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Trainee wizards are always looking to show off. One summons a butterfly, while another summons a cardinal, while another summons a hawk, while another summons a celestial dragon! Or so it goes. That's what happens in the world of Ember, anyway. Well, the first year's over and it's time to move on to some advanced studies with From the Ashes, a new expansion for the game that's up on Kickstarter now.
The "busy day" at Gen Con is in full swing. I'm running around like crazy trying to get photos of things. What you're reading now is past me telling you about current me. But past me knows that current you also wants to read about some game reviews. So let's get to it.

Today we have: Scythe, Medici, Evolution: Climate, Kraftwagen, Bear Valley, Oh My Goods, Here, Kitty, Kitty, The Grizzled, Bureaunauts, Cigar Box Battle Mats, Viticulture, Euphoria, Old School Tactical, Star Bastards, and Ember.

Ember: The Magical Card Game is a new... well... card game from District 31 where players take on the role of apprentice wizards all looking to impress their classmates via the casting of powerful spells and conjuring bigger and better creatures. The game is up on Kickstarter now.