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Playtest and brainstorm boardgame ideas

  • Nov 17, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Playtest other people's games and your own. Float ideas. Discuss games. We'll attempt to give about equal time to all who want it.
Just please only offer constructive, friendly feedback. These ideas are our pride and joy. No one shouild feel attacked or ridiculed for their ideas.
Bring a snack if you like.

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  • Eric L.

    You put together a file with a bunch of instructions, and the app uses that to generate components which you can send to the printer or PDF. There's an extensive manual. Here's a tutorial showing how to put together a standard deck of playing cards:

    And here's a simple example that generates an 18-card Werewolf deck. It lays out a background image on all the cards, then layers a symbol image on top of specific cards: ===


    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Adam W.

    Eric, what was the name of that program you use for making cards, etc?

    November 18, 2013

  • Allen L.

    I wanted to share a few links here:
    The Game Crafter:
    An excellent site where you can build, print and even sell your own games. Also, there is an active chat room with lots of people that always willing to help.

    Open Clipart:
    Great site for clip art that is all public domain

    Morgue File:
    Great site for free photos. Be careful though only the pictures under the first tab of search results are free.. the other tabs (which often have better pictures) are not free.

    Great site for getting fonts... be very careful... the free ones and not free ones are mixed together. You can search and specify free ones (actually, there's more than one level of free), but if you're just browsing by category there is no such filter. Game icons:
    I've never actually used it, but I've looked at it. It's a bunch of icons that are free and designed for use in games.

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Sylvia

    Wonderful ideas. I am glad I went to this meet up. I was looking for critique and guidance and most certainly got it. Now I'm back on the drawing board much more enlightened. A big thanks to all.

    November 17, 2013

  • Eugene

    Really want to make it, but have a commitment at 4:00 in Decatur. May stop in early for a couple hours if people will be there just to say hello and meet people, but no marathon games for me. I'll be the guy awkwardly checking the mailbox to make sure I'm at the right house. How early/late do you guys go?

    November 15, 2013

    • Adam W.

      1pm till whenever

      November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really want to, but my wife's birthday is this week, and it's shaping up to be Lunch with my parents this day :-/

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to attend, but I will be a guest on a podcast about game design on the 17th. Hopefully I can make it next time!

    November 11, 2013

  • David

    If anyone is interested, the Game Crafter is having a sale on blank components.

    October 29, 2013

  • Sylvia

    Look forward to your next meeting. I am very glad to have found this interest group. I hope to be able to contribute as well as learn from the group. Minds at work are fascinating.

    October 27, 2013

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