PROFILE:

I am a journeyman musician, writer and amateur astronomer who makes a living as a Project Manager for Trane Company in La Crosse, Wisconsin. A hopeless creative, I also love to play jazz, write and cook.

Posts by Michael Ehr:

Lord Of The Rings, the Board Game by Reiner Knizia: Because Tolkien Made It Seem Too Easy

by 1 year ago

    One of the more original games I've ever played, Lord of the Rings, published by Fantasy Flight Games, is as difficult as it is beautiful.The artwork is exquisite - truly …

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    Axis & Allies: Europe 1940, 2nd Edition – Board Game Review

    by 1 year ago

      Axis & Allies: Europe 1940, 2nd Edition begins in May of 1940, with Finland having recently surrendered territory to the Soviets and Germany in possession of Belgium and on the …

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      Editorial: Good At Chess

      by 1 year ago

        I used to be good at chess.  Not great, but as with all my interests I rarely contribute the substantial energy and time to summit the mountain of the merely …

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        Board Game Review: Thurn and Taxis

        by 1 year ago

          Over the past decade, European board games have revitalized the industry, offering games which reward strategic thinking and eliminate or at least reduce the importance of dice. Thurn and Taxis …

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          Conquest of Nerath: Time to Get Serious

          by 1 year ago

            Conquest of Nerath is a fantasy-themed strategy war-game created by Wizards of the Coast. It won the Origins Award, which is neither surprising nor informative, since almost every game put …

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            The Ecstacy and Agony of Dice

            by 1 year ago

            There is no such thing as a “Purist” when it comes to dice. One may claim that applying arbitrary randomization to games of skill is worse than a gimmick and …

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