Randy Hoyt

On Games

Play your collection deeply. Prioritize the great games. It's truly rewarding.
Grant Rodiek

Wise words, as always, from : “Play your collection deeply. Prioritize the great games. It’s truly rewarding.”

9 months ago 0 Comments

Mike Fitzgerald On Playtester Feedback

I do not answer the question ["Where is the fun for the players?"] well on my designs. ... So ... I watch people playing it. I watch them very carefully. I don't necessarily listen to what they say ... but I watch like a hawk. And almost every design I've had, the answer will come from that experience. You watch people smile, you see when they're struggling, when they furrow their brows, when they're having a hard time.
Mike Fitzgerald, Ludology 123

I do not answer the question [“Where is the fun for the players?”] well on my designs. … So … I watch people playing it. I watch them very carefully. I don’t necessarily listen to what they say … but I watch like a hawk. And almost every design I’ve had, the answer will come from that experience. You watch people smile, you see when they’re struggling, when they furrow their brows, when they’re having a hard time.

2 years ago 0 Comments

I want to stop feeling guilty for needing time to reply

I want to stop feeling guilty for needing time to reply. I want to stop apologizing for the delay. I want to have days where I don’t email but instead just work on my own stuff. I don’t want to stress about what you’re thinking or feeling. You’ll be okay, and if you’re not, we’ll talk about it, right? Since, as Dr. Herring’s research shows, you’re more likely to be supportive and pepper me with emoticons.
Rachel Simmons

So here’s my plan: I want to stop feeling guilty for needing time to reply [to email]. I want to stop apologizing for the delay. I want to have days where I don’t email but instead just work on my own stuff. I don’t want to stress about what you’re thinking or feeling. You’ll be okay, and if you’re not, we’ll talk about it, right? Since, as Dr. Herring’s research shows, you’re more likely to be supportive and pepper me with emoticons.

2 years ago 0 Comments

Shanna Swendson on Writing Sequels

A sequel can be both easier and more difficult than the original book. On the one hand, you don’t have to create your characters or build your world, but on the other hand, you’re stuck with what you’ve already established.
Shanna Swendson

7 years ago 0 Comments

Stephen King Quote

Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.
Stephen King

7 years ago 0 Comments