Terraforming Mars' fourth expansion is marvelous but also so very extra.
I play too many of these to not write about 'em. So I'm setting up a separate category on this site for those posts. I'll do a big import from my rather extensive GPlus collection as well.
The greatest gaming lab ever created is the Las Vegas casino industry. That lab's most significant finding is that humans crave two things in games: pattern completion and intermittent rewards. I've been thinking lately about how my favorite games leverage both of those monkey-level impulses. In particular, I've been thinking about how the very best… Continue reading Pattern Completion and Intermittent Rewards
My buddy Jahmal Brown is running his first ever Kickstarter as part of their Zine Quest promotion, an adventure/campaign/culture booklet for Burning Wheel (and Dungeon World, via stretch goal by Johnstone Metzger) called By Aecer's Light! It's a setting, a cultural writeup, and a campaign frame all in one. The cool angle to the whole thing,… Continue reading By Aecer’s Light! Back it!
And Soth creator Steve Hickey is doing something awesome during the Kickstarter for the reprint. Update #9: Soth will support the people of Christchurch.