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Joshua A.C. Newman
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I'd like to propose a particular format for critique. Keith, this is your school, so it's your decision about pedagogy, but this comes from both an extended conversation with art professors and a good chunk of my own experiences professing.

It works like this: When someone submits a piece for critique, anyone giving critique gives back some specific types of information.

1: Tell the creator what you observe. Sometimes, this, by itself, is really valuable. Sometimes, a critic will first observe something that is an accident or distraction that tells me why the critique that follows makes sense.

2: Tell the creator what you interpret. Say what you think it means, how to use it, how you win, or whatever.

3: Ask questions. You're not expecting an answer. The answer is in the creator's next creation. The only time the creator should ask questions back is when they need to clarify what the critic is saying.

The purpose of this is to make it continually clear that the discussion is about the work, only barely about the creator, and not about the critic at all. The creator can go back, chew on the feedback however they want, accept or reject it, and then create more.
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Interesting ideas.  How would you propose meshing it with the critique guidelines expressed in the community description?  A simple merger may cause a higher barrier to critique, as the critic may not have the energy and/or time to lay out all seven points (six if you consider both first points to be the same).
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If you like LEGO, starships, or wargaming, you miiiight be interested in Mobile Frame Zero 002: Alpha Bandit!
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/168734274/mobile-frame-zero-002-alpha-bandit Alpha Bandit Kickstarter is live! If you like spaceships, this is your chance to get some!
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Ha!

That's actually a catapult for launching companies of mobile frames at other spaceships!
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Hey, MoFØs! The Mobile Frame Zero 002: Alpha Bandit Kickstarter is fired up! Spaceships throwing robots at each other!
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Woohoo, funded!
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Putting the finishing touches on the Mobile Frame Zero 002: Alpha Bandit Kickstarter! Excited to share with you MoFØs!
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Whoo hoo!
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Hey, pilots and engineers! You might want to make sure you're following me as I get the Alpha Bandit Kickstarter going! You can also follow me on Twitter, where I'm blabbing on about stuff all the time!
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Your will shall be done, O mother goose! To the Kickstarter page!
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Just a reminder that the Alpha Bandit Kickstarter is just $2085 from the Mekong-Class build instructions and $7085 from How-To-Play videos, with only 52 hours to go!
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"My favorite game console is a table and chairs."
It's been a looong time since I've promoted my small line of t-shirts, but this one in particular seems to be making the rounds on Twitter quite a bit. Just a reminder that you can get shirts, stickers, etc. at my cafepress store !
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Contact! Alpha Bandit at 12:00 high and coming in fast!

Just launched the Mobile Frame Zero 002: Alpha Bandit Kickstarter! Build and fight LEGO spaceships! Carriers launch entire companies of mobile frames at each other to board and capture! One ace shoots down a cloud of missiles, while another puts a sniper shot through the bridge of a massive capital ship! Frigates converge and fire, but one is badly damaged covering the other. Its captain makes a speech, and her brave crew maximize what's left of the engines, diving the ship toward their opponent's carrier deck, crippling it.

And Doomsday counts down.
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I will do. I am hoping to have it finished tomorrow. This is if my 14month old naps like she is supposed to. I booked it in her diary but I am not convinced she takes her appointments seriously...

Once that is finished it is off to build some space ships. I do have a pile of those Lego planets kicking around from star wars sets I got mega cheap ages ago. They might be handy!!
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Soren's posted images of the ships he's designed for Mobile Frame Zero: Alpha Bandit! I'm so happy about these.
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Hey, Story Gamers, I'm really excited about my friend +Hannah Shaffer (aka Hanbandit)'s upcoming game, Questlandia. You might have heard about people having fun with it at this last #Dreamation, or maybe you heard about it from the last one, but it's sure a lot of fun.

It's a game where you're trying to keep your kingdom — your society — from falling into ruin. And, look, I'll be honest with you, you probably won't succeed. But what emerges from the process of trying is this vivid view of a society in turmoil. You know, the kind of thing I'm into.

So if you like my games, particularly Shock: or Human Contact, you'll love Questlandia. It accomplishes things that I've been struggling with for years, and its informing my future design.

The art is amazing, too! It's worth backing the project just for the art that +Evan Rowland is doing for the updates!
 
Feels good to be sharing my art for Questlandia!

Looking forward to the drawings to come...any ideas for good unusual-fantasy settings or people?
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Already backed!
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  • the glyphpress
    Principal and game, product, book, and graphic designer, 1994 - present
  • the glyphpress
    Game, graphic, and designer, author, 1999 - present
  • Yale University School of Fine Arts
    Lecturer, 2001 - 2005
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Designer of Shock:Social Science Fiction and Shock:Human Contact. Designer, writer, and builder.
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    Artificial life, artificial intelligence, religion, neurolinguistics, fine art, interface design, 1992 - 1999
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