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Is it OK to have rules for playtesting on one's own site before they go into the library?


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I am just curious here about my Stonehenge Design Group Yahoo group, and a concern someone else I know raised. I started the Stonehenge Design Group on Yahoo as a way for people to discuss and find playtesters for their designs, to get feedback, before they appear on the Paizo site. Is there any problems with this? I know in my case, I leave designs I do with the publish checkmark box unchecked until they have been playtested and I feel they work now.

Thank you for your time...

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DocReason wrote:

I am just curious here about my Stonehenge Design Group Yahoo group, and a concern someone else I know raised. I started the Stonehenge Design Group on Yahoo as a way for people to discuss and find playtesters for their designs, to get feedback, before they appear on the Paizo site. Is there any problems with this? I know in my case, I leave designs I do with the publish checkmark box unchecked until they have been playtested and I feel they work now.

Thank you for your time...

This is a site that requires a log-in, right? That'd certainly be okay, since it's not broadcast like the Library.

The rules for the Library exist to make sure that serious problems (plagiarism, use of other people's copyrights, slander) don't get associated with Stonehenge games and their publishers. So that's why the Library is supposed to be the first site of publication. As long as you're observing the spirit of that, I don't see a problem.

Mike


Mike Selinker wrote:
DocReason wrote:

I am just curious here about my Stonehenge Design Group Yahoo group, and a concern someone else I know raised. I started the Stonehenge Design Group on Yahoo as a way for people to discuss and find playtesters for their designs, to get feedback, before they appear on the Paizo site. Is there any problems with this? I know in my case, I leave designs I do with the publish checkmark box unchecked until they have been playtested and I feel they work now.

Thank you for your time...

This is a site that requires a log-in, right? That'd certainly be okay, since it's not broadcast like the Library.

The rules for the Library exist to make sure that serious problems (plagiarism, use of other people's copyrights, slander) don't get associated with Stonehenge games and their publishers. So that's why the Library is supposed to be the first site of publication. As long as you're observing the spirit of that, I don't see a problem.

Mike

Thanks for the feedback. I have had people on Boardgame Geek whining about the license, considering it overly restrictive and whatnot. Not sure how this can be concerned.

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Combining piecepack with Stonehenge is good to go! (Page 2)

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