2023 was a year of changes for us. Moving across the country, me starting a new job, our son starting in a new school.
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Thursday, December 28, 2023
Almost immediately after I finished rereading The Heroes of Olympus series, I read the Chalice of the Gods, the first in a new Percy Jackson trilogy. This wasn’t actually intentional. I had put a hold on the book a few months ago and the timing was just a funny coincidence.
Monday, December 25, 2023
I am glad that I discovered that tbe Xipéhuz exists. It’s a fascinating look at the origins of science fiction.
Friday, December 22, 2023
With Titans of Dsyx, I have now played every game in the Legends of Dsyx series. And, while I didn’t save the best for last, it was a pretty good one.
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Apropos of Movies is a game I hadn’t heard of until I saw it on PnP Arcade’s Black Friday sale. Which is slightly surprising because I tend to at least look at what Button Shy is doing. (If PnP micro games are of any interest to you, Button Shy is your jam)
Saturday, December 16, 2023
I originally read Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series as it came out. At the time, it struck me as the strongest young adult writing he had done. I decided to reread the series and found that I both agreed and disagreed with my younger self lol
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
When I was recently looking at Micro Rome, I found out that it had gotten published some time in 2023. While the end goal of a lot of PnP games is to get published, that’s still pretty good for a game that originally showed in 2014.
Monday, December 11, 2023
A few years back, I found a nine-card PnP game called Cryptic that was a party/social game. At the time, I found the idea of a game like that fascinating, a party game broken down into nine components.
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
While I haven’t played Dave the Diver myself, I have watched my wife play through the game. Which is how it works in our home, really. I focus on tabletop and she focuses on video games. And from an outsider’s viewpoint, Dave the Diver is a pearl of a game (rimshot)
Monday, December 4, 2023
I didn’t do a ton of gaming in November. Actually, it was easily my least game-oriented month so far this far year. However, I did check some things off that I had been meaning to learn.
Friday, December 1, 2023
November ended up being a very busy month and one where print-and-play projects just didn’t make the schedule. However I like to try and make something every month so I made one game: