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Ian Stedman (Magic Meeple Games)
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I would like to share this free giveaway with the community (I apologize if this is under the wrong topic)
 
We're giving away 30 Preview prototypes of #DarkrockVentures ! That's right, 30!
To enter and learn more: https://www.facebook.com/magicmeeplegames
Magic Meeple Games is a company that believes that publishing Board Games brings friends and family...
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We're giving away 30 Preview prototypes of #DarkrockVentures ! That's right, 30!
To enter and learn more: https://www.facebook.com/magicmeeplegames
Magic Meeple Games is a company that believes that publishing Board Games brings friends and family...
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These arrived for review yesterday. Darkrock Ventures from Magic Meeple Games and Frontier Stations from VP Games. #boardgames 
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What is Frontier Stations about?
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This is more than a boardgame, this is art.

(Whacky Wit)
 
I got in a game night at the Great Lakes Game Emporium this weekend. Paul started off by showing off and teaching his copy of Whacky Wit. It is basically Pac-Man in a board game and was a nice bit of light fun.
Next off we played Among the stars with the Ambassadors expansion. We enjoyed it a lot and I was personally impressed with the strategies in it.
Lastly we played New Dawn, where we, despite our best intentions, ran afoul of some weird English in the rule book. It took us the entire game to iron out most of the issues and even later we found a few we missed on BGG. I'm not honestly sure how I feel about this one. I think I need to play it again with the correct rule set to be certain, however, I fear this may not be nearly as good as Among the Stars. I will, however, play it again with the corrected rules before deciding whether to cull it from the collection or not.
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Happy #TableTopDay , everyone!

The more the merrier when bringing great games to life, right!? Well, Gamelyn Games is sharing the love with other indie publishers!

We have an exciting announcement for you all: there’s a new player on the tabletop publishing scene; Magic Meeple Games!

Gamelyn Games is teaming up with Magic Meeple Games to publish the amazing Darkrock Ventures! From TableTop-featured designer Michael Eskue. It is a futuristic asteroid-mining worker placement game for 2-5 players that have 30-45 minutes to assemble a crew and collect the most credits by collecting and exporting resources from a massive Asteroid. Players can increase the size of their crew, acquire additional mining rigs, and use special gear to help them extract the valuable minerals that will make them the most wealthy and powerful mining outfit in the sector!

We’re very excited for this new arrangement and plan on taking advantage of this opportunity to make this game the best it can possibly be! This will allow us to get it onto your tables faster than either one of our companies could have alone, and still maintain the elite quality and service that Gamelyn Games offers today.

Get ready to learn much more about Darkrock Ventures in the coming weeks, stay tuned to our social media feeds and BoardGameGeek for more details. Our current tentative launch date is August, 2015!
Learn more about Darkrock Ventures here: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/166418/darkrock-ventures

and more about Magic Meeple here:
https://twitter.com/MagicMeeple
www.facebook.com/MagicMeepleGames

Thank you for all your support and have an awesome TableTop day! Don’t forget, if you play and win a game of Tiny Epic Kingdoms today to take a photo and upload it to your social media of choice with ‪#‎TinyEpicKingdomsVictory‬ for your chance to win a TEK swag pack!

Cheers,
Michael Coe [Gamelyn Games]
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Ian Stedman [Magic Meeple Games]
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We're giving away 30 Preview prototypes of #DarkrockVentures ! That's right, 30!
To enter and learn more: https://www.facebook.com/magicmeeplegames
Magic Meeple Games is a company that believes that publishing Board Games brings friends and family...
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Truth be told, I'd really like to find a good online tool to do a giveaway on G+ just as easily, but the 20-copy raffle on our site is meant to share the love with our G+ and Twitter followers :D
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This is a pretty good read and explains that disgusted feeling I always get when a mainstream review-mill type site tells me a game is bad because the art isn't HD.
http://www.dinofarmgames.com/a-pixel-artist-renounces-pixel-art/
I've wanted to write this article for some time now, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to do so. For those of you who are aware of Dinofarm Games and our recent release, Auro for iOS and ...
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Even if you aren't a game maker, this is a great way to upgrade your games on the cheap
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NEWS!

So, if you missed the announcement for TableTop day last Saturday...I'm a game Publisher now! Well, more accurately, we are. My wife +Trish Stedman   has been outstandingly supportive and helpful in forming #MagicMeepleGames .  Without her and +Michael Coe  I wouldn't be chasing my dream right now. 

The first game we will be co-publishing with (the legendary) #GamelynGames   is called #DarkrockVentures . It is a Euro-style worker placement game focused on collection and delivery of minerals mined from a deep-space asteroid. Here's the best part...it only takes about 30-45 minutes to play. No weekend-killing here (unless you want to play it a couple dozen times or so).

More of the story to come, but please take a look at the game on Board Game Geek: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/166418/darkrock-ventures and spread the word!

Thank you all!
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Just secured my copy of the expansion for #TheCaptainIsDead half off on their crowd sale (you can get the base game too also at a discount). It's a pretty sweet game, check it out! #TheGameCrafter  
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/crowdsale/the-captain-is-dead-adrift
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Welp, it finally happened. I ordered my first pair of glasses yesterday after noticing a couple of weeks ago that I couldn't quite see as sharply out of my right eye anymore. The doctor couldn't believe my eyes had been "faking it" for this long.
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I lol'd. I may legitimately consider using something like this in the future.
 
I can name a few people that this card belongs to. And this isn't just for Settler's of Catan!
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My friend +Michael Coe has an Analysis Paralysis token (looks kind of like a Dealer button for poker) that he will subtly slide toward you if you're take too long :)
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  • Northern Arizona University
    Business Management (BSBA, Graduated), 2007 - 2009
  • Canyon Del Oro
    High School Stuff, 1998 - 2002
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By day: Computer Proctologist. By night: Game Designer. (Both are surprisingly common in terms of "pulling things from rear ends")
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Got a wife and son and I'm breaking into the Board Game industry armed with something like a board with a nail through it, metaphorically speaking. Running www.gamersuniversity.com.
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Lead writer and Game Designer for GamersUniversity.com (G.U.Games), Designer of Magnum Opus
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Game Designer / Developer / Publisher
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Board/Card Game Design, I.T. Support, Graphic Design
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  • Magic Meeple Games
    Co-Owner, Game Publisher, 2015 - present
  • G.U. Games / Gamer's University
    Game Designer/Journalist, 2007 - 2015
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