Trapped in a Room with Juliana Patel and Ariel Rubin

Richard interviews Juliana Patel and Ariel Rubin who created the extremely successful Escape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Experiment that is now being published by Mattel. He learns all their secrets about in their 2,000+ backer debut campaign! Some specific topics:

  • Partnering with Mattel
  • Escape room game opportunities
  • Replaying escape room games
  • Playtesting an escape room game
  • Creating the puzzles
  • Lessons learned from the Kickstarter campaign
  • Finding your audience

Audio/Podcast Version: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/BGBP064.mp3

 

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Balancing Your Game

We sprinkle in these game balancing topics, among others, into our discussion:

  • Easy to Balance Games
  • Hard to Balance Games
  • How many playtests?
  • How to Make Adjustments
  • Cutting to Balance
  • Balancing and Adding
  • Types of Players
  • Length of Game
  • Keeping Scores Close

Audio Version: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/BGBP039.mp3

Top 10 Mistakes New Designers Make (Designer Perspective)

We continue with our top 10 mistakes new designers make with a list from the designer perspective, led by Jeremy Commandeur. Learn what you can avoid and tell us if we missed any big ones in the comments!

 

Audio/Podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/BGBP037.mp3

Protospiel San Jose – Part 2

Get some more insights from the organizer of the San Jose Protospiel, Jeremy Commandeur, on what went well and what he will improve at the next Protospiel he ran, such as:
– the game design contest
– pitching your game
– food for the Protospiel
– ideas for improvement
– how to start your own Protospiel
– networking opportunities

Resources:
Main Protospiel Website
Protospield San Jose

Audio/Podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/theforbiddenlimb/FLP021.mp3

Resources

Protospiel website: http://www.protospiel.org/

Unpub website: http://unpub.net/