Understand that a good idea may take as little as an instant, but a good design may take as long as a decade.

Reiner Knizia

Orillia Comic Con 2017

Orillia Comic Con 2017

An exciting day at a new convention for ADL Interactive, Altered Earth Studio and Silli Philli Produktionz. We had a blast and can’t wait to do it again in 2018. Related Post Convention season is here ADLi back on the Con Scene Con Updates – Print & Play Read More

Cottage County Con 2018

Convention season is here

And guess where I will be? Not at home, I tell you that much. I’m a busy beaver right now trying to get my stuff together for the 2nd Annual Cottage Country Comic-Con. Last year it was named the Orillia ComicCon and I had a blast. This year’s convention is extended to 2 days and Read More

Welcome to 2018

Welcome to 2018

I missed me. I hope some of you missed me too. Forgive me readers for I have sinned. It’s been months since my last communication. I’ve been late with my blogs and poor at managing time to keep my website relevant and up to date. What should I do? The Convention Scene Thinking back on Read More

Axia Versus

Clone Wars – Axia meets its twin

If a designer publishes a game and you’ve never heard of it, does it exist? Better question: If a designer publishes a game and you’re not around to play it, is it still good? Well, someone was there to review it and it was poor apparently. This “clone” had my interest piqued at first glance. Why concentric Read More

Round and Round

Round and round and round we go

Circular board games. YES!! They are amazing, and I’ve talked a little bit about it during my Axia: The clone wars post a while back. Circular boards, without or without concentric circles, are visually appealing due to many factors – like varied paths of movement and multi-directional strategy. The mechanisms required to drive a circular Read More

Gaming back in the 80s

Pastimes of the 80’s and 90’s

The truth is I’ve always loved games but was never heavily exposed to the family board game or video game culture early on in my household. Being of Caribbean descent my siblings and I grew up around more traditional games; dominoes, ludi (Parcheesi) chess, checkers, backgammon and playing cards. Usually it was a cousin of Read More

Orillia Comic-Con

ADLi back on the Con Scene

I’m back on the scene, apparently. Orillia’s first ever comic convention had brought me and my game design prototypes out of hiding. This is a good thing. It was less than 2 years ago when I swore off big conventions. After the 2015 Fan Expo in Toronto, I felt as though my con-life would slow Read More

Con Updates – Print & Play

Con Update 1 The Print & Play service provided by ADLi is postponed due to new and exciting files. The PDF downloads will be available tomorrow. After the show, I figured I might as well touch up snd release the free game boards, rules and other fun things. The current list of games being deployed in Read More

Playtesting, feedback. Playtesting, feedback. Long pause. Repeat. This will never cease to be the secret to making a great game.

Ben Pinchback

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