Author: roman

Epic duels guy turned blogger and reviewer turned designer and publisher of original games

Return to the Past: Gen Con 2021 Review

Friends, we had Gen Con.  It was different than past Gen Cons, but it was Gen Con and after a crushing year off, it was back this year, baby!  Those of us who attend are extremely lucky to get to experience such joy for 4-5 days every year, I hope each reader has found their …

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The Forces of Nature: Spirit Island Review

If you follow board games even a little bit, you’ve heard of Spirit Island.  If you haven’t, then at least stick with this blog and we’ll take care of you.  It’s my unscientific opinion that this is one of the most popular games out there.  It seems like I hear about it from all corners, …

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Favorite old PC games and their influence on board games

Not too long ago, I tweeted that windy summer days make me think of Ultima IV.  Of course, this means I went out and installed Ultima IV (along with V and VI) from my GOG Library and played through a good part of it, enough to have it queued up at a really fun spot.  …

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Singing the International Shipping Blues

If you’re following the Fearsome Wilderness Kickstarter, I’ll be repeating a lot of what I stated there in our most recent update, while adding a few tidbits. If this is the first you’re hearing of it then hopefully it doesn’t really impact you:  There’s a shipping crisis of global proportions, and although it’s everywhere, it’s …

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May 2021 Epic Duels Session Report: Mando, Dark Troopers, San Hill and more…

First in-person multiplayer gaming since February 2020, aside from a few rounds of Sushi Go Party during a family weekend.  First in-person Epic Duels in quite a bit longer than February 2020, plus we got in some Spirit Island and Imhotep, which I will cover in future posts.  This session was with the 1670 group, …

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Board Game Arena and Oldies and Newbies: Troyes, Alhambra and Res Arcana

First off, if you’re not playing board games on boardgamearena.com, why aren’t you?  It’s free, it’s browser-based, and it’s awesome.  All of this was true prior to the pandemic, and seeing as that’s still going on, all the more reason to play games online.  I love how it sets up and records everything for you …

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Star Wars Outer Rim and Space Piracy

We’ve finished up our Fearsome Wilderness campaign, including the late pledge portion, and thanks again to everyone who helped make this a success, it means we can keep going and making games and continue to provide helpful content.  For fans of Fearsome Wilderness, there’s more to come!  Stay tuned. As for our Curse of Strahd …

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