Monday, November 30, 2015

Fantasy Fantasy Baseball, by Daryl Andrews & JR Honeycutt

I don't normally post about my own games here, because it feels like shameless self-promotion. That said, Fantasy Fantasy Baseball is the product of a year's worth of work with one of my best friends, Daryl Andrews, and I want to share it with you.

Fantasy Fantasy Baseball is a game about managing a roster of ridiculous monsters with magic powers, and using those powers to win more games than your wizard manager opponents. We feel like we've nailed the middle ground between "fun for sports fans" and "fun for fantasy fans" and turned it into "fun for everyone". Also, we're really proud to be huge fans of both sports and fantasy - something that many people share with us! This game is about celebrating what we love in both genres, and bringing it together in one AMAZING package, thanks to CSE Games and art by Rob Lundy.

Watch the video below, and if you're interested in the game, please click this link to visit the Kickstarter page, which will be live until December 23rd.

Thanks for your support! Please comment or tweet if you have any questions!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Metatopia 2015 - Writing a Rulebook for your Board Game

Interesting and useful recording of a panel from Metatopia - Gil Hova, designer of Bad Medicine and the Networks, and Geoff Englestein, host of the Ludology podcast and designer of Space Cadets: Dice Duels, pair up to talk about how to write rulebooks, a subject near and dear to my heart.

Monday, November 9, 2015

"Metatopia, will you marry me?"

Other conventions, you’re great. You really are. But Metatopia has everything I love about conventions (other designers, phenomenal panels, playtest upon playtest, and enough downtime to actually get to enjoy the company of my fellow designers) and doesn’t have the one thing that I don’t love: standing at a booth selling my game instead of playing games and talking with all sorts of awesome people. So, sorry, other conventions, but I’m going to convention-marry Metatopia. Vinny, Avie, and the rest of the crew who make it so awesome will hopefully perform the ceremony next year.

Say yes, Metatopia. Oh God, please say yes.

For those of you who haven’t been there, here were a few of my highlights and lessons learned there. But, back off: this convention is mine now.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Doug's Metatopia Schedule

This weekend, I'll be attending one of my absolute favorite conventions, Metatopia in Morristown, NJ. The convention starts Thursday and I'll be getting there mid-day, but there are no official events until Friday. For players, it's only $20 for the entire weekend!

If you're going, check out the events I'll be involved in, listed below the page break. Or, just find me wandering around and play some games with me! You're Fired takes about twenty minutes to teach and play, and if I'm available, I'd love to show it to you!