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Q&A Today with Dann Kriss

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Dann Kriss chime in on all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  TAVERN MASTERS looks like great fun.  What can you tell us about this game, without giving too much away? DK: The basic elevator pitch is that each player is a Tavernkeeper in the …

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Q&A Today: Peer Sylvester

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Peer Sylvester chime in on THE KING IS DEAD, LET THEM EAT CAKE, THE LOST EXPEDITION and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What was your inspiration for THE KING IS DEAD board game? PS: Originally the game was set in Siam (now known …

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Genghis Con 40: The Review

Written by Christopher Bishop Genghis Con is an annual event going on its 40th anniversary.  Originally focusing on Roleplaying Games and Board Games, as well as War gaming, it has since expanded its scope to include Cosplay events, and Video Games as well.  While nowhere near the size of Gen Con, or Game hole Con is still attracts a decent …

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Odin’s Ravens: The Review

Each morning at dawn, two ravens take flight from atop Odin’s shoulders.  Their names are Huginn and Muninn.  Before the day is through, Huginn and Muninn will have flown all around the world, returning to Odin’s shoulders just as evening’s shadows begin to fall, and informing the All-Father of news that they’ve accumulated during their journeys. Welcome to a card …

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Wizard School, Rather Chaotic

I have a rule about Kickstarters, in that I never back one while I’ve backed another. I’m also prepared to wait past the stated deadline, because everyone always seems to underestimate how much work it’ll take to finish their project. That’s just part of the fun of funding someone’s ideas. And what an idea Wizard School is. I usually deliberate …

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Digital Reversal-Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt

It’s been a long tradition ever since video games became a thing to adapt an RPG tabletop game into a video game. So, it’s come full circle with a very popular video game franchise being the source of a tabletop game. This time it’s Square/Enix’s Final Fantasy series its ever popular Chocobos. Chocobos, for those unfamiliar with the game, are …

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One Hour Tabletop Game Design

Last weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop at CONvergence, a local sci-fi and fantasy convention. Cam Banks, Ennie award winning game designer, who is currently at Atlas Games, ran the workshop on game design creation. It was a very informal affair, with most supplies being school supply standards (construction paper, card stock, markers, pencils) while Cam …