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Schweig's Tales of the FATastic #12
Wiz-War: Malefic Curses Review
Wiz-War makes me angry. I get angry when I have the wrong cards, when the dice fall wrong, when the wrong people gang up on me. But that’s good anger. The bad anger is all the years I spent not playing this great game while it was out of print, until Fantasy Flight picked up the license for an eight edition. Now, in true Fantasy Flight style, there’s an expansion: Malefic Curses. The box contains a board and pieces for a fifth player and three new schools of magic. A lot of people have been waiting...
I was involved in a conversation at Board Game Geek, and the subject was game criticism and the hesitance of people to do negative reviews. Up until the end, it was an interesting and compelling conversation, and it brought all kinds of people into it. As it turns out, some reviewers are trying with a straight face to somehow obfuscate the fact that compensation is received for the articles, videos, podcasts, et cetera, and that it influences them even a tiny bit. I'm sorry, but in my opinion, any sane, reasonable person would have to conclude that at some...
Next of Ken, Volume 83:  The Fortress: AT Reader's Choice 2013 Nominations Begin!
I think surely enough time has passed for the dust to settle on the best of the best of 2013.  (And don't call me Shirley.)  So let's get down to the nitty gritty and find ourselves some F:AT Readers' Choice 2013 awards.  Join us, won't you?  
Barnestorming- Anti-Kickstarter Screed #142, Blight Town, Suicide
 Hey kid, wanna "back" a copy of Catacombs?
Captain America: Winter Soldier - Tow Jockey Five Second Review
Are you tired of super hero movies? Tired of heroes who whine and substitute a gravely voice for earnestness like Spider-man? Tired of heroes that are too wrapped up in themselves to even bother to save the innocent like Superman? Tired of heroes filled with self doubt who end up putting down the mantel of their responsibility and giving up the hero business like has happened in every damn sequel to every damn superhero movie ever made? Yah me too. Now I'm not saying that Captain America: Winter Soldier is without it's flaws. It has quick cut/shaky cam fights...
Tobago - Can You Believe This Yahoo Is Comparing It To Android?
One of the first things I realized about deductive reasoning games is that there are very few that I really like. I'm a big fan of Clue, but the problem with other games that employ the mechanic of deducing something from little clues is that you are pissing into the wind for a good portion of the game until you can slowly remove suspects enough to nail down a couple of strong leads. Tobago, from Rio Grande Games, is a different sort of deduction game because instead of looking for a murderer, the location of a Battleship, or the...
Coming Up For Air
I saw the signs for a while before I did anything about them. Playing games out of duty, not just to review them, just to keep up with a steady stream of releases. Releasing that I hadn’t played my favorite games for a couple of years. Trying to get up excitement for game night only to find that it was wearing thin. Looking through a list of releases and feeling only a gaping sense of exhaustion. I was beginning to run out of goodwill for one of my favorite things. I needed to come up for air. ...
Ion Award Winners announced at SaltCON
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2014 Ion Award Winners Announced The 2014 Ion Award was held at the SaltCON board game convention on March 28 in Layton Utah. The award is for unpublished board game prototypes that show excellence in game design. Four finalists competed in the Light Game category and four in the Strategy Game category. We are pleased to announce the winners of this years award: Best Strategy Game was awarded to Xenon Profitier, designed...
Rampage - I'm Not Cute...I'll Mess You Up
I'd heard almost nothing about this game, except for the fact that it was a dexterity game and that it looked cutesy, but I'm a sucker for dexterity games, especially ones depicting wholesale carnage in a city of meeples. Further, I'd heard that the meeples come in six colors depicting different types of personality, such as soldiers, old men, and blondes, and that who you ate mattered. Since I've had extensive appearance experience eating blondes, I thought it would be a good fit. I un-pledged my 250$ or so from the new Dwarven Forge Kickstarter because I already have...
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