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Jackson Pope
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Serial board games publishing entrepreneur, currently self-publishing unique hand-crafted games as Eurydice Games, formerly Reiver Games.
Serial board games publishing entrepreneur, currently self-publishing unique hand-crafted games as Eurydice Games, formerly Reiver Games.

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Hectic Couple of Weeks
It was Beer and Pretzels this weekend, a convention I’ve attended a lot over the last ten years, usually with my mate Terry, whose games group I was a member of when we lived down south (‘09-‘11). I missed it last year as The Baby was due within a week of i...
Hectic Couple of Weeks
Hectic Couple of Weeks
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If anyone from here is planning on attending the UK Games Expo in a couple of weeks’ time I’ll be doing a seminar on hand-crafting games on Sunday from 1-2pm in the Piazza Small.

During it I will make a copy of Zombology, my 3-8 player semi-cooperative game about alternative medicine vs. the zombie plague, from scratch.

I’ll show you the tools I use (and talk about why I don’t use others) while sharing the tips and tricks I’ve picked up crafting over 550 games during my 12 year game-crafting career.

There’s room for 50 people, first-come, first seated!
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I was recently asked on G+ how I create the boxes for my games. So this week's blog post is a detailed tutorial - thought it might also be of interest to some people in this community.
How To: Craft a Tray and Lid Box
How To: Craft a Tray and Lid Box
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How To: Craft a Tray and Lid Box
Last week on Google+ long time reader Derek asked for more details on how to make game boxes. So here's a detailed tutorial on how I made the boxes for Border Reivers, It's Alive 1st Edition and the two hand-crafted versions of Zombology I've done. It's qui...
How To: Craft a Tray and Lid Box
How To: Craft a Tray and Lid Box
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I'm working on a space battle dexterity game which has dashboards representing the status of the ships in play (and also conveying information about the capabilities and damage resolution of those ships). Here's four different versions of a ship dashboard. What do you like/dislike about each (note that the 'artiness' varies wildly between versions):
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10/05/2018
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All At Once
April was going pretty slowly in terms of Zombology sales, I’d been focusing on FlickFleet again (and learning about Kickstarter! - Jamey Stegmaier’s book is great by the way), and although I’d made a batch of Zombology I’d not sold any at all. My sales tar...
All At Once
All At Once
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What’s your favourite impromptu scenery?

For a game I’m designing that has some similarities of setting to X-Wing/Star Wars Armada/Star Trek Attack Wing we’ve come up with a couple of scenarios that use common household items as scenery. In one we use an upturned plate or bowl (the IKEA Blanda Matt ones are perfect for this!) as a moon, in another we use a large coin as a neutron star whose gravity sucks your ships in during the game. What do you use as scenery for your space battle games?
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29/04/2018
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I’m six months into my second board game publishing company. First time round I started making games by hand and then tried to go pro, unsuccessfully - I sold 5,500 games, had 21 distributors across 3 continents but I ended up selling my remaining stock to liquidators and losing a decent chunk of my investment.

This time round I was determined to just stick to selling hand-made games from my website, but last week I provided some stock to my local FLGS sale or return to go on their Small Press shelf. In the first five days they’ve already sold a copy! I’m back in retail.
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Final Changes
This week has been all about tweaking FlickFleet. There are now three blindplaytesting copies in three different countries. Three sets of people trying to learn the game from my rulebook and then provide feedback on the rulebook and the game. The first set ...
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