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Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
Periodic notes not individually demanding a separate post:**I gave four one-hour talks about game design at Origins this past summer.  MP3s of the talks, and some wordy slides, are posted on my Web ...
December 22th, 2011
Written by: Space Ghost
#First, I think that Mage Knight is not near the game that Magic Realm is (more on that below), but if you don’t have access to Magic Realm; nor the time or inclination to learn it, then Mage Knight is ...
December 22th, 2011
Written by: Pete Ruth
#Caveman - Prehistoric Swingers Engaging In Risky Behavior Sorry for the delay, Circus goers, in getting reviews out. I haven't played many games in the last month due to my normal group not being able t...
December 21th, 2011
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
According to tweetdeck recently, one of the trending:worldwide topics on twitter was 6 word stories.I'm not looking for a story, but can you say in 6 words what makes wargames interesting--or not?  ...
December 19th, 2011
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
(by the designer of Britannia)The Britannia "game system" has been used in other published games such as Maharaja (Avalon Hill), Hispania (Azure Wish), Rus, and most recently Italia (Phalanx) and China: ...
December 19th, 2011
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
When I was a teenager one of the best aspects of the new Avalon Hill style board wargames such as Stalingrad and Afrika Korps was that they were games of strategy.  They were not family games, they ...
December 16th, 2011
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
This has led to quite a discussion on BGG, so it's worth trying here: What is "depth" in games?I searched for “strategic depth” on Boardgamegeek and found surprisingly little in the way of d...
December 16th, 2011
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
(A while ago I began to repeat my blogspot blog on BGG and BGDF.  Given that BGG tends to be "fortress Eurostyle", and I'm not in sympathy with games designed that way, it can sometimes get rather h...
December 13th, 2011
Written by: Grudunza
# First of all, I need to reference my original review here of the Game Crafter version of Flash Point: http://fortressat.com/index.php/articles-boardgame-reviews/2454-flash-point-a-great-firefightin...
December 12th, 2011
Written by: Rliyen
Min, Mok, and Kop lay in an obsequious fashion before Rigor Mortis’ throne.  The Overlord had not entered the chamber as of yet.  But, his appearance was inevitable. A swash of cloth on t...
December 9th, 2011
Written by: Steve Oksienik
#Yes, it sure as fuck did.  We came home Saturday night and my wife turns on the hot water, working fine.  She comes out of the bathroom and I hear the well pump run.  Then it runs again.  And again....
December 6th, 2011
Written by: Frank Branham
#So there is this BGGcon thing. I went, and here are some comments.  The Con: Amazing. 1200 people and it all runs like clockwork. There aren't problems. Much of this is that it is mostly a large open ga...
November 21th, 2011
Written by: Sagrilarus
          My optometrist told me today that the amount of near-sightedness in young children is up 40%.  You can likely guess what the experts are attributing...
November 19th, 2011
Written by: San Il Defanso
As far as sports go, my first love is football. I was born a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns, and I’ll most likely carry those loyalties to my grave. The football season is ...
November 16th, 2011
Written by: R Newell
I'm more entrenched in the board game hobby now than ever before.  My game closet is slowly but steadily running out of room, I spend a lot of free time lurking the forums here and elsewhere, a...
November 15th, 2011
Written by: Pete Ruth
#You enter the computer room and run a station-wide heat scan, only to find that two of your former team members are not what they seem. Their heat signature indicates that they have have been infected by...
November 13th, 2011
Written by: San Il Defanso
I’m a minor-league history buff. I love to research past events and learn the different viewpoints that form the composite image of history. It’s not something I do with any seriousness, but...
November 9th, 2011
Written by: wkover
# EuroQuest 2011: The Year of the Golden Rabbit I enter the hole and experience a great pain.  Then I spot some dudes and start gaming. In attendance: Various and sundry members of the Wednesday nig...
November 7th, 2011
Written by: Grudunza
#If you haven't seen it already, Elder Sign: Omens is out now, for iOS.  Here's the iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/elder-sign-omens/id475404533?mt=8   Apparently the Android versi...
November 3th, 2011
Written by: Tom Grant
Colby Dauch of Plaid Hat Games stops by to discuss Summoner Wars, his upcoming game Dungeon Run, the iOS version of Summoner Wars, Heroscape, and more. Plus, a Star Trek/Tales of the Arabian Nights hybri...
November 2th, 2011
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