Monday, 30 May 2016

Publishing Advice #3: How to Use BoardGameGeek is a most important and influential board game community in the world! And the least user-friendly at the same time! In 2008 I was starting with BGG, and I thought I would give up. I was on the edge of throwing my computer through my window... heh

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Publishing Advice #2: Crowdfunding - Blog & KickStarter Lessons by Jamey

Jamey Stegmaier is a quite well-known person. Very successful writer, designer and publisher. Especially because of his blog and KS lessons. I can't enough recommend Jamey Stegmaier's blog if you are on the subject! It's an eye opener for anyone who choose to design and/or publish board games (but not only). So why it's that special for me? Of course, you got all the knowledge you need, great tips, however, I'd like to point out what matters to me, and why it's worth following and getting in touch:

1. Bringing people together. Jamey promotes the idea of supporting each other. Designers, Publishers and all sort of individuals, who are involved, are like a big family. By helping others, we help ourselves! That's such a bold statement and so valuable.

2. I would describe Jamey as a real, honest and humble person. He promotes those values in his blog, and by setting up an example.

He deserves his success, and I wish him much more!

Do you read Jamey's blog? What do you value most in his blog?

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Publishing Advice #1: Self-reflection on Publishing Board Games

Years ago I managed to create a board game, and I have published it in Poland! It was a big step in my life with big expectations. It looked like I got an amazing idea how to start my adult life and become a successful person. And unfortunately, it hasn't been exactly how I had planned it. Here I pointed some mistakes I have made which may be useful for you:

1. Seek for advice
Listen to others, more experienced people. I don't mean to listen to everyone - I mean, listen to experienced chaps!

2. Kill your pride
There will always be a better way to do things! Don't stop at the point “I know everything” or “I don't need anyone”, that's not true. Be always open for a criticism and try to learn from it!

3. Become Open Minded
Be ready to experience new things and ways of doing things. Of course new doesn't always mean better!

4. Don't blame others
If something goes wrong don't blame others, look at the big picture, and you'll realise that what happened is because of your mistakes. And learn from them.