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Gen Con 2017: Talking and Testing ‘Tunnels & Trolls’

Gen Con 2017: Talking and Testing ‘Tunnels & Trolls’

When I played the demo version of the Tunnels & Trolls Adventures app at last year’s Gen Con, I was impressed with the way the digital update of the classic solo adventure “Naked Doom” combined a pencil-and-paper roleplaying game feel with digital story telling elements. Read More

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Side-by-Side Comparison: ‘Frostgrave’/’Ghost Archipelago’ (Plus Battle Report!)

Side-by-Side Comparison: ‘Frostgrave’/’Ghost Archipelago’ (Plus Battle Report!)

One of the highlights of my Gen Con 50 trip was getting to play a game of ‘Frostgrave’ with its creator, Joe McCullough. Joe was at Gen Con to promote his new spin-off game, ‘Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago.’ I’m going to do a side-by-side comparison (of sorts) between the original ‘Frostgrave’ and ‘Ghost Archipelago,’ pointing out similarities and differences. When the comparisons are done, I also want to share with you the battle report from my game with Joe and two friends. Read More

A Long Time Ago, in a Toy Store Far, Far Away…

A Long Time Ago, in a Toy Store Far, Far Away…

During my first Gen Con a few weeks back, I had such a great time… and a large part of that was being able to hang with fellow geek dads Dave Banks, John Booth, and Jonathan Liu (among others). John introduced me to a friend of his, Brian Stillman, who was also a member of our ragtag group, and over a number of nights we played many games and had dozens of interesting conversations… and one of those was about Brian’s special ‘Star Wars’ toy documentary project titled ‘Plastic Galaxy’ that was playing at Gen Con. Read More