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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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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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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 …

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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 …