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Let’s Try This Again

(I’ve gotten a lot of comments from the last time I posted this, but none from actual playtests. To be clear, right now I’m not interested in how you think the game will play. I want to know how it actually plays.)

As promised, I’ve posted the current draft of A Penny For My Thoughts. Why? Well, I’m looking for a few things.

  • Does the in-game economy works the way I think it does?
  • Are the troublesome endgame mechanics are as troublesome as I believe?
  • Can this game be played without me at the table (i.e. is it clear how to play from the text alone)?

So, if there are any enterprising playtest groups out there, give it a try and let me know. And if you want to record your playtest sessions, that’d be even better.

June 18, 2007 - Posted by | A Penny For My Thoughts


  1. Understandable. Right now, I’m also pushing for my own playtest of Know Thyself tonight, otherwise I’d be pushing for your game. I am hoping to do one next Monday, after Go Play NW, but this brings up a point: Since you’re looking to playtest there, how would it help to watch people go through the rules and try the game with you right there?

    I know it’s away from the “I don’t want to be at the table” thing, but if you’re there to only watch and not answer any questions immediately or engage in play, that could give you an anthropological-like view of how your game is played.

    All this is well and good as fluff talk, so I’ll pony up. I’ll take part in a playtest there (scheduling provided, naturally) to help create this environment, if you’d like.

    Comment by Ryan Macklin | June 18, 2007 | Reply

  2. I totally want to play this weekend. Yes, I would run one on top of the one(s) you’re doing.

    Comment by misuba | June 18, 2007 | Reply

  3. I’ll see if I can muster something, but I cannot promise anything as I really don’t have a group going now (just my wife).

    Comment by Daniel M. Perez | June 18, 2007 | Reply

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