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Services by Lifecycle - Wide Awake Developers
This post took a lot longer to pull together than I expected. Notbecause it was hard to write, but because it was too easy to write too much . Like a pre-bonsai…
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How did Google Talk change from a dream to a nightmare?
Years ago, I used Google Talk with almost everyone I talked to. Nowadays, I talk with almost no one on Hangouts. Google Talk has changed from “so good I can…
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3 days ago
The Serendipity of Sindbad
"Nevertheless, by the time I had buried the last of my companions my stock of provisions was so small that I hardly thought I should live long enough to dig my…
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4 days ago
Hellraiser: Judgment
It wasn’t much more than two years ago that I finally bit the bullet and reviewed the entire HELLRAISER series. I’d always had an attachment to the four…
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4 days ago
House Of Leaves author Mark Danielewski on five books that are disturbing but beautiful
With Reading List , The A.V. Club asks one of our favorite pop-culture creators to describe a list of reading materials that are tied together by a singular…
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5 days ago
The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry
H uman beings are born too soon. Within hours of arriving in the world, a baby antelope can clamber up to a wobbly standing position; a day-old zebra foal can…
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6 days ago
Piecepack Wiki: Where No One Has Gamed Before
Community Piecepack Competition 8: Where No One Has Gamed Before Greetings, ‘pack peeps! Announcing a new piecepack community game design contest with…
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6 days ago
MT Ross Design Online Shop Area
MT Ross Design Designer's Shop Area Matthew T Ross Custom designed multipurpose game boards and accessories. Ultimate Gipf Board (Cloth) Go Board (Cloth) 8 by 8…
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8 days ago
Footsteps
Footsteps This rendition of the rules by Neil Bowers. Background unknown. It is also marketed as Quo Vadis (by Invicta). The board is as below: | | +-----+…
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8 days ago
Chess with Different Armies
Recognized Variant of the Month for November 2004. Chess with Different Armies Introduction So what is here in Chess with Different Armies, anyway? Basically,…
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9 days ago
Coder creates smallest chess game
A French coder has developed what is thought to be the smallest-sized chess computer program. BootChess is only 487 bytes in size , and the code can be run on…
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10 days ago
xxmarket
Generate stock markets for 18xx games. What is it? xxmarket.py is a Python3 command-line program that, given an in filein JSON format, creates a Postscript file…
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10 days ago
Gig economy is the mass exploitation of millennials
The system deprives a generation of income, homes and security. It must be stopped Mon, Feb 5, 2018, 00:55 ‘Young workers must accept their fate relies on…
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10 days ago
The LISP 2 Project – Dusty Decks: Preserving historic software
“ The LISP 2 Project ” appears in the October-December 2017 issue of IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (open access). I first heard about LISP 2 around…
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10 days ago
design notes on inline caches in guile -- wingolog
Ahoy, programming-language tinkerfolk! Today's rambling missive chews the gnarly bones of "inline caches" , in general but also with particular respect to the…
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11 days ago
Battle of Grunwald - Wikipedia
For other uses, see Battle of Grunwald (disambiguation) . The Battle of Grunwald , First Battle of Tannenberg or Battle of Žalgiris , was fought on 15 July 1410…
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11 days ago
(RE)MAKING SHIELDS & SWORDS, PART ONE: BIDNESS (by Tom Russell)
"The Battle of Grunwald” by Tadeusz Popiel and Zygmunt Rozwadowski, 1910, 10x5m September's release The Grunwald Swords is the first entry in the Shields &…
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11 days ago
(RE)MAKING SHIELDS & SWORDS, PART TWO: THE SYSTEM (by Tom Russell)
"Battle of Grunwald", Jan Matejko, 1878, 426×987cm So, last time I touched on the history of the original Shields & Swords games, how they sold, why the folio…
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11 days ago
(RE)MAKING SHIELDS & SWORDS, PART THREE: BEST HOOF FORWARD (by Tom Russell)
 Death of Ulrich von Jungingen, detail from "The Battle of Grunwald, Jan Matejko, 1878 Way back in 2013, I designed an ACW boxed game themed around the Seven…
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11 days ago
The Cry Havoc Shoppe - 1 - My Shopping Cart
> Ager Sanguinis (English version) Box Contents: > 3 full-color tactical maps; > 1 sheet of overlays; > 4 sheets of counters; > 1 full-color campaign map; > 1…
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11 days ago
The Mary and Tom Podcast (Hollandspiele) | BoardGameGeek
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 Next » Recommend Mary and Tom, Episode 38 Posted by Podcast 29 Jan 2018 Tom Russell United States Dearborn Michigan…
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The God in the Bowl
The God in the Bowl Project Gutenberg Australia a treasure-trove of literature treasure found hidden with no evidence of ownership Title: The God in the…
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11 days ago
https://people.csail.mit.edu/rivest/Sexp.txt
Network Working Group R. RivestInternet Draft May 4, 1997Expires November 4, 1997 S-Expressions draft-rivest-sexp-00.txtStatus of this Memo Distribution of this…
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12 days ago
Bigotry and its Amplifiers: A Response To LambdaConf
On May 29, 2017, I wrote a response to LambdaConfs’ purposeful invitation of misogynist Ed Latimore as their keynote speaker. I had already received…
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12 days ago
Brettspillguiden - Interview with Kaz Kobayashi
Interview with Kaz Kobayashi At the Essen Fair 05, I came across a small stand with some interesting small tables that grabbed my attention. The stand was…
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13 days ago
Dōjin soft - Wikipedia
Dōjin soft ( 同人ソフト ) , also sometimes called dōjin games ( 同人ゲーム ) , with dōjin sometimes transliterated as doujin or doujinshi , are video games created by…
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15 days ago
18NK – The small city of Nagaokakyo operates more trains than one would have thought ... |
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15 days ago
Update on Japanese 18xx games |
0 new 13 new Next: fogus Rules Subscriptions Bookmarks Search Account Moderators Recommend 6 Posts Subject: Update on Japanese 18xx games New Thread Printer…
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15 days ago
Conan chronologies - Wikipedia
This article covers some of the major Conan chronologies that have been advanced over the years. From the 1930s onward a number of fans and scholars have…
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16 days ago
1987/1988
1987 was a deceptively big year for computer RPGs. First of all, it was the first year that the number of RPGs really exploded. No earlier year had offered more…
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16 days ago
HOW TO DESIGN A TABLE BATTLE (by Tom Russell)
In mid-January, a fellow named Mark popped up in a Table Battles thread on BGG and asked, Is there a place online where the design process behind these games is…
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16 days ago
Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea
Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea Banner designs by Rachel Billingsley SneakPeeks Note: Unless otherwise noted, all samples below are from playtest…
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16 days ago
The Skeletons
The Skeletons is meditative structured freeform game for 1-6 players. You’ll need a few hours and a private space. The Pitch Years fly by like dead leaves.…
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16 days ago
The Knights of Thorn and how it all started
Today our illustrious company is a true force in the Dutch 93/94 guilds. Mari Steinhage is one of the brains behind the honorable Gatherings of the Knights of…
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17 days ago
http://fei.edu.br/~rbianchi/daia/celula/cubo/rubik_magic_cube.txt
==============================================================================Citation: Discover, March 1986 v7…
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17 days ago
6 Ways To Improve Goblin Fights
29/1/2018 I mean, er… 6 Horrifying ways to improve goblin fights! Look, give me a break. I don’t have anything spooky this week. Bear with me this month and I…
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18 days ago
Table of Contents and Preface of Meta-Chess
Meta-Chess Adventures Beyond The Bounds of Chess John William Brown Table of Contents PART I - An Introduction to Meta-Chess Chapter 1 - Gollon's Challenge…
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18 days ago
Meta-Chess: Book review
Meta-Chess A book review Meta-Chess: Adventures beyond the bounds of chess is a book,written by John William Brown, from Lewisville, AR, USA. This book, sofar…
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18 days ago
Ralph Dumain: "The Autodidact Project": Bibliography: Noteworthy Books on Board Games & Related Games & Recreations
Ralph Dumain: "The Autodidact Project": Bibliography: Noteworthy Books on Board Games & Related Games & Recreations Noteworthy Books on Board Games & Related…
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18 days ago
Critique of a Chess-like Variant Construction Set
A Critique of David Howe’s CV Construction Set Proposal By John William Brown Interpretation David Howe’s paper describes a game wherein physical…
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18 days ago
Empress (chess) - Wikipedia
A common icon for the empress used in diagrams An empress is a fairy chess piece that can move like a rook or a knight . It cannot jump over other pieces when…
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18 days ago
The Guru Of Games
The Guru Of Games Originally published in GAMES Magazine,Feb/Mar 1987 Some musicians can look ata musical score and hear the melody in their heads. Sid Sackson…
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18 days ago
A LIFE’S WORK: THE GAMES OF SID SACKSON – Gamers Alliance Gamers Alliance
THE GAMES OF SID SACKSON compiled by Nick Sauer & Herb Levy The games listed here are the first publication date and publisher for the title. Games like Acquire…
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18 days ago
All deep games are legacy games (and other ways to think about depth)
Here at North Star Games, we prize depth in games. The process of discovery, of peeling back layers, of finding a game is better and richer than it first…
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18 days ago
Rules of Card Games: Honeymoon Bridge
Honeymoon Bridge The name Honeymoon Bridge can be applied to any adaptation of Contract Bridge for two players. There are several versions. All of them use a…
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19 days ago
55 (Erweiterung für Das Spiel) | ABACUSSPIELE
Produktdetails Artikelnummer 06053 Schachtelmaße 195 x 150 x 45 mm Gewicht 356 g UVP 12,99 €
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20 days ago
Alpha-Santorini
In short: Alpha Go Zero applied to the game Santorini. Trains, but slowly. Work in progress. The project
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21 days ago
DECK MECHANICS IN THIS GUILTY LAND
Some kind folks have expressed interest in This Guilty Land , my two player game about American politics in the forty years leading up to the American Civil…
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22 days ago
Why I left Google to join Grab – Steve Yegge – Medium
Note: This is my first time using Medium. Please forgive any faux pas. Also, it’s pretty long even for me, so you might want to go grab a coffee. I’ll wait.…
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24 days ago
Google doesn’t necessarily need innovation – Steve Yegge – Medium
I’m getting a lot of calls from reporters, asking me for a hot take on my claim yesterday that Google has lost the ability to innovate. And since I’m busy with…
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24 days ago
High Availability in Datomic Cloud
Based on my rigorous polling, these are the top five questions people have about HA in Datomic Cloud : How does it work? What do I have to do? Hey wait a…
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24 days ago
David Mitchell on Earthsea – a rival to Tolkien and George RR Martin
Fantasy Rereading In A Wizard of Earthsea, published in 1968, Ursula K Le Guin created one of literature’s most fully formed fantasy worlds. The author of Cloud…
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25 days ago
Ironman Football
Published by Simulations Workshop, Inc Designed by Randy Moorehead Reviewed by Mike Siggins $12+p&p 2-8 Players c180 minutes+ Right, first the groundrules. This…
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25 days ago
Differences from 1817 |
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25 days ago
LifeStyle
https://stallman.org For current political commentary, seethe dailypolitical notes . RMS lifestyle See also for info on mypractices involving computers. I don't…
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26 days ago
Brushing up on operating systems and C programming | Shubhro Saha
If you were like me in college, you first learned about the C programming language in an introductory computer science course. Then, perhaps you took a really…
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26 days ago
The Anti-Bamboozler
THE MAGAZINE: From the January 15 Issue H. L. Mencken's campaign against bluff and bunk. In a career that spanned the first half of the 20th century, Henry…
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26 days ago
Running BBS Door Games on Windows 10 with GameSrv, DOSBox, plus telnet fun with WSL - Scott Hanselman
Sponsored By I continue to enjoy seeing what can be done with WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) but even more fun is combining CMD.exe (the Windows console),…
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26 days ago
My New Year’s resolution is to play more indie role-playing games
Over the weekend, I did something extraordinary. I stepped into the ring of a local, low-budget wrestling league and beat a man senseless with a chain. No, I…
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29 days ago
Cracked LCD: Fun-First Design – No High Scores
` In last week’s review of Abaddon, I very nearly undermined years of trying to write “serious” board games criticism. I attacked certain aspects of it before…
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29 days ago
Hermetica
Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Tabletop Games Denver, CO $19,774 pledged of $25,000 goal 410 backers 20 days to go THIS PROJECT IS NOT LIVE This…
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4 weeks ago
Unmasking D.B. Cooper
T he definitive expert on the Cooper case is Ralph Himmelsbach. He was the FBI’s lead agent on the hijacking for eight years. He’s now retired and lives on a…
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4 weeks ago
Bridge Books and Authors
We would like to present a list of all published Bridge Books, and would like to make this list as comprehensive as possible. There are many bridge authors who…
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4 weeks ago
Not even a fast shuffle
View Cover View Cover July 24, 1961 Original Layout Commuter trains may or may not be fast, but commuter bridge always is. The game has as many versions as…
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4 weeks ago
Pentobi
Pentobi Pentobi is a computer opponent for the board game Blokus . Supported game variants: Classic, Duo, Trigon, Junior, Nexos, GembloQ, Callisto Strong Blokus…
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4 weeks ago
ABSTRACTS (by Tom Russell)
Throughout my life, from my childhood until the present day, I've had brief, intense periods in which I became obsessed with chess. It's an irresistible…
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4 weeks ago
Why isn't there a Full Magic: the Gathering Setting for Dungeons & Dragons?
Be sure to check out the Castle of the Mad Archmage: Musicland Kickstarter , currently going on right now! . Adventures Dark and Deep The Adventures Dark and…
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4 weeks ago
Megadungeon Design and Philosophy - Part 1
There are certainly many ways to design a Megadungeon. In fact, one might argue that there are as many different ways as there are DMs, and each of those DMs…
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Megadungeon Design and Philosophy - Part 2
Ceilings One of the most easily overlooked (or is that underlooked?) features of the Megadungeon is the humble ceiling. More so than walls and floors, even.…
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4 weeks ago
Megadungeon Design and Philosophy - Part 3
The Importance of History Adding an historical background to your Megadungeon can really draw the players deeper into your adventure, and give them a lot to do…
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4 weeks ago
Why Not Linux?
Scot Hacker , 4/20/00 Why Not Linux? In the past, I've used this space to try and explain why BeOS is a superior choice to Linux for the average end-user…
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4 weeks ago
Quinto: Resurrecting an Abandoned Board Game · jrheard's blog
11 Jan 2018 I played an old board game called Quinto when I was visiting a friend this past Thanksgiving. I developed a strange fixation on the game and wrote a…
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4 weeks ago
My Joke Cryptocurrency Hit $2 Billion and Something Is Very Wrong
Jackson Palmer is an Australian entrepreneur and technologist best known for creating the infamously successful “joke” cryptocurrency Dogecoin. Currently based…
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5 weeks ago
Millennials Strike Back: An Esoteric Reading of The Last Jedi | Caleb and Samantha Cohoe
T he new Star Wars movies start where, forty years ago, the original began. Despite the triumph at the end of Return of the Jedi , the political situation in…
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5 weeks ago
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FIRST TIME? PART 2 (by Tom Russell)
So last time I wrote about how a bad first impression with a game can make folks unlikely to try it a second time. There might be great and hidden depths that…
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5 weeks ago
In an increasingly complex world, Java takes the right move
The world we live in, is getting more and more complex. A growing number of things, servers and cloud components are connected to each other, more logic is…
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5 weeks ago
Life in UNIX® V7: an attempt at a simple task | Fun with virtualization
(This is a guest post by xorhash .) 1. Introduction ChuckMcM on Hacker News ( https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15990351 ) reacted to my previous entry here…
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5 weeks ago
Design & Development: Three-Dragon Ante
Design & Development 11/18/2005 Three-Dragon Ante We're hoping this column becomes your window into roleplaying design and development -- or at least the way we…
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5 weeks ago
Classic Tools Retrospective: John Romero talks about creating TEd, the tile editor that shipped over 30 games
The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer…
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5 weeks ago
Mbrane (Basic Rules)
Basic [M] has 9 rules and no special conditions. The Mbrane app includes a single-player tutorial, and takes about ten minutes to learn. Rules of [M] The game…
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5 weeks ago
‘It Can’t Be True.’ Inside the Semiconductor Industry’s Meltdown
It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the conversation…
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