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Brett Myers
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laying out a new prototype for #LXIX The Year of Four Emperors

Alan Moon’s The Gathering of Friends is coming up next month and I’ve got a big-box game to show to some of the publishers in attendance. I hammered on the design for this one heavily last year and, while it’s in great shape rules-wise, my old prototype…
Alan Moon's The Gathering of Friends is coming up next month and I've got a big-box game to show to some of the publishers in attendance. I hammered on the design for this one heavily last year and...
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BGWS-like video review of this product that I fell in love with from the NY Toy Fair.
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a benefit of playing games in public

Earlier this month, my regular Tuesday night board gaming group, Madison Board Games & Beer, participated in a board game charity event held at Wisconsin Brewing Company. The event was organized by my friend Scott Bogen, a Madison-area gamer and host of…
Earlier this month, my regular Tuesday night board gaming group, Madison Board Games & Beer, participated in a board game charity event held at Wisconsin Brewing Company. The event was organize...
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Dave Chalker is a brutal play tester. He will mercilessly cut the still-beating heart out of your game and feed it to you as, in shock, you weep tears of remorse over months and years of wasted effort. You will question your worth as a designer until you…
Dave Chalker is a brutal play tester. He will mercilessly cut the still-beating heart out of your game and feed it to you as, in shock, you weep tears of remorse over months and years of wasted eff...
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I had a great time on the show! Thanks for inviting me to participate. 

Here's the link to the blog post about renaming my game I mentioned: 

http://wp.me/p4ubcy-ee

You can find me on twitter as @brettspiel or read my blog at www.playwithoutfear.net
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crowdsourcing: help me re-name a game!

“Behold, I found Rome of clay, and leave her to you of marble.” – Augustus’ last words to the people of Rome. I’m looking for a new name for my game Roma (formerly Rhome). Roma is a fine name, but it has been used recently for a couple of other games and…
"Behold, I found Rome of clay, and leave her to you of marble." - Augustus' last words to the people of Rome. I'm looking for a new name for my game Roma (formerly Rhome). Roma is a fine name, but ...
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Ryan and Geoff are thrilled to welcome Richard Garfield, designer of Magic: The Gathering, Robo Rally, Netrunner, King of Tokyo and more, along with bonus guest Mike Fitzgerald, whose latest designs include Diamonds and Baseball Highlights: 2045.

We discuss Richard's design philosophy, the origins of Magic, types of gamers, and much more.

Please also visit our geeklist to share your memories of Ludology for our 100th episode spectacular!

Duration: 01:31:23
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play like an artist

    I’m reading Austin Kleon’s smart, charming manifesto Steal Like an Artist, and the last line in the Chapter 4 really resonated for me:   When you start to lose steam, head back to the analog station and play.   So I went back and re-read that chapter…
    I'm reading Austin Kleon's smart, charming manifesto Steal Like an Artist, and the last line in the Chapter 4 really resonated for me:   When you start to lose steam, head back t...
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talking Protospiel, Roma and more on Something From Nothing

I had a really great time chatting with my pal Chevee Dodd and newcomer Lanier Wexford on the Something From Nothing live video podcast last night. I joined late, about 23 minutes in, to talk about Protospiel, renaming Roma and to just ramble…
I had a really great time chatting with my pal Chevee Dodd and newcomer Lanier Wexford on the Something From Nothing live video podcast last night. I joined late, about 23 minutes in, to talk about...
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One again, I turn to you for wisdom: #crowdsourcing redux: re-naming Roma returns. A new poll at

“Behold, I found Rome of clay, and leave her to you of marble.” – Augustus’ last words to the people of Rome. On Friday, I asked for your help in re-naming my game Roma for publication and you delivered with loads of great feedback and suggestions! I’ve…
"Behold, I found Rome of clay, and leave her to you of marble." - Augustus' last words to the people of Rome. On Friday, I asked for your help in re-naming my game Roma for publication and you deli...
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While you're waiting for those #UnPub tweets to roll in, read my 4th #4P update & final thoughts:

  Last Friday I drove to Chicago for a play test jam with my old pals Jeph Stahl and Greg Daigle, both sharp, successful, highly-respected designers. We all had new games we were eager to get on the table and dig into. I’d brought along Dungeon of Doom,…
  Last Friday I drove to Chicago for a play test jam with my old pals Jeph Stahl and Greg Daigle, both sharp, successful, highly-respected designers. We all had new games we were eager to get ...
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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.

You can catch me on the Twitter machine.
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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'
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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