Doing something is learning it. Learning something is creating connections between what you know and what you don’t know. Those connections lead to increased creativity but also to an understanding of what others, who already are experienced in the field, can do, when they can help you, and how.
I could hire out my art. Have my prototypes made by The Game Crafter, print my cards at ArtsCow and get a logo from 99designs and get everything packeted at oDesk. I could even hire out the actual game design (hey, just try dropping a post with the title “I’ll pay you $500 to design a game for me” in the Board game design forum…). But why would I? (more…)