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Brett Myers
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“I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it,” stated Marshall McLuhan in Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. – See…
“I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it,” stated Marshall McLu...
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Rome is built on rhombuses in @brettspiel's Rome: City of Marble, debuting from @RnRGames at Spiel 2015: https://t.co/3CGslAet9s —WEM — BoardGameGeek (@BoardGameGeek) August 17, 2015 Last week at Gen Con, W Eric Martin from…
Last week at Gen Con, W Eric Martin from BoardgameNews and BoardGameGeekTV had a chat with my wonderful publisher Frank DiLorenzo from R&R Games about our upcoming Essen release, ROME: CITY OF ...
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A got a look at the final box cover art for ROME: CITY OF MARBLE! That pose is exactly how I feel right now: Behold! Rome in all her glory!
A got a look at the final box cover art for ROME: CITY OF MARBLE! That pose is exactly how I feel right now: Behold! Rome in all her glory!
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Feles de sacculo: ROME: CITY OF MARBLE is coming from RnRGames this fall at SPIEL in Essen.   In Rome (@brettspiel & @RnRGames), players draft & place tiles (temples, baths, etc.) to build Rome. Rhombuses! —WEM pic.twitter.com/zZVqgWcdXU — BoardGameGeek…
Feles de sacculo: ROME: CITY OF MARBLE is coming from RnRGames this fall at SPIEL in Essen.  
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Originally posted on Nick Bentley Games:This is the second post of a series on practical game-design techniques. Here’s the first.  In my years designing games, my methods have evolved from Games-Randomly-Emerging-from-the-Inchoate-Chaos-of-my-Brain-Area…
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playing catch up: my Gathering of Friends recap and more!

April is always a whirlwind month for me and this April was no exception. The big event, of course, was Alan Moon’s Gathering of Friends, a 10 day, invite-only game con, held annually in Niagara Falls, NY, and hosted by legendary game designer Alan R…
April is always a whirlwind month for me and this April was no exception. The big event, of course, was Alan Moon's Gathering of Friends, a 10 day, invite-only game con, held annually in Niagara Fa...
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Word play around the campfire, or what I did this summer, last weekend. #WordZendo

    I’m fresh off a memorable weekend of tent camping at Kohler-Andrae State Park in Wisconsin, on the sandy shore of Lake Michigan, with a large group of friends and acquaintances. It was a weekend filled with adventure, play, laughter, learning, food…
    I'm fresh off a memorable weekend of tent camping at Kohler-Andrae State Park in Wisconsin, on the sandy shore of Lake Michigan, with a large group of friends and acquaintances. It wa...
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The Mad Max Interceptor in #25 is spot on. That's my vote!
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Now that ROME: CITY OF MARBLE has been announced by R&R Games, I can start talking about it a bit. Over the next few months I’ll post more about the game but for now, I’ll begin at the beginning: start player rules. I love when games have humorous start…
Now that ROME: CITY OF MARBLE has been announced by R&R Games, I can start talking about it a bit. Over the next few months I'll post more about the game but for now, I'll begin at the beginnin...
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Not really sure what this has to do with the Singularity.. are you thinking post-scarcity?
For the past few weeks, Planet Money has been running a fascinating series of reports about the history of machines taking over human jobs, starting with the original Luddites who rose up in the 1700s when textile factories switched to mechanical devices. It was like a Georgian-era Detroit, ...
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This does bring to mind the Iain M. Banks Culture novels though. That's a society where benevolent machines govern the high order bits of governance, but most of the civilization is sort of an anarcho-socialist utopia anyway. It's such an odd setting.
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I’ve signed a new game! I can’t give any details yet, but I’ve signed a contract with a great publisher for a game I’m very proud of. I developed the game with this publisher in mind and I think they’ll do awesome things with it. Cheers!
I've signed a new game! I can't give any details yet, but I've signed a contract with a great publisher for a game I'm very proud of. I developed the game with this publisher in mind and I thi...
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Congrats, Brett! Looking forward to hearing more about it in due time...
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The importance of designing a product

When designing a game you hope to license for publication, keep in mind that you’re not just designing a game: you’re creating a product. For your game to be successful, a publisher must be able to sell it quickly, in quantity, and for a reasonable…
When designing a game you hope to license for publication, keep in mind that you're not just designing a game: you're creating a product. For your game to be successful, a publisher must be able to...
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Game Designer, Home Brewer, Gardener, Cook
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Geeze, nobody told me there would be an essay portion.

I make stuff. My favorite things to make are games, beer and food. Not always in that order.

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Co-Designer of the game Nanuk, published by Steve Jackson Games.
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Gamasutra: Raph Koster's Blog - Self-promotion for game developers
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I'm writing this for Mattie Brice, who was just listed as one of Polygon's 50 game newsmakers of the year. We had a brief Twitter exchange a

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Paul Ryan's Tour of the "Inner City"
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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Representative Paul Ryan (R- Wi.) explains what he meant when he said "inner city" men are lazy.

David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'
www.theguardian.com

David Simon: Capitalism in America has lost sight of its social compact

News: Exclusive: Debut Trailer of JUAN OF THE DEAD! Cuba's 1st Horror Fi...
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Exclusive: Debut Trailer of JUAN OF THE DEAD! Cuba's 1st Horror Film! By El Mayimbe on July 07, 2011...

Jimi Wallet: For People Who Hate Wallets
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Visit Fab.com now and check out this design sale, plus many more great designs at up to 70% off retail. Discover new sales every day. Membe

Rage is Back: graffiti crews save NYC from its lurking demons
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Adam Mansbach's Rage is Back is a sneaky hybrid of a novel, part nostalgic urban graffiti memoir, full of vintage hiphop references and lush

Daniel Solis: Pitch Tag
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Pitch Tag. This is a creativity game for two or more players inspired by word association exercises and writer jam sessions. You can play th

First trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman shows a return to black ma...
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The first ever trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman shows off who the real star of this picture is: Charlize Theron. Watch as the Evil Qu

Alan Moore announces new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic, featur...
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Over the weekend, Alan Moore engaged in a 2.5-hour webchat as a fundraiser for Cleveland's Harvey Pekar Library Statue. During this frank co

New Muppets trailer will make your Friday brighter
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Our excitement over the new Muppet movie just spiked dramatically with this hilarious, insane trailer. The fantasy world in which singing an

INCIDENTAL COMICS: Axes of Evil
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INCIDENTAL COMICS. Words and Pictures by Grant Snider. Monday, October 31, 2011. Axes of Evil. Happy Halloween! Beware of sinister graphs. P

How Board Games Are Manufactured — Tasty Minstrel Games
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TMG Dragon. Cart: 0 items. Our Mission: "To heal the world by providing games that strengthen family unity, communication, and love&quo

The Great Battles of History, in Miniature
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At a museum in Valencia, Spain, over one million toy soldiers stand at attention, prepared to reenact the wars that shaped the world

Board game designer Reiner Knizia interview
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http://www.submarinechannel.com/profiles/reiner-knizia Games need to reflect our high-paced way of life. That’s what Reiner Knizia thinks.

My SIGGRAPH keynote – Boing Boing
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This week, I gave the keynote address at the ACM SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver, BC. The event's organizers were kind enough to record

Preserving human history in a National Park – Boing Boing
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Preserving human history in a National Park. Posted by Maggie Koerth-Baker on Wednesday, Aug 10th at 12:31pm. Northern Wisconsin, along the

Great Taste of the Midwest Preparties 2001
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In town for the Great Taste and wonder what you should be doing on Friday night? It has been a tradition for many years for visiting breweri