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Two snippets about Glorantha and The Gods War
Sandy Petersen's The Gods War kickstarter is ending in about twelve hours and I didn't get around to mentioning that I'd written a couple short bits about Glorantha involving that project. Even if you aren't in for the mythical battles, it's worth checking ...
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This is the more recent PAX schedule for Uncle's Games designers, including some of the creators' projects. +Derek Hohls asked +Jonathan Tweet for that, and this is the updated version. 
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Doubling Up on the Three Storms: Big Trouble in Little China preview
I'm headed to GenCon soon, where previews will no longer be necessary, though an occasional design note may still be relevant. Today's quick show-and-tell introduces the two versions of the Three Storms. Upper Deck's original card list called them, for exam...
I'm headed to GenCon soon, where previews will no longer be necessary, though an occasional design note may still be relevant. Today's quick show-and-tell introduces the two versions of the Three Storms. Upper Deck's orig...
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Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China from Upper Deck. A deckbuilding game using the same system as the Marvel Legendary games by Devin Low.
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My GenCon Schedule, 13th Age, & Glorantha
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next week!! I’m going to be spending most of time at the Pelgrane booth, 419.
Chaosium is in booth 423, so the two places in the exhibit hall you’re likely
to find me are actually a single space with a blue curtain in the middle. I
missed last year’s...
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Fight in spirit, Steven, fight in spirit.
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My Favorite Monsters: Big Trouble in Little China preview
Working on a bunch of 13th Age stuff today, so this BTiLC preview is going to be quick and self-indulgent, introducing two of my favorite villains from the set. They really are Monsters, the villain group associated with the worst of the Masterminds, Ching ...
Working on a bunch of 13th Age stuff today, so this BTiLC preview is going to be quick and self-indulgent, introducing two of my favorite villains from the set. They really are Monsters, the villain group associated with the ...
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I can see how you have somehow still managed not to acquire one despite putting it on all your birthday and gift lists. I'll do what I can in the future.
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Green-eyed Brides with Killer Kung-Fu: Big Trouble in Little China preview
Towards the end of Big Trouble, the evil sorcerer David Lo Pan orchestrates a prenuptial kung fu exhibition and magical survival ritual for his two green-eyed brides. Am I the only one who thinks that when Gracie Law and Miao Yin float down from the burning...
Towards the end of Big Trouble, the evil sorcerer David Lo Pan orchestrates a prenuptial kung fu exhibition and magical survival ritual for his two green-eyed brides. Am I the only one who thinks that when Gracie Law and Miao...
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A short essay on growing up Gloranthan!
 
For more information about The Gods War, visit www.thegodswar.info A couple weeks ago I grabbed Ed’s attention by tweeting that “I grew up hoping to fight the Gods War, and now we can back it on Kickstarter.” I grew up … Continue reading →
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Here is a year old interview with David Dunham, http://www.pockettactics.com/news/a-strange-whisper-six-ages-will-be-2016s-follow-up-to-the-classic-king-of-dragon-pass/
and here is the link to the main site which links to the project's blog...
http://sixages.com/
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PAX Schedule and beyond
We don't have an official booth at PAX this year, and by we I mean my company Fire Opal Media and the two other companies I work with most: Pelgrane and Chaosium. We will be at GeekGirl Con on October 8th and 9th in the same Seattle Convention Center. I'll ...
We don't have an official booth at PAX this year, and by we I mean my company Fire Opal Media and the two other companies I work with most: Pelgrane and Chaosium. We will be at GeekGirl Con on October 8th and 9th in the same ...
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GenCon Notes: Lights! Camera! Action!
I had a great GenCon. So did most of my friends, both old and new. I’ll post a couple highlights, now and maybe later. Lights! Will Jobst and I left the exhibitors’ hall  on Saturday  night and went upstairs to watch the  13 th  Age  and GUMSHOE games in th...
I had a great GenCon. So did most of my friends, both old and new. I’ll post a couple highlights, now and maybe later. Lights! Will Jobst and I left the exhibitors’ hall on Saturday night and went upstairs to watch the 13...
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I just love the image of Dancing Lights and a Disco. Not having a video is better, lets my imagination run wild. 
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Lords of Death: Big Trouble in Little China preview
I was gonna write my next preview about the two versions of the Three Thunders, but I don't have time to tackle that topic today. Instead, here's a henchman. The Lords of Death seem like a bunch of low-lifes with awesome sunglasses, but nobody ever wants to...
I was gonna write my next preview about the two versions of the Three Thunders, but I don't have time to tackle that topic today. Instead, here's a henchman. The Lords of Death seem like a bunch of low-lifes with awesome su...
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One and the Same Person, Jack: Big Trouble in Little China preview
I'm happy about managing twelve new schemes in this Big Trouble set! One of them is a riff on a scheme from an earlier Marvel set by Devin Low. A couple others restructure familiar ideas. The rest of the schemes create experiences that haven't been played b...
I'm happy about managing twelve new schemes in this Big Trouble set! One of them is a riff on a scheme from an earlier Marvel set by Devin Low. A couple others restructure familiar ideas. The rest of the schemes create experi...
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Hah! I'm optimistic that the main show lives up to the trailers . . . and I've been trying not to give too much away so that there are plenty of surprises waiting. Let me know later if it works for you.
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ENnnies Shout Out
This morning I made the time to poke around on the ENnies voting site for introductions to cool games and websites I hadn’t looked
at before. It was painless, informative, fun, and quick, and given the hassles
I went through earlier this week coping with ot...
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Done and done.
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Co-designer of 13th Age and 13 True Ways from Pelgrane Press & Fire Opal Media. Design team member on Shadowrun: Crossfire from Catalyst. Designer of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre from Cryptozoic. Former lead designer of 4e D&D and Three-Dragon Ante, among others. 
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  • Fire Opal Media
    Game Designer, present