David Kessler here. One of the best things–or dare I say, THE best thing–about Protospiel Online is the community. When I first attended, back in the Summer of Covid, 2020, I thought I’d have a good opportunity to fill seats at my game table while hiding behind the anonymity of the internet. What I found instead were people devoting their time and energy to help me with my goals; openness, generosity, no judgment, laughter, advice, hard truths; friends I see event after event, and people I genuinely care about. It’s the community that keeps me coming back three times a year.
If you want even more awesome community, spearheaded by one of Protospiel Online's moderators, check out the Feely Human Community.
Nōn Wels, one of Protospiel Online’s fantastic moderators, is a great conversationalist who has a knack for helping people feel seen and appreciated.
Nōn is launching the Feely Human Community, and you can get in now as a founding member!
The Feely Human Membership Community is a private community created for feely humans—mental health advocates, the big-hearted, seekers and big feelers, and those who want to make the world a better place one heart at a time.
Heather Newton, the lead organizer for Protospiel Online, had this to say:
I made a quick video to show you what Feely Human and its new community space is all about -- and what my favorite parts are from the member perspective.
While the Feely Human Membership community offers plenty of space to be more of who you are in its free tier, the paid membership features more live online events such as monthly expert-led workshops, a Movies That Make Us Feel movie club, weekly deep dives on specific topics (like boundaries or the books that shaped us), and a twice-monthly Emotional Check-In cohort.
Protospiel fosters community around playtesting and games. Feely Human does that around empathy, vulnerability, and emotional curiosity.
Through February 11, anyone who joins as a paid member will get a special founding member rate! After February 11, the price for joining as a paid member goes up.
|Sign me up for the Feely Human Community!|
Feely Human also has sliding scale pricing and a few scholarships available to help make sure finances never have to be a road block for people who need this community. Email email@example.com if you'd like access to either of these options.
📣Announcements Announcements Annooouuuncements!
Protospiel Online Community members are spreading the news! Here are a few more awesome newsletters for your reading pleasure:
- Jonathan Chaffer, designer of The Turkey Trial, The Groundhog Gambit, The Birthday Burglary, The Cupid Crisis, Bouba/Kiki, Grubs, and Super Robo Country (among others), has started a newsletter about his work, which includes a new game or puzzle in every issue!
- Xoe Allred, designer of VelociRapture, Opacity, Bread, Unraveled, Paige Against the Machine, Conviction, and Persuasion, also has a wonderful newsletter sharing major updates about work, games, and other projects.
- Emily Vincent, designer of Good Kitties, Pirates of the High Teas, and Knitting Circle, has a blog and newsletter all about her journey designing delightful games.
- And Joakim Engfors, designer of Feud: The Seer's Prophecy, Aeterna, For all the Marbles, and Hamper Scamper, has a newsletter which will keep you up to date about all of his games.
🎉 Congrats! 🎉
In case you missed it, the replay of our Protospiel Online January 2023 Giveaway Results Twitch stream is available to watch on Youtube.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more awesome events, community opportunities, and updates about games tested at Protospiel!
P.S. If you have something you'd like to see featured in our Community Newsletter, you have 3 options -- either submit an official feature request, reply to this message, or post in the #🙌share-your-wins channel in the Protospiel Online Discord server to let us know the details. We'd love to celebrate you!
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