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Variant: A Tribute to Dice

Variant: A Tribute to Dice

Yes, I like dice. Something about the physicality of creating your own random results in a situation add excitement, and also help keep the game grounded in the event. Yes, I like dice. But, one aspect of dice that you just can’t get from most other mechanics is the tension. Sometimes, you need a long […]

Today I Learned: Dice towers date back t...

Today I Learned: Dice towers date back to Roman Times!

The Vettweiss-Froitzheim Dice Tower is a Roman artifact formerly used in the playing of dice games.[1] It dates to the fourth century AD and was apparently presented as a gift. It bears two Latin texts. The longer text commemorates a military defeat of the Picts. The shorter text wishes good luck to the unnamed recipients […]

ZX Spectrum computers from the 1980s to ...

ZX Spectrum computers from the 1980s to be made again in Beeston | Nottingham Post

The 1980s console that played retro games such as Jetpac, Chuckie Egg and Jet Set Willy will be made again – in Beeston. Five million of the original ZX Spectrum, first manufactured by Sinclair Computers in 1982, were sold. SMS Electronics Ltd, based in Technology Drive, has now been chosen out of 20 manufacturers to reproduce the […]

Over ten years old, but we’ve now solved

Over ten years old, but we’ve now solved the mystery of Gamespot journalist Jeff Gerstmann’s firing

Yeah, it’s a bit of a cautionary tale of the depth and clout of business amidst the entertainment of games journalism. As Reaxxion summed it up: The firing of Jeff Gerstmann was a giant bomb in gaming journalism’s history. Though this event happened a long time ago, it’s important for the gaming community to remember what […]