game session pic/Viticulture 

We are going to play Viticulture all day because we take our 10x10 challenge too seriously. Has anyone played Viticulture World? We’ve been interested in it as a two-player experience; however, co-ops have a expectation vs reality problem in our house. Expectation = Romantic Pottery scene in Ghost. Reality= Fold-in-the-cheese scene from Schitt’s Creek.

question regarding combat commander 

Does any of my fellow war gamers know if It is possible to play Combat Commander asynchronously? After skimming the rules, the main issue I can see is with interruptions.

self promotion 

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Second, I was skeptical of playing a game this complex over video messages, but it's been fantastic. Both participants have to own the game, but it's really felt like we have been playing in the same room and at the the same table. Highly recommend that COIN fans try this method.

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First, Rodney not only set up the logistics of our game session (We are playing entirely over short video messages), but he also sent me videos to help me with the messaging app. Rodney Smith is without a doubt one of the kindest, sincerest people you could ever meet.

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For the past few weeks, I've been playing Cuba Libre against Rodney Smith @watchitplayed and I just wanted to make an appreciation post/thread about two things that have made this one of my favorite tabletop gaming experiences.

cat being weird/ board game recap 

Lots of Wingspan being played today. My spouse is so committed to fulfilling our 10x10 challenge that today’s been like a gaming marathon. Also, our cat has been sitting on our shoulders like a pirate’s parrot for the whole day. Clearly Wingspan is interesting for cats.

Complaints about work 

I don't like to talk about my experiences teaching as if they were true for everyone, but here is a two act play that summarizes what every semester feels like at every high school that I've worked.

Act One: Beginning of the semester
Principals: "We need to push our students and teach them personal accountability."

Act Two: End of the semester
Principal: "Why do we have so many kids on the F-list? Don't you care about the students?"

I got my first full manuscript request from a literary agent. I’m excited.

cute cat pic 

That feeling when you get home on a Monday.

I'm going to be running a Mouse Guard rpg session for my teenager's birthday party this next weekend. Any tips for the system?

game pic/session recap 

We played another round of Everdell with the new expansions. We really enjoy the new cards from Newleaf. It’s really breathed some life back into one of our most played games.

game pic 

I can confirm that Chris Handy’s Pack o Games are perfect for the pub.

Strike! Tournament Update: the tournament was a huge success. Everyone got super into, so there was a lot of cheers and chanting through the whole thing. It was a very fun time for all.

Today, I'm going to run a Strike! tournament in my classroom. Wish me luck.

Cuba Libre, COIN, Game pic 

I’m quickly understanding why Cuba Libre is often recommended as the entry point for COIN games. Great game so far. Feels very streamlined.

personal story/game pic 

At this time four years ago, I made a game for my wife commemorating when she climbed a mountain. Whenever I get FOMO looking at people’s game collections, I just tell myself that I have at least one priceless game in my own collection.

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