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Equality on the tabletop

Something interesting came up the other day. Al Caynes, from Senyac Games, made a post about equality in his game El Luchador Fantastic Grande. You can read that post on his Tumblr. Eventually Al received some feedback about this post on Facebook, which he discusses in a later Tumblr post. There was some discussion about […]

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Al Caynes on El Luchador Fantastico Grande

Creating a game can be hard. Doubly so when you are trying to successfully fund a Kickstarter campaign. We talked to Al Caynes, the designer of El Luchado Fantastico Grande, about the games Kickstarter and where he sees the campaign going. Why a game about Mexican wrestlers? What about this appealed to you? An interesting […]

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A sort of PAXAus story

As most of you would know, PAXAus was last weekend. Thousands upon thousands of geeks assaulted the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), and its surrounds, from Friday 31 October until Sunday 2 November. Many photos and accounts of the event can be found online (including a photo gallery on The Campaigners own Facebook page). […]

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Tristan Morris talks Proxy Army closure

A few days ago Proxy Army announced its shutdown. They had been primarily looking at introducing affordable and adaptable 3D printing technology into the tabletop and miniatures hobby. The Campaigner talked to Tristan Morris, President and founder of Proxy Army, about the companies closure and the reasons behind it.   What are the main factors […]

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Games Workshop launches new website

Yesterday Games Workshop launched its new website. The previous website was a collection of hobby articles, news and the webstore. This new website does away with most of the previous content, and is now completely an online shop. There have been some questions raised by the public about the minimal design, in that it doesn’t […]

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PAX Australia 2013 – Day 3

Here comes the final day of PAX Australia. But first, what I got up to last night. I went and checked out a documentary on board games, called Going Cardboard: A Board Game Documentary. It featured interviews with a number of board and card game designers mainly from USA, UK and Germany. They talked about […]

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PAX Australia 2013 – Day 2

First, let me talk briefly about last nights concerts. Soundbytes was up first, with a rolling set of chiptunes that started with Dot.AY, followed by Derris-Kharlan and finishing up, cTrix with his Guitari (a guitar Atari). These guys were great, and cTrix and his Guitari in particular took me back to a time of synthesised […]

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PAX Australia 2013 – Day 1

And thus it came, the first day of the first ever PAX Australia. But lets go back in time to the day before, briefly. I arrived in Melbourne, Australia well into the night. Weather had made my flight at least an hour late, so it was dark, wet and windy. Myself and my campanions headed […]

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War Games Con 2013

In The Campaigners first blog article we talk to Jon Wolf about War Games Con.   Can you tell us a little about War Games Con? What is the event about, where is it held, and what does it hope to achieve? Does it have any features that make it stand out against other conventions […]