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MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015

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-Combat-Balancing the dice (Andrew Smith)

Combat - Balancing the Dice

The dark forest is lit by a lone campfire. Four figures crouch next to it, eating heartily. “I can’t believe we did it, I mean we actually won!” Another speaks, “Well, my goblin friend, when the dice are on your side anything is possible. I’m gonna get some more ale … I think that fighter had some left in his pack.”

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Cinematic Combat - Get into it! (Andrew Smith)

Cinematic Combat - Get into it!

“Roll to hit.” “Okay, you hit. Roll damage.” “Okay, next player. Roll to hit…” Does this sound familiar? If so you might be suffering from Boring Combat Syndrome (or BCS). Sufferers of BCS will often feel withdrawn and distracted during play. If you or someone you know is suffering from BCS, please read on for suggestions on alleviating the issue.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2015

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 2015

Sometimes you don't have anyone else to game with... (Andrew Smith)

Speeding Up Combat - Do More Faster!

The clashing of swords… the roar of gunfire… and the pitter patter of dice, in these next couple post I discuss tips and ideas for making combat fun and exciting for everyone. This post will cover some alternative combat mechanics I use to speed up combat that can get bogged down in rules.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 7, 2015

Money Money took the popular mechanics of Pac-Man and melded them with the thrilling life of crime to produce the fast-paced (and strange) gameplay experience in 1983.

This week's free game: 'Money Money'

Pac-Man fever hit the U.S. in the early 1980s, and several companies tried to ride the coattails of Namco's classic. Italy-based developer Zaccaria put a spin on the formula, casting you as a drug-taking bank robber fleeing from the cops. Really.

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Chop Sticks for reduced mess! (Kirk Everitt)

Gaming Food

What goes well with an evening hanging out with your friends having fun? Tasty food! This post will cover food suggestions and other food related knowledge.

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MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015


The rise of the 'shared experience'

Cooperative play is nothing new in video games. But with major publishers like Rockstar Games, Bungie and others designing unique experiences that require Internet connectivity and coordination to pull off, are we entering a new age of gaming?

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MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

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