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Bluebeard’s Bride

OK, lemme tell you about my favourite session at Go Play Northwest. Bluebeard’s Bride (Whitney Beltrán, Marissa Kelly, Sarah Richardson) is a Powered by the Apocalypse game about feminine horror. The story always loosely follows the fairy-tale, with play focused around … Continue reading

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Diadem

I’ve been eager to play Diadem (Max Hervieux) since Max told me about it at last year’s Go Play NW, and this year I just decided to run it myself. It’s a game with a very specific historical focus: the … Continue reading

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The Mind of Margaret

Awright. Going over some of the more noteworthy things I played at Go Play NW this year: The Mind of Margaret (Drew Besse) is a storygame in which the players all play different emotions (or other motivating drives) of a single character. … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017 Roundup

Voting is closed in the 2017 IF Comp. I made it through all of the top-tier games in my triage system and had time for a scattering of assorted pieces after that; I haven’t played anywhere near every one of the … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Measureless to Man

Measureless to Man (Ivan R) is an Inform game. It’s aiming for a weird-fiction / Lovecraftian horror kind of vibe: a doomed protagonist slouches towards an ominous fate for reasons which never become entirely clear. It’s a plot which is basically ‘weird … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Insignificant Little Vermin

Insignificant Little Vermin (Filip Hracek) is a heroic-fantasy dungeon-crawl; the protagonist is an escaped slave in an orcish stronghold, and must fight their way out while doing as much damage as possible. There are illustrations. These are at their strongest when … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Harbinger

In Harbinger (Kenna May, Twine) you play a talking crow on the run from an unleashed evil; initially isolated, you team up with a witch and her apprentice to deal with the apocalyptic threat. (Gosh, but this is a witchy … Continue reading

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