Right, well, Origins is over and I have been bed-ridden the past couple days with some nasty con crud, but it was all worth it. Origins is simply the best time of the year, when I get to hang out with all my board game friends in a much more relaxed environment than Gen Con or Spiel.
So what I’d like to do now is just make a little list of all the cool things that happened so that maybe somehow I can pretend I am still there instead of coughing up a lung at home.
And so, the new year begins. Of course, the calendar is kind of arbitrary. I could reflect on what is to come in the next 365 days at any point, but when all that counting rolls over into a new number, it seems like a convenient time.
So what is to come in 2019? Hopefully a lot of things. But maybe not too many. Just the right amount of things to keep me busy and give me time to enjoy myself in the process. (more…)
Well, I just got back from PAX Unplugged, officially marking the end of conventions for the year. I’ll be convention-free for the next three or four months, up until the return of RobbCon, I believe, and of course, such a sentiment is bittersweet.
Well, here we are. 2018. I was born in 1982, so 2018 will mark the point where I have lived half my life on this side of the millennium. I also graduated from high school and turned 18 in the year 2000, so that means I will also have effectively spent half my life as an adult.
Most of that adulthood was spent in college – roughly 15 years, which is a silly amount of time. I’ll be the first to admit that. It seems now, though, that once I was able to break free of grad school, my career as a board game publisher has taken off very rapidly. Did you know that Gloomhaven is ranked the #1 board game on BoardGameGeek now? That could be a whole post to itself, but, wow, I did not ever expect that to happen so quickly (more…)
My favorite games of the year, made into a weird graphic
Well, this has certainly been an interesting one. It was paradoxically a year of huge accomplishments, but also I still somehow felt like a lot of the year was uneventful.
So, first of all, Gloomhavenfinally delivered to first printing backers early this year and the whole situation proceeded to get a little crazy (but in a good way). There was a massive second printing Kickstarter that raised $4 million, and that is finally starting to fulfill, which has brought Gloomhavendangerously close to the number 1 spot in the BoardGameGeek rankings.(more…)