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Happy Birthday, Robot!

In appraisals, first thoughts, role-playing games on May 25th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Thanks to my girlfriend, I was lucky enough to get a look at the preview PDF of Daniel Solis’s new storytelling game Happy Birthday, Robot! He is still funding an initial run over on Kickstarter, and there is a week left to pitch in and order a copy. I heartily recommend that anyone with young children, that works with young children or just has a slightly oversized inner child do so. Happy Birthday, Robot! is a delight! Read the rest of this entry »

The Haul

In boardgames, first thoughts on December 28th, 2007 at 7:05 pm

Another Christmas has come and gone, and three new board and card games were left in my stocking. None have hit the table yet, but I figured it was worth a post to present my pre-play thoughts.

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First Thoughts About Don’t Rest Your Head

In first thoughts, role-playing games on December 20th, 2006 at 4:56 pm

Don’t Rest Your Head

Don’t Rest Your Head is a role-playing game designed by Fred Hicks and published by the imprint Hicks shares with Rob Donaghue and Leonard Balsera, Evil Hat Productions. The subtitle, A Game of Insomnia in the Mad City, is about as good a one sentence summary of the game as I can imagine.

Fred held a one-day sale on the pdf version of the game, making it available for US$5 on Halloween. For reasons I will explain shortly, I had been interested in the DRYH since shortly after it came out. Really, it was only a matter of time before I bought it, but the sale was too good to pass up, so I grabbed it. I didn’t get a chance to sit down and read it for a couple of weeks, and this is the first time I’ve had to write up my initial impressions.
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Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Tiles

In first thoughts, role-playing games on August 31st, 2006 at 12:50 pm

Dungeon TilesDuring the weekend tour of Metro Halifax FLGSs, I wasn’t the only one buying. Both of my friends picked up copies of a new Dungeons & Dragons product, Dungeon Tiles. I have to say that I was surprised and impressed.

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Fantasy Flight + Reiner Knizia = Two New Purchases

In boardgames, first thoughts on August 28th, 2006 at 12:17 am

I did a tour of the Metro Halifax Region’s FLGSes yesterday with two of my best friends (and gaming buddies). Over the course of six stops, I made two purchases, both Fantasy Flight releases of Reiner Knizia designs, one a classic and one brand spanking new. I also got in a couple of plays of the classic. Here are my early impressions.

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