I know this is probably out of the ordinary as far as requests go...
Sometime in the not so distant future, a friend and I will (hopefully,) most likely be starting an upstart publishing company. We are working out details currently, and have a couple prototypes from local amateur designers that we are considering.
Along that lines, I think it would be a good idea to consider as many prototypes as possible...we certainly will be starting small and won't be able to print more that 2-3 games initially, but I'd like to see a variety of games to decide which to move forward with.
So, if you have a prototype that you would be willing to ship to me for consideration, please geekmail me with the following information:
Your phone number
The name of your game
A brief but clear description of the game
Once you have geekmailed me, I'll give you a shipping address and information about what I would expect in a prototype.
***I realize this might be out of the ordinary. I promise I am not someone collecting personal information to be sold.
As an attorney, I would assume that a Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) would be one of the things that you would provide to the game designers sending you their games.
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What types of resources are you providing to those who provide you prototypes?
Do you want to make card games, dice games, small box games, big box games, games with miniatures, war games, party games, strategic games, etc, etc, etc.
What materials do you intend to use? Do you have suppliers already?
Is this going to be your only source of income (meaning you need to make a living wage off of it) or is this a sideline/hobby?
What distribution channels do you intend to use? Do you have some agreement already in place with other publishers in other countries?
What financial agreements are you willing to make with potential designers?
How large do you plan your print runs to be? Have you already made contacts in the printing (production) portion of the chain, and have you already made contacts in the distribution portion of the chain?
Are you starting entirely fresh or do you have some sort of experience doing this?
Wouldn't it be a better idea to take the ideas you have, publish them, and then have a proven track record to base such a request on?