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Saturday, May 5 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Board Game Design: Rules and Development

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Writing a rulebook is a very delicate art and takes many people and lots of practice to do well. Plus, each game's needs are different--how long should the rulebook be? How about Diagrams? What's Active-voice and why should I care? Don't panic, there are a lot of handy guidelines and questions you can ask yourself to make the process of writing and developing the rules easier both on yourself and on those who will be reading them throughout every stage of the design process.

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Nemo Rathwald

Boardgame Designer, Magic Meeple Games
Nemo T Rathwald – Nemo designs and illustrates board games under a pseudonym, which is an anagram for Matthew Arnold. His game “Overworld” was 500% funded on Kickstarter by Magic Meeple Games, and has distribution deals in Germany and France. He laser-cuts his game prototypes... Read More →
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Ian Stedman

Magic Meeple Games
Magic Meeple Games is an independent tabletop games design, development, & publishing company based in Phoenix, Arizona and co-owned by Ian and Trish Stedman.MMG began when a good friend, and Gamelyn Games founder, Michael Coe approached Ian and Trish to co-publish a project with him. Ian and Trish (who have over 15 years combined involvement in various games industries) officially formed MMG in 2015. Ian has had a lifelong passion for gaming and is the designer of Magnum Opus from... Read More →
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David Whitcher

Game Design

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Algonquin C/D