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Posts by Tom Harrison:

Amidst A Duo Of Metropolises: Between Two Cities review

by 1 year ago

Let’s just get this out of the way right now: the title Between Two Cities makes punishingly little sense. What does it mean? What’s between two cities? Suburbs? Country? Like, …

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A Beautiful Game: Tak Review

by 1 year ago

Games like chess exist outside of time. Chess feels less like a board game as we know it—with a designer, a publisher, and a discrete release date—than a fundamental element …

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Of Secret Agents and Travel Agents — Mission: Red Planet Review

by 2 years ago

EXT. LAUNCHING PAD—DAY RECRUITER Listen up, chums! I’ve heard news from the Scientific Society, and get this: there are Victory Points on Mars! General excited murmuring from crowd. This news …

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To Boldly Go…Somewhere—Emergence Event review

by 2 years ago

I gazed at the main view screen and let it all wash over me. There it was. A world unglimpsed by humanity. A destination that even fifty years ago was …

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Amazing 1 — Codenames Review

by 2 years ago

As a rule, I’m suspicious of tabletop game reviews. I get that we want to proselytize for our hobby, but the cost is a hyperbolic review cycle that tells gamers …

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In Which We Carve Our Glorious Name Into The Desert Rock- Kemet Review

by 2 years ago

The ancient Egyptian-themed Kemet is, in broadest terms, a dudes-on-a-map war game, and it’s hard to see a dudes-on-a-map war game and not think of Risk. Almost everyone’s played Risk and …

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