Board Game Business Podcast

Brian had the pleasure of interviewing Vincent Salzillo, President of Double Exposure, Inc. His company organizes Gen Con events such as First Exposure Playtest Hall and the new First Encounter Designer Showcase (publisher speed dating) events. They also organize conventions such as DEXCON, DREAMATION, and METATOPIA. Plus they run the Envoy programs. It's a lot! This is what we cover in 30 minutes:

  • METATOPIA - A convention for game designers.
  • First Exposure Playtest Hall - A Gen Con event for playtesting.
  • First Encounter Designer Showcase - A Gen Con event where you pitch your game to publishers in a "speed dating format".



Direct download: BGBP070.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41am PDT

Today we talk about ways to get people to play your ugly prototype! Some topics:

  • Imaginary friends
  • Design partners or other trusted designers
  • Protospiel/Unpub
  • Designer groups
  • General playtesting groups
  • Fostering an inviting community
  • Print-and-plays
  • Conventions at a free table
  • Conventions as an event
  • Other convention options
  • Digital simulations
  • Paid playtesting



Direct download: BGBP069.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am PDT