BTTD #24: Invasions.

Hope all of you had a fantastic holiday. I got some games and I’ll be reviewing and talking about them soon. I recently played Orleans Stories and it’s a bag building game/worker placement (you put your workers in a bag and pull them to place.) I really liked it but it is CUTTHROAT becaue you can be eliminated from the

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BTTD #22: Beware of the Gifts You Receive

Happy Holidays to all of you! We will keep this short and sweet because you have gift buying to do and all kinds of wrapping. Gift Exchange I was reading Your Best Game Ever and a passage leapt out at me about characters and gift giving. Basically, have your characters in your group somehow create gifts in game for

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BTTD #21: Well, the weather outside is frightful (and deadly).

Friends, The holidays are upon us! What is happening?! I’m recovering from writing that ding-dang novel over the past month and I can finally start writing a bit more. (And some of you have asked about reading my book—when it’s past its first draft—you got it. I’ll put the word out right here. This is

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BTTD #20: Accomplishments, rituals and celebrations.

Many of you wrote and said, “Are you alive?” because I didn’t send anything out on Friday—including the big dice giveaway. I’m deciding to do that in January when the dust settles from the holiday. (And I’m taking a week off work to simply recharge, create and plan 2020.) In other news—I finished my novel!

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BTTD #19: Best Games for the Thanksgiving.

Friends, Here in America, Thanksgiving is nearly upon us! Next week! I love the holidays cause with my friends it means one things. Games! Board games! Games for the Holidays If you need some board games for the “non-board gamers” in your life, have I got the treat for you! Sure, turkey is great, but

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BTTD #18: What We Do During Winter

Maybe it’s sunny where you live. And that’s really great. I’m super, super, super pumped for you. But here in Chicago winter has fallen on us like a rain of anvils. We are bundled up and we are getting accustomed to this life for the next 6-8 months. As usual, I hate the start of

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BTTD #17: Making the Hardest Choice

I’ve been playing Outer Worlds on Xbox and at the first part of this stellar RPG, you have to make a choice: Cut power to a city, hurting “the man”, but putting a lot of people out of work, possibly starving. Cut power to the deserters, destroying what they’ve built, but rescuing the city they left. It

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BTTD #16: Spookiness for Halloween Time

Happy Halloween! I hope kids come to your door or you have spooky decorations all about. Fall has enveloped the midwest with a rainy morning and a rainy afternoon followed by a rainy evening. This is when stories start to creep into our nights whether role-playing games or board games. The weather turns. We stay

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BTTD #15: Prison Breaks and Trailers

What I’ve Been Digging I’ve been watching Killing Eve Season 1 again. If you are looking for a great show that has tight writing and thrills, this is your winter jam. I’m looking forward to Star Wars Rise of Skywalker. I got tickets to the 8 AM show on Saturday! Whoo! Also I recently picked up this book, Ninth House and

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