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...

Matt Carlson – A Trio of Cat Boardgames

In the past few decades we’ve seen the power of cats. Take a popular item and stick a cat on it, and its popularity grows. Examples include Garfield (whose creator took a look and decided a cat-comic would sell well) … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Virtual GenCon 2020 – Publishers N to Z

It’s big, it’s back, and it’s the final column of our not-at-GenCon but lets pretend we are anyway run-down of publishers and their games.  I have only scratched the surface of what is or would have been out there, but … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Virtual GenCon 2020 – Publishers D to M

The written word is back again to explain to you just what is not happening at GenCon this year.  It may be happening in the virtual world, but if a vlogger falls in a forest, does anyone care?  Here, we … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Virtual GenCon 2020 – Publishers A to C

GenCon is here once again… but then it isn’t. What we have is a virtual cacophony of announcements, YouTube channels, streamers, Tabletop Simulator games, and who knows what else. (Special note, there are quite a few publisher-sponsored Tabletop Simulator versions … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Virtual GenCon 2020 – RPGs

GenCon is here once again… but then it isn’t.  What we have is a virtual cacophony of announcements, YouTube channels, streamers, Tabletop Simulator games, and who knows what else.  Every year I try to scour the convention as my big … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Review of New Frontiers

New Frontiers has players taking turns to select an action card, which then dictates the action that is performed by all players. Through the course of the game, players settle planets, build developments, and exchange goods for points or profit. … Continue reading

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