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Gen Con 2018 Live Blog: Day Four

Gen Con 2018 Live Blog: Day Four

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Learn To Play Your Games With The Dized App

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Dized is new app out on early access that provides you with a new way to learn your games, stepping away from the rule book for an interactive tutorial.

Let us know what you think of Dized below.

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toricova
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this is super interesting… great app

normandyfan
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cool

jemmy
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This is the future. In the end it will also be used as a tool to develope games.
I wonder whether it is possible to include house rules into a game. I know people who just can´t live with parts of certain rulesets. They change the rules to their liking. How can they carry on using the app?

orlandothetechnicoloured
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I guess as a teaching tool it should be ok, but as you say the moment you use it to ‘run’ a game house rules are always going to be tricky or impossible (although the reason people houserule is often annoyance with bookkeeping & other stuff that having an app run the game make unnessesary)

tchrin
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Very much looking forward to trying this out and seeing just how well it works.

lawnor
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I really like the idea but I’m super cautious about this.

orlandothetechnicoloured
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Interesting idea, look forward to seeing how it works with something I know how to play so I can see how well it works

aztecjaguar
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The Blood Rage tutorial app looks amazing. I backed the indiegogo fundraiser for the Dized App – for the planned Scythe tutorial app. Perhaps I am too stupid or lazy, but as much as I love leafing through rule books looking at the graphics and reading the background and immersing in the theme, I find it really difficult to learn to play a game just by reading the rules.

Even watching the ever excellent Rodney Smith What it Played videos does not help me when I have to actually play a game (usually solo) myself, as I just cannot seem able to translate what the video showed me into what is on the table in front of me.

However, I have found that a good game app with a clear step-by-step tutorial is the key to learning a board or card game: apps for Summoner Wars, Magic the Gathering and Pandemic have all transformed me from just “looking at the beautiful” to actually playing the games – and absolutely loving them.

So, very much looking forward to when Dized release their Scythe tutorial app. Hope they do Legends of Andor, Zombicide, Dead of Winter and Warhammer 40k sometime in the future too…

turak
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This will save us finding a good YouTube how to play for each game.

gobbo
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This is brilliant!

bigbadbazz
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ive tried this on Blood Rage and it works really well

zorg
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That looks like a fabulous idea this can bring a whole new level to other game’s.

marktarver
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It is a very good concept. I can see this app being great to give people early access to rules and visualise them before sitting down to a new game.
A very cool idea.

zoidpinhead
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This looks brilliant and I’m super keen to support this because learning a new game is a massive drag. It is only going to be as good as the library of games they manage to complete support for. They aren’t going to get anywhere with two and although that is proof of concept it isn’t much more than that yet. I’d love for OTT to check in with them at Essen or at GenCon next year to see how they are getting along.

jondaw
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Like it as let’s be honest rules are a ball ache

bennu
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Sounds interesting

tomrr
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Interesting app – now will wait until it has games that I play..

nehpets
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Wow I’m pretty blown away by the quality of this. I can’t see any reason why a company would not want to support this.

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