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Gamex 2016 (Strategicon): What we played!

This weekend, I went to Strategicon, as I do two or three times a year. Memorial Day weekend is Gamex, and it’s usually well-attended and of course a lot of fun. Friday night, I’d pre-registered for a game called Brew Ha Ha from UNCORKED Games! It has 24 left in its Kickstarter right now, and […]

Metatopia 2015: Experiences and brain-dump

There were a lot of experiences– both amazing and not-so-amazing– at my first Metatopia last weekend, where I brought Threadbare to playtest among strangers and other professionals. Totally not intimidating, right? I went with my friend Toby, and we practiced the buddy system quite a bit all weekend. This meant I was less likely to […]

Two Free Microgames

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about games, and reading games, and wanting to design games. A couple of years ago, Wil Wheaton issued a challenge to “just make stuff.” It was limited in scope– for one day, just make something, and then release it for others to enjoy. I make stuff all […]

Playing with Dolls

My Thursday night game this week was threatening to cancel due to two players not being available. I sent Brian, the only other player available, a message asking what he wanted to do. Cancel, play Doll (which is playable with 2 players) and then maybe some board games, go down to one of the open […]

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