January

Protospiel Minnesota is an annual highlight. This year, my testing-and-development attention there was split between the Ruby Hunters (working title) project to be eventually released by the as-yet-untitled Jeff Tidball Brand company, and Dice Miner, an Atlas Games project I’m producing that will Kickstart in March. ¶ Never Bring a Knife was released on the 17th. I made a video to show folks how to...

December

A planning trip to PAX Unplugged and soft Facebook announcement this month made public for the first time my plans to publish new board and card game designs under a new publishing imprint in the coming year. Sign up for the Jeff Tidball–brand newsletter to learn more as there’s more to...

November

Metatopia this year was a double feature: I also visited the designers of upcoming Atlas Games release Dice Miner, Joshua DeBonis and Nikola Risteski, in New York to go over that game’s final development decisions. ¶ The deluxe edition of Gloom of Thrones arrived. ¶ A window opened for the Atlas Games warehouse and main office to move northward to Duluth a few months before our lease otherwise expired, so we hustled to make it happen. (The Atlas R&D staff remains in the Twin Cities; we’ve moved to a new office suite in...

October

Protospiel Madison! I played some amazing designs, tested a probable Left Justified Studio 2020 Kickstarter, and exposed a new Jeff Tidball–brand design about the spirit of the greatest teams in baseball to actual play for just the second...

September

Back to school, with daily family schedules swinging back to the wintertime routine. Ugh. ¶ The GAMA Board of Directors met in Columbus to spend two days looking ahead to the Association’s...