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Subject: Designer Diary - Exploring the Realm rss

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Ray
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I applaud the Richard Hamblen inspiration. Few realize just how innovative his designs were to shaping our hobby even today. Hex world building that inspired Catan and Twilight Imperium. Asymmetrical characters with entirely different game effects at their disposal. The ability to invent in minutes a mechanic never seen before for a game during an era when everyone else was just dropping combat results tables (he was inventing the first heavy Euro mechanics) Don Greenwood once said he was easily the greatest genius to grace Avalon Hill with his presence as he could in a glance solve any design problem they were stuck on. You could praise him to the moon and not do his abilities justice. Alas because of his design catalog being so small in number he probably will never get the recognition he deserves.
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Timothy Linnemann
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Just finally read this. Good stuff.

I think your homage goes deeper than just "hiding"... Remember "walk the woods"?
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Stephan Valkyser
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Cole - I actually bought Root just because of this article.
Someone who shows a deep understanding of Magic Realm must be a good designer as well.
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