Chris Hamm

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Nov 13

Game Design Update 11/13/17

Greetings all! It has been far too long since I have written and this article is attempt to get back into the swing of blogging as well as update everyone on what I have been up to in the world of tabletop game design! First of all, thanks to everyone who supported the Kickstarter for …

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Jul 18

The Story of Legendary Creatures: Part Two

In The Story of Legendary Creatures: Part One, I discussed how Ed and I came to work together and how this game came to exist as project. In Part Two, I will delve into aspects of design and development that took place over the last year and a half that helped make Legendary Creatures into …

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Jul 05

The Story of Legendary Creatures: Part One

The Kickstarter campaign for my third tabletop game, Legendary Creatures, will be launching on July 11th!  This Kickstarter represents the culmination of a tremendous amount of work and over a year’s effort by the crew developing this project for Pencil First Games.  We are a very small team, made up primarily of myself as the …

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May 23

Dwarven Smithy: Kickstarter Recommendation

Dwarven Smithy is game for 2-4 players, from Flatworks Gaming, in which the players try to earn the most gold by selling minerals, runes, and gems, as well as powerful items they crafted from those resources.  Players must make the most efficient use of the limited space in their Workshop, Market, Apprentices, and Tool areas while also …

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May 09

Path of Light and Shadow: Kickstarter Recommendation

Path of Light and Shadow is a new game designed by the trio of Travis Chance, Nick Little, and Jonathan Gilmour in which players engage in a struggle to dominate the realm as the heirs of once great houses.  The methods by which each player attempts to achieve this goal are largely up to them, as they may be as …

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Apr 29

Game Design: Family Think & Make Workshop

I recently gave a presentation about tabletop game design at Perry Meridian Junior High School as part of their series of Think and Make Workshops.  These events are run by their wonderful librarian, Leslie Preddy, and with the help of a few dedicated volunteers.  One of the school’s math teachers and resident gaming expert, Doc Rissel, also took part …

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