Victory Pointers Episode 002 – Growing Local Board Game Design Communities

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This was a panel that Aaron organized at PAX Australia 2015, titled “Growing Local Board Game Design Communities”. Here’s the panel description: “No designer is an island. You’ll need people to playtest your games and help you make it the best it can be. A party of fellow brave adventurers. People who share your passion. Where do you go? Who’s there to help you? The Australian board game design community is growing, and we want to share it with you. Our panel of playtest organizers and designers discuss the challenges and lessons learned from running tabletop game design communities and events. And you? You may have just found your party.”

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Victory Pointers Episode 002 – Growing Local Board Game Design Communities

Music: Gaslamp Funworks by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.

Links for things we talked about:

Panelists were:

Aaron Lim (@ehronlime) – Games Laboratory Incubator, The Action Points Podcast, this podcast right here

Ben Nelson (@concentricgames) – Concentric Games

Jason Kotzur-Yang (@endgamegames) – Brisbane Playtest Fest, End Game Games, Tablepop

Kate Raynes-Goldie (@oceanpark) – Playup Perth, Games We Play, FTI

Paul Sztajer (@pdyxs) – Unpub Mini Sydney, Board Games Australia, SeeThrough Studios, The Game Engine Podcast

Thomas Eliot (@sixpencegames) – NYC Playtest, Protospiel North East, Sixpence Games

I live-tweeted Kate’s panel here.

You can find out about the effect of visual quality of prototypes on feedback here.

I’ve compiled some resources that we talked about on the podcast in one handy page.


One response to “Victory Pointers Episode 002 – Growing Local Board Game Design Communities

  1. Pingback: Victory Pointers 004 – Convention Pointers from PAX Aus 2015 | Action Points!·

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