This is a great talk on the contemporary world of board games. Definitely worth your time!
Thanks to Ryan Thomas!
May 8th, 2013 by Adam
Roll20 is a place to play your favourite tabletop adventure games like Dungeons and Dragons in your browser with your friends. So if you’ve been dreaming of playing with your friends around the world, now you can. There is no need for custom software since it’s all HTML5.
Roll20 is the easy-to-use virtual tabletop that brings pen and paper gaming to the web the right way. Built on a powerful platform of tools, yet elegantly simple, it focuses on enhancing what makes tabletop gaming great: storytelling and camaraderie. It’s incredibly user friendly, and runs right in your web browser, so there’s nothing to download or configure.
The site has been around for about a year now and I have no idea how I missed it. It was generously Kickstarted last year and was made by a bunch of Redditors.
At this year’s Board Game Jam we were lucky enough to have two professional board game designers share their knowledge. Sen Foong Lim and Jay Cormier, who are the Bamboozle Brothers made the popular games Belfort and Train of Thought.
They spoke to the attendees of Board Game Jam via Skype about what it’s like to design and sell games around the world.
- In something akin to a questions and answers session they covered:
- Prototyping games and getting them ready to pitch
- What conferences and conventions are like
- How to playtest and get good feedback
- What level of finished art should you have in your game to show a publisher
- The growing trend of mixing board games and digital games
We’re running Board Game Jam again this year and we’re super-excited about it because we have room for even more jammers!
Like the previous two years, early bird tickets are $15, and available until Wednesday February 6. After that, late bird tickets are $20. Get them here! As before, all ticket sales go towards purchasing a cornocupia of supplies, and other fun thing
You can check out media coverage of previous years here:
You can buy your tickets over at Eventbrite!
Snakes and Lattes, the wonderful board game cafe, has hosted the occasional lecture and they have started to post them online. This is yet another reason to love the people who make the cafe happen.
Their first talk is by Keith Meyers about how to sell your board game.
A lecture by Game designer Keith Meyers presented at Snakes and Lattes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 30th 2012
I hope they’ll put up even more on their YouTube channel.