Playtesting Archive

Episode 54 – Playtest Feedback

May 12, 2015 @ 2:41 am

Playtest Feedback

Recorded at Metatopia 2014

Presented by Cam Banks, Tim Rodriguez & Jay Treat

We all know playtesting is vital, but how do you take the results of playtests and apply them to your game? Three industry veterans explain what works for them.


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Episode 47 – Playtesting Brutally

February 14, 2015 @ 2:52 pm

Playtesting Brutally

Recorded at Metatopia 2013

Presented by John Stavropoulos and Dave Chalker.

Your best friend, your spouse, and your grandma all say they like your game, so it must be ready to be published, right? WRONG. The most refined games come from an extended playtesting process, where your decisions are challenged and every mechanic is put through the burning forge of brutal playtesting. Learn how to examine games of your own design and others for ways to streamline, balance, and otherwise turn into a better game by “killing your darlings” and learning what red flags to watch out for in the playtesting process that could sink you after publication.


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Episode 32 – How to be a Good Playtester for Others

April 5, 2014 @ 9:18 pm

How to be a Good Playtester for Others

This seminar was originally presented at Metatopia 2013 in Morristown NJ. This panel was led by
Will Hindmarch, Tim Rodriguez and John Adamus.

Everyone agrees playtesting is crucial. But what kind of feedback is best for publishers? This panel looks at the necessary skills and mindset for being a good playtester from *this* side of the table.

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Episode 12 – Playtesting RPG’s

January 12, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

What kinds of playtests are there?

How can you run them or play in them effectively?

Learn how iterative testing improves a game

  1. Discuss the purpose of playtesting.
  2. The three styles of playtesting?
  3. Playtesting your own game.
  4. Runing someone else’s game.
  5. Observing a playtest.
  6. Playing in a playtest with panache.
  7. Questions and answers

Presented by Jason Pitre and Adam Koebel

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