Well – normally I don’t like to wait this long between recap posts here on the “OG”, but real life has kept me (and the other writers) quite busy. I think that we’re finding a good balance right now between the collaborative reviews and other types of pieces.
This month has had a bit more of the gaming commentary – and I think that you’ll see more of this throughout the summer! We also had a week long retrospective on Japanese games during the past month. The theme week idea seemed to go over well, and there are a few more themes in the pipeline for the coming months.
Well, it’s been a super long time since I’ve updated the recap section blog – so there a metric butt-ton of links here to keep you up to date with what we’ve been doing on “the OG”… Unfortunately, I haven’t found a way to have an overall index of the blog – so these recap posts are the best way to see what has been going on.
5. Jonathan Degann: The Frustration Factor
Some reviewers like to speak of the “Fun Factor” when evaluating a game. What about the “I’m-not-having-any-fun-at-all Factor”?
6. Dale Yu: Building the Perfect Miniature Rules Reference including cards for 20th Century, Firenze, Florenza, Grand Cru, Magnum Sal, Merkator, Troyes and other Essen games…
9. Group Review – Japanese Potluck: Capsule Reviews of a number of different Japanese games including Grimoire, RRR, Hau La, Fairy Tale, Cheaty Mages and many more
What’s coming up? Well, the schedule still isn’t set into stone yet – but we’ll certainly be bringing our opinions of games (both new and old) from the Gathering of Friends in the next two weeks… Not sure yet what format this will take!
Also, we started work on a few group-written pieces, such as the debate yesterday on the Golden Era of Boardgaming. I’m guessing that you’ll see more pieces similar to this as the initial response we’ve received has been quite positive. There will also be a retrospective of what we liked about 2010!
Any suggestions? Feel free to leave them in the comments below!