Finding Balance Before Playtesting
Musings

Finding Balance Before Playtesting

How do you know the value of a card, or resource in a game you’re designing? I see this question pop up from time to…

Do Diligence!
Playtesting

Do Diligence!

When we playtest games, we tend to get a lot of suggestions from players. As designers, it’s our job to parse those comments and decide…

What’s Your Puzzle?
Designing

What’s Your Puzzle?

While many tabletop games focus on particular strengths, there are certain things that basically all games need to be successful: a cohesive aesthetic, ways for…

How to Playtest – Part 3, Being a Good Playtester
Playtesting

How to Playtest – Part 3, Being a Good Playtester

Given the upcoming Protospiel at Pacificon, it’s time to take another look at playtesting. The best games are yet to be made, and a key…

Indie Lessons: Atari QA
Playtesting

Indie Lessons: Atari QA

Every project, team, and organization I’ve worked on, with, or for has taught me one indie lesson or another. This video highlights three lessons I…

Pacificon Protospiel
Playtesting

Pacificon Protospiel

http://bit.ly/PacificProto You’ve probably heard of Pacificon, one of the longest running West Coast Conventions, currently held in the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel over Labor Day…

Taking Audio Feedback
Playtesting

Taking Audio Feedback

Today on the League we have a guest post from Franklin Kenter. By day, Franklin is a math professor, having earned himself a PhD in…

Five Things I Learned While Developing SeaFall
Designing

Five Things I Learned While Developing SeaFall

Last summer I had the opportunity to work as the developer for SeaFall, a Legacy game from Rob Daviau and Plaid Hat Games that’s set…

Kickstarter Advanced: Online Mass Playtests
Playtesting

Kickstarter Advanced: Online Mass Playtests

Do you believe in your game? Are your rules ready for prime time? Are those systems balanced? This is one sure way to find out!…

Polyspiel at Polycon, Playtesting in San Luis Obispo, CA
Playtesting

Polyspiel at Polycon, Playtesting in San Luis Obispo, CA

Polyspiel at Polycon June 17-19, 2016 Cal Poly University Union On Facebook: http://bit.ly/PacificProto For more Info: LukeLaurieGames@gmail.com Held annually at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo,…

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