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What, you ask, is invariant memory? It’s this: anybody can look at a cat and tell it’s a cat. They can even look at a lion or a cougar and tell that it’s a cat, too. But there’s no such thing as the perfect cat, or the cattiest cat–an absolutely generic cat. The problem with logos versus cats is that logos exist purely unto themselves. A starbucks logo is what it is, and only what it is. Because logos are absolute rather than a variant, the brains of [logosuppressives] were unable to read them. Capitalist time bombs? Darwinian masterpieces?

Douglas Coupland, Generation A.

City of Kings Sneaks in for a Photo Finish!

Wooot!!

I am very pleased to announce that The City of Kings, one of the fantasy collaborative board games that I have been working with, has become one of 2018’s Most Anticipated Games over at Boardgame Geek.

Super pleased about this. Frank and the team have worked their butts off over the last few years, so it’s great to see their hard work paying off. They were nominated in 8 categories, and ended up polling in 6! That’s not a bad result in anybody’s dicebag, huh?

The City of Kings encounter cards
A selection of encounter cards from The City of Kings

In other news, the team are now meeple-deep in The City of Games 3-day convention down in Bristol. More dice than you can shake a stick at.

And as well as all of that; Frank has let the cat out of the bag on one of the follow-up games that I gratefully have a small part in tinkering with; The Vadoran Gardens! A fun, tile-placement board game for ages 8+.

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