Introduction to Tabletop Game Design

158 West High Street,
Carlisle, PA 17013
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Embark on an exciting journey into the world of tabletop game design! This four-part course is an introduction to designing your own board game or roleplaying game. You’ll learn about theme vs. mechanisms, crafting engaging player experiences, and how to bring your game to life. This course is for anyone who has considered making a game or just enjoys playing them. No experience is required -- just enthusiasm and curiosity for game design!

John Mulligan is an ENNIE-nominated independent tabletop game designer and publisher. His published games blend the storytelling of roleplaying games (TTRPGs) with the mechanisms of board games, one of which will be in the upcoming Roll for Learning: Micro Tabletop Role-Playing Games to Use in the Classroom published by Carnegie-Mellon University ETC Press. He also writes a popular weekly publication that explores tabletop game mechanisms in board games and roleplaying games.