Hail to the Playtesters

Here’s a thing about games you’re working on: they are just ugly piles of cogs and gears until you play them. And you can’t just play by yourself. You need other people. Brave souls willing to play with you. People willing to spend precious hours of their lives trying something that may be ruinously half-baked or unexpectedly flawed despite all your best efforts to not waste their time, because you simply won’t know how it’s going to perform until you play.

So when I say “Thanks for playing, playtesters!”, I really mean it. These are the saints who spent the last two+ years making Kingdom happen.

Versions One & Two
Caroline Hobbs, Feiya Cook, Fred Lott, Marc Hobbs, Pat Kemp, Shuo Meng

Version Three
Abi Nighthill, Alanor Vuylsteke, Alessio Rossi, Andrew Gause, Andy Michael, Anton Trauner, Ashley Cook, Barak “El Presidente” Lightning, Barbara Fini, Brad Walker, Brian Ballsun-Stanton, Camilo Caceres, Carlos Mendez Chang, Cheryl Trooskin-Zoller, Chris Crewdson, Chris Eng, Christopher Smith, Crystal, Dale Horstman, Daniel Wood, David Fooden, Dion Sorenson, Ethan Trooskin-Zoller, Geoff Matheson, Ian Zeilstra, Jamie Brasington, Jamie Fristrom, Jason Ziglar, Javier Soto, Jeff Winokur, Jess Downs, Jess Perez, Jessica Beckett, Johnstone Metzger, Jonathan Bearup, Jonathan Borzilleri, Jonathan Newhall, Jorge Lopez Guerra, Julius Fildes, Kriss Morton, Krystal Hammar, Leandra Trout, Louie Brennan, Mac Hume, Mark Levad, Mark Wyler, Markus Haydn, Martin Ryan, Martin Silva, Matthew Klein, Matthias Papuschek, Michael McDowell, Mike Sugarbaker, Neil Pinkerton, Nia Miyu Haydn, Niall Sullivan, Nicholas Chan, Orion Canning, Paulo Rivas, Raffaele Manzo, Richard Choi, Robert Bruce, Russell Moore, Seth Magdich, Shaun Brasington, Simone Lombardo, Sohum Banerjea, Stephen Locke, Stuart Updegrave, Tayler Stokes, Todd Meder

Versions Four & Five
Aaron Herbert, Adam Drew, Ade Hill, Adrian Dyson, Alasdair Sinclair, Albey Amakiir, Alex Cooley, Alex Guerrero-Randall, Bob Krol, Brian Hunter, Chris Roosenraad, Chris Steinitz, Dani Laney, David Berg, David Redcorn, Derek Grey, Doug Bartlett, Epistolary Richard, Eric Nolan, Eric Spohn, Evan Silberman, Garth “The Shadow” Rose, Geoff Vogel, George Austin, Greg Pearson, Henry Gnau, Jacek ‘Darken’ Go??biowski, Jacqueline Ashwell, Jan Laszczak, Jeff Hosmer, Jenna Povey, Jobe Bittman, Joe Iglesias, Joe Tyne, John Carr, John Knight, Jonathan Davis, Jordan Mingus, Joshua Unruh, Julia Gentlestrength, Juliusz Doboszewski, Kayla, Kim Voynar, Konrad ‘Erni’ Mazurek, Kynnin Scott, Liam Mehl, Loren Lassiter, Maciej Sabat, Mark Causey, Mark Dickinson, Matt Butler, Matt Repp, Matthew Gagan, Megan Brown, Michael Arrington, Mike Frost, Mike Schmidt, Mit Mehl, Morgan Stinson, Neil Smith, Nick Cole, Nick Grimm, Nick Tebby, Padraig Bracken, Paul Lowrie, Peter Adkison, Piers Connolly, Piotr Stankiewicz, Richard Lutz, Rob Brennan, Robert Rees, Rohit Ramnath, Sam Ashwell, Steve Conard, Steve Hickey, Terry Booth, Terry Daly, Terry Franguiadakis, Thomas Demkey, Tim Ballew, Tony Dowler, Trey Marshall, Veles Svitlychny

(People are listed under the first version they played, but many people played multiple versions as the rules were revised)

    Ben Robbins | November 8th, 2013 | kingdom | leave a comment