Thoughts…

Game Over

The game may be over… …but do we know who won? As the members of the excellent Newcastle Playtest group will know, my preference is for games that do not require a counting of things and adding up of points after it has ended. Adding up the Victory Points is a very well used mechanic in modern […]

DIBI

(Design it: Build it) 7th – 8th October 2013 Hosted by the BALTIC I recently attended the DIBI conference held in the BALTIC. Here are some of the things that I attended that made me prick my ears up and stuck out as particularly interesting or memorable. Lean Start Up – Idea to MVP Bobby […]

Some keys to Plato’s cave

(and the goths who live there) I’ve been writing and drawing comics over the last few years, sometimes I think a bit about that. …and one of the things I think is that there is sometimes a tendancy, when deciding what a prop or background character looks like to go for the platonic archetypal ideal […]

Tales of the Hollow Earth : Cosmology

April 9 – 16 2011 – Made In Newcastle Ten pictures by Paul Thompson ONE : Games The best board games are those whose depth of complexity and strategy comes from a very small number of easily understood elements and rules. Chess is considered to be a very deep game – it has six types […]