• The Dresden Files RPG Followup

    The postman arrived at my door a couple of months ago containing a rather heavy package from Hero Games. Turns out that this box contained the hard copies of the newly released Dresden Files RPG. What...

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  • Financial Literacy Games from NZ’s Young Enterprise Trust

    The New Zealand Reserve Bank is commissioning a financial literacy board game from the Young Enterprise Trust. It will be called The Finance Companies Board Game . ( source ) Back in 2008 they commissioned...

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  • Computer Beats Professional Shogi Player

    Shogi is a number of orders of magnitude more difficult for computers to evaluate than Western Chess, but a computer named “Akara 2010″ recently bested the top rated professional woman player Ichiyo Shimizu. In 2005, the...

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  • Haunted Lives Digital Magazine

    Looks like there’s a new digital magazine on the block. Haunted Lives has reviews, session reports, and previews of board games, role-playing games, video games, etc… The magazine also contains news and interviews. Don’t plan on...

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  • 25 Cleric Character Hooks

    Continuing the hooks series, today we have a bunch of priestly ones for your holy edification. Many came out as missions rather than internal character struggles or personality quirks. More actionable than character-revealing this time around....

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  • The Portable Galactic Empire

    In The Portable Galactic Empire , players create an empire under their rule by placing solar system and planet cards in their play area and parlaying the resources they provide into new technologies (read: weapons) for...

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  • Jabokni, a Word Game with Octagonal Tiles

    Jabokni is a word game with octagonal tiles by Bill Friar, self-published by his interestingly named sggc miniChaos. Bill has currently produced 1000 “prototypes”. In turn, players place tiles, which contain 2 or 3 letters, and...

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  • Paper Money #36: 4th Quarter Advice

    The sky isn’t falling, but 4th quarter is surely upon us. Are you ready? Listen to the week’s news and then Ben and Rett will illuminate what game manufacturers, retailers and designers should be doing this...

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  • Upper Deck Bought … by Upper Deck CEO

    A majority stake in embattled Upper Deck International has been acquired by Upper Deck’s CEO Nico Blauw. Or rather by Nico’s company Blue Ocean, which is the accessories division of Koch Media. Blauw is considering changing...

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  • Upper Deck Bought … by Upper Deck CEO

    A majority stake in embattled Upper Deck International has been acquired by Upper Deck’s CEO Nico Blauw. Or rather by Nico’s company Blue Ocean, which is the accessories division of Koch Media. Blauw is considering changing...

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