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Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
In many “natural” games, such as sports, and in many traditional board and card games, every participant begins with an equal position and prospects to every other.  This is symmetry.&nb...
November 20th, 2012
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
#Atop the slopes that rise behind the city of Delphi, two men, slightly out of breath from the climb, enter the temple to Apollo. Inside, the Pythia, chosen of the Sun God, inhales deep the vision giving ...
November 16th, 2012
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
Two military/political aspects of the ancient world hold a fascination for me, because I've not found or seen a really satisfactory way to represent them in games.  These are the problems of "the bu...
November 12th, 2012
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
#In the city of Heliopolis, once every five hundred years, the bird comes to die and be reborn in flame. The Phoenix, resplendent in it's red and gold plumage, it's cry a song brutal in it's beauty builds...
November 9th, 2012
Written by: Hello Gregor
November 5th, 2012
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
This is a discussion of how some games include a cycle of converting resources through some means of production such as factories or agricultural facilities into assets that are usable to help succeed in...
November 4th, 2012
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
#In the hollowed out trunk of an old oak tree, the city of the mice is in disarray. The walnut shell elevators have ceased to function and the cheese markets are closed. The weasel army is on the march. B...
November 2th, 2012
Written by: Sagrilarus
#        Behold the poster child of my woes:       This is my player aide for Wings of War: Dawn of World War II where the text size on the cards is...
October 29th, 2012
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
This post was precipitated by a question from a reader regarding how often or how persistent he should be in trying to get an email response from a publisher, after initial contact.What it has become is ...
October 26th, 2012
Written by: Jur
#So, how do I look back at Spiel this year? In that maelstrom of eurogames, is there enough for an Ameritrash convert to satisfy your soul? I must say that after day 1 is was pretty disappointed, even won...
October 26th, 2012
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
#In a safe house located east of the wall in the divided city of Berlin, cloaked cold-warriors gather in a cinder block walled room. Its one dim bulb hanging nakedly from a cord descending  from the ceil...
October 26th, 2012
Written by: JMcL63
#Feel the hype, sigh The social media advertising for Infiltration passed before my eyes registered but ignored, a disinterest no doubt prompted by its being set in FFG’s Android universe: Android &...
October 22th, 2012
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
#On the bridge of a disc shaped interstellar craft, a legion of pods can be seen descending onto an unsuspecting world. The days of the earthmen are numbered but for four observers this matters not. They ...
October 19th, 2012
Written by: Pete Ruth
#Remember when you were around 8 years old, wearing a blanket as a cape while chasing your friend with a sword made of Christmas wrapper tube or a whiffle ball bat, and wielding an aluminum trash can li...
October 18th, 2012
Written by: JMcL63
#Getting back on track Write-ups of gaming sessions have been a staple here at RD/KA! since the earliest days (the first use of the ‘got game’ label dates to my 5th post back in August 2005, a...
October 18th, 2012
Written by: JMcL63
#A small confession When, last month, I wrote thanking “John and David of Black Hearted Press for the small gesture of faith they showed in an unknown blogger” I was talking about the free rev...
October 14th, 2012
Written by: Jur
#  Last Month I took part in Lost Youth, the megagame on the Vietnam War designed by Jim Wallman. It was a small episode set during the early deployment of US troops, somewhere close to the DMZ, and as s...
October 12th, 2012
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
“War” games are fundamentally different from “battle” games, although most people would call both wargames.  In the former there’s an economy and the war is essentially...
October 10th, 2012
Written by: Jur
I'm not a fast learner. I've played enough games of Civilization by now to know that the technology victory is the hardest one to achieve.   Bit cramped at the start Collecting 15 coins...
October 10th, 2012
Written by: JMcL63
#Old news is good news Word broke on the internet some weeks ago of news that at first sight seemed almost too good to be true: Valley Games have acquired the rights to Up Front and are working with desig...
October 9th, 2012
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