My copy of Root just came today. Pretty excited to try it out before Gencon.
Found myself wanting my Solus gaming box to log in right to Steam big picture mode, so I packaged it up myself.
Found this esoteric language rather fun to read about. It makes not too bad lyrics out of simple programs.
Found this interesting article trying to explain some ideas behind how different cultures' parenting can change how kids grow up handling tasks and managing attention.
Finally got to play Aeon's End War Eternal. I'll need to play it more to get more thoughts, but it doesn't beat out Sentinels of the Multiverse or Dominion/Star Realms, despite pulling ideas from both. Was still fun, though.
Really liked how much interaction these components had in this game.
Empyreal: Spells & Steam - A Fantasy Railway-Building Game, via @Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/level99games/empyreal-spells-and-steam-a-fantasy-railway-buildi
Some good thoughts about how we should discuss technology and the companies building them.
How to Be a Systems Thinker
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Neat game on kickstarter taking to the monster catching genre, but with a different twist on interacting and changing your monsters you collect.(breed them or apply potions to change the ecology)
It's easy to see what we have now and forget that English characters have an interesting history to them.
Decided to investigate how my Tovola Smart Oven worked. Tried to use Wireshark to see what my phone sends to the oven, but found nothing. Doing some more reverse engineering showed that there was nothing because my phone never sends anything directly to the oven. Instead, it sends to a remote API server, which then relays to my oven. Gross.
So, I like blockchain technology and backed this product for it's ability to easily allow digital board game playing(without too much screen isolation), but I can't help but be confused by the choice of ethereum for data storage for RFID pieces, outside PR or gimicks. Hope a better example or explaination clears up the decision.
Cyan Worlds just announced their next game. Excited to see more about what they are building.
Impressive there is already some decent level of work around Switch emulation. Will keep an eye on this.
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