steering into a wide array of playfield devices while trying to score combinations, activate Wizard Mode and become the highest scoring pinball. To do this they must maintain a critical balance between speed and control. Go too slow and it will limit what you can score and put you at risk for draining, but go too fast and you may lose control!

Pinball Showdown is for 2-4 players and plays in 30 minutes. You can reserve your copy on Kickstarter now for just $24.

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If a rule doesn’t add to the fun of the game, get rid of it. – Byron Collins

Designers, challenge yourself to streamline. Simplicity is harder than kitchen sink. – Byron Collins

Unless you know for sure that a suggestion isn’t going to pan out, then it’s worth doing due diligence and testing it out. You never know which decent-sounding suggestions will be right for the game, and which just won’t pan out, until you try them. – Seth Jaffee

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Issue #342 – Weekend gaming links

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Dec 17, 2016 – Issue #342

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“Remove anything you can that will delay you getting the first prototype to the table – that is where you will learn the most about the game, not on your computer or in your head.” – Matthew Dunstan

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Issue #341 – Weekend gaming links

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Dec 10, 2016 – Issue #341

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“Don’t resist trying out suggestions even if it leads in a very different direction-it’s only one extra play test to see what happens.” – Jeff Johnston
“Watch people play games. (You’re going to watch people play *your* games, so you’ll need to know what it looks like when a game is working.)” – Randy Hoyt

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Issue #340 – A Boatload of Gaming Links!

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Dec 8, 2016 – Issue #340

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“Whatever the players do the most in your game should be the most fun. Don’t relegate the best part to 5% of game time. Weave it throughout.” – Kevin Wilson

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Issue #339 – Weekend gaming links

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Dec 3, 2016 – Issue #339

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Ask yourself what you want your game to achieve and really hone in on that aspect in the design. Simpler is often better. – Aerjen Tamminga

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Issue #338 – Daily Gaming Links

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Nov 29, 2016 – Issue #338

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“Try to understand the market space. From that, identify who will love your product (game). Optimize for them.” – Grant Rodiek

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Issue #337- Weekend gaming links

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Nov 26, 2016 – Issue #337

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“Designer tip. Life tip. If you get to a certain point and get stuck… Ask for help. No shame in it.” – Ben Pinchback

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