#AprilTTRPGmaker Top tips and advice?

kill-bill-kung-fu-masterI’m going to assume this is advice for people who want to make their own games, rather than advice for players or games masters.

The best advice I can give is ‘don’t’. There’s a reason so many games get dubbed ‘fantasy heartbreakers’. Also I don’t want the competition!

The market IS flooded with a lot of material from a lot of very small companies.

More seriously though…

  • Do it for you, not with the expectation of making money.
  • Have a new idea that you love.
  • Keep in mind that people will second guess everything that you do.
  • Remember that once you release a game, it’s no longer yours. People will do things to it and with it. Unspeakable things.
  • You’re almost bound to be criticised for some sort of *ism, whatever your motivation or intent.
  • The future is digital and online.
  • Get good advice (hint, I consult for a reasonable fee and you can get a lot of good advice in a relatively short period of time).
  • A lot of what makes success in any industry is networking.
  • You are your brand.
  • Social Media is all important.
  • Video > Text