• Posts Tagged ‘game designer’

    Lovecraftesque: An interview with GaW game designer Becky Annison

    by and  • September 29, 2015 • Design & Art, People & Events • Comments Off on Lovecraftesque: An interview with GaW game designer Becky Annison

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    I had a chance to talk to fellow Gaming as Women designer Becky Annison about her work on Lovecraftesque which is currently being Kickstarted. Congrats on the early success of the Kickstarter campaign! Can you tell me a little about the project? Thank you – we are both a bit overwhelmed with the early...

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    Bundle of Holding – Indie Treasure Trove +2

    by  • September 29, 2014 • Design & Art, News • Comments Off on Bundle of Holding – Indie Treasure Trove +2

    Pay what you want for eight nine great DRM-free tabletop RPGs, all designed by women – and donate to Amnesty International and Doctors Without Borders.

    The bundle includes Awesome Adventures (Willow Palecek)Cogs, Cakes, & Swordsticks (Lynne Hardy) and A Tragedy in Five Acts (Michelle Lyons-McFarland). If you give more than the current average, you also get Another Fine Mess (Ann Dupuis), Blade & Crown (Rachel Kronick), Cartoon Action Hour – Season 3 (Cynthia Celeste Miller), Monsters & Magic (Sarah Newton), Shelter in Place (J.R. Blackwell) and Steal Away Jordan (Julia Bond Ellingboe). Go get it now – only two days left!

    Playtesting Study by Carnegie Mellon University Researchers

    by  • July 7, 2014 • News • Comments Off on Playtesting Study by Carnegie Mellon University Researchers

    Playtesting matters. Studying how playtesting works is important because evidence-based practices save time and energy and give us a better starting place. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have put out a call for folks who have released independent game products to participate in a study on playtesting practices. Be still my heart! Months out...

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    Dangers Untold, a LARP for girls and others

    by  • February 27, 2014 • News • Comments Off on Dangers Untold, a LARP for girls and others

    We don’t have much time, hurry, this way, take my hand and come with me before it’s too late! Well, okay, maybe it isn’t as dramatic as all that, but Dangers Untold is a LARP designed to take one young heroine on an amazing adventure… …and it’s running out of time! Currently, Dangers Untold...

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    Game Design Brunches

    by  • November 20, 2013 • Design & Art • 1 Comment

    A friend of mine, Stras, had this great idea to start getting together and have game design brunches. What’s a game design brunch, you ask? Well, we get together and eat brunch and talk about game design. So far, we’ve had two. It’s such an excellent idea, though, because it gets us together and...

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    I Love Slash, and I’m not Ashamed

    by  • November 11, 2013 • People & Events • Comments Off on I Love Slash, and I’m not Ashamed

    If you know anything about me, (and how could you not?), you know that I LOVE fanfiction. While I don’t read it (often any more) or write it (often anymore) I love the very fact that it exists, that people love it, and that they devote their time to the creation and enjoyment of...

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    Interview with Timothy Brown

    by  • September 4, 2013 • People & Events • Comments Off on Interview with Timothy Brown

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Timothy Brown, who created Dark Sun and 2300 AD about his new project, Dragon Kings, which will begin crowdfunding this month.   Melody: You have mentioned how important music is to your project, and in some ways how it’s acted as inspiration, but could you elaborate? What kinds of music do...

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    Interview with Jenna Katerin Moran – Part 2

    by and  • July 12, 2013 • Design & Art, People & Events • Comments Off on Interview with Jenna Katerin Moran – Part 2

    This is the second part of our interview with Jenna Katerin Moran.  The first part can be found here.  We’re continuing in our discussion of her current Kickstarter, Chuubo’s Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine.   Haren: Have there been any particularly surprising examples that show off what you are going for from playtesting? Something that is...

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    Interview with Elissa Ayadi of By Night Studios Inc.

    by  • July 2, 2013 • Design & Art, News, People & Events • Comments Off on Interview with Elissa Ayadi of By Night Studios Inc.

    Mind’s Eye Theatre’s World of Darkness LARP ruleset is experiencing a rewrite just in time for the 20th anniversary of Vampire: The Masquerade. The Kickstarter thus far is remarkably successful and excitement is growing! Recently, Elissa Ayadi, Vice-President of Marketing for By Night Studios Inc., the company behind the new upcoming LARP rules, answered...

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