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About Sean Weiland

Sean is game designer with a sorted past. Ask him where he's lived and he will give you more than 12 answers. Ask him what he does for a living and he might say "game designer" or he might say "I dance". Ask him about indie games and he will give you a dam honest opinion informed by over a decade of audio, design, and development experience.
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GenCon16 WrapUp
1 year ago

GenCon16 WrapUp

By  •  GAMING

We’ve had a lot of content go up over the last two weeks since GenCon. Believe it or not, that was just a pie slice of what you could see …
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GenCon16 Cosplay Part 2
1 year ago

GenCon16 Cosplay Part 2

By  •  COSPLAY

I know there were fantastic cosplays that I missed, but I tried dern it! It’s always a blast to see so many enthusiastic cosplayers and the skill put into specific …
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GenCon16 Cosplay Part 1
1 year ago

GenCon16 Cosplay Part 1

By  •  COSPLAY

Cosplay was a little different this year at GenCon. They had a designated zone where cosplayers and photographers could line up and take care of pictures. This was great for …
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IGR @GenCon16: Bill and Ted’s & Simon’s Cats 2-fer!
1 year ago

IGR @GenCon16: Bill and Ted’s & Simon’s Cats 2-fer!

By  •  GAMING

As you may have noticed from the Munchkin Anniversary post, I love Steve Jackson Games. The games are great and the people working there are super nice. With that in mind, I …
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IGR @GenCon16: Munchkin 15 Year Anniversary
1 year ago

IGR @GenCon16: Munchkin 15 Year Anniversary

By  •  GAMING

Munchkin has already been around for 15 years. It almost hurts to think it, but when you look at the vast number of expansions it has produced over the years, …
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Indie Game Review @GenCon16: Specter Ops App
1 year ago

Indie Game Review @GenCon16: Specter Ops App

By  •  GAMING

Being a game developer at a table top game conference means two things. One, I’m not staring at a screen as much as I normally to. Two: I spent a …
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Indie Game Review @GenCon2016: Lanterns
1 year ago

Indie Game Review @GenCon2016: Lanterns

By  •  GAMING

Another table top game style is going digital. Dire Wolf’s second digital game there were showing off at GenCon is called Lanterns. Lanterns is a tile matching game for 2-4 …
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IGR GenCon 2016: Eternal
1 year ago

IGR GenCon 2016: Eternal

By  •  GAMING

Eternal is digital card game leans more towards the strategy required from table top MtG. Mana/lands style cards are required to play cards and are persistent once played. Card abilities combine …
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Tunnels and Trolls at GenCon2016
1 year ago

Tunnels and Trolls at GenCon2016

First there was the table top RPG that everyone knew (you know with dungeons, etc). Then Ken St. Andre saw some room for improvement and designed Tunnels and Trolls. He …
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GenCon2016 Acsension VR
1 year ago

GenCon2016 Acsension VR

By  •  GAMING

At GenCon 2016 I got to see the very new (as of last Monday) release of the deck building game Ascension, for VR headsets. Theresa, who developed the VR version, …
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Indie Game Review: Hit Tank Pro
2 years ago

Indie Game Review: Hit Tank Pro

By  •  GAMING

Happy New Year! To start off with 2016 I have been playing Hit Tank Pro. Created and published by Baq Stellan.

Hit Tank Pro is fast paced strategy game where …
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Indie Game Review: Brawlhalla
2 years ago

Indie Game Review: Brawlhalla

By  •  GAMING

Let’s pretend for a second that you don’t game on a Nintendo system, but you have heard about or even seen Super Smash Bros. The game looks fun, but you don’t …
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The Indie Game Review: I’m Positive
2 years ago

The Indie Game Review: I’m Positive

By  •  GAMING

I came across a different kind of indie game a few weeks ago at SIEGE in Atlanta, GA. “I’m Positive” is a serious game. In other words it is a …
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GenCon Supplemental: Depths of Durangrar
2 years ago

GenCon Supplemental: Depths of Durangrar

By  •  GAMING

While I was at GenCon a few weeks ago I did a lot of interviews. I did not expect that I would find extra material at the Air B&B I …
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Pillars of Eternity(s) @GenCon 2015
2 years ago

Pillars of Eternity(s) @GenCon 2015

By  •  GAMING

Two games, one booth, and so many pillars….Sort of. Pillars of Eternity has branched out with two  different styles of game. A PC RPG similar to “Baulder’s Gate” which may already …
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A look at Pathfinder Online @GenCon 2015
2 years ago

A look at Pathfinder Online @GenCon 2015

By  •  GAMING

Hoffman, player and advocate for Pathfinder Online takes a little time to explain the new MMO. It’s set in the Pathfinder universe, and gives some freedom to the players to …
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A look at Fantasy Grounds @GenCon 2015
2 years ago

A look at Fantasy Grounds @GenCon 2015

By  •  GAMING

I really like seeing games/software that integrate table top and digital experiences. It’s hard to do, and isn’t perfected yet. Still, I enjoy the seeing where designers are going with respect …
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A look at Bad Beets @GenCon 2015
2 years ago

A look at Bad Beets @GenCon 2015

By  •  GAMING

Bad Beets is deviously simple looking but comes from developer Stone Blade, creators of the Ascension deck building game. I have played a LOT of Ascension on my fruit branded …
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A look at Creative Clash @GenCon 2015
2 years ago

A look at Creative Clash @GenCon 2015

By  •  GAMING

It’s Munchkin meets Madmen! Or so claim the designers of Creative Clash who actually own their own marketing firm. They certainly have the subject matter down for this casual table …
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Audio Interview with Ben from SyrinScape @GenCon2015
2 years ago

Audio Interview with Ben from SyrinScape @GenCon2015

By  •  GAMING

I’ve been working with audio for a good long while. When I heard there was a booth featuring a company that made an audio app I was super excited to …
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