Fortune Favors the Bold in Broom Service

When my friends first started getting into strategy gaming, one of our go-tos was Z-Man games’ Citadels. It’s an elegant game about amassing power in a medieval city requiring a mix of social deduction and strategy. Citadels is rightfully and widely lauded, even grabbing a nomination for Germany’s Spiel des Jahres Game of the Year,…



A Brief History of Doom Mapping

In 2005, Erik Alm was 24 and living in Stockholm, Sweden, after dropping out of the prestigious KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden because he had been playing too much Doom and Diablo II. He was a bright, straight-laced chemistry student with a shaved head and friendly smile, and he was now enrolled at…

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