Author Archives: Quirkworthy

Everything in its Place

Today I’m thinking about small games and air in boxes. I’m slowly playing my way through my game collection, culling the unworthy, and enshrining the blessed. As I play even more games than usual, back-to-back, I’m struck again by the … Continue reading

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Something Fishy

Kohaku has turned out to be one of my better choices on Kickstarter. It’s a charming little tile-laying game that looks lovely and has a light brain sizzle in both solo and multiplayer.  Now I’m not going to write a … Continue reading

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Trying Something Different

I’ve got a bit jaded with Kickstarter of late, hence my stopping talking about it. Maybe I’ll come back to it. Maybe not. In the meantime, I thought that I’d use this space to talk a bit more about other … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Cogitations 6

We continue to have a good number of campaigns on Kickstarter’s tabletop section, and plenty of them are doing very nicely. However, for some reason I’m just not feeling very inspired by the last week’s crop. It’s not that I … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Cogitations 5

It’s nice to see that after a summer break, the numbers for Kickstarter campaigns are right back where they should be. That, plus the reported rise in overall funding total, says that KS is in a healthy place, despite the … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Cogitations 4

This week, I want to talk about just one game: Twilight: 2000. Normally I don’t talk about RPGs much as I haven’t played in years. I still read them though, and back in the day I used to play and … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Cogitations 3

People use the word unique way too often in marketing blurb. It’s not a complicated word to understand, but it’s often used incorrectly. This makes the people using it look sloppy and careless. If you’re writing advertising blurb and you’re … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Cogitations 2

Starting my thoughts on Kickstarter today with an idea that’s related to one of my old jobs: Editor. Years of being professionally picky makes me very aware of typos in anything I read, and whilst I’m sure I spot stuff … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Cogitations

There’s always something interesting going on in Kickstarter. Sometimes it’s a new trend, other times it’s a specific campaign, and there are always fun new games to look at. It’s a revolving shop window of shiny toys. As my job … Continue reading

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Patreon’s Progress

I just posted another article to my Game Design Mastery Patreon, and I thought that I’d talk about a few lessons from the first however long it’s been. 6 weeks? Something like that. Overall it’s been great, though it’s not … Continue reading

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