Episode #72: Playtesting

Episode #72: Playtesting

 

Description

Rob Daviau returns to the show to talk to Dirk and David about playtesting and the challenges of getting good feedback. Are core gamers good playtesters? How much playtesting is necessary? The show concludes with a discussion on the covenant between games and their players – how many playthroughs are “enough”?

 

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Rob Daviau – @RobDaviauGamer, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

 

Episode Outline

 

  • 0:00:46 – Playtesting Seafall

  • 0:09:45 – Playtesting and CCGs

  • 0:19:22 – Prototypes

  • 0:36:45 – Getting the right feedback

  • 0:39:10 – The creativity in boardgames

  • 0:45:58 – Shorter experiences

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