Yesterday marked the eleventh Bubbling Beaker Award®. I would like to take a quick measure of public opinion about the series:
Have they been helpful or at least interesting to anyone who’s not a “mad scientist” by nature?
The original idea was that each week’s award would encourage some Q&A about the techniques in use, to draw out nuances of the various subsystems and spread awareness of them to people who actually write games. In practice that hasn’t really happened. There seem to be many more readers than commenters; if you’re someone who has been following along but not posting, is there some reason that you’ve been holding back?
I was over-optimistic about the rate of mad science activity. Weekly awards seem to be depleting the pool of qualifying posts rather quickly. Would the series still be useful if awards were granted on a monthly basis?