Classic Game Day – Recap

Last weekend I had a bunch of friends over for a day of gaming where, with one exception, we played games published prior to 1990. It also gave us the opportunity to celebrate Eric’s birthday with cake and awkward singing. In the end, some of the games were fun, some were fun despite their terribleness,…

UnPub 8: A Mixed Bag

Last week I attended UnPub 8, four days dedicated to improving currently unpublished games through playtesting in Baltimore, MD. Games can be in any state of “unpublished” from an initial prototype to games that while under contract are still in a stage of development where playtester feedback is still valuable (ie. not already in production/on…

Granite Game Summit: In Review

Awesome photo from Sunday night dinner courtesy of Kimberly Well, I had grand plans to recap my time at the Granite Game Summit in a blog post full of stories and my impressions of the games played. However, the day I traveled back was well, hellish and then the days after that were spent getting…

Whose Turn January 2018 – Event Recap

I spent a very enjoyable Friday through Saturday at the Durham Convention Center playing games with a ton of great friends at the latest Whose Turn Is It Anyway. This is a smallish but ever-growing convention where the focus is purely on playing games – there’s a local NC game FLGS, Cape Fear Games, that…

TBGT 2017 Recap

I have the rest of my Top 100 posts to write and have gotten pretty far behind thanks to the last 5 days of amazing TBGT gaming. So for now I’m posting a quick recap of TBGT 2017 in the form of stats and superlatives. I may eventually recap some of the games played in…

A Few Things You Might Have Missed While at Gen Con 50

Wednesday saw the release of Episode 15 of The Five By which covered a lot of really good games – listen in your favourite podcast app or using the links on our website and then read my thoughts here. The last part of The Adventure Zone finale released on Thursday prompting a metric fuckton of…

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game – the Adventure Continues

Last Sunday, our motley band of heroes got together to continue their adventures in Varisia. This is what happened (WARNING: spoilers for Rise of the Runelords and long not-so-great storytelling follow the cat photo): Rimeskull Our adventurers entered the rocky, snow-covered circle hoping to figure out how to disable the fabled stone heads that would…

Board Games at the Beach 2017 – Recap

Last weekend was the third annual Board Games at the Beach, an event I talked about earlier. Now that it’s over, it’s time to quickly recap what went on in Wilmington. And I mean “quickly”, work’s ramping up as I’m combining my regular duties with training new techs and teaching a new student, so you’re…

Weekend Gaming – Giants, Jungles, & Dragons, Oh My!

Last weekend had been scheduled as something of a gaming weekend for a while, with plans to get back into both of the campaign games I’ve been playing. The plan was to jump back into SeaFall on Friday night, before then leaping back into the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game on Sunday. However, things change, and…

SeaFalling Once More

On Friday night, we once again met at East Coast Gaming to explore uncharted waters in search of the Island at the End of the World. It had been fully three months since we’d last played back in mid-January, and so the question of the hour was can we remember what on earth we’re even…

Granite Game Summit: Summary & Superlatives

The Granite Game Summit was an amazing weekend – here I break it down by the numbers, award some gaming superlatives, and finally, at the bottom, I’ve provided links to all of my other Granite Game Summit posts. Games Played: 17 Games Learned: 9 Games Taught: 5 People Played With: 22 Animal Friends: 4 New-to-Me…

Granite Game Summit: Saturday & Sunday

On Saturday morning I woke up at 7am, groaned at the time, and went back to sleep. Unfortunately this resulted in my not making it out of bed until 10:30 which was later than I had hoped. I quickly got ready and messaged Bill to see if he wanted me to bring him a Chai…