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50 Games in 50 Weeks: Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride is one of the classic Eurogames. This intimidated me; Eurogames are known for their relative complexity. I’ve only played Ticket to Ride once, and I learned it quickly and had fun. The game is played on a board showing major American cities (there are other versions for other countries, naturally), and colored potential train lines running between them. At any given time, four colored train cards […]

50 Games in 50 Weeks: Dominion

50 Games in 50 Weeks: Dominion

Dominion came out of nowhere a few years ago to become a hugely popular game. Folks just adore this game. I decided to just straight out buy it, based on all the praise I’d heard for it. When I opened the game box, I was taken aback. The base game includes hundreds of cards, and they all seem different. In play, the game makes sense. There are only a few main card types: […]

Seed Suggestions

Some thoughts on planting seeds: where to buy them, how to care for them (including the 3 most important elements of plant care), and a tip on how to keep track of which seeds to plant when. [iframe_loader  src=” p=1″ frameborder=”0″ width=”500″ height=”300″]

Marvel Heroic Roleplaying © 2012 Marvel, Margaret Weiss Productions

50 Games in 50 Weeks: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying

Marvel Heroic Roleplaying is a new tabletop role-playing game that’s garnered a lot of interest lately, partly due to its impressive roster of designers and developers: Cam Banks (Smallville and Leverage RPGs), Rob Donoghue (Spirit of the Century, Dresden Files RPG), Matt Forbeck (Lord of the Rings RPG, Deadlands RPG), Will Hindmarch, and Philippe-Antoine Menard (The Chatty DM). MHR takes an interesting mechanical approach: to perform an action, build a set of dice (a “dice pool”) from elements […]

Brent’s Victory Garden: Seed status

I planted a few tomato and onion seeds in pots indoors this year. Here’s how they’re doing. [iframe_loader width=”500″ src=”” frameborder=”0″]

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