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Saturday, January 11, 2014

On Audience

Vincent Baker, designer of the revolutionary tabletop RPG Apocalypse World, in answer to a question about prioritizing building audience as a goal in itself, distinct from making money on the one hand, and personal satisfaction in making a game on the other:

I'm playing a long game. In almost every case, a conversation is worth more to me in the long run than a sale. A fan is worth far more to me than a customer; a colleague is worth far more to me than a fan.

I like this a lot.

He achieves it, too. It's hard to read the rules for Apocalypse World and not succumb to the temptation to begin writing your own game.

Posted by benrosen at January 11, 2014 09:12 PM | Up to blog
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