There are other places to get help on the internet like the BGG design forums or the BGDF, but I’ve found this year that Facebook has served me well. I personally run 3 or 4 groups/pages but there are many more that are active.
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently, attempting to keep discussions relevant to the page they are posted to. Face it, who has the time to read dozens of posts each day – especially if they are not relevant to your current interests.
So, I thought I’d share a listing of pages that I find most helpful on Facebook. Be kind and don’t pollute.
Card & Board Game Designers Guild (game design help)
Art & Graphic Design for Tabletop Games (art/layout help)
Tabletop Game Publisher’s Guild (publishing help)
Tabletop Game Kickstarter Workshop:
Kickstarter Best Practices and Lessons Learned (crowd-funding help)
Game Industry (insider talk – YOU MUST WORK IN THE INDUSTRY ALREADY)
Game Store Retailer (game store talk – RETAILERS ONLY)
The RPG Brain Trust (RPG creation)
PROMOTIONAL PAGES (press releases & news)
Kickstarter Games Fan (moderated)
RPG Kickstarter News
Protospiel (game design convention)
LOCAL AREA DESIGN GROUP PAGES
Midwest Tabletop Game Design (Milwaukee)
BOGA DAP (Greater Akron)
Board Game Designers and Play Testers of Austin TX
Colorado Game Design Collective
Dallas Designer Group
Gamer’s Grind Playtesting
Game Designers of Carolina
Game Designers Guild – Syracuse
Game Artisans of Canada
Calgary & Area Board Game Designers & Playtesters
Tabletop Game Designers of Halifax
If you know a Facebook page that is ACTIVE feel free to leave it in the comments below.