Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tiles showcase

I’ve added a showcase page for the tiles. This is especially important for anyone ordering a single tile on the Kickstarter campaign, it will let them get a good look at the designs and decide which one they want. Tiles … Continue reading

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Manifesto

How obscene is it that we hide our games behind closet doors while televisions are now being hung on the wall like Picassos? Our games are totems of community, interaction, sharing, friendship and familial ties.  The notion that games should … Continue reading

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Vast Cans of Canvas Vats

Some of the feedback I've got about the Catan frame is that leather doesn't jive with some people's ethics.  So I need to come up with a solution for people who want a rad Catan frame but whose conscience would … Continue reading

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On Point

There was some scrap MDF lying around at TechShop last night, and I had some time to kill, so I thought I'd try an idea out. "We'll do it live!", as the saying goes. This is a point counter.  Not … Continue reading

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New showcase pages

Mmmm… pretty macro photos. I’ve now added showcases for the pips as well as the robber I think this is the first time I’ve talked about the robber design. I wanted something that was abstract and intuitive. The anthropomorphic robber … Continue reading

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Showcase Showoff

I’ve just created a gallery of images for the completed prototype. I intend to make a “showcase” for all of the items available in my Kickstarter campaign. The Board Showcase

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Kickstarter Campaign Launched!

I launched a Kickstarter campaign! Go go gadget internets! Check out my sweet video (it’s the first video I’ve ever made for the interweb) Boardcrafting Kickstarter Page So yeah, if you want to spread that link around and get all … Continue reading

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Break Even Analysis & Therapy

Deciding on the price for a product is both difficult and highly important, according to that one Marketing class I took for fun in University. Data is king, but it is really tough to get good data. I tried a … Continue reading

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Smoke Some Wheat

To fix my over-burnt wheat problem, I’ve revised my design with a nice smoky grey in the detailed area. I’ll try this at the laser later this week and see if that fixes the issue.

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In Living Color

Several times, I've had it suggested that I should try coloring the tiles.  I've been a little skeptical, but I tried an experiment. I took a sheep tile and got some green wood stain from Cole's Hardware and went to … Continue reading

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