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Monday, January 16, 2012

Upcoming series of posts on how to create a campaign

I'm in the midst of putting together a thematic campaign for our playing group and thought sharing both the step-by-step process and final output might make for interesting reading. As an aside the battle reports from our campaigns are often posted up on dakka dakka so I'll include a link.

The steps are pretty basic -

1) Know your group - This has two parts understand the player base and your material options
2) Build a thematic framework and get feedback - Put together your basic ideas and start talking to your player base
3) Flesh out the theme - Take your theme to the next level know how you want to start and how you want to end
4) Build a flowchart - You know the direction you want the campaign to take now plan out the individual steps
5) Build games around the steps - The most labor intensive step, now you have to design the individual games
6) Balancing - Go get feedback around game balance
7) Final review - Proof for accuracy, balance and fun
8) Play the games!

In later days I'll spell out each step and share the process using my current campaign as an example.

Thanks for reading!

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