Going Green: 5 Green Games

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March is a month that seems to revolve around the color green. The weather is gradually getting warmer, and there’s a certain holiday where little green men are running around drinking Guinness while the Chicago River mysteriously turns green. OK. I can work with that. Let’s look at some GREEN games! Team 3: Green Three monkeys have started a construction …

Millefiori Glass Dice – How Do They Do That?

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Not too long ago Level Up Dice revealed their Candy Glass line. These dice are meant to look like traditional Australian rock candies but are actually made of millefiori glass. Millefiori, Italian for “thousand flowers,” is a glasswork technique where glass beads called murrine are used to create intricate flower patterns. The process of creating millefiori is tedious and requires …

Patreon Spotlight: Daniel Solis

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Daniel Solis “I’ve been a graphic designer and art director in the board game industry for the past 10 years. Now I’d like to share what I wish I knew about this peculiar business when I was just starting out. By becoming a patron, you’ll help support new discussions, lessons, and essays on making board games easier to learn, play, …

Patreon Spotlight: Cast N Play

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Cast N Play “We’re Cast N Play, a group of artists/gamers dedicated to creating amazing 3D printables for tabletop RPGs. We try to be as community-driven as possible. That’s why we are consistently in touch with our Patrons via Discord. As well as in our polls, which are vital towards the creation of content that suits your needs. The models we create are compatible …

The Effects of Video Games on Academic Achievement

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Today people spend the best part of their life on social networks and surfing the Internet. Most of them search for some information and almost all of them have at least once played online games. It forced scientists to investigate the problem of Internet addiction and, especially, computer games dependence. Moreover, games can either positively or negatively affect academic achievement. …

Patreon Spotlight: DenaghDesign

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DenaghDesign “I have thoughts about the design space in games and must write! I’m Thomas, that guy in that circle up there. I have worked in the roleplaying and board games industry for over a decade as a graphic designer and layout artist. During the past few years, I have written for online publications where some of my reviews of …

Patreon Spotlight: Swordsfall

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Swordsfall “Swordsfall is a setting born from a mixture of love and frustration with fantasy lore. The focus point of a lot of the Low or High Fantasy that we have come accustomed to all has a distinct Eurocentric flavor to it. It’s been something that a lot of us have grown up with and enjoyed over the years. The …

Dice Pairing with Level Up Dice

Dice Pairing with Level Up Dice – On the High Seas

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Welcome to Dice Pairing with Level Up Dice. I’ll be your Diceomancer, guiding through your quest for luxury dice to suit any occasion. Today I’m going to serve up two expertly crafted polyhedral sets to accompany you on your high seas adventures. So without further ado, let’s begin. Verawood Dice Verawood produces an essential oil long after the tree has …