Picture From Scott’s BGG Profile
From the designer of Valuspa and Kachina Scott Caputo a very insightful blog post has been posted on League of Gamemakers blog. As someone aspiring to design a game one day it can be a little daunting thinking about trying to do your game pitches to publishers. Scott talks about the fact that after having published Valuspa he went to Essen with expectations maybe a little too high. This post is about what he learned from pitching his games and the feedback he got and didn’t get from some of the publishers he was dealing with.
Often it is not until you take a broader perspective on the things you ahve learned that the lessons truly sink in. For Scott he talks about the experience developing that broader perspective so that he could improve upon the games that he presented to publishers. He doesn’t say it but it is possible that some of the things he heard initially were not as positive as he took them out to be and were more people being nice. While others were maybe a bit more direct and while it was not as pleasant hearing the raw message in the end it was likely more beneficial.
I would strongly encourage you to head over to the League of Gamemakers blog to read his story here.
Rogue Agent (LIMITED EDITION) – designed by David Ausloos
Stronghold Games has announced preorders for Rogue Agent and Voluspa: Order of the Gods expansion.
NOTE: This “Limited Edition” of the game will contain 10 additional Criminal cards. Please note that this will be the only printing of the LIMITED EDITION of Rogue Agent.
2048, Earth. The corrupt government has lost grip on Rain City, a brooding metropolis were crime runs amok, depsite patrolling police squads. This desparate battle has recently seen a new player: a secret Agency of Bounty Hunters, attempting to control the endless assaults on innercity life.
Your task: Defeat and arrest Ciminals, defuse high tech bombs that threaten to destroy city districts, and prevent assassins from completing their destructive path. You are one of the members of this secretive brotherhood of justice. So… are you ready to survive the crime waves in the big city and uncover the infiltrating Androids amongst your team that plan a revolt?
Rogue Agent is a tense cyberpunk adventure game, pitching players against underground networks. The game features detailed plastic miniatures, a large variety of unique criminals to defeat, special icon-driven custom dice, and two different game play modes.
Voluspa: Order of the Gods – designed by Scott Caputo
The balance of power is shifting among the Order Of The Gods!
- The goddess Freya can permanently increase the value of the other beings.
- The resourceful Dwarf taps the power of neighboring gods.
- The monsterous Niohoggr hoards extra benefits for anyone brave enough to defeat it.
- And the swift flying Raven can score twice in the same turn!
Play these new tiles with the Voluspa base game, or blend tiles from the “Voluspa: Order of the Gods” expansion with tiles from the “Saga of Edda” expansion!
Four recommended game setup variants are included, and many other variants are possible, enabling you to enjoy Voluspa and these expansions in many different ways!
The possibilities in Voluspa are more endless than ever!