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Lord of the Rings Card Game
Gary SaxGary Sax   August 12, 2015   360  
The exhaust to defend or attack mechanic. The last straw for me with LOTR: LCG I've decided to start a series where I take games in my collection and think about them via the one mechanic I think defines them. Today it's Lord of the Rings LCG, a rare one of this series that is going to be negative. In this case the game used to be in my collection, so forgive me if the rules I discuss are vague/wrong. And I'm not out here trying to troll you and...
Magic Realm game in progress (courtesy: Martí Cabré)
Gary SaxGary Sax   July 27, 2015   472  
The Magic Realm chit system---a completely different solution to D+D style fantasy mechanics. I've decided to start a series where I take games in my collection and think about them via the one mechanic I think defines them. Today it's Magic Realm, inspired by a thread in trash talk about favorite fantasy combat mechanics. Magic Realm has a lot going on in it. Too much, really, making it a difficult game to play unless you've made it into a lifestyle game. I believe that is why no one...
Robinson Crusoe Board Game
Gary SaxGary Sax   July 14, 2015   599  
Robinson Crusoe, its Event Deck, and Consequence
MattDPMattDP   July 06, 2015   1070  
The excellent Michael Barnes recently conducted an excellent interview with game designer Reiner Knizia. He's widely regarded as one of the best game designers ever, but his stock has gone up and down around these parts. Currently, it's up: something I didn't realise when I waded in to offer a contrary opinion. The response begs an interesting question: what do we mean when we say "best" in this context? What qualifies a designer for an epithet of "great"? I'm in a poor position to judge, having designed one godawful game in my entire...
Warrior Knights
wadenelswadenels   June 24, 2015   548  
What started out as a reply to Let's Talk Warrior Knights is ending up as an article.  So let's talk about Warrior Knights of 1985 and 2006, in 2015.
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