Playtest Meetup

Hey all. This will be the first meetup for this group. I was only able to reserve space for 10 people this time, but I will look into other locations that can support more. If we are full, join the waiting list and you will be notified if someone changes their RSVP.

There is no charge, but since Amity Hall was kind enough to host us I encourage you to order drinks.

Bring your prototype if you have one. Depending on turnout, we may not get to everyone's, but we can develop some kind of rotation to make sure everyone gets their game played.

After the first few meetups, I plan to put a rule in place that you can't get your game tested unless you've tested someone else's. The idea is to get a consistent group going, rather than having people show up only to test their own game.

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  • Rocco P.

    It was a good night! Lotsa good feedback and brainstorming.

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Binh

    It was a pleasure meeting everyone, and I appreciate the feedback and fresh perspectives. Looking forward to doing this again!

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Phillip S.

    We have the 2 tables in the front right corner on the first floor.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not feeling well at the last minute.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cannot make it

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On a side note. Stoneblade Entertainment just started a kickstarter for a PC & Android online version of Ascension.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1965800643/ascension-online?ref=search

    February 17, 2013

  • Karen

    I'll give up spot for wait list

    February 17, 2013

  • Binh

    I am iffy, I have a deadline for that midnight, but hopefully will be done before then. I can't be sure though, so if anybody needs my spot, I'll back out.

    February 12, 2013

  • Christina

    I can make it. What's the name of the place? What area?

    February 12, 2013

  • Karen

    I don't design games, but I would be a tester. Just to be clear these are board games? Not video games.

    February 12, 2013

    • Phillip S.

      Correct. Just board games

      February 12, 2013

  • Christina

    I can make it. What's the name of the place? What area?

    February 12, 2013

  • Rocco P.

    I will be there!

    February 12, 2013

  • Clark G.

    As with the anytime for me, it depends on my work schedule and as of now, I can't attend this one. So if anyone wants my spot, feel free. I'll wait for another time.

    February 12, 2013

  • Phillip S.

    Ok. Amity Hall has agree to have us on Tuesday 2/19. We only have room for 10 people this time, so only RSVP if you will be attending.

    I apologize if this day or place doesn't work out for everyone. We can look into other dates and times to get more people involved. If you would like to organize your own event, let me know.

    February 12, 2013

  • Phillip S.

    Hey all, quick update. I'm still trying to secure a location to meet. The place needs needs to have table space for at least 10 people to play, be well lit, have relatively low noise, be easy for most people to get to, and be OK with us meeting there. I've contacted a few places that would meet these requirements, but I don't have any confirmation yet.

    If you have suggestions, let me know and I'll get in touch with them.

    February 11, 2013

  • Jacob Max W.

    sunday sounds good to me!

    February 11, 2013

  • Eddie R.

    This sounds like the perfect group I'm looking for! I agree with your rule of playing other people's games first. I played with one group, where you brought your games to be tested but you yourself didn't play in it. It would be blind-playtests to test out that the rules are written correctly. After playing, the players would write what they liked or didn't like about the game. So while you sat and played other peoples games, others would be playing yours. After doing that at least once, then you could play your own games with others.

    February 11, 2013

  • Phillip S.

    Hey, thanks for showing interest. I'm in the process of figuring out a place and day this would work. How does everyone feel about this Sunday during the day?

    As for location, I'm looking at the Heartland Brewery in Union square and Amity Hall near NYC (which Nyeek members will know). MuKen has graciously offered to host up to 6, so that may work depending.

    Any preference?

    February 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It should be noted that Thursday isn't going to happen this week because of a consumer holiday.

      February 11, 2013

    • Phillip S.

      Yea. I noticed that. In that case I'll think I'll aim for next Thursday starting at 6 (and its fine to come later). I've contacted Amity Hall to ask permission to meet there. Once I've secured the location I'll post a definite time and place.

      1 · February 11, 2013

  • Chris

    My schedules pretty crazy this week except Saturday afternoon, but pick a time and I'll do my best to make it!

    February 10, 2013

  • Clark G.

    Depending on schedules I hope I can attend.

    February 10, 2013

  • barbara

    i misunderstood - i thought this was a game-playing group

    February 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      True. It's just a much different environment with a different set of expectations than a normal game-playing group. The emphasis of meetups in this group would be on helping to create a fun game rather than having fun playing games. I just wanted to make sure you were aware of that Barbara.

      February 10, 2013

    • Binh

      That's a good point, definitely something to be aware of.

      February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't say my RSVP won't change depending on the date chosen, but for now I'm expressing my interest in meeting.

    February 10, 2013

  • Binh

    Looking forward to getting started:) I can host small meetups (up to 6 including myself) at my apartment in the UWS.

    1 · February 10, 2013

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