Tag: Star Wars Epic Duels

A Roman history of Epic Duels Part 2 of 2

After announcing the end of organized Epic Duels tournaments, and many of the game’s most creative deck designers moving on, it might have appeared like interest in the game was coming to an end, but in fact it was just warming up for the second act. Sign up up to stay updated! Roll Call So by the …

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Epic Duels is returning and we couldn’t be more excited

By now, you’ve surely heard that Rob Daviau and Restoration Games are publishing Unmatched a new, multi-series, tactical dueling game based on the original Epic Duels, per Rob and per Restoration Games. I’ll post all the official Tweets here: It kicked off with this tweet: Unmatched is a new take on the design of Star …

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Every year is different, every year is awesome: GenCon 2018 review

The 1670 crew had another great GenCon in 2018, with 7 of us winning tournaments, running tournaments, demoing games, meeting some of the best known game designers, and generally having a ton of fun in the best 4 days of gaming. If you consider yourself a serious gamer and haven’t been to GenCon, let me …

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Making Epic Games – Part 1 of ???

As I mentioned in a recent blog, though we still love and create for Star Wars Epic Duels, Geektopia is evolving into a creator of original games.  I’ve shared my process for making epic decks, now I’m going to share my process for making epic games.  Unlike my decks for Star Wars Epic Duels, I …

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Making Epic Decks Part 2 of 3

Continuing the guidelines on building a good Epic Duels deck.  So you know why you’re doing a deck, and you know, typically in a combination of 4-6 cards, it’s path to victory.  Now what? 3.  Bread-and-butter offense: I used to call this the “signature card” but bread-and-butter is a better descriptor, and I’m intentionally adding …

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Board game roundup: Games with high do-something ability

I write about this concept a lot, and want to spell it out with examples of the games that do it best.  There are many different ways to achieve it, here we go: Building Agricola The Uwe Rosenberg worker placement game is sort of my classic do-something game.  Even if you don’t win, who doesn’t …

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Solo: A Star Wars story and Epic Duels

You might have heard that there’s a new Star Wars movie out in theaters.  Every new film has brought us new characters worthy of representation in Epic Duels, and this one is no exception. WARNING:  Light spoilers ahead. I’m not giving too much away when I say that not all of the characters are who …

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