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Getting Back to Games

So I created a separate site for my personal and rant-y stuff. Stay here for games guys. Games, writing, creative stuff. Just getting focused. If you like rants. They are here for sure, and I will continue to bless you with game, writing and creativity rants. Don’t you worry.

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More On Remakes

I had planned on a week of daily, interesting re-make board game posts. Came up with two posts, which I’m happy with! Because usually, I just think of stuff and never write anything down. I do my day job like a good cube jockey. You probably wanted to see lists or remakes, I was going to do that But BGG does it better here:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1237477/what-official-game-remakes-or-re-themes-are-better

I’m in the FFG club, make the game beautiful. Make it functional but high end. I sincerely hope that board games continue to explore new themes though, and not just do remakes.

Speaking of which, I have a game that explores the full human psychological\actual life, from birth to death where you try to ‘fix’ death. I call it Immortality: The Game.

I’m still play testing. but check out the board art (by Jeremy McHugh):

Immortality: The Game Board Art by Jeremy McHugh
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Origins

Had a great experience at Origins 2014. Picked up a book of monster stories from authors who were all there and all friendly and all willing to sign my book. I’m very much looking forward to posting about these stories. A big thank you to the great people at www.obatron.com for letting help at their booth. I simply would not go to conventions if I didn’t have something to do there besides gaming. Oh hear comes the rant…

I can’t sit for twenty hours and play games. I’m good for four or so… And trust me, if you are sitting that long, knock it off, your killing yourself! You fucking know it’s true, but I won’t lecture any longer.

Also a great job goes out to the winners of the Origins awards. See here for winners:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/06/15/the-2014-origins-award-winners-for-tabletop-gaming-with-a-few-surprises/

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D&D Next

So I was the one sucker that bought D&D 4th edition.  Then when I told people I had it they asked why I didn’t have Pathfinder.  Dang!

So I was invited to play D&D Next which was really fun.  I like the expertise die.  It gives me a chance to roll more dice and just generally have more options.

The guys I played with were all impressed in October how powerful their characters were, but then complained in November when said characters were scaled back.  I was like whatever, we knew there would be changes, it was a peek behind the curtain and I really dug it.  We are older so it  tough to find the time play at all, so I can see the difficulty they are having.  But it’s worth it to me.

That is all for now though.  Waiting with bells on for the next session.  Holidaze were too busy.