About this project
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Adventures on the Tabletop explores board game design. We’ll take you from inspiration to prototype to playtest. We will get into the nitty gritty of game mechanics, game balance, and game theory. From prototype, we’ll bring you into pitch sessions as designers pitch major publishers. We will discover what various publishers are looking for in theme, mechanics, and play.
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Furthering our exploration, we will then follow the games into the play testing labs of the publishers in both the US and Germany. We will watch as rules are probed, learn how designers collaborate with publishers and experience the extensive playtest and development process from mechanics to theme.
For detailed information, please read our updates and check out the articles, interviews and podcasts.
- Article about secret Game worlds at Unboxed: The Board Game Blog
- Article by Phil Reed of Steve Jackson Games at battlegrip
- New podcast at Rolling Dice and Taking Names
- Lovely Interview at islaythedragon
- Front Page at Kicktraq linked to article at 2ormoreplayers
- And another article and interview at boardgamequest
- Interview at Initiative: Tabletop
In the movie, we will interview giants of the gaming world including Alan Moon, Klaus Teuber, Reiner Knizia. We talk with independent designers and distributors and discuss how Kickstarter is transforming not only distribution, but game design itself.
GREAT INSIGHTS FOR ANY GAME DESIGNER! If you're a gamer, you'll gain appreciation and understanding for the games you love and you might just catch the design bug!
Risks and challenges
Director Douglas Morse is a professor of Media Studies and Film at The New School for Public Policy in New York City. Three adaptations of classic drama are carried by the largest distributor of educational media. Adventures on the Tabletop is his seventh feature film.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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