Professor Qwbli’s Sinister Scheme: The Jason Pine Story

This is the story of a Con Man named Jason Pine. This had originally come to my attention 11 months prior, but I had lost the thread on this and it was stuck in limbo for reasons which will become clear at the end.  Enough time has passed that I think it is okay to … Continue reading Professor Qwbli’s Sinister Scheme: The Jason Pine Story

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Archived Memories – An Android: Netrunner Tribute

Fantasy Flight Game's living card game Android: Netrunner was recently discontinued, here is my tribute video I created to honor this great game and the friends I made during my time playing it: Fans of the Netrunner franchise shared some of their personal experiences with Android: Netrunner in light of recent news of support for … Continue reading Archived Memories – An Android: Netrunner Tribute

FusionHaa Site News: Current and Future Projects

It's the middle of April, we're now post summer and spring break, and despite a lack of content for the blog things have been happening!  I want to take a few minutes to organize and talk about where we are at and what we are working on as a collective. Fusionhaa-cast First, and most importantly, … Continue reading FusionHaa Site News: Current and Future Projects

FusionHaa News 6/13/2017: The End of Geek Chic

**Update** 6/13/2017 3:08pm cst -- Robert Gifford has tweeted the following confirming that Geek Chic is closing shop:     They thought Geek Chic was going to be much bigger than the $30,000 luxury gaming tables they produced for their elite clientele. Many expected them to fail before they even got off of the ground.  How … Continue reading FusionHaa News 6/13/2017: The End of Geek Chic

Design Diary 6/2/2017: How To Throw Knives – The Solo Designer’s Job

Last week on a routine trip to the local game store, I had the serendipitous opportunity to meet with fellow local Game Designer Steven Lykowski, creator of Nova Cry and Era. Dan and I will talk about it more in next week's Fusionhaa Cast, but it was great to chat with Steven about games, because he's just … Continue reading Design Diary 6/2/2017: How To Throw Knives – The Solo Designer’s Job

BGG in Review 5/24/2017: Thematic Rulebooks

On May 16, BGG user TheFlamingNOODLE started this really interesting post discussing 2 different approaches to rulebook design in games: Subject: Thematic vs Meta Rulebooks: Holistically engaging the player in the TheFlamingNOODLE describes these two different types of rulebooks: If you have a game with a Rule Reference that simply explains the rules of the game nicely, neatly, … Continue reading BGG in Review 5/24/2017: Thematic Rulebooks

BGG in Review 5/8/17: Ambition vs Overambition

A few days ago in the Boardgamegeek.com Game Designers Subforum, a brand new user Matthew Jones (ClashOfTheWorlds) made this post talking about his project: Subject: Building A Game and at Beta Testing, Funding, and Partner Phase In 200 words, Jones put a vivid image in my mind of a 90 year-old off-the-grid ex-wargamer, toiling away at a passion … Continue reading BGG in Review 5/8/17: Ambition vs Overambition