Solving some major problems in turn-based tactical wargames

I’ve always been a turn-based tactical wargame fan, since I discovered they existed. I was super into X-Com (particularly the 1995 version), the Advance Wars games, Jagged Alliance, SRPGs like Final Fantasy Tactics, Western-style RPGs with tactical combat such as Temple of Elemental Evil or Fallout 1 or 2, or even 4X games that had … Continue reading "Solving some major problems in turn-based tactical wargames"

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A conversation with Elizabeth Hargrave

Today I spoke with Elizabeth Hargrave. After playing her game Wingspan and reading some interviews with her, I thought she’d be a great person to have on to talk about some of the stuff I’ve been exploring in terms of strategy games and their relationship to violence, both mechanically and thematically speaking. She had a … Continue reading "A conversation with Elizabeth Hargrave"

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How to not-hate marketing, Kickstarter tips, and my next big game

Today’s episode is not a theory-heavy episode at all. Instead, we have a lot of practical advice and other game development thoughts that may be helpful to anyone else who, like me, wants to make and try to sell their own games. On the docket for today: How to not hate marketing (partially by not … Continue reading "How to not-hate marketing, Kickstarter tips, and my next big game"

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Improving readability in Dragon Bridge

Dragon Bridge development is going really well! As of this writing, we’ve got four days left on the Kickstarter, and during the time it’s been running I’ve gotten a ton of feedback about the layout, design, things like that. We’re still in the process of upgrading everything, but I have come across a bunch of … Continue reading "Improving readability in Dragon Bridge"

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Stretch Goal UNLOCKED! Single Player Elo in Dragon Bridge!

Hey everyone! Yesterday, we reached $3,000 on the Kickstarter and that means we’ve hit our first STRETCH GOAL! Woo! Here’s how single player will work in Dragon Bridge. Also, because it’s me, we of course had to have a Single Player Elo mode. Solo Variant Rules There are two 1-player modes in Dragon Bridge: Exhibition … Continue reading "Stretch Goal UNLOCKED! Single Player Elo in Dragon Bridge!"

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New Comic! Robot Boy and May Danaris

Today I wanted to introduce everyone to two new characters in the Gem Wizards universe: Robot Boy and May Danaris, both characters from the White faction (who are available in the expansion to Dragon Bridge). This is actually the second Gem Wizards comic, although they’re totally unrelated plotwise so you won’t be lost or anything … Continue reading "New Comic! Robot Boy and May Danaris"

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