EPISODE 60: ERRATA AND PLAYTESTING

Onyx Pathcast

Episode 60: Errata and Playtesting
In which Matthew, Dixie, and Eddy discuss the importance of good errata and playtesting! (this episode is a lot more interesting than it looks on paper!)

  • Dramatic introductions!
  • How errata was treated in the past (supplementary PDFs, inclusion in subsequent books, etc.)
  • How we handle errata now, with wonderful forms and spreadsheets!
  • How the change in errata processes has affected us as developers
  • Foreign languages and font set issues
  • Smart punctuation
  • The best way to write errata you want to submit (don’t assume designer intent!)
  • The value of having dedicated fans submitting detailed errata
  • Disney via errata?
  • How to spell “cemetery”
  • Please don’t tell us to “die”
  • Errata can be thought-provoking and make us reevaluate content
  • How easy should it be to kill zombies in Dystopia Rising: Evolution?
  • The importance of playtest data
  • How to assemble strong playtest data
  • How Cinematic cards emerged from playtesting of They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Stunts in AGE and Storypath
  • Building a spellbook in Mage: The Ascension
  • A rapid wind-up!

Links:
Dark Ages British Isles: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/1484/Dark-Ages-British-Isles
Giovanni Chronicles: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2288/Giovanni-Chronicles-I-The-Last-Supper
Pugmire: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/204313/Pugmire-Core-Rulebook
Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/94815/Vampire-The-Masquerade-20th-Anniversary-Edition
Pet Sematary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Sematary
All Flesh Must be Eaten: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/627/All-Flesh-Must-be-Eaten-Revised
Dystopia Rising Evolution: Backerkit: https://dystopia-rising-evolution.backerkit.com/
They Came from Beneath the Sea! Backerkit: https://www.backerkit.com/projects/200664283/they-came-from-beneath-the-sea-a-tabletop-roleplay
Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149562/Mage-The-Ascension-20th-Anniversary-Edition

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