Gaslands went through 18 months of playtesting before I handed it over to Osprey. Partly, this was because the publishing… Read more Playtesting Tabletop Games
Gaslands is a tabletop wargame in which heavily-armed vehicles career dangerous into either other, and high-speed collisions are virtually guaranteed.
Designing Gaslands is a voyage of discovery for me as a games designer. This blog is a way for me… Read more Designing Around The Problem 2
In November 2015, I was thinking about the about the skid dice. I knew I wanted to manufacture and sell… Read more Gaslands: The Dice Game
When I came to write Gaslands, I had just finished Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin is a flexible, setting-less miniature wargaming rules system… Read more Why Have Factions?
There are games that exist in an existing fictional property, such as Star Wars or Tolkien. There are games that… Read more How Fluffy?
After a couple of false starts, the campaign and progression system for Gaslands is finally released in an “alpha” version,… Read more Progression Systems
I don’t know anything about designing games. I’m making it up. That being said I know a bit about product… Read more Designing Around The Problem
I got a question from a friend today: How long were you working on your rulesets before getting playtesters involved?… Read more Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe
Short post to announce the release, in the most recent beta rules, of the first alpha version of the Gaslands… Read more Alpha Campaign System
A Halloween Scenario for Gaslands In order to play this scenario, you’ll need the Gaslands playtest rules, which are yours… Read more Night Of The Living Dead
I got some really interesting feedback from a playtester recently.
“State” is a concept from computer science: In computer science, the state of a computer program is a technical term… Read more Game State
To keep me focussed, and to help resolve difficult design decisions down the line, I here present the Gasland design… Read more Design Principles
All good things need a clear vision. I have one for Gasland, but I wanted to write it down, so… Read more Vision Statement
As a kid, we played Warhammer Quest, Necromunda, Bloodbowl and Gorkamorka. We played these games more than the big battle… Read more Jump-Starting The XP System
Gaslands was initially written with much the same design principles as Axles And Alloys*: a madcap and explosive car chase… Read more The Campaign System
“I’d really like to do a sort of car combat game”, said my good friend John Brindley. We were stood… Read more Beginnings…
I think that the re-invention of classic GW games is a bit of a thing right now. The people who… Read more Definition of Success
In my day job, I work for a software startup. There is a concept in The Lean Startup by Eric Ries,… Read more Minimum Viable Game