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…

Granite Game Summit: Friday

I wrote last week about being excited to attend the Granite Game Summit in Nashau, NH. Now that I’m back home, and back to work, it’s time to talk about just how fantastic a time I had last weekend. For some ridiculous reason (ie. I wanted to get as much gaming time as possible), I…

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….