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Learning to Cheat Without Breaking the Rules, Part 3: Schooner or Later

[After a 2 year gap, this finally concludes the story begun in part 1 and part 2 …] When I was a kid, I couldn’t lie, I was terrified of breaking rules, and I was determined to be perfectly honest and … Continue reading

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Playing Urban Nightmare: A live-action thirty-player semi-co-op zombie-outbreak simulation game

“So let me get this straight, chief,” I said, 5 minutes in to my first day as the Chief of Staff at the State Police, “you’ve had no formal training and have only been in the job for a month; … Continue reading

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Learning to Cheat Without Breaking the Rules, Part 1: Games about Lying

For no particular reason, these posts are illustrated using the Hand of Fate: Comic Strip Playing Cards by Karen Rubins. At the recent Sandpit event at the National Maritime Museum, I played a game called Schooner or Later by The … Continue reading

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Sandpit 13: The Postman, Free London’s Monsters

(Continuing from my first post introducing Sandpit 13, which took place on the 24th June 2009, and the next which described The Following) The Postman This was unlike other games in one particularly interesting regard: it did not have a … Continue reading

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