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Seth Jaffee
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Skye Frontier v2.0 -- playtest, thoughts, tweaks, and rules
I've posted before about my Isle of Skye / King of Frontier mashup (code name: Skye Frontier). It's one of those designs I made a prototype for, played several times, liked a lot, and showed some promise, but has sat on the back burner for a long time. Look...
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Getting into the game
Yesterday I met David and Hoss at the game store and I got the opportunity to play one of my favorite games: Shipyard , by Vladamir Suchy. David was new to the game, so we needed to go through the rules. They took a while to get through, but if you're famil...
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Behind the Scenes of Boardgaming: The Pre-Press Process
I was reading an old thread on BGG where the topic of pre-press came up. It reminded me that most people who play games, those that aren't "in the biz," are not aware of the process games go through before they land on the store shelves, or in your online s...
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Eminent Domain Origins -- Starting Resource draft?
I mentioned in my last post that I was considering replacing the stage I rewards (which serve to differentiate player profiles) with a starting resource draft. What I hope to achieve by that is... Give players more variety in their game starts Give players ...
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Eminent Domain Origins progress
It's been a while since I last posted about Eminent Domain Origins , my Terra Prime reboot in the EmDo universe, so I'll begin by revisiting the changes discussed in that post and offer my current thinking on them. Then I'll mention the latest modifications...
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2017 year in review
A lot of stuff has happened in 2017 in general, some of it good, much of it bad. In my own life, the good stuff includes getting married in March, and now expecting a little boy next May, so I guess that's big news. But as this is my game design blog, I sup...
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Yet Another New Game Idea... Dice Drafting Rondel
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YANGI: Dice Drafting Rondel game idea
Dice Drafting Rondel You guessed it, I've had Yet Another New Game Idea   (TM).  This time it's a dice drafting rondel game. I found a note on my desk at work that I wrote a few weeks ago, and I had some time, so I thought about it a bit and pretty quickly ...
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Exploring variable player powers
Variable Player Powers Something that seems to have gone over well with the TMG audience, and with a lot of gamers in general, is variable player powers. Often, unique abilities can lend a sense of replayability to a game by giving the player a different fe...
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Latest and Greatest EmDice (Eminent Domain: Chaos Theory) prototype files
For those following along, or those who are interested in following along, I thought I would post the latest and greatest prototype files for EmDice. Some years ago people printed and played the game. For those people, you'd only really need to do two thing...
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