Game Design: Tabletop & RPGs

SUMMER ACADEMY REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 23, 2016.

Once deemed old-fashioned, tabletop and board games are going through a modern resurgence in popularity, as players of all stripes once again pursue the ancient art of face-to-face, participatory gaming. In this camp, you will learn the basics of tabletop, board, card, miniature, and role-playing game (RPG) design. Working in small teams, you'll design and develop a prototype of an original game idea and rule set, using cards, dice, boards, and more. On the final day of camp, the groups will present their games to the public for feedback.

Ages: 11-17

Course Number:

87010

Course Date:
Monday, June 13, 2016 to Friday, June 17, 2016
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

Address:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
US
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.

Cost:

Day Camp - $350

  • Optional Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $800

Prerequisites:
None. This camp is open to all students interested in tabletop or RPG game design. Students work in groups based on age and interests.

Financial Assistance:
Students who need financial assistance are encouraged to request it as early as possible, and before registering for camp. Forms will be available for download from this page as soon as registration opens. The deadline to apply for financial assistance is April 20, 2016. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out the first week of May, but could be sent as late as three weeks before your camp begins if funds are still available. Awards range from 50-65% of the total cost of the camp, so students should be prepared to pay 35%-50% of the cost upon notification of financial assistance. Payment plans can be arranged, but all payments must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions@georgiacenter.uga.edu.

Instructor: 

Joseph Teskey received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia and currently owns his own hobby gaming store in Athens Georgia. A lifelong gamer and rules designer, he has helped with rules arbitration and design in many different games from Magic the Gathering to Warhammer 40k. Joe loves helping people learn more about the ever expanding world of hobby gaming and game design. This is Joe’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.