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Peter Schweighofer
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Freelance game designer, writer, editor, runs Griffon Publishing Studio (griffonpubstudio.blogspot.com)
Freelance game designer, writer, editor, runs Griffon Publishing Studio (griffonpubstudio.blogspot.com)

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Reading Bernie De Koven’s The Well-Played Game has me examining how we adjust our games to best suit the groups with which we play, whether our weekly roleplaying game session with friends, one-shot convention games, or events for kids and newcomers.

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Reading Bernie De Koven’s The Well-Played Game has me examining how we adjust our games to best suit the groups with which we play, whether our weekly roleplaying game session with friends, one-shot convention games, or events for kids and newcomers.

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Panzer Kids Run by A Kid
A 10 year-old ran a packed session of my Panzer Kids game at Historicon 2017: Last Stand at Fredericksburg. You can read a brief report at the Griffon Publishing Studio website.



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I’m tinkering with the default, hack-and-slash gameplay of Basic/Expert D&D by adding broad motivations for randomly encountered creatures; I’m hoping to infuse the game with fewer situations “solved” with combat and more opportunities for story and character depth to develop by encouraging more creative solutions to encounters.

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I’m tinkering with the default, hack-and-slash gameplay of Basic/Expert D&D by adding broad motivations for randomly encountered creatures; I’m hoping to infuse the game with fewer situations “solved” with combat and more opportunities for story and character depth to develop by encouraging more creative solutions to encounters.

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I’m tinkering with the default, hack-and-slash gameplay of Basic/Expert D&D by adding broad motivations for randomly encountered creatures; I’m hoping to infuse the game with fewer situations “solved” with combat and more opportunities for story and character depth to develop by encouraging more creative solutions to encounters.

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Summertime is here, so I’m on full 24/7 Stay-at-Home-Dad duty. Keeping an enthusiastic seven year-old occupied all day has its challenges, so we’ve made a few forays to the basement wargaming table to satisfy our interests in gaming and Star Wars with a few miniatures battles based on some intuitive rules I recently discovered.

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Summer Movies at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, VA (about an hour and a bit southwest of Washington, DC), released its July schedule with some fun summertime titles:

Friday, July 7 (7:30 p.m.) Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope This is the special edition version released in 1997. Worth seeing on the big screen.

Friday, July 14 (7:30 p.m.) 1987 Double Feature: Dirty Dancing_ & Predator Because nothing says “date night” like these two films in a double feature.

Friday, July 21 (7:30 p.m.) Conair

Saturday, July 22 (7:30 p.m.) Titanic

You can check out the full schedule at http://www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/schedule.html

Note: All movies are free to attend. Also note: I’m biased, my wife works there.


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I've been looking at solitaire games lately thanks to a few influences (not the least of which is +Wayne Humfleet and his beer-enhanced explorations of Osprey Publishing's The Lost Expedition, releasing soon). So when I saw +Stephan Beal mention this Kickstarter I took note. Somehow I missed it's earlier release (I'm not always in tune with everything on Board Game Geek, though I try looking in on its solo print-and-play contest each year). Looks like a nice synthesis of Star Trek style play, a 1980s design ethic (merging Choose Your Own Adventure with Star Frontiers), and cool dice. I'm not a huge fan of worker placement games, but the theme and execution here tempted me too much. I backed it. Take a look if any of these elements appeal to your play style.

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School is out (already...) and Daddy’s pulling together some ideas to reinforce what the Little Guy learned in first grade with fun gaming activities.
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