Kickstarter Curmudgeon: October

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I kind of liked not doing Kickstarter Curmudgeon last month, as scheduling things led to me simply not getting around to it. So when I went to pursue the crowdsourcing depths this month, I considered stopping the feature entirely unless … Continued

Please Write Better Rulebooks

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Dear Publishers, I grow weary. I’m tired of yelling in frustration at your rulebooks. I’m fully willing to admit that the problem is partially my fault–I’m reading more and more rulebooks as I play more new games for The Thoughtful … Continued

Debate, Board Games, And Culture

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A number of events in the past few weeks have led to me sitting here, writing this post without quite knowing where it’s going to lead. I got to teach at 2 different debate camps, which was a simultaneously delightful … Continued

Kickstarter Curmudgeon: August

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We’re in the dog days of August, and I guess that seasonal malaise affects board game marketing, because there were a surprising absence of interesting Kickstarter campaigns going on when I checked earlier today. But I dredged the depths and … Continued

Kickstarter Curmudgeon: July

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Oh how time flies! It seems like only last week that I was grouching at a host of Kickstarter campaigns, though to be honest a number of them looked like they could be pretty good games. Still, by and large … Continued

Kickstarter Curmudgeon: June

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The Kickstarter culture in board gaming has always felt a bit odd to me. I don’t avoid it completely. I’ve backed a couple of Red Raven games and the 2nd printing of Gloomhaven. But I’m not one of those people … Continued