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Showing posts from February, 2020

Introducing my Kickstarter...Expansionist

How do you announce the launch of a Kickstarter? Well here goes…let me introduce Expansionist. This is what I have working on for the last six months and it’s now on Kickstarter here: Yes, it’s a tabletop game where you build settlements and expand beyond the mountains placing hex land tiles and event tiles to either upgrade your own settlements or download grade your opponent’s. Its evolution began with my map drawing at Dark Realm Maps. I’ve always drawn a wide range of maps and one of my ideas saw me creating land tiles. They seemed to spark people’s interest and I thought how cool this would be as a board game. I’m going to talk more about the Event Tiles in a later post, but I came up with a mechanic which was based around them. On the face of it, it was straight forward but threw up a deep cycle of positive and negative placement tiles that quickly grew a matrix of t

More Time for Board Games?

How we manage our leisure time has definitely changed over the years. This I guess isn’t new news, so to speak. We are all aware of the Netflix phenomenon and boxsets and series binging. In fact, it feels like if you can’t have the whole series now, all at once, it causes a frustrated condition that I’m sure they’ll name at some point as a medical condition. I recently started watching Picard on Amazon and actually quite like only having one episode to look forward to a week. But at the same time it is nice to have all the episodes available especially for the Expanse! And even if we have only one episode to watch a week we can watch it when we want. But there is so much choice how can you run out! I hear people saying yet I think another effect of having everything at your fingertips is we become fussier. I have little patience for a series that doesn’t grip me straight away, which I’m not sure how I feel about. This is another reason why we run out of things to watch, creating