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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)In the FAQ, you can list answers to some frequently asked questions from your playtesters. You should firsttry to write your rules and instructions in a way that answers these questions outright. If there is not anatural place to answer that question and it cannot be solved with a rule change, you may want to include ithere.Q:This is the first frequently asked question.A:This is the answer.Q:This is the second frequently asked question.A:This is the answer.Documentation Updates (Patch Notes)Here you will be keeping track of the changes of your Rulebook as it continues to take shape. You shouldbe noting important updates and when they were made. Smaller updates like spelling and grammatical fixesare not necessary to list. Think of this as the Patch Notes to your game, which you keep a running tally of tokeep track of your design history. It is important to keep track of the changes you make so that you canreference them for future changes.For Example:Version 0.2 - After Observed Playtest #1Clarified the Turn Overview after players were often confused on what was available as an action.Made the Overview shorter and easier to remember, and added further explanation to the Detailssection.
INSTRUCTIONS ONLYBEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR WORK, DELETE THIS BOXQuick Reference (Cheat Sheet)Assignment DetailsBefore conducting your playtests for this week, you will be developing a small Quick Reference (CheatSheet) for your players to help them during the play of your game. Quick References typically provide theplayers with available actions on their turn, a turn overview, and victory points. Your Quick Reference shouldbe tailored to the necessary information for your game. Obviously this is meant to be a much shorter,condensed version of the rules and instructions containing only key information.Below are some Example Quick Reference / Cheat SheetsCoup ExamplePandemic ExampleScytheExampleYou should be able to print your Quick Reference on a small, half sheet of paper (or smaller) to provide toyour players. The goal is to be clear, concise, and realize the most important information necessary for yourplayers to take their turns effectively.If you are unable to print your Quick Reference - you are allowed to hand-write it. However, the handwritingmust be clear, legible, and look professional.
Quick Reference (Cheat Sheet)DELETE THIS EXAMPLE BOX AND INSERT YOUR OWN CHEAT SHEET HEREExample Cheat Sheet / Quick Reference from Scythe
INSTRUCTIONS ONLYBEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR WORK, DELETE THIS PAGEObserved Playtest #1 (Designer Observes)Assignment InstructionsIn This Section, You Will:1.Observe a group playtest your game(do not play with them)2.Take a photo of your playtest including your Quick Reference and embed it in your document3.Record how long the game took to play (in minutes) below your Playtest Photo4.Document your playtest findings by answering the Corresponding Questionnaire5.Document all tweaks and updates to your Game Rules

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Term
Spring
Professor
Justin Murphy
Tags
Playing card, Card game, Discard Pile

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