Introduction to Tabletop Game Design

Classes: Classes are every Thursday starting January 18, 2023. They run from 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm. There are four sessions.

Consume/Create: Each week you’ll get a assignment related to the class. Part of it will be to consume (read/watch) and part will be to create (write/make/try). We’ll take a few moments at the start of the next class to review what you did!

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Questions: Any questions, email!

Week 1: Different types of players & games

  • Consume: Read about the different player types at Skeleton Code Machine:

  • Create: Think about your favorite tabletop or video game, and answer the following questions:

    • What player type is it designed for?

    • Why do you find the game to be fun?

    • Which one of the 8 Kinds of Fun is the game an example of!

We will start Week 2 with a review of which game you chose and which kind of fun it best represents!

Week 2: Game themes & mechanisms

We’ll start Week 3 with some pitches for your new TTRPG!

Week 3: Crafting engaging player experiences

We’ll take a moment to share a few of your creations at the start of Week 4!

Week 4: Bringing your game to life

Thank you so much for participating in the class! I hope to see you again in the future!

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