Post-Gencon Articles, Part I

Gencon this year was awesome. I ran 3 sessions of the new Legend of the Five Rings RPG for Fantasy Flight Games and it was great. If you have a chance to play the Wedding at Kyotei Castle, I recommend you take it!

I was also there in a press capacity for blogcritics.org, perusing the Exhibit Hall and First Exposure Playtesting Hall for games to write about.

Here are links to the first 4 articles:

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Miniatures Game

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Meet the Dolphins!

I’ve been asked many times why I chose ‘Grey Dolphin Games’ as the name for my company.

“It’s simple,” I usually answer, “Because we make games!”

Okay, bad jokes aside, the inspiration actually came from two very specific individuals, one of whom has been a fixture in my life for many years while the other has appeared only recently.

Meet the two mascots in our ‘pod:’

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6 Steps for Writing Rules

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Something I tend to hear about a lot in the community is trouble writing the rules or instructions to one’s game. “How do I start writing my rules?” or “How I organize my rules?” or “Dang it Eric, I’m a designer, not a technical writer!”

Okay, I may have exaggerated on that last one, and I may have a little bit of bias since most of the designers who contact me are looking for help with their rules, but it still stands that your rules are an incredibly important part of your game. Arguably the most important, because you need to have a way to explain to your future players how all these little bits in a box work together.

Below is a generalized look at how I approach the daunting task of writing rules.

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Christmas Lights Hits Kickstarter!

Game Editing Spotlight!

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Update 2: Campaign ended! Thanks for all your support!

UPDATE: Campaign has just added 2 more bonus solo games as stretch goals.

Yes, it may be heating up outside, but let me tell you about this “cool” little project from 25th Century Games.

This fun little game comes with gorgeous, colorful cards in an awesome little box that looks like a box of Christmas Lights!

It comes with rules for a main game, plus extra rules for 9 bonus games! You can even make up your own!
(We recently finished our editing for this, and I can tell you that it’s going to be a load of fun.) 

What’s that? Christmas in July?!

The project is up on Kickstarter now with delivery set for before December 25! And its small size makes it the perfect stocking stuffer.

Project is funded already and reaching for stretch goals. Check it out on Kickstarter today!  Christmas Lights Card Game Kickstarter

(If you like what you see, consider reaching out to us for help with your next game.)