Tag: Star Wars Epic Duels

Every year is different, every year is awesome: GenCon 2018 review

The 1670 crew had another great GenCon in 2018, with 7 of us winning tournaments, running tournaments, demoing games, meeting some of the best known game designers, and generally having a ton of fun in the best 4 days of gaming. If you consider yourself a serious gamer and haven’t been to GenCon, let me …

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Making Epic Games – Part 1 of ???

As I mentioned in a recent blog, though we still love and create for Star Wars Epic Duels, Geektopia is evolving into a creator of original games.  I’ve shared my process for making epic decks, now I’m going to share my process for making epic games.  Unlike my decks for Star Wars Epic Duels, I …

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Making Epic Decks Part 2 of 3

Continuing the guidelines on building a good Epic Duels deck.  So you know why you’re doing a deck, and you know, typically in a combination of 4-6 cards, it’s path to victory.  Now what? 3.  Bread-and-butter offense: I used to call this the “signature card” but bread-and-butter is a better descriptor, and I’m intentionally adding …

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Board game roundup: Games with high do-something ability

I write about this concept a lot, and want to spell it out with examples of the games that do it best.  There are many different ways to achieve it, here we go: Building Agricola The Uwe Rosenberg worker placement game is sort of my classic do-something game.  Even if you don’t win, who doesn’t …

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Solo: A Star Wars story and Epic Duels

You might have heard that there’s a new Star Wars movie out in theaters.  Every new film has brought us new characters worthy of representation in Epic Duels, and this one is no exception. WARNING:  Light spoilers ahead. I’m not giving too much away when I say that not all of the characters are who …

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Just a Difference of 12 Cards: Rob Daviau Interview Part 3 of 5

After seeing a recent surge of interest in Epic Duels here and on the Wiki, I contacted Rob Daviau , the original creator of Star Wars Epic Duels, and requested an interview.  He agreed, and we met in person at the NYC Toy Fair in February.  This is the third part of our 10-minute conversation: Rob (continuing):  That was a fun time.  …

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What’s in a Duel? Rob Daviau Interview Part 2 of 5

After seeing a recent surge of interest in Epic Duels here and on the Wiki, I contacted Rob Daviau , the original creator of Star Wars Epic Duels, and requested an interview.  He agreed, and we met in person at the NYC Toy Fair in February.  This is the second part of our 10-minute conversation: Roman:  I feel like that [Yoda] deck, …

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