Author Archives: Matt J Carlson

About Matt J Carlson

Dad, Gamer, Science Teacher, Youth Pastor... oh and I have green hair. To see me "in action" check out Dr. Carlson's Science Theater up on Youtube...

GenCon 2016 Mega Rundown – Strange but True

There’s more to GenCon than a bunch of publishers hawking their wares.  I would hazard a guess that GenCon is the largest convention around for trading card and roleplaying games.  There are minis galore and grognards in deep concentration playing … Continue reading

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GenCon 2016 Mega Rundown – G to Z

  Time to head into part two of the 2016 Mega Rundown.  Yes, we did A to G yesterday, and today we do G to Z.  There’s a lot of G’s around, OK?  More photos to scroll by until you pass … Continue reading

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GenCon 2016 Mega Rundown – A to G

Welcome back to the 2016 Mega Rundown.  Today we start into the gamer games in earnest, hitting them up alphabetically by publisher.  Sit back and let the photos wash over you to see what games caught my fancy.

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GenCon 2016 Mega Rundown – Kids Games

I was able to attend GenCon for a couple days this year.  As a gamer with children (and a writer for GamerDad.com) I have a special place in my heart for games I can play with my kids.  The following … Continue reading

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GenCon 2016 Mega Rundown – RPGs & Digital

GenCon 2016 has come and gone.  Thankfully I was able to attend, if only for a couple days.  Do not worry, however, as I have once again undertaken to cruise the dealer hall, looking for photos to share with you … Continue reading

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TANKS – The WWII Tanks Skirmish Game (Review by Matt Carlson)

TANKS: Panther vs Sherman Starter Box Designers: Andrew Haught, Chris Townley, Phil Yates Publisher: Gale Force Nine, LLC Players: 2 Ages: 8ish Time: 30 minutes (review copy provided by publisher) TANKS is a new, lightweight system of miniatures from Gale … Continue reading

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El Grande Big Box

As a fan of boardgames from birth, I stumbled upon Settlers of Catan while surfing the rec.games.board newsgroup in the mid 90s.  After Settlers, I was looking for the next similar upgrade in my boardgame collection and I read about … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Preview of Dice Masters – War of Light

Dice Masters – War of Light Designers: Mike Elliott, Eric Lang Publisher: WizKids Players: 2 Ages: 14+ Time: ~20 minutes Dice Masters – War of Light is the newest (upcoming) version of Dice Masters, tied in with DC Comics Green … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: GenCon 2015 Mega Rundown – RPGs, Electronic, Eclectic

I like games, especially boardgames. However, when I was young I couldn’t always find people to play, so I naturally gravitated to computer (and, to a lesser extent because I couldn’t afford it, console games.) I love me a boardgame, … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: GenCon 2015 Mega Rundown – Children’s Games

I don’t know your background, but you’re missing out if you flatly refuse to play any children’s games (let’s say Children’s games are anything that are at least playable someone 5 or under.) While most have an element of chance, … Continue reading

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