Exploring Game Configurations with Python Scripting
Technical

Exploring Game Configurations with Python Scripting

I recently did some quick Python scripting to help with a design I’m working on. It’s a board game, not a computer game — but…

Game Mechanics that Prevent Ganging-Up and Turtling
Mechanics

Game Mechanics that Prevent Ganging-Up and Turtling

Anyone who’s ever played games has run into some that allow two people to gang-up on a third player, or stand to the side while…

An Indie Publisher’s Guide to Brand Guidelines
Publishing

An Indie Publisher’s Guide to Brand Guidelines

Branding is important for every company, no matter what you’re selling. But it gets especially tricky when you’re self-publishing your games and reaching out to…

I, Alpha Gamer
Designing

I, Alpha Gamer

My girlfriend has the most wonderful quality of bluntly stating observations about me that I, in my 35 years, have never noticed but cannot argue…

Just Do It! Success Starts with Starting
Musings

Just Do It! Success Starts with Starting

I procrastinate. A lot. Point of fact: I am writing this article three days after its due date. It’s not that I haven’t known what…

Game Making as a Systems Engineering Problem, Part 1
Technical

Game Making as a Systems Engineering Problem, Part 1

What is this thing we call game making? And how does it relate to other forms of design and manufacturing? Is there a better way…

Everyone Can Win, Everyone Can Lose
Mechanics

Everyone Can Win, Everyone Can Lose

Rethinking Winning in Games Why I Design It’s a glorious thing to design games. I’m not talking about publishing, making money, or even finishing games….

An Over-Complicated Approach to Crafting the Perfect Game Night
Gaming

An Over-Complicated Approach to Crafting the Perfect Game Night

Game Night is a regular installment in our house. Sometimes it is impromptu, other times it’s a scheduled event. But you can be assured that…

Why I Design
Designing

Why I Design

My Dad has been designing board games since before I was born. I have early memories of road rally games and bull fighting games. I…

Introduction
Musings

Introduction

Welcome to the League of GameMakers! Who Are We? By day we are science teachers, animators, technical directors, comic book artists, electrical engineers, parents and…

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