Thoughts on the Old Year 2018

Oh my word, where has the year gone? Coming up on 2019… That’s a weird number, right? It feels like a weird number. I’m sure I’ll get used to it.

Anyway, let’s talk about the year that is familiar, or at least should be by now. If 2018 had a theme for me, I think it would be “Too Many Conventions.” (more…)

The Big Announcements

So I have been keeping a couple secrets for more than a year now. And, no, this isn’t about the big expansion to Gloomhaven that secret will continue to be kept for a long time yet.

But with this year’s Gen Con came two announcements that I am pretty excited about. In fact, they may have been the two biggest announcements to come out of Gen Con this year, which makes me feel like a bit of a rock star (more…)

So what’s going on with Forgotten Circles?

Around a year ago, I was visiting Richard Ham in Malta, and we got to talking about Gloomhaven expansion content. At that point, it was well-known that I was (and still am) working on a big expansion for the game, but it was (and still is) going to take years to finish. What he was interested in was getting one of the people who had contributed a lot to the content of the original game to make a smaller expansion on their own to tide people over until the big expansion was ready (more…)

My Crazy Month

The month of March was dominated by two major events: South by Southwest (SXSW) and RobbCon. I’ve been planning on going to RobbCon since I had such a great time at last year’s event, but SXSW took me a little by surprise after Price (Cephalofair community manager) told be I should apply for their tabletop game of the year award. I did, and the next thing I knew, not only was Gloomhaven nominated, but I got two free platinum badges to attend the event.

The platinum badge gives you priority access to pretty much everything at the event, and I had been kind of neglecting my wife recently because of all the logistics of delivering the second printing, so we decided, what the hell, let’s fly down to Austin for a week and a half and get the full experience. (more…)