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: 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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Matt Carlson: Review of Heist: One Team, One Mission

Pass items back and forth as the central safe shouts out instructions in this cooperative real time game of bank robbery. Take on the role of one of four characters and follow the instructions on the battery-powered central cube. Pass … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Review of Welcome To…

Fill in your suburb wisely (in numerical order) to score points in this (sort of) Roll and Write style game of designing neighborhoods. Cards are flipped up from a deck and players must choose which cards to use and for … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Gencon 2019 (The Bizarre of the Bazaar)

If all my writing has you tired out, here’s a nearly all pictorial view of the oddball (to me) underpinnings of the show. Read on to see the overconfidence of a man in a purple jersey, class it up with … Continue reading

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