Author Archives: Quirkworthy

Kickstarter Cogitations 3

People use the word unique way too often in marketing blurb. It’s not a complicated word to understand, but it’s often used incorrectly. This makes the people using it look sloppy and careless. If you’re writing advertising blurb and you’re … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Cogitations 2

Starting my thoughts on Kickstarter today with an idea that’s related to one of my old jobs: Editor. Years of being professionally picky makes me very aware of typos in anything I read, and whilst I’m sure I spot stuff … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Cogitations

There’s always something interesting going on in Kickstarter. Sometimes it’s a new trend, other times it’s a specific campaign, and there are always fun new games to look at. It’s a revolving shop window of shiny toys. As my job … Continue reading

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Patreon’s Progress

I just posted another article to my Game Design Mastery Patreon, and I thought that I’d talk about a few lessons from the first however long it’s been. 6 weeks? Something like that. Overall it’s been great, though it’s not … Continue reading

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Lots of Games for Cheap

One of the heartening things that this year’s many and varied calamities has brought up has been a series of generous offers from creators in a wide variety of media. The latest one I’ve stumbled across is gaming related, which … Continue reading

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How is Gaming Weathering the Storm?

When I worked for Games Workshop, the bosses used to say that the toy and game industry was especially robust when it came to surviving recessions; last in, first out. So what about pandemics? With most bricks and mortar game … Continue reading

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It’s Alive!

Turns out all I needed was a dark castle, lots of lightning, and a crowd of peasants with pitchforks and fiery brands. Just apply the electrodes, and Voila! It’s alive! By which I mean, the Game Design Mastery Patreon is … Continue reading

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Game Design Mastery

Every art contains a related craft. Music is underpinned by an understanding of notation and structure as well as traditions, styles, and the ability to make the noises you desire come out of the instrument you choose. Cooking is more … Continue reading

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A Two-Pronged Assault

Given the number of changes that outside influences have forced on everyone’s plans over the last 6 months, I have tried to come up with a new plan that will, hopefully, be more robust. While there are still many outside … Continue reading

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Setting a Date

My Patreon will go live on the 1st of June. There’s lots still to sort, and I’ve been researching best practice and advice to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. Their website is an odd mix of lots … Continue reading

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