Whew, and that's the Roguelike Major Arcana done! With the random minors I knocked out earlier, that's 29 cards down, 59 to go...

(I'm still trying to decide whether I'm going to just do POD or try to kickstart a nicer print run, but we'll see how it goes...)

Someone mentioned that Steve Jackson (and thus SJ Games) officially came out against the recent Roe V. Wade decision.

But he didn't just voice an opinion. He showed empathy and understanding of his privilege, and then he made a donation to help folks screwed by this.


Major Props to SJ and the folks over there for doing this right.

Building a second set of chess-like pieces with hollow pyramid bases, to make them stackable with icehouse pyramids (stacks with a medium, conceals a small, perches on a large), as well as better for games that have facing and pushing.

I may at some point go through the whole range of them and duplicate them all to add "suit markings", as per piecepacks, because full integration with old school "slap together a board game" kit is my idea of awesome.

Home-printed icehouse piece collection continues to grow...

(Of course, immediately after putting it up, I spot a short list of editing errors. Fixed and re-upped, but sheesh.)

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This is now playable, fun, and interesting, so: I give you the 1.0 of Backscore, a fairly decently tested, print-and-play sports board game.


Got my dunk tank, food coloring, chopped-up 2x2, drying slabs....

Time to dye a new gameboard.

My tiles wouldn't fit as pieces on my usual board, so I slapped some paint on a bit of pressboard so I can test a thing.

Okay: A print-and-playtest version of (the small version of what I have in mind) is now available:


Four iterations on this tile, getting it to the move set I want, double-sided, with clear icons, with the right depth of indents for paint...

Next generation should be in white resin, and a candidate for "Do the whole set now".


"You are cordially invited to attend The Cat Burglar's Ball. Midnight, tomorrow, on the roof of the Royal Mint."

"Mint security is in no way compromised; find your own way."

Okay, so: Two sides of a tile.

The one with a plain bottom line is "regular" moves (square is the piece, full dots moves that can capture, empty circles move only).

The side with a starred bottom line is "inspired" moves. Skip a move to inspire a tile; flips back when used.

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