I just read on Jay Cormier’s design blog, From Inspiration to Publication, about a game designers meetup in Toronto. COOL STUFF!! When I read this I get excited for Jay and his group of game designers and a little envious. Why envious? My community doesn’t have that critical mass of people, or gamers, to support a game design group. It seems I am a group of one! This ‘remoteness certainly seems to be a barrier in many ways – lack of immediate support/feedback, lack of resources and many other things…
However, I am thankful for the following:
- A great group of gaming friends (a group of five including me) that are willing to try my ideas
- Support from game designers across the world through the G+ GameLab circle
- Support from David Short and David Gregg who no matter how crazy my game ideas may be are always willing to listen and give feedback
- For Aldie and Co. for providing a wonderful forum to satisfy my board game needs – http://www.boardgamegeek.com
When you feel you don’t have what you need be thankful for what you have!
HAPPY U.S. THANKSGIVING