Local designer Ayden Lowther will be bringing Stranded Spacecraft to Birmingham Boardgame Bash 3 at Meeple Mayhem on 16th June. Here is a short preview from Ayden himself: My name is Ayden Lowther and I am the designer of Stranded Spacecraft. I started playing board games about 8 years ago and I’ve been a heavy addict ever since. I’ve... Continue Reading →
Dicing with Probability
How many different ways can you make 7 from two dice rolled at random? The answer, obviously is six different ways. 1 plus 6, 2 plus 5, 3 plus 4, 4 plus 3, 5 plus 2 and 6 plus 1. I know some people disagree over counting the combinations in both orders, but the bottom... Continue Reading →
Competition, Creativity and Close Calls
A few months ago I had a brilliant little idea based on a prompt from Kickstarter. They wanted to see projects based around one-off or one-of-a-kind creativity, among others. I immediately threw together the bones of a Games Hack evening at my friendly local games store and stuck it up there on Kickstarter for the... Continue Reading →
Too clever by half?
I'm trying to write a card based rpg and do you know what? I'm overthinking it. I have a basic mechanic which is designed to be fast and fluid, and the outline of a working narrative to hang the tale from. I even have believable characters to inhabit this world and half an idea as... Continue Reading →