Tag: conventions

November 19, 2015 4 comments

Now that I’m back in some semblance of health after that nasty cold, it’s past time for me to post about my Metatopia experience. First of all, I want to thank Double Exposure for putting together a great con. Having had a bit of experience in a previous career dealing with convention organization, I can tell…

November 10, 2015 No comments exist

As I decompress from the wonderful time I had at Double Exposure’s Metatopia, I thought I would share the top 3 insights I learned from my experience. Admittedly, I don’t have a time-turner; I couldn’t be everywhere and meet everyone (to my sadness). Like most cons this one was overflowing with panels, events, LARPS, tabletops, and…

November 4, 2015 No comments exist

What a week it’s been! I’ve run another playtest, printed out a new version of the board, and tomorrow, I’m on the road to Metatopia in Morristown, NJ! Metatopia Besides some great panels and an infinite amount of schmoozing with fellow designers, here’s my Roadtrip! playtest schedule: Friday 11am-1pm (B134) Friday 4pm-6pm (B214) Saturday 11am-1pm…

September 22, 2015 1 comment

Playtests, playtests, and more playtests! Since my last update, I’ve been to many events and had Roadtrip! played another dozen times by over 30 people. Enough thanks cannot be said to those who sat down to play and provide feedback! The Playtests Celesticon’s Celetispiel: Attended all 4 days of this great event! Not only did…

August 8, 2015 No comments exist

I’m back! My sanity has been, at least, partially restored. And I’d like to thank those who braved my first semi-blind playtests of Roadtrip! Gencon 2015 Roadtrip! Playtest Results I ran six introductory games, five of which were in Double Exposure’s First Exposure Playtest Hall. My experience with the FEPH was wonderful, primarily because, as a…

August 6, 2015 1 comment

There are many ways for a designer to have a game playtested at Gencon. Your goals for playtesting (and you need to write them down, not just contemplate them) and your resources will determine what avenues you follow. Stonemaier Games just put out a great lessons learned from Gencon 2015 that encompasses broader concerns for exposure….

July 31, 2015 No comments exist

On the Road at GenCon! Hello from Indianapolis! Here’a a quick note and a few shots from the midst of the madness that is GenCon… Roadtrip! Playtest I had three great, 4-player, playtest sessions yesterday – and I learned a lot, not just about playtesting to such a random crowd (I certainly got my spiel…

July 25, 2015 No comments exist

Welcome to the first installation of my weekly board game update! Now you can see just what I’ve been up to as Roadtrip! comes to life. Please comment and let me know questions you have and I’ll either address them here or in next week’s installment. GenCon Preparation! This past week has been almost exclusively…