Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Sketch and Gamey Reference Sites

Here is last nights Loch Maiden sketch (Sketchbook Pro on the Galaxy Note 8), I like his grittier feel.

Now, for reference purposes here are a set of websites that I have been using in exploring the creation of a board game which is far far more intricate and complex than one might think. I have a slowly growing library of games on the shelves at work and at home actually (my BGG collection) and also picked up the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire full game which I will have to try and work into a schedule for some RP fun. I had so much fun watching the SUSD videos because they were both funny as well as showing real analytical depth in the games they looked at and played, so that inspired this quick (better) list:

One of the helpful things about all these video review and play-through sites is that I can see mechanics and ideas for gameplay that are relevant to the design of the Loch Maiden game without buying them all and funding time to play them. There are so many intricate ways to link gameplay mechanics and theming and getting inspiration from the vast array of games out there is a powerful tool.

On a slightly different note, if only this Game Theory course was coming up on Coursera then I could get a refresher on the theory side and check out Coursera and a MOOC at the same time. Maybe there is another relevant course...

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