• October Board and Card Game Patents

    I’m skipping the electronic poker tables, slot machines, and a cup designed to hold poker chips. System and method for playing a team gaming tournament – Team poker, with a method for calculating a total score...

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  • Altered Magic Cards

    Over on Altered Magic Cards , JP takes actual Magic cards and paints or draws over them to varying effect. Sometimes he extends the art to remove the border, sometimes he removes the words and leave...

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  • Games done right: Lessons from Force Unleashed

    For starters, let me clarify that this blog post is about the original Force Unleashed, not the newly-released sequel. If it seems weird that I'm talking about a game that has been on the market for...

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  • The dice are falling!

    Tweet RANT WARNING! The following post contains hyperbole, conjecture and unfounded opinions. Read at your own peril. These days there is a lot of speculation about the death of the pen and paper RPG industry. Those...

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  • A brief report from Spiele 2010

    I only was able to go on one day this year to Spiel and for the first time took my eight-year-old son. As a result my pace was somewhat slower – some might say “relaxed” –...

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  • Gaming in the Classroom – an interview with Pete Figtree, teacher, gamer, innovator.

    Pete Figtree is a teacher with a mission.  He is bringing gaming in to the classroom in a way that will positively influence his present and future students.  He is doing something real and important with...

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  • WizKids Relaunches Mage Knights

    The Mage Knight property, the original Clix game with pre-painted minis, is being relaunched by the new WizKids (aka NECA). First up is a planned board game, designed by Vlaada Chvátil, designer of Dungeon Lords ,...

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  • Aruneus – Where it’s at and what’s coming – or – zombies, goblins, haunted mines and two new classes

    A lot has happened since my last official update in late July , so lets dig right in and see what’s new! Last December I sat down with a good friend and we talked a bit...

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  • BattleLore Update

    Ever since Fantasy Flight Games acquired the BattleLore line from Days of Wonder, we’ve been a little uncertain about the game’s future. The first few expansions— Heroes , Dragons , and Creatures —seemed to take the...

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  • How to make a kick ass D&D 4e Character card deck, Magic the Gathering style

    Ben from Ben’s RPG Pile has a fantastic idea.  Create a character deck in the style of M:tG for players to quickly reference their character, powers, items and whatnot.  Here Ben shows how to make a...

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