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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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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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Is There A Design In Every Gamer?

I recently gave Episode 13 of the Whose Turn Is It Anyway podcast a listen. In it, they discussed the idea whether there is a design in every gamer. Much like the concept that in each person there is a book, the Whose Turn Is It Anyway cast pondered on the idea that every tabletop […]

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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 […]