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Game Mechanics

So I’ve been researching game mechanics and have found 13 interesting ones:

  1. Achievements – Achievements are a representation of accomplishing something in a game. The achievements can be anything the game creator wants them to be; simple, complex, boringly obvious, painstakingly cryptic, solo or multi-player. 
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The Happy Otter Games Review - Five Tribes, The Djinns of Naqala by Bruno Cathala

Players: 2-4 Duration: About 90-120 minutes (The rules say 40-80 minutes but we’ve never managed to finish a game in that time)

Age Range: We’d say about 10+ (The rules say 13+ – it is a deep game so I can understand their rating) 1,256 more words

Elite Dangerous: A Burro muses on crime and punishment (aka “Won’t somebody think of the children?!”)

When I was a student I lived on a borderland street in Cheetham Hill in Manchester. For those of you who don’t know Cheetham Hill simply think of Coronation Street but real and more violent. 1,332 more words


The Happy Otter Games Review - Trench by Rui Alípio Monteiro

So I first saw Trench a couple of months ago on one of the Facebook board game groups and initially although slightly intrigued by the geometry and elegant Modernist design, I didn’t really give it a second thought. 915 more words

expanded attributes and combat abilities for BoL-PS&S

The long-awaited Barbarians of Lemuria: Mythic Edition has finally arrived, and brought with it a few changes.  I followed the beta versions with keen interest (naturally, since BoL is one of my favorite RPG systems), and was intrigued to see a major change in the Combat Abilities.   192 more words

Game Mechanics

How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love Hit Points

For all the controversy that Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition caused, it is that game that finally made me relax my attitude about hit points. Maybe I just hadn’t ever read any of the other definitions in any of the other games. 553 more words

Game Mechanics

Why do we skip the feeling out stage?

Watch this video. You can start at the 1 minute mark and only need to watch a minute or so.

Did you notice anything strange about the beginning of the fight? 1,178 more words

Armored Combat