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The 7th Continent

The 7th Continent

Last week The 7th Continent arrived and I can’t stop playing it.  I backed the game on Kickstarter last year where over 12000 backers pledged over £1 million for this adventure card game. What’s...
Myth

Death of a Publisher

I’ve decided to interrupt our usual Designer Spotlight series to talk about a publisher today.  I received some sad news yesterday: Megacon Games are calling it a day. You may be forgiven for not...
YouTube

Why I Run a YouTube Channel

I started my first YouTube channel about four years ago.  It was to help students learn Maths (I am a Maths teacher by trade).  A little less than a year ago, I started a...
Rise of Tribes

Attractive Kickstarter Projects

I haven’t backed anything on Kickstarter for a few weeks.  I’ve looked through plenty of projects, but nothing seemed to grab me.  I wondered if I was becoming jaded and disillusioned with Kickstarter in...
Dark Souls Miniatures

Miniatures

Last weekend I took the plunge and bought the Dark Souls boardgame.  In case you’re not familiar with it, it’s based on a very popular (and very hard) series of computer games.  The in-joke...

Rulebooks

I buy or Kickstart quite a lot of games.  Inevitably this means that I end up being the one who has to read the rules and explain how to play these new games to...
Too Many Bones

Adventure vs. Replayability

I’ve spoken about replayability before, but I want to come at it from a slightly different angle today.  This has been largely prompted by the arrival of Too Many Bones, which I backed on...
Blogging

Why I Blog

It’s all Jamey Stegmaier’s fault! As you’ve probably heard me say on several occasions now, we’re planning to use Kickstarter.  You don’t need to spend long researching Kickstarter before you come across Jamey Stegmaier. ...
Community

Community

When I was young, I wanted to be a monk (don’t ask!).  It wasn’t because I wanted to retreat from the world; it was because I found the idea of living in a community...
Scythe Components

Why I Back Kickstarter Projects

I love Kickstarter.  I’ve backed a fair number of projects now, but until recently, I’ve never really analysed why I do it.  Projects can vary enormously and my reasons for backing a project may...