Category Archives: thoughts

Art, Ego, Identity

Against my introverted nature, I have been meeting a lot of new people over the past couple months. During introductions, often I will be asked “so what do you do?”, a question which, in buried parts of my brain becomes … Continue reading

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Hands on the wheel, eyes on the road

If I want to keep my apartment, I need to grow my business. Sometimes reality presents you with hard, insoluble little nuggets like that. You can’t dress them up or push them aside. I moved into my apartment as a … Continue reading

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January is here

In my work to fulfil the Christmas orders, the blog has been stagnating. I’ll try to get some good content on here this month. There are some cool projects on my radar and maybe some interesting data and stories to … Continue reading

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Boardcrafting Top 40, Playing the Hits

At the close of last year’s Kickstarter campaign, I asked all my backers what they’d like to see as my next board game project. The responses showed some clear preferences. Carcassone is out in the lead by a wide margin. … Continue reading

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It’s Catan Tips! Gambits!

Many people say that the most important move in Catan happens before any player even takes a turn. And I don’t speak of the pre-game staredown or the poisoning of your opponent’s drink with iocane powder. Laying those first two … Continue reading

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Dan’s Catan Stand / Marketing Thoughts

Dan, who I blogged about previously, has created another iteration of his CNC routered Catan board. This one is up for sale on eBay, get it while it’s hot: Dan’s eBay auction I’ve tested the waters of eBay before, and … Continue reading

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Boardcrafting Manifesto 2

I had some friends over for a rousing session of Game of Thrones (the board game) last night. It was great. Magical, even. What is that thing about playing a board game that makes it magical? There is a psychological … Continue reading

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Kickstoppered

Last month, I sent out the very last reward from my Kickstarter campaign. I could finally take some pride that each one of my 307 backers got their lovely Catan goodness. This last one was a bit of a struggle … Continue reading

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New Videos

I’ve edited a couple videos that I intend to use with an Instructable I’m writing. I figure I’ll throw them up here as well, for good measure. I wish I knew how to improve the audio…

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Third Act Relief

As I approach the end of fulfilling my Kickstarter orders, it gets harder and harder to keep up the pace of the manufacturing / assembly process. Something about deadlines or finality has always had a demotivating effect on me. I … Continue reading

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