Archive for April, 2015

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OzComicCon on board

Anyone who follows The Campaigner Facebook page would have seen the OzComicCon photo gallery earlier this week. OzComicCon came to my home town, Adelaide, last weekend, and I spent the two days wandering about and meeting people. I have been to OzComicCon a number of times before, but this time I noticed a new addition […]

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Kicking it with a post-mortem and a list

Within a matter of days two really interesting articles related to Kickstarter appeared online. The first is by Al Caynes, game designer at Senyac Games. He provides a very honest post-mortem analysis of El Luchadore Fantastico Grandes Kickstarter campaign. In it he touches on subjects such as the original campaign and the changes he made, […]

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Colony 87 Sci-fi Civilians

Even in the deepest, darkest reaches of space not everyone is an armoured titan, tendril whipping alien or psychotic robot. There are those who are just trying to get by, live their lives, and maybe even make a buck. A Kickstarter that launched today allows you to add a selection of sci-fi civilians to your […]

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International TableTop Day Gallery

International TableTop Day has come and gone. You can go to The Campaigner’s Facebook page and check out a gallery of photos I took at an International TableTop Day event local to me. You can check out more of the goings on from International TableTop Day using the hashtag #TableTopDay on Facebook or Twitter. Website […]

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We are but tribes

Jason Wesley Kotzur-Yang from End Game Games recently made a blog post about types of game designers. Titled 3.5 tribes of board game designers, in it he reimagines Scott McCloud’s tribes idea to make it relate to tabletop game designers. He works from the position that tabletop games fall into two categories, Eurogames and Ameritrash, […]

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Games for beginners

As you probably know, International TableTop Day is fast approaching. Geek & Sundry have a great list of ten games for tabletop beginners. But obviously, there are many more. Here are five additional entries that I often use as introductions to modern tabletop games. Sushi Go! This game is great for large groups of beginners. […]

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International TableTop Day is in one week

Brush up on your dice rolling, card shuffling and table etiquette. International TableTop Day is only one week away! What is International TableTop Day, you ask? Let Wil Wheaton explain. This year it is on 11 April, and with more events than ever before, it shouldn’t be too hard to find games near you. You […]