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Worlds Within Worlds – Part One: Writing a Good Game into a Good Book

Worlds Within Worlds – Part One: Writing a Good Game into a Good Book 

Humanity has played games for as long as we’ve been able to make up rules and keep score. As we’ve developed as a species, we’ve created thousands of games, and gaming isn’t just something we do out of boredom. In many ways, games are a survival mechanism, a way to recharge our brains and spirits. […]

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Tabletop Tuesday: Bored of Games . . . Board of Life?

Tabletop Tuesday: Bored of Games . . . Board of Life? 

All right, I’m sorry for the title pun. Let me just say that now, but it seemed too good an opportunity to waste. This past year I’ve got hooked on Board Games and they deserve the capitals! We’re not, or at least I’m not, talking about Cluedo or Monopoly, Ludo or Snakes and Ladders. I […]

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What I Learned as a Tabletop Gamer

What I Learned as a Tabletop Gamer 

In news that will shock precisely no one that has spoken to me for any amount of time, I am a massive nerd. Like, huge. I am the kind of nerd who is genuinely surprised when people don’t enjoy hour long one-sided conversations (re: rants) about political systems of Middle Earth or subtleties hidden within […]

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Magic: The Gathering – A Fantasy Lover’s Perspective

Magic: The Gathering – A Fantasy Lover’s Perspective 

There are lots of games out there for fans of fantasy, both video and table-top. Dungeons & Dragons is probably the most well-known table top fantasy game, but Wizards of the Coast also publishes Magic: The Gathering, a trading card game that also belongs in the fantasy genre. But I noticed that there isn’t a […]

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Fantasy and Gaming

Fantasy and Gaming 

Fantasy literature and fantasy games are and will always be intertwined. Certainly, fantasy fiction predates Crossbows and Catapults, Warhammer, Thieves World, Dungeons & Dragons or Magic: The Gathering, but for many readers fantasy games—even if you didn’t play them growing up—were a gateway to novels of similar subject matter. The reverse is true as well. […]

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Enduring War: The Continuing Allure of Warhammer

Enduring War: The Continuing Allure of Warhammer 

Warhammer – you’ll probably know it for its long list of computer games, its plethora of licensed novels, or the venerable tabletop battle game itself. Almost certainly you’ll have seen some of the finely-detailed miniatures the company is renowned for. You may even have stepped into one of the iconic Games Workshop stores that cater […]

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Runewars – Fantasy Board Game Review

Runewars – Fantasy Board Game Review 

Since I started playing board games, I have developed quite a liking for those that are epic in scope: from the gigantic Twilight Imperium – a masterpiece of galactic conquest that can take as much as eight hours to complete, or Sid Meier’s Civilization – a very faithful rendition of the classic PC game. Whenever […]

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Patrick Rothfuss Interview – The Name of the Wind Playing Cards Kickstarter

Patrick Rothfuss Interview – The Name of the Wind Playing Cards Kickstarter 

We tracked down Patrick Rothfuss for an interview about his collaborative The Name of the Wind Playing Cards Kickstarter project. In this thirty-four minute interview, Pat answers a few questions and shares his Kickstarter experience. For those of you scratching your heads, go on over to the Kickstarter project page to see exactly what this […]

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The Top Six Nerdy, Fantasy-Related Things That You Can Try When You’re Not In The Mood To Read

The Top Six Nerdy, Fantasy-Related Things That You Can Try When You’re Not In The Mood To Read 

I’m a high school English teacher by day—fantasy freak by night. If I were to include a list of all of the fantasy authors that I love, or a list of my favorite fantasy novels—well—it would be quite expansive. With being an English teacher, and having a full load of grading and lesson planning to […]

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