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March Publisher’s Spotlight – Minion Games

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One of the things we like to do here at the Malted Meeple is give some extra attention to our favorite board game publishers and designers. In our monthly Publisher’s Spotlight we provide a bit of background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives! This month as we finally shake loose the cold of winter’s chill, we are proud to shine the light of our Publisher’s Spotlight on our friends from Minion Games! This Milwaukee based gaming company was founded by James Mathe and his team of friends and designers.  Minion Games earned its name from the founder’s existing corporation: Minion Development Group which made multi-use chat and…

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March Game of the Month – Element

Element

The Game of the Month series highlights one of the many games in our libraries at Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple. We will briefly describe the game, how to play it, and why we like it. March’s Game of the Month, Element, comes from our friends at Rather Dashing Games. In Element, players must use the primordial forces of nature – earth, water, fire, and air – to trap their opponent’s Sage. But each element behaves in its own unique way. You will need to master all four elements to restrict your opponent’s movement and win the game. But beware: each stone you place will affect future turns and may aid your opponent’s strategy as much as your own. To begin a game of Element, players…

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March Milkshake Madness

Milkshake Flight

As February wraps up, our month long competition amongst the Batman Villains – in milkshake format – also comes to a close. The Riddler, the Joker and Harley Quinn have battled it out, and the Cinnamon Hearts and Milk Chocolate flavored Harley Quinn has emerged victorious. Harley takes her well-earned place as March’s Milkshake of the Month. While February may have been about the villains, March is about the heroes, specifically the heroes of the X-Men. In honor of the latest Wolverine movie releasing this week, March’s Milkshake Madness competition will feature Storm’s Lightning Berry (Lemonade and Blueberry Pomegranate), Professor Xavier’s Telepathy Toffee (English Toffee) and from the clawed one himself, Wolverine’s Banana ‘bub (Banana and Peanut Butter). Stop in throughout March to try out…

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GM Responsibilities – At The Table

GMs Journal Full Table

In the first segment of this article, GM Responsibilities – Beyond the Table, we discussed the role of the Game Master outside of running the game. In this segment, we will delve into several roles Game Masters must take on while running their game. This article will focus mainly on roles that the players will see at the table. In the final article – Behind the Screen – we will talk about the roles of the Game Master that the players don’t always see. Without further ado, let’s jump right in. Master of a Thousand Faces Over the course of their adventures, the players of a campaign are sure to meet a wide variety of new and interesting non-player characters, or NPCs for short. They…

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February’s Publisher Spotlight – Cryptozoic Entertainment

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One of the things we like to do here at the Malted Meeple is give some extra attention to our favorite board game publishers and designers. In our monthly Publisher’s Spotlight we provide a bit of background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives! This month we are proud to shine our Publisher’s Spotlight on our friends from Cryptozoic Entertainment! The company, founded in 2010 by Cory Jones, Scott Gaeta, John Nee, and John Sepenuk, specializes in producing original and licensed board and card games.  Many of these games feature fan-favorite franchises, including: the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead Board Game, and Ghostbusters: The Board Game.…

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