UnPub 7: Summary & Statistics

UnPub 7 is over and I’ve written thousands of words about how amazing it was – but here’s a quick breakdown of my weekend in Baltimore, followed by links to ALL my UnPub 7 posts. Prototypes played: 17 Released games played: 0 Games played from my list pre-UnPub: 8/14 People played with: 29 People I…

UnPub7: The Community

UnPub is an amazing event in terms of the feel. Everyone is incredibly welcoming and eager to introduce themselves at all times, not just when attempting to rustle up playtesters. People don’t mind you watching them play a game as you try to get a feel for it and will even explain what they’re doing…

UnPub 7: Sunday & Monday

I had been super interested in getting to play Daniel Newman’s Step Right Up but by the time both I was free and the table had space on Saturday, my brain was getting fried. So we made plans to play at 10am Sunday which meant I knew exactly where I’d be starting the last day….

UnPub 7 – Saturday

While discussing with Jessica Wade what games we were interested in, we’d both mentioned Favelas by Chris Bryan. Walking over to the event on Saturday we decided to head for his table as soon as the doors opened to playtesters and so Favelas was our first game of Saturday. It’s a gorgeous tile-stacking game themed…

UnPub 7: Pre-Gaming and Designer Day

Pre-UnPub Gaming with Eric I met up with Eric Booth at our local FLGS to play some games on Thursday afternoon. After grabbing lunch, we started with a game of Roll Player. I rolled up a Savage, Free-Spirited, Halfling Thief and was extremely successful doing so, successful enough to take the win. I continue to…

UnPub 7: the Games I Want to Play

There are a ton of interesting games that will be shown off and tweaked during the upcoming UnPub weekend, but as always, there are a few that have caught my attention as I prepare for the trip. Based on the UnPub program so far, these are the games currently on my radar, organized by table…

The Five By – The Games of Episode 4

This week is a really good one in terms of the games covered on the show. After all, the worst I can say about any of them is that I enjoyed my one play of it. None of the games we discussed are games I’d turn down an opportunity to play, despite the fact that…

Kickstarter Notes – March 2017

I’m still not backing a ton of Kickstarter projects, but I do find myself browsing the app every now and again to see what’s out there in the world of crowd-funding. Here’s a few projects that have caught my eye recently, a few of which I’ve actually backed, arranged in order of end date. Most…

UnPub 7: Getting Excited

Last year I attended my first big UnPub event at the Baltimore Convention Center and had a really good time despite making a few rookie mistakes. I enjoyed it so much in fact, that when they announced the dates for UnPub 7 to the designers & VIP playtesters, I immediately purchased my 2017 badge there…

Gaming Resolutions – March

Making myself revisit my gaming resolutions last month worked really well for keeping me motivated, and so I’m planning to check in on them around the 7th of every month in an effort to keep myself going. So how did the last month go? Publish at least 2 blog posts a week Once again, I…

The Five By – The Games of Episode 3

Storytelling, elementals, monks, gods, and mutant goats – it’s an odd group of games this week but once again, they’re all more than worthy of your time. Check out the latest episode of The Five By through your favourite podcast source, and check out my thoughts on all 5 games below. 00: 40 Mike –…

February – Collection update

In February, I received a massive shipment from CMON as they fulfilled the Arcadia Quest: Inferno Kickstarter campaign, which means that this list is both long and features the words “Arcadia Quest” so often that they will likely lose all meaning by the time anyone reaches the bottom. Not only that, but an order I’d…