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How are (video) games doing Cthulhu wrong? http://youtu.be/7DyRxlvM9VM 
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Games in Schools and Libraries  - 
 
Yes, games are valuable and versatile, but how can you make sure they aren't just a distraction and have impact? Transference of skills learned in games is one of the keys to successfully integrating games into your programs.

Transference can be significant increased by debriefing after the games are played, or even by taking a break while games are in progress to draw attention to real world relevance.  Don't hard sell the skills up front, let participants have fun with it while settling into the golden circle of the game, then have lead discussion in the direction of substance once fun is being had. Be careful not to disrupt the flow of the fun experience.

Once the game is over, and fun has been had by all, delve a little deeper and give players who may not have performed the best in the game an opportunity to show what they've absorbed from the experience. 

We covered Meaningful Discussions in the Games in Schools and Libraries Podcast episode 33 and they are an essential tool to help in justifying games in an education environment. 
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On Board Games  - 
 
In this episode, +Erik Dewey  and I are joined by +Jason Frye  "Pete" Frye to talk about bluffing in games.

In the review-a-palooza, Don and Erik review:

Voluspa
Rogue Agent
Bang! the dice game
Hot Tin Roof
DTN GOTM May 2014: Dungeons and Dragons Adventure System Board Games (Wrath of Ashardalon,  Castle Ravenloft Board Game,  The Legend of Drizzt Board Game)
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OBG Crowdfunding Edition  - 
 
What crowdfunding campaigns are you interested in? This can include any Kickstarter-like crowdfunding project, or P500. 
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Sounds cool. Maybe I'll see you guys at Origins.
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In this maiden voyage of On Board Games: Crowdfunding Edition, Jason and Donald discuss ninja escape hatches, back door pilots, and long-necked carnivorous tree-climbing turtles with Dominic Crapuchettes from North Star Games all while digging into his Kickstarter campaign for Evolution.
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If you live in or near Coastal Carolina, you should come to the Grand Strand Gamers Unpub Mini at White Widow Games on August 9th. We still have tables available for designers, and we always have room for people to play.  I'll even be showing off two or three of my own games as well. 
 
The On Board Games  & Grand Strand Gamers UNPUB MINI runs Saturday August 9th from 12 noon - 5:00, at White Widow Games.  Local game designers are invited to attend and demo their games.

In addition to showing off our new game designs, we will a have open gaming and a Play-test Workshop, helping designers and their victims get the most out of play-test sessions.

Sign up now to reserve a table. Generic play-test forms will be provided, but we encourage designers to bring their own for better results. 
UNPUB MINI
Sat, August 9, 12:00 PM
White Widow Games

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The On Board Games  & Grand Strand Gamers UNPUB MINI runs Saturday August 9th from 12 noon - 5:00, at White Widow Games.  Local game designers are invited to attend and demo their games.

In addition to showing off our new game designs, we will a have open gaming and a Play-test Workshop, helping designers and their victims get the most out of play-test sessions.

Sign up now to reserve a table. Generic play-test forms will be provided, but we encourage designers to bring their own for better results. 
UNPUB MINI
Sat, August 9, 12:00 PM
White Widow Games

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In August? Boo!
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Crowdfunding Can Help Build Business, But At What Cost? 
The Securities and Exchange Commission is poised to let small businesses get financed by the masses. Investing in startups is risky, though. Meanwhile, critics are wary of regulation.
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Games in Schools and Libraries  - 
 
Games will continue to evolve and develop to become essential components of education.

While it might be essential to keep a formalized testing structure for the foreseeable future, the current "turn in assignment then pass/fail" paradigm isn't optimal for an ongoing course of instruction, learning, and evaluation. Automated and responsive systems will one day help real teachers to engage students. They won't replace teachers, but they will be more powerful tools. 

How Games Help Teachers   http://youtu.be/pzmdx7ZL8OM from @ExtraCreditz 
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On RPGs  - 
 
I just scored the Trail of Cthulhu Bundle of Holding. You should grab it too. 
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I have not played it yet, but I understand its supposed to be good for mysteries.
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A show about board and card games. The guys of On Board Games discuss games from the viewpoints of new and expert players, reviewers, and people from the industry, to allow listeners insight into the gaming hobby so they can enjoy games more thoroughly.