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As a famous adventurer once said: "the road ever goes on". We all have our own adventures. Journeys of discovery or travels to other countries. We go places as kids, as teenagers, as students, as professionals, as adults. Some of our adventures take us beyond our backyard while others can take you to the other side of the world. Or to other worlds entirely. Whether you read a book or play a game, chances are you will be visiting many places for the first time. As an ode to the spirit of adventuring, this backpack will be your companion as...

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Role Playing, Tales of Gaming -

Summer is here and for many it means a long or even very long holiday. That is the case for our kids and since we obviously cannot go away for nine weeks, we have been looking for activities to keep them busy with. Some are things they can do by themselves and others we do with them. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I had planned to introduce them to tabletop roleplaying and I am happy to report that, indeed, I am running a game as Dungeon Master (DM) for the first time in a great number of...

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Board gaming, Tales of Gaming -

It sounds like an oxymoron, something that shouldn’t even be a thing. Yet, digital versions of physical board games are around in numbers and you can find them on various flavours of smart phones, tablets or computers. Combining digital and analog forms of play to create something new or out of the ordinary is not an easy feat, yet it has been attempted, long before the dawn of tactile screen technology.  Hybrid board games The Quest for the ring (1981) for the Magnavox Odyssey2 - known as the Philips Videopac in Europe - is probably the best game I can...

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Storytelling, Tales of Gaming -

A goblin ambush is probably a very clichéd situation for seasoned tabletop role players. But somehow, this type of early encounter defines our first steps into the world of fantasy role playing games.

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Board gaming, Outdoor games, Role Playing, Tales of Gaming -

Adventure is always at your doorstep, it’s only a matter of mindset. As a kid, I always played a lot of make pretend. I never meant it to be a way to escape from the real world, it simply was a means of letting my imagination run loose and to satisfy my creative mind. As most kids, a good part of my play was informed by the tv shows I watched, the books I read, the games I played and the films I experienced. They were recreated, altered or reshaped to my will and took me to either far away places where...

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