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Kickstarter of the Week: MaricopaCon 2013

The Grass Roots Gaming Convention of Arizona

August 3rd and 4th, 2013 at the Mesa Convention Center

MaricopaCon started in 2010 as a local yearly mini-con at someone’s house that is growing into something bigger each year.  Board games, card games, tabletop war games, and RPGs flourish at MaricopaCon.  Attendees get to play those old school games they played when younger, plus the new popular games out there.

The team being assembled for MaricopaCon 2013 is some of the best Gamemasters in the southwest gaming community.  Come play your favorite games and learn some new ones.  Browse the dealers’ tables for some cool loot.  Show off your custom D6 dice and canvas bag.  The team organizing the convention has 40+ combined years of experience planning and helping out gaming conventions...

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Kickstarter of the Week: Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls

The team who created the classic role-playing game Tunnels & Trolls comes together again to make the finest edition yet.

Launched: Jan 3, 2013
Funding ends: Feb 5, 2013

When it was first published in 1975, Tunnels & Trolls opened up the role-playing game genre, showing that these games could encompass a multiplicity of ways to make this segment of the game hobby exciting. Today hundreds of diverse RPGs explore every genre, every play style, and serve every player. T&T led the way first.

In the 37 years since then, T&T has seen eight major editions with many accessory adventures and supplements. The game has been published worldwide, including translations into French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and even Finnish...

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Cards Against Humanity

Knowing the people I do, I’m surprised I didn’t know about this game before this weekend. That said, I was over with a bunch of people and someone suggested we play. Not having any idea what I was in for, I dug right in.

Let’s be clear here, this is not a game to play with your boss right before your performance review…or with your prospective mother-in-law…or really, anyone with a functioning sense of Political Correctness. While this game can be played ‘straight’, that is neither its intent, nor where the majority of its laughs come from.

Basically, each player gets ten white cards that contain random names, phrases, words or descriptions. Then each player takes a turn drawing a black card with an incomplete sentence on it...

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