Issues related to designing RPG system mechanics.

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What can I learn from playtesters?

As a roleplaying game designer, I'm interested in discovering the range of useful feedback that can be solicited from external playtesters. Assume a rule-set and playtest document is all the contact I ...
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What is an “ashcan” release?

What are "ashcans"? What are their purpose? Where does the name come from?