I just had to share this. The art of Faeria is so wonderful, it literally inspires poetry in me. Seriously, look at these dragons!
Remaking Magic returns after our vacation hiatus. We dig into the new set Shadows Over Innistrad, a return to one of the most popular and daring sets that WOTC has ever produced. We’re going to dig into what new mechanics they’ve made, which ones they’ve returned to and how the gameplay has evolved. You can check […]
I’ve remarked on this peculiar attitude among players and amateur designers before, but it’s worth bringing up again. People seem to think that game designers are wizards and can ignore the laws of… Well, maybe not physics but common sense. When a designer cuts a mechanic that’s proving impossible to balance, players often respond “you should […]
With the release of Dark Souls 3, I find my thoughts turning to the original in the series. Dark Souls is in many ways an underrated game. That might sound absurd considering the game’s titantic presence in the minds of game designers, but I feel that much of the game’s true genius is overlooked due […]
Tomorrow I begin my long crisscrossing journey back to Belgium. Because of the attack on Brussels airport, I’ll be hopping trains until I get back to Abrakam headquarters and back to working on this great game. Thought I’d mention what I’d be listening to along the way Podcasts: The Winning Agenda, Drive to Work, Limited Resources, […]
With the rise of the Game of Thrones series, more and more stories I stumble across seem to be ending unhappily. It’s always been a bit of an issue. For some reason I think that the one thing an author hates more than anything else is being predictable. I’ve seen stories shifted entirely because an audience […]
I love talking about villains. It’s often a major productivity issue in my projects. I probably spend more time on villains than I should. They’re fascinating. It’s easy to make a solid hero, we can understand why someone would want to be good and why we’d enjoy spending time with them in a game or […]