A Good Year for Gaming

A picture is worth a thousand words, right?

That’s how many times I gamed each year for the past decade. I know it’s quality not quantity that matters, but 2011 was a fiery ball of gaming win.

So next time you’re wondering why I haven’t posted on Ars Ludi in a while, there’s your answer: I’m busy gaming. Or designing games like Microscope. Usually both.

    Ben Robbins | January 2nd, 2012 | | hide comments
  1. #8 ben robbins says:

    Which, coincidentally, is the name of the next project I’m working after that: “Excuses and Fabulous Claims, the Role-playing Game!” It takes a page from Stepping Stones: Telling More Interesting Lies — something I’m failing to do right now.

  2. #7 Morgan says:

    Excuses and fabulous claims.

  3. #6 ben robbins says:

    @ Morgan: It’s not entirely ready to walk to school by itself, but as soon as it is, you know it will be heading your way. There may be a sharp boom as it breaks the sound barrier.

  4. #5 Morgan says:

    Send me Kingdom to play on our own.

  5. #4 ben robbins says:

    As an aside, I bought Microscope and loved it, so I look forward greatly to the next project you alluded to in your recent podcast interview (a couple months back IIRC) – assuming, that is, that you have enough time to make it between playing

    Better still, the new game (codename: Kingdom) is one of the games we’ve been playing. It’s a twofer!

  6. #3 TheHydraDM says:

    Some of the best advice in designing games that I’ve ever heard is definitely remembering to make time to play. Sometimes I find myself spending too much time delving into design theory and not enough time actually playing, so I wholeheartedly applaud you on your “fiery ball of gaming win”!

    As an aside, I bought Microscope and loved it, so I look forward greatly to the next project you alluded to in your recent podcast interview (a couple months back IIRC) – assuming, that is, that you have enough time to make it between playing ;)

  7. #2 ben robbins says:

    Individual games. So many games…

  8. #1 Xander says:

    Is that individual games played or events in which you gamed?

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