Written by MattDP
June 29, 2009
Those of you who are blessed with both an excellent memory and anunusually high degree of tolerance may recall that I started this yearon a quest to demonstrate that I was definately playing my existinggames more through the use of John Farrel’s stats pages.Six months in, I’m sure that no-one cares how I’m doing, but I thoughtI’d tell you anyway. And then maybe devote a bit of space to thinkingabout patterns of game-playing anyway, which might be marginally moreinteresting.
Written by hancock.tom
June 16, 2009
In between reading high brow discussion about game design theory and pontificating about the relative lack of immersive narrative in today's games, I spend a lot of time making fun of games. Other than bad box art (which is like shooting fish in a barrel) and games where the other players around the table are just decorations which have nothing to do with the puzzle you are working, my favorite target is stupid board game names. Many are pretentious, attempt to draw attention away from the content of the game, or are otherwise misleading in some funny way. Mostly...
Written by MattDP
May 31, 2009
People don’t tend to like to think of themselves as part of aminority, and especially not a minority of a minority. Such a positioncan engender a perverse sense of pride in being one a small number,even when membership of that clique requires nothing more thanless-than-mainstream taste. I find myself in the unfortunate positionof being in a minority of a minority of a minority, and I have thatperverse sense of burning uniqueness as though it’s something special -it burns so bright, in fact, that I’m planning to dedicate an entirecolumn to telling you about it. I belong to the Casual Wargamers...