Author Archives: Mark "Fluff Daddy" Jackson

About Mark "Fluff Daddy" Jackson

follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor, boardgamer, writer, Legomaniac, Disneyphile, voted most likely to have the same Christmas wish list at age 44 as he did at age 14

Return to the Core Worlds: Empires and Nemesis

Once you’ve conquered the core worlds… what happens next? “Winning is easy; governing is harder.” No, No, Not Yet Butch: [Walks back, and Harvey tenses to begin the fight] No, no, not yet. Not until me and Harvey get the … Continue reading

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Unmatched: Buffy, Beowulf, & Little Red

Not quite six months ago, I published a pretty massive review of the Unmatched game system here on the OG… including a substantial bit of writing about how it compares to Star Wars: Epic Duels, the out-of-print mass market game … Continue reading

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Under Falling Skies: A Solo Gaming Review

Our story starts back in March of 2020… which, let’s be clear, feels like a decade ago. (In the words of Ned Ryerson, “Am I right or am I right?”) As my family and I chose to self-quarantine, I began … Continue reading

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Best New (to me!) Games of 2020

For the last decade or so, I’ve intermittently published my Best New (to me!) Games list each year… and, when I missed a year or two, added the missing lists to the most recent post. Best New (to me!) Games … Continue reading

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Mark’s Bundle of 2020 Essen Game Thoughts

Unless otherwise noted, these are FIRST impressions… I only had the opportunity to play each game one time with a physical copy and three of my mask-wearing Opinionated Gamer friends. I’ve left out the older (read: non-2020) games we played … Continue reading

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Warp’s Edge: A Solo Gamer Review

In one of those weird twists of fate, I love board and card games with a science-fiction theme… but I don’t read a lot of science fiction books any more. (Back in high school, I devoured the first three Dune … Continue reading

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