Thursday, March 15, 2012

VEKN Designer Diary (Part 2)

The second part of the VEKN Designer Diary for the upcoming VtES expansion has been released. The second round of playtesting for the expansion has just begun. Core of the release are the group 5 Sabbat vampires and some Sabbat-specific political actions. The release of the expansion is now scheduled for this summer.

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On a somewhat related note, I have recently read about Dieter Rams' (an influential German designer) ten principles of "good design", which can not only applied to industrial design, but also to card design, which Mark Rosewater (MtG head designer) proved in his two articles related to Dieter Rams' design principles. Two of the truly good articles on Daily MtG:
Dieter Rams' ten principles state that good design ..
  • .. is innovative.
  • .. makes a product useful.
  • .. is aesthetic.
  • .. makes a product understandable.
  • .. is unobtrusive.
  • .. is honest.
  • .. is long-lasting.
  • .. is thorough down to the last detail.
  • .. is environmentally friendly.
  • .. is as little design as possible.

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