Nail Your Setup

One of my game design theories is that if you nail the setup, the rest of the game flows even if there aren’t a lot of constraints telling you what to do.

Conversely, if your setup is wobbly, you can have all the structure in the world and it won’t save the game. You’ll be constantly trying to correct your course.

If we understand the premise, we know what to do. If the game helps us start with clear themes, settings, characters, relationships and situations that we all understand and embrace, the fun follows.

Nail your setup.

    Ben Robbins | January 18th, 2021 | , | hide comments

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