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I'm trying to start a Game Makers club at my school.

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#001 | Jacehan | Wed 9 Oct 2013 @ 10:15:20 PM (UTC)
My thought process is that creation is much better than consuming, especially for kids who haven't done much beyond consuming in their lives, so they don't know what it's like, and games are pretty accessible. So we'll play some games and figure out what's good and what's bad, then eventually transition into making games (game design, art design, playtesting, rules writing -- am I missing any major component) so that hopefully by the end of the year we'll have some nice professional-looking games.
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#002 | Kodiologist | Wed 9 Oct 2013 @ 10:55:37 PM (UTC)
No programming, I take it? When I hear the term "game development", I think of video games.

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#003 | Jacehan | Wed 9 Oct 2013 @ 11:01:35 PM (UTC)
Yeah, programming could theoretically be part of it, but that requires a lot of equipment (i.e. computers) that we don't really have. As a former CS major, I'm more than willing to guide students who want to learn and attempt those things on their own, but that can't really be the focus of the club.

So we'll focus on board games, card games, dice games, social games, roleplaying games. Pretty much any sort of non-electronic game.
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#004 | willis5225 | Fri 11 Oct 2013 @ 3:07:08 AM (UTC)
That's pretty awesome. I used to be aware of internet contests for this sort of thing (where you describe a ruleset and you can win I don't remember what). I will do some digging to see if there's a metaphorical Pinewood Derby.
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