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Punch Drunk Politicking: A Kickstarter (P)review of Super PACS

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” – Ronald Reagan

Yeah, yeah, I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated. Yeah, yeah, I know I said I was going to keep up with the By the Numbers updates. The truth is, I’ve been very busy with Game Blog Related Stuff (TM) lately (more to come on that later) and as far as By the Numbers goes, I’m a storyteller at heart and not great with a “just the facts” approach. So the Healthy Gamer plight continues, but with a feel that’s more “me.” (There’s news on that front too, but this is not the point of this post.)

No, today we’re going to discuss the game of politics. Literally. Politics can be a very polarizing subject and people are quicker to anger and bicker over politics than almost anything else if the internets are to be believed. Look at your Facebook feed, I’m sure there will be some political debate going on somewhere (tis the season after all). Find two people with opposing viewpoints. If they are discussing civilly, it is a rarity. It’s no real surprise that there are not that many games with political themes out there, and the majority of those tend to take an abstract approach.

And some grab that controversial bull by the horns, like SuperPACS, currently on Kickstarter. Continue reading

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Eating From the Tree of Knowledge: A Discussion about Forbidden Dessert. Wait, that’s wrong. Sand in the Vaseline: A Discussion about Forbidden Desert.

You guys may recall a couple of other times where your humble narrator and Kickstarter wunderkind Jamey Stegmaier have yelled at each other about games. We still do that. Here’s us talking about one of Jamey’s favorites, Forbidden Desert by Matt Leacock.  Continue reading

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By the Numbers Week 3: Keeping Cadence

OK kids, time is tight so this week is going to be brief. I promise a little more next time.

Walking is the easiest exercise on my plate. It doesn’t require any sort of special coordination and it can be done just about anywhere I am going to be. Like so many other things in life, you will get out of it what you put into it. To this end, I give you my lunch hour walking play list. Continue reading

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By the Numbers: Preface

One of my three readers reached out to me to poke me about my new plan, as there was no update yet. There are likely more coming, so I am taking just a moment to give you a more definitive launch date, which will be Monday, November 2, 2015.

Why the wait? Well, there’s a lot going on. I am in the middle of a prolonged moving (which will finally end this month), the move is complicated by the notion of a million other things that require my assistance that both take away time from my packing/cleaning efforts and are essential to my moving plan in general. It’s not been a particularly fun juggling act.

That said, the main point is that while I am putting the pieces in place to demonstrate the power of this fully operational battle station, I won’t be documenting it officially until next month. I know you’re waiting to use my angst and struggle to sweeten your coffee, but you’re going to have to wait a couple more weeks.

Outside of this, there are big things happening I am excited to share, but updates on those will have to wait as well for the same reason. Back with more soon.