Miscellaneous

Board Game Culture in Taiwan

Taiwanese board games!
Taiwanese board games!

I recently found myself in Taiwan. Of course, I had to take some time out of my schedule to check out what the board gaming scene looked like. Though there are many similarities, there are some aspects that I found quite unique.… [Read On]

My Experience Paneling at PAX West

Inspiring even more people to create games!
Inspiring even more people to create games!

Earlier this month, I had a chance to talk with a few esteemed friends—Emma Larkins, Joseph Z. Chen, and Matthew Austin—about turning ideas for tabletop games into something that people can actually play.… [Read On]

Experiencing PAX Unplugged

The Atrium at night
The Atrium at night

A few months ago I had a chance to go to PAX Unplugged for their inaugural tabletop convention. The convention, though smaller than Gen Con, felt sizable and familiar—perhaps because of my experience with PAX West. Inside the Philadelphia State Convention Center, the main hall was split in half with an expo hall and free play area.… [Read On]

A Visual Walkthrough of Gen Con 2016

Pretty planters everywhere!
Pretty planters everywhere!

Here is a photo dump of more of the photos I took from Gen Con 2016.… [Read On]

Gen Con Game Design Showdown

Creating a game from scratch with a time crunch
Creating a game from scratch with a time crunch

I had the opportunity recently to participate in the annual Gen Con Game Design Showdown. It’s an event where pairs of game designers partner with one another to create a new game.… [Read On]

Gaming Solo at a Convention

Checking out the LA tabletop gaming community. Guild Masters anyone?
Checking out the LA tabletop gaming community. Guild Masters anyone?

Got to check out Gamex for a second year, this year, the event, though fun, seemed markedly different from the last time I went. I wanted to share my thoughts on it and overall how to make the experience better, as a solo person going to a gaming convention.… [Read On]

PAX Prime 2014

"Have you seen my bear, Tibbers?"
"Have you seen my bear, Tibbers?"

Can’t believe it’s been a year since I first went to PAX Prime and started on this journey. Since then, a lot has changed including me getting Hackronyms to a point where the game really does match the hype of others.… [Read On]

Game On at Gamex

So many games being played
So many games being played

Just got back from an awesome day of networking, playtesting, and gaming at Gamex. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s one of the conventions that the wonderful people at Strategicon put on. This event occurred this lovely Memorial Day weekend by LAX.… [Read On]

Celebrating Tabletop

Brunch Including some Homemade Sausages
Brunch Including some Homemade Sausages

Had a great time playing board games yesterday with Patrick and Wilson yesterday at Dice House in honor of International Tabletop Day.

In total we played nine games, most of which I had never played before:

Hey, That’s My Fish!… [Read On]

Playtesting and Developing Out Hackronyms

From the initial concept to now, Hackronyms has gone through a series of evolutions. I wanted to take this opportunity to go through some of the biggest changes to provide both insight into the development process and show where Hackronyms is currently.… [Read On]

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