anyway.



thread: 2013-06-20 : The Sundered Land

On 2013-06-21, Vincent wrote:

Thanks, Evan!

Playtesting these games was almost entirely pass-fail. I abandoned 4 or 5 games in various stages of doneness, after early play, compared to the 5 that made it. At this size, a game that didn’t work the first time I played it wasn’t worth revising until it did.

Not that I didn’t try. The game I worked longest and hardest on, I ultimately abandoned anyway. I made like 3 solid attempts to design “Forbidden Love” as its own standalone game, but none of them worked in play.

Funnily enough, most of the subtle rephrasing came in during layout, when I’d discover that I had for instance room for 9 more words in this section and could subtly expand it.

Never say never, but I imagine I will.

100 pages is an interesting cutoff. I kind of expect to write at least one Psi*Run / 1001 Nights -sized game, in the 64 pages range, before I write another longer one. But we’ll see.



 

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