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Darkest Dungeon – How this digital game should inspire next-gen board games

I’ve been watching Darkest Dungeon very closely since it’s Kickstarter campaign two years ago.  I’ve put about 450 hours into the game itself and practically cyber-stalked the Red Hook team to understand their process and get a feeling for how a strong thematic game and world are created from the ground up.  To those of you un-familiar with the game, you owe it to yourself to check it out, it is currently on Steam.  You should play Darkest Dungeon, especially if you are a board gamer, and super-especially if you are going to be designing your own games.  Allow me to explain why:

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7 Reasons to go to a Game Meetup in your Area!

I haven’t really frequented game stores since I closed Allegiance Games (my store) down in 2003.  I just don’t get out that much when it comes to games.  I’ve spent most of my gaming time either playing online on my PC, or having my friends over to get rounds of boardgames in.  I’ve got a great space for it so I figured, “Why would I ever want to go out to meet other gamers when I can game every weekend with people I know?”  I’m definitely an extrovert, but getting me to go somewhere is the REAL challenge. Continue reading 7 Reasons to go to a Game Meetup in your Area!