Do All Board Games Have Themes?

Do All Board Games Have Themes?

“Doesn’t every game have a theme?”, my intelligent and sassy 12-year-old daughter asked me as I was preparing this week’s content. I was walking back and forth in front of our game shelves trying to figure out what games we owned I would classify as an amazing themed... read more
PaleoVet Design Diary 5: Playtesting PaleoVet

PaleoVet Design Diary 5: Playtesting PaleoVet

In the last Paleovet Design Diary, we talked about the finalization of the mechanics for the game. Today, we’re going to talk about playtesting Paleovet using the four phases of playtesting that we follow at Absurdist Productions. We shared more information on the... read more
The Four Phases of Playtesting

The Four Phases of Playtesting

Playtesting is the act of exposing a game to the intended audience to collect data related to design flaws, balance issues, player strategies, and player feedback. When you get down to it, playtesting is the act of game design in action. It is the process of improving... read more
Forest of Lost Children Zine Update

Forest of Lost Children Zine Update

We are coming to the end of our journey in bringing our RPG zine to the world. The printed copies have arrived and are getting ready to get them all packed up and ready to mail out. Before that, however, we made a little video to show them off. This Zine has been a... read more
Board Gaming Online

Board Gaming Online

In the past, we’ve talked about some tools to play role-playing games remotely. This time lets discuss something a little nearer and dearer to our hearts, playing board games remotely. Thanks to the internet it is a lot easier than you might think. Game by Video Call... read more
Bringing your RPG Online

Bringing your RPG Online

Over the past five weeks of isolation, things can get a bit lonely Thankfully we live in the age of the internet which makes remote gaming a possibility. You can run amazing RPG sessions with your friends without anyone ever leaving home. So, let’s talk about some of the great tools that help you run your RPG online.

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