I’m not sure if I’ll actually play Power Duel but it was too fascinating an idea for me not to make a copy. It’s a two-player distillation of Power Grid that will fit in a mint tin.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
Iyashikei is a genre in Japan that literally means healing. The only reason I know that is because of Animal Crossing. And Animal Crossing has been the video game of choice in our household for the past year.
Friday, January 8, 2021
There are three reasons I decided to make a copy of The Great Races: A) It was there B) it is a Sid Sackson design C) historical curiosity.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Margaret Wise Brown, the same person who wrote Good Night Moon, also wrote a book called the Dead Bird, a picture book about a group of kids who find a dead bird in the wood, bury it and sing a song.
Monday, January 4, 2021
Ah, time for New Year’s resolutions.
Friday, January 1, 2021
December 2020. The last month of what was one son-of-gun of a year. At one point, I thought I’d be lucky to make one PnP project with everything that happened during the month. But I had a couple of crafting sessions of making tiny projects to relax.
Squire for Hire
Ugly Gryphon Inn
Railways (2019 9-Card Contest)
Petals (2020 2-Player PnP Contest)
Handful of Hazards (little cards)
Gator (2020 Solitaire PnP Contest)
The Great Races
Mombatuk the Adventurer (2020 R&W Contest)
Dolphins and Dinosaurs - solo edition (2020 Solitaire Contest)
Griphold Tower (2020 Solitaire Contest)
Squire for Hire was my ‘big’ project for the month. As ever, my definition of big still isn’t that. More than two pages of components :D Basically, enough to be published. And Squire for Hire proven to be a game I keep playing and trying to do better at.
As I mentioned, I made a bunch of tiny games, micro games and laminating Roll and Write sheets. Itty bitty things that will still be fun to explore and making them definitely helped my peace of mind.
Print and Play was helpful in a lot of ways this year.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
I don’t think there has been a year that will have more retrospectives than 2020 for maybe a generation. That is a huge sentence but I think it’s still true. This has been a grueling, devastating, damaging year. People all around the world will be feeling 2020 for years to come. 2020’s going to get its own Dewey Decimal number.