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The year is coming to an end. 2017 has been full of twists and turns. 2018 is looking like it will certainly be an interesting one. Certainly one of potential change. To all of you, I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.
I also wish you would read all of these review articles.
Actually, you don't really have to read all of them, but they're here if you want to check 'em out. ;)

This week we have: Dragon Pets, Too Many Bones, Circle the Wagons, Shipwrights of the North Sea, The Ruhr: A Story of Coal, Pile-Up Rush, and Summit.

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Man, it is busy over here on this side of the screen. Pretty much all week there's been stuff going on. I'm sure that's part of why it feels like it's really flown by... And I've still not really gotten a handle on what I'm going to do with my D&D group tomorrow! Gah! There'll be time for that later (hopefully, theoretically, grammatically, esoterically). But, if we're to keep up our energy, we should nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Avignon: Pilgrimage Coming To Kickstarter in January, CloseYa network is open for a public beta in US, WW1 Themed Dice to be released in January from I Will Never Grow Up, Aenor Miniatures website Online, Week 3 December Deals Available From Greater Than Games, Merry Bitsmass Weekend Promo from Kromlech, and 3D Preview Posted For Ether Wars.

Seventeen new planets have been discovered. Now, there's a mad rush to colonize and exploit them for resources. But these planets are only big enough for so many people to try and get at them, and nobody wants to share. The resources gained from these planets can have far-reaching impact on the politics of the galaxy, and everyone wants to be the ones to come out on top. That's the story behind Universal Rule, a new pocket-sized 4X strategy game that's up on Kickstarter now.
When I was in High School and when I first went away to college, I wanted to be a physicist. Science had always fascinated me, and so taking classes like "Quantum Physics" sounded fun. Unfortunately, a semester of Calculus II, Chemistry, and Physics II (and the subsequent 5+ hours of advanced math homework every night) sort of burned me out. I still love science. I just like my math problems to have more actual numbers than Greek. As such, Pentaquark has certainly piqued my interest. It's a solo card game that's up on Kickstarter.
The Meeple Mechanic continues their "The Fiver" question series with Jason Tagmire from Button Shy Games. This time they take a look at the design behind Pretense, the game night metagame.


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Button Shy Games has just a few days left on their Pretense Kickstarter campaign. Pretense is the game for the gaming group that can never game enough. You hand out Role cards to people at the start of the night. Each one stipulates how you can score your opponent's role card. They originally only wanted $500, but have made over $11k.


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