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New Box Type is coming to The Game Crafter - Small Stout Box

The Game Crafter - New Game Box Coming Soon - Small Stout Box

Thanks to our amazing community, the Small Stout Box will become a reality. We are truly humbled by your generosity and commitment to our community. Thank you so much. We’ll get started on this box and bring it out no later than January 15th, 2018 as promised.

PAX Unplugged: after the con.

If you've ever been to a metropolitan City then Philadelphia is no different. The food is either fashion flap or an expensive restaurant, the traffic is terrible, and parking is super expensive.

New Game Pieces Available: Tables

The Game Crafter - New Game Pieces Available: Tables

Check out these awesome tables. They come in 6 different colors and are wide enough to hold 2 8mm cubes. What adventurer doesn’t need a table to pile his or her goods on or to sit around telling stories while drinking some ale.

Component.Studio now let's you easily design tables

The Game Crafter - Component.Studio - Board Game Design App

If you’ve ever tried to make a table in Photoshop or Illustrator, you know how challenging it can be. Https://Component.Studio makes it easy and allows you to have nice tables of data on your cards in any style you want.

Watch the new tutorial video at

The Game Crafter Official Podcast: Episode 145 - Updates on Component.Studio

The game Crafter - The Game Crafter Official Podcast

JT has been hard at work to bring a bunch of new features to Component Studio. For episode 145 he talks about 2 new features that are outside of the normal workflow of Component Studio but will save users a lot of time and money. The first is the PDFtoPNG tool and the second is the SVG Optimizer.

JT also shares that the free trial has been expanded from 1 day to 3 days. And the code “firstk” is still valid until the end of the year to get $5 off your subscription for as long as it remains active.

Listen to the podcast at:

Escape Room Challenge - Game Design Contest

The Game Crafter - The Escape Room Challenge - Board Game Design Contest

Don’t forget to get started on your entires for The Game Crafter's Escape Room Challenge!

Nak Muay: Sharing ideas for a Muay Thai card game

I wonder how this is best done? Aside from the rather interesting way that MT bouts are scored (but that should, I think, be part of the game) my feeling is this would be a bidding fest.

Rounds perhaps divided into 10 sections.

Choose your attack for the first section (body kick, elbows, etc). Present attack with a bid.
Best bid succeeds and scores/ damages

Attacks have 2 different ranges: outside or clinch. E.g. Kicks would be outside, knees would be clinch range.
A reversible card on the table reminds players what the present range is.


So I've talked quite a bit about the various micro-games, how they are unique in genre and player count/coop/competitive. While they are the core of GameCon, they are still just a piece of the game.

Players will also receive Merch (ie draw Merch cards) throughout the game. Players draw a Merch at the start of each round, and may get additional Merch through the mini-games (typically from winning mini-games).

Merch have 3 possible uses:

PAX Unplugged and setbacks.

Hooray for me! I'm going to PAX Unplugged this month. I thought I was going to miss it due to not getting a booth but Unpub Network allowed a second chance. It kind of sucks as I've been told they're cramming 22 people into a VERY tight space. Mainly because I'm banking $800 on this venture before the con even starts. I AM working a prevailing wage job building the mexican/American border crossing building so that is helping my wallet.

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by Dr. Radut