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3 Reasons why Dice Rolls are More Important than Mobile Apps

Dice rolls and bits are an important part of the gameplay experience for tabletop games. Certainly it is not a surprising finding for anyone reading this blog. What interests me are the factors a team of researchers have identified as the “materiality of boardgames.” The Four Aspects of Tabletop Board Games These researchers coded their responses from players into the …

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What’s on your shelf? : A Vintage Board Game Collector

Welcome to “What’s on your Shelf.” This series features the analog games of those who send in pictures of their shelves to gamemaster@multiverse.world. Today we feature this image sent in by reader Rick Koeppen. Rick says: “I’ve been seriously collecting modern and vintage board games for the past seven years, beginning in 2009 with the tabletop miniature rule set ‘Hordes …

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Analog Games in Pop Culture : The Cannes Games Festival Celebrates its 30th Year

The Cannes Games Festival is the second largest convention celebrating board games in Europe. Many attendees are seeking to break into the industry. In the past, authors like Antoine Bauza—known for 7 Wonders (2010) and Hanabi (2010)—or Bruno Cathala—creator of Five Tribes (2014) and Cyclades (2009)— started their careers by showing their first prototypes during these sessions, and so now …

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GameSchool teaches you Pathfinder, with the people who make it.

The Game School crew, along with guest host and actor Kyle Vogt, talked with James L Sutter and Linda Zayas-Palmer about Pathfinder. James is a co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Executive Editor for Paizo Publishing. Linda is a 5-star Pathfinder Society GM and developer at Paizo. We spoke in depth about the history of Pathfinder, the mechanics, …

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Analog Games in Pop Culture : Exploring the Symmetry of the D6, D60, and D120

You might have heard the news of the D120. Co-creator Henry Segerman talks to Numberphile about the mathematical properties which make it a fair die. What matters is the symmetry. What I liked most about this video is the insight into dice design. ← Discworld Roleplaying Game Delayed Analog Games in Pop Culture Mourn Your Character’s Demise in the Death …