Category: "Tabletop"

Cards, Cards, Cards!

This holiday season, spend some time with family and friends with these down and dirty (and really dirty, in the case of Cards Against Humanity) single-deck card games. My love of single-deck card games has been well documented throughout my Dorkadia tenure. Single-deck card games require minimal investment in either

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Tabletop: Game On!

Grab your favorite board game, warm up your dice, and watch out for owlbears in Wil Wheaton’s internet show. There are two things I love in this world that fellow Dorkadia writer Charles Spurr doesn’t get: IPAs and Tabletop. As a dark beer man, Charles reacts with indifference whenever I gush over

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13A Hack: Player Driven Relationship Rolls

The 13th Age core book details three main uses for Icon relationship dice: rolling at the start of every session for improvisational guides, rolling for dramatic events, and rolling for discovery and surprise when the players go off the prepped course. The latter two are brilliant; they successfully allow players

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13th Age Contest: The White and the Wizard King

I only recently discovered the Iconic Podcast, a show dedicated to my favorite edition of D&D: 13th Age. Not only do they interview the big players in the 13th Age scene including the game’s co-creator Rob Heinsoo, but it’s refreshing to hear a gaming podcast really drill down into the mechanics of a particular game in

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Guillotine: Decapitation for Fun and Profit

A few weeks ago I blogged about Lunch Money, a favorite card game of mine and one of the single-deck games that weaned me from my Magic: the Gathering addiction. Today I’d like to introduce another of those single-deck games that’s easier to play and only slightly less morbid: Guillotine. Guillotine was originally released by Magic wranglers

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Review: Lunch Money

Lunch Money taps into that inner Catholic schoolgirl revenge fantasy inside all of us… My progression with cards and card games was mostly an economic one. I started out collecting baseball cards, which was fun when I also went to baseball games. In high school I stopped going to games and

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Review: DC Deck-Building Game

It’s Aquaman’s time to shine! “Fuck you, Green Arrow.” Not gonna lie; I uttered this phrase more than once on a recent game night, where I was introduced to DC Deck-Building Game. “No, you want Green Arrow,” one of our friends said. “He’s really good.” And he is, in his

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13th Age Monsters – The Evil Party

13th Age Monsters – The Evil Party! Last week I talked about an encounter that Jon and I worked on together in 13th Age – the Manifestations of Will. When Jon and I ran this encounter in our respective games, we each used the mechanic with an evil version of

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Tsuro of the Seas: A game of treacherous waters

Last week I gushed about what I think is probably the best board game out there: Tsuro. When I heard about it’s successor, (shamefully I wasn’t aware of the Kickstarter campaign that launched it), I was pretty jazzed to try Tsuro of the Seas: A game of treacherous waters. I

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Tsuro: The Game of the Path

If there is such a thing as the perfect board game, then Tsuro is it. Tsuro: The game of the path has beautiful artwork, rules that you could explain in the time it takes to go up three floors on an elevator, and is fun to play even when scaled

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