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Steve M. "Gary Sax" (He/Him)
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Steve is an academic in Arizona and Texas that spends his off-time playing board games and hiking. He cut his teeth on wargames and ameritrash before later also developing an odd love of worker placement and heavier economic games. You can also find him on instagram at steve_boardgamesfeed.

Steve M. "Gary Sax"
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Articles by Steve M "Gary Sax"

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November 23, 2020
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Oath Pre-Review

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Oath creates a grand narrative.  While I believe it will develop an extremely devoted following among players who brave several plays and are ...
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December 11, 2018
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Your soldier’s cover has been largely destroyed by those last shots.  She stands up, alone, and needs to make her two shots count or they will be h...
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July 03, 2017
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Ages ago I had a article series where I took games in my collection and thought about them via the one mechanic I think defines them.  Today I’m go...
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January 11, 2016
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Gears of War in Retrospect

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A review of FFG's forward thinking, criminally underappreciated Gears of War.
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Gary Sax
August 12, 2015
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The exhaust to defend or attack mechanic.  The last straw for me with LOTR: LCG I've decided to start a series where I take games in my collecti...
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Gary Sax
July 27, 2015
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The Magic Realm chit system---a completely different solution to D+D style fantasy mechanics. I've decided to start a series where I take games ...
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Gary Sax
July 14, 2015
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Robinson Crusoe, its Event Deck, and Consequence
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July 07, 2015
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Theseus: The Dark Orbit makes being trapped and making horrible choices a blast.
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February 01, 2015
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I argue that Corey Konieczka is the best designer of the last ten years. His productivity is amazing, and when one goes through and categorize his ...
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October 17, 2014
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"If I could add to your excellent [analysis] of the game and why and how to win in Archipelago, I think I would add this that I was expecting for y...
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