I was turned onto Extra-Credits by Turn Based Living. I’ve just started watching some episodes. I’ve found it a little bit difficult to navigate the content, but one video I thought was worth sharing was this discussion of Depth vs Complexity.
I worry that I’m building more complexity into Lost Worlds than I originally conceived, and I hope that depth that the rules provide is worth that added complexity. I think I’ll need to take a second-draft look at all of these mechanics and make sure I’m not making this design unnecessarily difficult to play the game with the amount of depth I want to play.
- Elegance in Game Design (dream-crafters.com)