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Board Games Magic Number: May 2017

It is time for another update to my 2017 magic number. Add to List 6/8 Bought Letters from Whitechapel 6/23 Bought Kamisado 6/23 Bought Martian Dice Remove from List n/a Net Change: +3 Current Number: 21

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Review: Goblintown Justice

Goblintown Justice by Matt Forbeck My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really enjoyed this short story which I happened to discover as a free download somewhere. It felt like a police procedural (I think?) but in a fantasy setting. … Continue reading

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Review: A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness My rating: 3 of 5 stars We recently started a small book club at work and this was our second monthly read. For the most part I only read YA when it is a … Continue reading

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Review: The Walking Dead, Vol. 16: A Larger World

The Walking Dead, Vol. 16: A Larger World by Robert Kirkman My rating: 5 of 5 stars While there was a lot of monologue in this installment I didn’t feel that it was too much. Most good stories seem to … Continue reading

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Review: The Eltingville Club

The Eltingville Club by Evan Dorkin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Outstanding work as always. All the great early stuff is still awesome. I really enjoyed the final chapter of the club even if I am embarrassed that it … Continue reading

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Board Game Magic Number Update: April 2017

This is the second belated update about my Magic Number for board games. Add to List Bought Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn Traded for 7 Wonders: Duel Traded for Lost Cities Bought used copy of Zombicide Season Two: Prison Outbreak … Continue reading

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Board Game Magic Number Update: March 2017

As I recently posted I am trying to decrease my board game magic number this year. I started in February at 20 and since the initial post was over two months late this is the first of two belated monthly … Continue reading

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Board Gaming Magic Number 2017

I found Ryan Graham’s post on BGG about the Magic Number (a term coined on his Out of Game podcast) quite motivating personally as I have been buying new games faster than I can get them to the table for … Continue reading

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Review: Ravished By Reagansaurus

Ravished By Reagansaurus by Mandy De Sandra My rating: 2 of 5 stars I was expecting more from this book based on the blurb and the cover art but it just didn’t live up to its potential. There were some … Continue reading

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Review: Aliens are Real, and I am Pretty

Aliens are Real, and I am Pretty by Jeff O’Brien My rating: 5 of 5 stars Boy was this a fun read! I really like Jeff’s style and this bite-sized morsel delivers. The color covers at the end were a … Continue reading

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Review: Anathem

Anathem by Neal Stephenson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought the chunky paperback version of this book several years ago but then proceeded to get caught up in reading a high number of lower page count books so … Continue reading

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Review: Waters of Death

Waters of Death by Irving A. Greenfield My rating: 3 of 5 stars My wife bought me this book while she was shopping for Make Room! Make Room! and the blurb was interesting enough that I started in on it … Continue reading

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Review: Neon Trash: Forgotten B-Movies of the ’80s

Neon Trash: Forgotten B-Movies of the ’80s by M.P. Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have to admit that the extent of my experience with B movies in the 80s was pretty much from Up All Night on … Continue reading

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Review: Bolt Action: World War II Wargames Rules: Second Edition

Bolt Action: World War II Wargames Rules: Second Edition by Warlord Games My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am not sure whynitbtook me three months to finish this except that it was very slow goingbon the assembly of my … Continue reading

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Review: The Runner

The Runner by W.J. Davies My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is another good story set in the Wool universe. I am impressed at how Hugh Howey has allowed other authors to extend his setting with new stories and … Continue reading

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