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Posts Tagged ‘munchausen’

Baron Munchausen rides again —

Lock up your wine cellars! The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen is back in print, thanks to the good works of the Mayan god Chaahk and his representatives in the home counties, Lightning Source print-on-demand. This is a reprint of the second-edition paperback, the so-called ‘Wives and Servants’ edition originally released in 2008, with a couple […]

Spaaace 199 —

1. Gamecamp is this weekend. It’s been sold out for weeks, but if you’re in the London area and want to come, there’s still a chance you can get a returned ticket by clicking here. And if you’ve got a ticket but now can’t attend, please get in touch and let us know so we […]

Normal service has been resumed —

I apologise for the lack of updates and comment-approvals. WordPress has refused to let me log in to the blog for the best part of a month. Having tried all the regular orifices I’ve finally forced my way back in through the ribcage, have performed some open-heart surgery on bits and bobs, and we should […]

Release the Baron! —

Update on the new edition of The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, which is to be released in September: The first thousand copies of the book will be of the deluxe-format Gentleman’s Edition (black leather-effect cover with gold embossing), suitable for reading, prominent display in your library, and hurling at inattentive pot-boys. The remainder of […]

Award of Court —

I bang on about awards perhaps too much on this blog, but it’s not often I’m up for one. Or at least the excellent Second Person (ed. Harrigan and Wardrip-Fruin, MIT Press 2007), a book to which I contributed two pieces, is up for the Best Book gong in the Game Developer Frontline awards. As […]

Gen 'n' Tonic —

Gen Con Indianapolis starts today, being Thursday, which means I can finally talk about three things. For those who don’t know Gen Con it’s the largest public games event in the English-speaking world, attracting more than 25,000 people to the four days of its show. I am not there this year, partly because my wife […]

La Règle du Jeu —

I finally played Puerto Rico, Andreas Seyfarth’s award-winning boardgame from 2002, over the weekend. I’ve had it sitting on my games shelf for well over a year, but for some reason I’d forgotten I’d never got around to giving it a try. On Saturday evening I was forcibly reminded of that reason. It wasn’t the […]