MemberMarch 3, 2022 at 12:26 pm
Thanks for your kind words and for your questions!
If by self-publishing you are referring to crowdfunding (i.e. Kickstarter), there is a LOT to cover before you’re ready to launch. Rather than write a novel here, I’d suggest starting with this article: https://boardgamedesigncourse.com/12-things-to-plan-for-before-you-even-think-of-launching-a-kickstarter-board-game-campaign/
This should help you with all the steps you’re going to need to have in place before you launch.
In response to your second question, I run a monthly playtesting day on my Board Game Designers Online Discord channel. It’s usually the last Sunday of the month, but sometimes there’s a holiday or other conflicts. I try to give a week’s notice for each event but I should probably start providing more advanced notice. I hope to see you at a future event!