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JohnCon 2018 Playtest Feedback

This past weekend I visited JohnCon, the annual gaming convention held at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. hosted by the university's science fiction and fantasy club. Alongside the other developers there as a part of Break My Game, I was able to get one full playtest in along with two partial playtests and feedback from a number of helpful individuals.

The first group was made up of two college students and a board game designer with Break My Game. that session lasted about two hours. The other sessions had two high school students each, but unfortunately had to cut our sessions short.
WHAT'S NEW? EXPERIENCE FOR ARCHETYPES Experience can now be gained from lowering allies' Drama. The intent here is to encourage players to use their archetypes to keep other players from Crashing. Originally, lowering Drama was the only way to Advance characters. I included the experience system - rewarding players with points to allow them to advance in exchange for performing n…

Awesome Con 2018 Playtest Feedback

This past Saturday I was lucky enough to run some playtests at Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. in the dedicated tabletop room, and wanted to go over how the playtests went and the feedback I received.

There were two playtests in the afternoon, each with two players. The first participants were a young man and an older gentleman, and the second group was an adult man and woman. everyone had prior experience with RPGs and were familiar with tokusatsu on a basic level. I recruited them by walking up to them as they were looking around and asking if they were interested in testing out my game. Each session took about two hours.

WHAT'S NEW? Not much difference between this playtest and the last at the Big Frederick Gaming Convention, other than adding more detailed explanations of the rules associated with Powers. WHAT HAPPENED?
I ran a scenario where players had to investigate a haunting, putting more emphasis on investigations, interactions, and altogether actions outside of combat.…