Kay Lee
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Would anyone like to take a game design class?
We would play a wide variety of board games for two months focusing on theme, mechanics and victory conditions. Then everyone would make their own prototype game with lots of playtesting and refinement. This will help you design video games too.
You have to be open to playing a new board game each week. I have a LOT of board games. You can check out my profile for my collection.
 
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I wish you were offering this in Los Angeles!
 
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how much? where? more details. Geek mail me, or email my home addy
joel.siragher@gmail.com
 
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Ellicot City is a 2 hour drive commitment for me (hour each way assuming zero traffic) which means I'd really have to know the duration of each session and timing of when it would be in order to fit it into the schedule.

Knowing the curriculum, textbooks, schedule, credentials of the teacher and anticipated cost would also help.

If this can be done virtually, that's also a consideration.
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Can you give a time frame - start/stop dates, times, etc. as well as cost.

Thanks - interesting idea
 
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byronczimmer wrote:
Ellicot City is a 2 hour drive commitment for me (hour each way assuming zero traffic) which means I'd really have to know the duration of each session and timing of when it would be in order to fit it into the schedule.

Knowing the curriculum, textbooks, schedule, credentials of the teacher and anticipated cost would also help.

If this can be done virtually, that's also a consideration.


Ditto.
 
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Here is all the information so far. Free Class!
I need everyone interested to fill out the doodle survey and check when they are free so I can plan the first meeting next week.
http://www.doodle.com/upth4fexu259xqmx
Hi!As soon as everyone fills out what time they are available to meet, I can plan the first weekly game design class!This is my first time leading a class like this, so everyone is welcome to pitch ideas and help build the curriculum. We will meet for 3 months to end of August.
The first two months, we will play board games and then make our own in august Here is a rough syllabus of what we will do
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cls/3032320450.html
Here is a rough syllabus of what we will do.
Week 1: deck building/ card drafting- 7 Wonders plus expansion and dominion plus all expansions
Week 2: euro- Puerto Rico or Agricola
Week 3: coop/ dungeon crawler- Descent: Journeys in the Dark
Week 4: Conquest: Risk Legacy or Chaos in the Old World (only playable with 4)
Week 5: Ameritrash Arkham- Horror or Betrayal at house on the hill
Week 6: Economy - Power Grid
Week 7: Traitor mechanic- Battlestar Galactica
Week 8: 4X games- Civilization plus expansion or Eclipse Dawn of the New Galaxy (hopefully it comes out by then)
 
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Still would like to know your teaching credentials for leading the class before committing.

Are you connected to any educational institution?

Any experience teaching or in the game industry?

Are you doing this just for fun, or are you looking to form a game design think-tank?

Will we be each designing a prototype, or working together on a single project?
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Springheeledjack wrote:
Still would like to know your teaching credentials for leading the class before committing.
Just a college graduate with no background in game design
Are you connected to any educational institution? No

Any experience teaching or in the game industry?no

Are you doing this just for fun, or are you looking to form a game design think-tank?for fun and I may be teaching a game design class later this year at the library

Will we be each designing a prototype, or working together on a single project?
each designing own

It looks like we will be meeting Wed or Thurs at 6pm
 
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lik11 wrote:
Springheeledjack wrote:
Still would like to know your teaching credentials for leading the class before committing.

Just a college graduate with no background in game design
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Are you connected to any educational institution?

No

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Any experience teaching or in the game industry?

no

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Are you doing this just for fun, or are you looking to form a game design think-tank?

for fun and I may be teaching a game design class later this year at the library

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Will we be each designing a prototype, or working together on a single project?

each designing own

It looks like we will be meeting Wed or Thurs at 6pm


I think this is too far away and too early in the day (given the 90 minute drive at that time) for what boils down to a gaming group designing board games on their own...

But it does give me the idea to run something similar in my area.
 
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The new Kolbold Guide to Board Game Design is a good guide for what a design class should cover.
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Springheeledjack wrote:
The new Kolbold Guide to Board Game Design is a good guide for what a design class should cover.


Link?
 
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Yea I bought the PDF for it before class began. Great book written by many famous game designers. Highly recommended. Thanks
 
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