Proud Lion is pleased to present the return of our Big Game Hunting Beta Night! This free event will take place on Saturday 8th October at Boston Tea Party in Cheltenham. It's the perfect opportunity for tabletop game designers in the making, published creators looking to test their latest design, and players looking for something new and exciting to try.
If you want to take part as a player, you are welcome to turn up and try any game you like! You may be asked for any constructive feedback from the game designer; you are encouraged to share your thoughts, but this is not required. (You will be asked to sign a basic NDA when you arrive to protect the creators' designs.)
If you want to showcase your own game, you'll need to get in touch with us by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Beta Night Game Submission” in the subject line. In your email, please include your name, the name of your game (even if it's just a working title), and a brief description of the game you wish to bring. All games will need to follow a few requirements:
- The core mechanic of the game must be playable. You don't need to have the entire game worked out, but players should be able to get a feel for the basic idea of the gameplay.
- The game must be unpublished. Any game being run for this Beta Night must not be available to the public, either before or on the day of the event. *Special note: if you have created a unique scenario for an existing game, this is fine, so long as your scenario is not publicly available.
- You must have the basic rules written down. You don't have to have every instance written out, nor do you need to know every detail of the rules of your game (especially if it's still being designed and refined!). However, please have at least the very basic elements of gameplay written out, and bring it with you on the night.
- Be open to feedback from the players. So long as the comments you receive from your game are constructive, please invite the players to tell you what they think – both the good and the not so good.
If you have any logos, images, or specific details about your game submission you'd like to share, please include these in your email as well, and we'll share the details leading up to the event.
We look forward to seeing all your designs! If you have any questions or comments, please let us know at email@example.com.
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