I want to add that I really enjoyed the Aug. 10 episode, “Against the Dark Conspiracy, For the Queen, Wanderhome” mostly for the segment from Thomas Manuel about the joys of playtesting.
It was really only a few months ago this year that I’ve learned to accept and enjoy playtesting of my games as an alternate way of running and playing RPGs. Previously, playtesting my games was not enjoyed so much as endured as part of the design process. It’s been a growth mindset change and since the shift I’ve enjoyed and appreciated gaming differently. Thank you for sharing this and I hope that more designers and playtesters can also enjoy playtest gaming.
PS I’m interested in learning more about the focus playtest group on Discord. Thanks!