“After You!”

 “Slow Race” has become a very polite sounding game called “After You!” It is now on a rectangular track on the back of half an -opoly board.The goal is now to be in last place when somebody else crosses the finish line.Every turn, you roll all the dice and decide who gets which die (each…

Always Be Pitching

Comic-Con San Diego hosted the d4 conference this weekend, and I had all sorts of webinars I was planning to watch. But after one chance to be a fly on the wall of a pitch meeting, I was hooked. Also, I found out the webinars would be available later, but I had a feeling the…

1st prototype of 2nd game

Started on my 2nd game’s prototype yesterday, an area control game inspired by one of this site’s monthly challenges (which are having some technical challenges of their own). “Area” made me think of Area 51, and my pawns can be aliens or UFOs. I made a circle-ish hex grid with 51 spaces, but I didn’t…

Playtest #2

My first playtest of my first game was last week, and boy-howdy, did I blow it! I did exactly what they say not to do: I became very defensive and was compelled to rebut my tester’s critique with a rambling explanation of my own thought process. It didn’t last long, but the damage was done.…