Winds of the North Playtesting Begins!

It’s taken a while, but the first beta for Winds of the North is ready. Most of the game is in a good state, but there are some areas not yet finished. Still, there should be more than enough for playtesting. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be releasing updates that add more while also fixingContinue reading “Winds of the North Playtesting Begins!”

Winds of the North Preview 5: History and Folklore

Winds of the North is an upcoming solo Viking gamebook. It features sandbox gameplay with a mix of adventure and farm management. Each week, until open playtesting begins, I’ll be sharing a preview of the mechanics and features. Catch up on past articles:AnnouncementPreview 1: Core MechanismPreview 2: Time and SeasonsPreview 3: Life on the FarmPreview 4:Continue reading “Winds of the North Preview 5: History and Folklore”

Winds of the North Preview 4: Exploring the North

Winds of the North is an upcoming solo Viking gamebook. It features sandbox gameplay with a mix of adventure and farm management. Each week, until open playtesting begins, I’ll be sharing a preview of the mechanics and features. Catch up on past articles:AnnouncementPreview 1: Core MechanismPreview 2: Time and SeasonsPreview 3: Life on the Farm Sign-upContinue reading “Winds of the North Preview 4: Exploring the North”

Winds of the North Preview 3: Life on the Farm

Winds of the North is an upcoming solo Viking gamebook. It features sandbox gameplay with a mix of adventure and farm management. Each week, until open playtesting begins, I’ll be sharing a preview of the mechanics and features. Catch up on past articles:AnnouncementPreview 1: Core MechanismPreview 2: Time and Seasons Sign-up for the mailing list!Continue reading “Winds of the North Preview 3: Life on the Farm”

Britains Deetail Medieval Knights

My brother and I recently went digging into a box of very old toys. There were many discoveries, but what stood out to me were these pre-painted plastic minis with green metal bases. They were medieval knights and soldiers and included some horses. After a quick Google search, I found out what they were. BritainsContinue reading “Britains Deetail Medieval Knights”

Winds of the North Preview 2: Time and Seasons

Winds of the North is an upcoming solo Viking gamebook. It features sandbox gameplay with a mix of adventure and farm management. Each week, until open playtesting begins, I’ll be sharing a preview of the mechanics and features. Catch up on past articles:AnnouncementPreview 1: Core Mechanism Sign-up for the mailing list! The passing of timeContinue reading “Winds of the North Preview 2: Time and Seasons”

Board Game First Impressions: AuZstralia

I was interested when this was first released, but the more I play Wallace games, the more interested I am in trying his other titles. The Cthulhu theme has been hit or miss for me. But the way AuZtralia handles it feels very different. The Game Martin Wallace certainly seems to have some hallmarks. TheContinue reading “Board Game First Impressions: AuZstralia”

Winds of the North Preview 1: Core Mechanism

Winds of the North is an upcoming solo Viking gamebook. It features sandbox gameplay with a mix of adventure and farm management. Each week, until open playtesting begins, I’ll be sharing a preview of the mechanics and features. Sign-up for the mailing list! For this first preview, it seemed appropriate that it focus on theContinue reading “Winds of the North Preview 1: Core Mechanism”

Announcement: Winds of the North — A Solo Viking Gamebook

Since finishing my revisions for The Dawnless Valley (still looking for a publisher), I started work on the next big project. I’ve learned a lot from working on previous designs, so going into this one felt like a breeze compared to other times I tried to start gamebooks. This is one I’ve tried to makeContinue reading “Announcement: Winds of the North — A Solo Viking Gamebook”

Book Review: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

8/10 A fun blend of modern story-telling and heroic style Uhtred is a young boy living in Northumbria, one of the kingdoms of England. But in the year 866, the great Danish army lands with their eyes set on conquest. Uhtred is drawn into the war at a young age, seeing life from both sides.Continue reading “Book Review: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell”