Author Archives: Quirkworthy

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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Moving On

You haven’t been forgotten; I’ve been quiet while I worked on a new plan. Basically, it’s going to include a lot of what I was aiming to do before, but in a completely different order. Some stuff has had to … Continue reading

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Kickstarter’s Latest Tweaks

Looks like Kickstarter is starting to roll out some of its recent experiments to a wider audience. Yesterday I got a feature I’d seen mentioned on forums as being in test. That’s the pledge levels being a separately scrollable panel. … Continue reading

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Coalescing

Having had several plans picked apart by events, and the subsequent unavailability of people and services, I’ve been looking at other options. What’s been most helpful in this regard has been the idea of building a plan that is less … Continue reading

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Strange Days

Well this is an unusual turn of events. As both of you who read this may have noticed, I’ve been absent for a while, distracted by the collateral damage of the pandemic. Sorry about that. Freelancing is not easy at … Continue reading

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