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Design Flow: It’s Your Game Now

There is a thing about designing a setting that I have come to learn as I have gone from designing and playtesting Hydro Hacker Operatives, that I did not realize. Eventually, the setting is not your own anymore. Once the game goes out into the world, everyone will read it and play it, with their...

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Design Flow: UI and Neighbors

For the past few months, I have been wrestling with this small but annoying problem in the Hydro Hacker playbooks. It is a section of the playbook that defines your relationships with the other players. When I run this at conventions or in playtest groups, players always fill the section out...

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