The Burning Question AND Its Burning Answer About…Playtesting

This article has been a long time coming. I asked the question -“How do I become a better playtester?” some time ago. I got back some excellent comments from various designer, publishers, and gamers. But one reply was exactly what I was looking for. It was an article / forum post on BGG by Eric Jome. And it answered the Burning Question so well that I didn’t feel like I needed to post an answer to The Burning Question. It stole my thunder. Or rather I didn’t feel like I could add anything to it. It was all there. Most of what those who replied was in this article. And its comments. I couldn’t do any better. So I tabled my post. Until now. With UnPub5 going on right now, I decided that I should give Eric Jome’s article some press. So here is the link to this very good article. If you have any interest in being a playtester or becoming a better one, please go read it. It answers the question – “How do I become a better playtester?”