Mum and Dad were visiting for the weekend, so I didn't get much done game-related. However, we did spend a lot of time chatting about my plans and the next game. Dad's very keen to help out with design advice and illustrations in the future, which is great news as he has a breadth of experience it takes years to accrue, and he has skills in these areas where I don't.
We discussed loads of ideas, and I got to play my new game Codename: Jorvik with both Mum and Dad over the weekend which was a good experience. Neither of them are gamers, and Dad in particular doesn't think in that manner at all. I thought that if I could get Dad playing it then I had the right level of simplicity for a gateway game.
It's clear that the game needs a bit more to it though. The game seems to be driven almost entirely by the luck of the draw at the moment - there's not much strategy involved. I've a few ideas in mind that hopefully will address that problem - I'll let you know how those play out as I get to test them over the next few weeks.
I'm off to Paul's again for Games Night tonight. I've not been for a couple of weeks - one week I missed due to needing to do some Border Reivers construction, and another was cancelled since Paul's daughter was ill. I'm really looking forward to it tonight - should be good.