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Hi, I'm Randy Flynn. I write code & design board games. I play basketball & watch soccer. I love to hike & backpack but don't do enough of either. I live in Seattle with my partner, son, & our crazy dogs.

I mostly post about board games & politics but mostly games. This includes self-promotion which is a part of my presence on the bird site. I'll be navigating those waters here.

I am the designer of Cascadia (published in 2021) and Tabriz (on Gamefound now).

Friends / Followers: How many of you are still on Twitter, juggling both here and there?

Digital Board Game Promotion (not mine!) 

My friends at @flatoutgames have a digital version of their hit Calico coming out from Monster Couch. And damn does it look good!

store.steampowered.com/app/199

Started a little personal coding project that needed name, and I didn't like any I came up with that were descriptive or related to the content.
So, I just called it Dragon because why not?

New Mill Industries Portents Kickstarter Update 

Just sent out an update letting backers get a look at the progress so far and letting them know that surveys are coming. I figured I’d share the photos here too.

New Mill Industries Promotional Post 

We’ve started receiving components for Portents! Assembly and shipping is just around the corner so Kickstarter surveys should be going out soon.

My work with Our Family Plays Games on YouTube is one of the best things I do every month, I am so proud to be a part of this channel. This episode I ask: Is Diversity Good Business? youtu.be/7tYth_cG5_8

I'm seeing lots of "five favorite board games" lists and I want to do my own spin.

Here are the 5 #games that were the most fun to photograph:

- Ice Cool
- Rampage (Terror in Meeple City)
- Sushi Go
- New York Slice
- Return to Dark Tower

These are not necessarily my best photos or all time favorite games... but they were tons of fun to shoot.

#boardgames #TabletopGames #photography #BoardgamePhotography

Self Promotion: Crowdfunding Tabriz 

The Tabriz campaign is almost at an end with about 80 minutes left, and we just passed $140,000 funding.

If you have any questions about the game or campaign, feel free to drop them here!

Campaign Page: tabrizgame.com

re: Self Promotion: Crowdfunding Tabriz 

There are no limits to how many materials you can hold in Tabriz. This allows strategies that involve building up lots of materials to trade. But because most trades involve swapping 1 material type for exactly 1 other type, this takes good planning.

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Traders in Tabriz allow swapping with the supply and always give a good deal. Each trader has 3 options of which you must choose one for your action. But you may execute that trade multiple times the maximum number indicated right on the tile.

tabrizgame.com

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If you have any questions about commission cards and completing them in Tabriz, feel free to drop a question here or on the campaign page!

tabrizgame.com

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The most common way to choose new commission cards is to draft 4 and keep 1. This typically gives players the opportunity to choose what to focus on for rewards - skill, prestige, money? This is one aspect of strategy in Tabriz - how quickly to try earning Ashraf commissions.

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Each card level has a different focus on the rewards provided. The Karmandan pay well and reward skill often but prestige rarely. The Bazaari pay well and reward both skill & decent prestige. The Ashraf don't pay as well but reward higher prestige [insert exposure joke here].

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re: Self Promotion: Crowdfunding Tabriz 

Immediate rewards typically contain money, skill, and/or prestige. Occasionally they reward materials.
Workshop abilities can be as simple as income (money) or taking materials. Or they allow trades or dice rolls. A few Ashraf workshop abilities are more complex.

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The top and largest section shows the dyes & fibers you must have to complete the commission. The middle shows the rewards you take immediately upon completion. The bottom the workshop ability you can use at the start of every round.

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The main way of gaining the prestige to win the game is completing commissions. Almost everything you do is in service of making these carpets. They come in 3 levels, and at the start of the game you can only complete the lowest - Karmandan.

Commission cards are pretty simple...

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Self Promotion: Crowdfunding Tabriz 

The Tabriz campaign has under 2 days left. I thought I'd talk about parts of the game for those on the fence about backing. I'll do this in chunks under this toot.

Gamefound Campaign: tabrizgame.com

NOTE: Trying to keep self-promotion on tabletop.social to a minimum, thus only my 2nd top level Tabriz toot. I do that as a personal choice and because my read is that the community doesn't want to be awash in this. Very open to feedback!

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