Dune (the boardgame)

Cosmic Encounter was one of the first commercial board games with a simple set of core rules and a specific set of modifications to those rules for each player. Future Pastimes employed this technique in some of their other designs, notably the Dune board game.

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This re-issue of Dune is a fantastic boardgame. Definitely shares many qualities of Cosmic Encounter, but with a richer (and admittedly much longer) game play. When we heard that Dune was created by the same developers as Cosmic Encounter, one of our favorite games, we jumped right in and bought a copy. No regrets. We’ve played 3 long games of Dune now and can’t wait to get another 2 or 3 in before the year ends.

KnifeTank is cöming!

I’ve been working on KnifeTank: The Shüffling for years, but this weekend I sat down and finalized all of the game art so I could order my last batch of prototypes before the game goes on Kickstarter in January.

These changes include easier to read numbers and higher contrast UI, 4 brand new tanks (!), a 4 player mode (!!), and finalized rules.

You can follow the game’s progress on @KnifeTank on Twitter. Here’s a little secret, I’ll be selling a couple of copies of test-versions of the game this week. Follow @knifetank to find out when those are available and thanks for your support!

Progress on various projects

It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I’m feeling really productive. I’ve started recording a new album, finishing up my KnifeTank card game, and I’ve been developing a 2 minute long yo-yo freestyle for some possible contest in the future.

Waiting For An Earthquake

The album I’m working on is called “Waiting For An Earthquake”. All of the music for WFAE was produced on a Gameboy using Nanoloop, with my singing on top of it. Most of it was written 4-5 years ago, but some songs are still in the process of being created. I’m not sure when the album will be done, but I’d say we are about halfway done recording. Here is a rough demo of the title track:

KnifeTank: The Shüffling

KnifeTank is a card game for two or four players. I’m crazy proud of it and can’t wait to get my first board game printed. You can follow the progress on Twitter at @knifetank.

Responsive-Freehand Yo-Yoing

My latest yo-yo obsession has been using a responsive yo-yo for freehand play. I recently shared a short video that shows this combo in action:

And I’ve shared a longer video that teaches the basics of responsive-freehand yo-yoing:

Online Moving Dots

Create stunning gifs with Dominik Seibold’s online moving dots animation-generator. Here are some of mine: