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    Episode 17 – Rack and Ru...

    23 January 2016 , by spiralbridge

    The Dragon’s Outhouse Episode 17 Rack and Rumble In this episode we discuss the the upcoming Royal Rumble, how not to sell games, and how Bill and the Krampus are saving Christmas.

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    Rack & Ruin Designer Jour...

    13 December 2015 , by spiralbridge

    Hello all, I thought I would take this chance to speak about an upcoming idea for Rack & Ruin, that will hopefully turn out to be a big deal: The Gates of Amael. “What is this wonderful idea?” you ask. Well, this idea represents something I have wanted to do with Rack & Ruin since long before it was published;...

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    Rack & Ruin Designer Jour...

    24 November 2015 , by spiralbridge

    Hello all! It’s been a while since I wrote a designer journal entry, I figured I should do one. Work is progressing on Jewels and Ancient Things, but I think I’ll focus a later journal entry entirely on that. Instead, what I’d like to talk about is the completion of Rack & Ruin’s first mini-expansion, Bizarre Bazaar. Bizarre Bazaar has......

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    Building a “Cheesy” Salvation ...

    21 November 2015 , by spiralbridge

    Hello everyone! It has been pointed out to me on a few occasions that the two “good guy” goals of Salvation and Protection are the two weakest of the seven goals in Rack & Ruin.  Naturally, I felt the need to test it myself, and opportunity has recently presented itself in the form a new campaign being Heralded by another...

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    My Favourite Rack & Ruin ...

    17 November 2015 , by spiralbridge

    For those unfamiliar with Rack & Ruin selecting and placing terrain is kind of a mini-game unto itself before the game takes place.  This phase happens before players know which side of the table they will be starting on, an important factor that must be kept in mind. Depending on the Scenario each player gets a number of terrain points...

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    Why Should I Play Rack & ...

    11 November 2015 , by spiralbridge

    There is a simple truth I have known for a long time now, Rack & Ruin is not for everyone. Those who like my little game really seem to like it.  But, that is a niche. So, the question that stands before you is the title of this article. After reading a great essay on game design I began to...

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    Episode 15 – Summer Slam...

    29 August 2015 , by spiralbridge

    The Dragon’s Outhouse Episode 15 Summer Slam Blues In this episode the guys discuss why NXT Takeover was better than Summer Slam, why breaking through a locked door in a role-playing game isn’t always the best idea and Gene and Brody discuss a small 40K tournament they recently attended.

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    Episode 14 – Hunny, We&#...

    20 August 2015 , by spiralbridge

    The Dragon’s Outhouse Episode 14 Hunny, We’re Home! With their triumphant return Gene, Bill and Brody discuss some video games related to table-top gaming, why Lucha Underground is awesome and we discover that Gene is still bitter at Brody for making disparaging Firefly remarks a few months ago.

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    Rack & Ruin’s First...

    8 August 2015 , by spiralbridge

    Hello All, Time for another update for Rack & Ruin. This time it’s new product. Recently we have launched both our Spell Cards and Terrain Cards as Print-and-Play and Print-on-Demand versions, meaning that we have now completed our last Kickstarter. So now it’s time for something new. With the end of the last set of production we ha...

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    Rack & Ruin Designer Jour...

    22 April 2015 , by spiralbridge

    Hello all, With the Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook having been released digitally a few days ago and the printed version imminent, I thought I might talk about what is next for the game. Very Soon First, a new beta version of the Bizarre Bazaar mini-expansion has been completed.  For those of you on the Voice in the Council mailing...

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