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Feeling Like A Publisher Again
In 2004 I was a hobby games designer. In 2006 I became a hobby board game publisher. In 2008 I became a (bad!) professional board game publisher. In 2011 I was a failed entrepreneur and really didn't feel like designing games any more. When I had the idea o...
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Starting Another Games Publisher
A few months of lacklustre progress on anything except my German language Windows Phone app seems finally to be coming to a close. A few of you will remember my ill-fated days running Reiver Games (read the history of this blog for a lesson in how not to ru...
A few months of lacklustre progress on anything except my German language Windows Phone app seems finally to be coming to a close. A few of you will remember my ill-fated days running Reiver Games (read the history of this bl...
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Thanks Micah. Hopefully I will have learnt some lessons from the first time round...
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Gaming in The Guardian!
 
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The Guardian of all papers has reviewed Star Wars Armada! Front page of their website too! (does anyone read hard copy news anymore?)

Star Wars: Armada review – epic space battles on your dinner table

http://gu.com/p/47t6c
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+1 for the publicity for the hobby, but that game does not appeal to me at all.
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Zombology: The Final Straight?
It's been yet another very busy week, despite the Bank Holiday. The builders finished our new bathroom on Friday, so the house is slowly returning to normal and I can wash at home (which is awesome!). Tuesday night was Newcastle Playtest, which again was fa...
It's been yet another very busy week, despite the Bank Holiday. The builders finished our new bathroom on Friday, so the house is slowly returning to normal and I can wash at home (which is awesome!). Tuesday night was Newcas...
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In Newcastle? Get yourself to Newcastle Gamers on Saturday for some all day gaming!
 
To mark international #tabletopday , +NewcastleGamers will be hosting a full day of gaming at our regular Newcastle venue (Christchurch, Shieldfield) on Saturday 11th April from 10am. Feel free to drop in at any time during the day to play a variety of #boardgames and #cardgames with the club regulars. There's always a wide selection of new (and not-so-new) games available at our meetings -- some of which you might recognise from the #tabletop show -- and people will explain the rules when you sit down to join a game, so don't worry if you haven't played before. If you'd like to bring your own games along that's fine too -- pretty much anything goes! We normally charge £2 a session to cover our room hire costs (or £1 for unwaged), but our Tabletop Day event is free of charge so this is a great opportunity to come along and find out more about the club.
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A Friend Who Games
I'm notoriously bad at keeping in touch with people: I'm hopeless at keeping in touch with the friends I went to school with; I'm not in touch with anyone I went to university with; I've had many jobs over the years, and the only former colleagues I'm still...
I'm notoriously bad at keeping in touch with people: I'm hopeless at keeping in touch with the friends I went to school with; I'm not in touch with anyone I went to university with; I've had many jobs over the years, and the ...
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Ich Bin Ein Berliner
And I don't mean a jam doughnut . Actually, I'm not a Berliner at all. But I am in Berlin. My fourth trip to Germany (after a couple of trips to Spiel in Essen in 2008 and 2009 with Reiver Games, and a trip to Tübingen last year for work) is my first visit ...
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And I don't mean a jam doughnut. Actually, I'm not a Berliner at all. But I am in Berlin. My fourth trip to Germany (after a couple of trips to Spiel in Essen in 2008 and 2009 with Reiver Games, and a trip to Tübingen last ye...
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Yeah, Gipsy King uses the snake option and confuses the hell out of me every time I play.
Just a general FYI for score tracker layout. Generally score trackers fall into two groups. "Snake" score tracks follow a serpentine S-shaped path. The "Snake" is best to represent a step-by-step journey, often for games with small increments of scoring happening somewhat frequently.
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I've been working on a scientists vs. the zombie apocalypse game since NaGaDemon 2013. It's very nearly finished (except the art!) and I need to choose the suits. The game has morphed into crackpots (think The Men Who Stare At Goats!) trying to find a last minute cure from unlikely sources. I need six unlikely cures. I've currently got: Healing Crystals, Psychotherapy, Vegan Diet and Homeopathy. I need two more. Which of these do you like the best?
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Faith Healing
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Retail Therapy
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A Nice Cup of Tea
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Magnets!
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Aromatherapy
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Actually, change of plan! Magnets is still a clear winner, so that's in, but now A Nice Cup of Tea has almost caught up with Aromatherapy, so I'm going to go with that over Aromatherapy for three reasons: the iconography is easier for a cup of tea than for aromatherapy; I've already got four alternative therapies/new age-y things (healing crystals, magnets, homeopathy and vegan diet); and a cup of tea is quintessentially British - like me! I've just made a new prototype of Zombology with the new suits, it's looking good - thanks for all your help!
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Crowdsourcing / Market Research
It's been a good week. I've had my first Games Night for four weeks (and sadly last Games Night for another three due to work travel) and a few more good playtests of Zombology. I'm now ready to call my first game that I hope to self-publish in my second in...
It's been a good week. I've had my first Games Night for four weeks (and sadly last Games Night for another three due to work travel) and a few more good playtests of Zombology. I'm now ready to call my first game that I hope...
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Anyone fancy an off-world swim?
 
Earth isn't the only ocean world in our solar system. Oceans could exist in diverse forms on moons and dwarf planets, offering clues in the quest to discover life beyond our home planet.

Check out this infographic about these ocean worlds: http://go.nasa.gov/1E0QsKi

#NASABeyond
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Like A Phoenix From The Ashes
I've spent half of this week in Germany for work, on a flying visit which left me with little time to see anything of Berlin. I did however get to see Konrad, one of my core playtesters and a friend who's supported me since the earliest Reiver Games days, w...
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