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How I Messed Up Nefertiti Overdrive

Just after I put out the Quickstart rules for Nefertiti Overdrive, I had a discussion with a respected game designer regarding the characters. He was very unhappy with what he saw as an exclusion of Africa in a game set … Continue reading

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Signage

I don’t think I will ever be blasé about signing books. At Breakout Con – which, by the way, was a blast, and will be an intended destination in con season 2016 – I signed some books for a couple … Continue reading

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Robert E. Howard’s Conan Roleplaying Game

In case you aren’t listening to the Accidental Survivors podcast (and why are you not?), you might not know about Modiphius Entertainments Kickstarter for Robert E. Howard’s Conan Roleplaying Game. It’s funded already, with a lot of stretch goals hit. Modiphius … Continue reading

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Medieval Urbanity

Looking back through Sword’s Edge, there are a lot of articles that might still be of interest. While I am not writing fiction or creating much these days – between my actual job, my Master’s program, and my family, I’m … Continue reading

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The Sky Is Gray And You Are Distressed

The Sky Is Gray And You Are Distressed is a very simple game for two people focusing on the characters’ relationship and internal lives. I see it as straddling the divide between RPGs and LARPs. It reads like a quiet, … Continue reading

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Castle Assault

This is an expansion of a review published back in August after Gen Con. The actual game wasn’t out at that time, so I decided to put out the full review when the game got released. I’ve been reliably informed … Continue reading

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Gen Con Finds: Castle Assault

I don’t play boardgames as much as many people, but we have a few around the house, and as my girls get older, I’m investing in more. When I heard about Castle Assault, I was intrigued and wanted to check … Continue reading

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Gen Con Finds: Cartel

I have actually never played Apocalypse World, but I’ve played Dungeon World and Urban Shadow, both of which are awesome. At Gen Con, I got the chance to play the Powered by the Apocalypse game Cartel in a session run by … Continue reading

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Gen Con Finds: Short Order Heroes

Full disclosure: I met Jesse Butler, the creator of Short Order Heroes, at Gen Con. He’s a great guy and so maybe I’m a little biased regarding his game. I don’t think so, but I just wanted to put that … Continue reading

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I Have Returned!

From Gen Con. This is not a real post, but just a quick note to mention the three things I really loved at this Gen Con. Short Order Heroes – fantastic little RPG using cards to build characters and stories … Continue reading

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