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To all new followers of this blog…welcome! To those who’ve been around for a while…also, welcome! We hope you stick around for a long time to enjoy our reviews, discussions, and Friday questions—and hopefully contribute some of your own thoughts.

This week marks our approximate one-year anniversary (November third is the actual date of my first post). Since then I’ve joined forces with my Nemesis (@FarmerLenny), so I could prove once and for all that I’m better than him. In the meantime we’ve been adding reviews and a wide range of discussions. And thanks to you guys, our readers, we’ve been slowly and steadily growing. We like to think that we write this blog for ourselves, and if no one showed up we’d still do it for our own satisfaction. But the fact is, your readership, your comments, and your presence make this worth keeping up. So thanks to you.

The Dominion: Hinterlands giveaway marks the first step in a series of changes (hopefully improvements) coming to iSlaytheDragon in the next few months. It’s our very first giveaway, and I think it’s kind of nice that it works out around our anniversary and happens to be for the latest expansion of our favorite game. It won’t be our last, though, so if you like free stuff…stick around.

What other changes are coming? I’m glad you asked. First, we’re updating our review format a little bit to help clearly communicate what we think of a game. We’re keeping the two-opinion thing going, but we’re adding a “dragon” rating system to pinpoint the various parts of a game we like or don’t like. More on this to come.

Another thing to look forward to—a few months ago, we designed a map for the Ticket to Ride design contest. We did not win, but we still think our idea was pretty cool. So in the next couple of months we will be posting a high-quality PDF so you can download our map (including rules and destination cards) and play it for FREE! How cool is that?

And on top of that, being the creative people that we are, we can never be satisfied with just playing games—we love designing them as well. We have a few games in development that we plan to release here on iSlaytheDragon, once again for free (print-and-play, of course). So…more prizes for you.

We’re going to keep up our regular posting, with at least one new review each week, our FDQs, and other discussions of board games. Look forward to our reviews of Star Trek: Fleet Captains, For Sale, Olympos, Ra, Small World, and many more to come. I will continue posting my thoughts on what makes a great game, and what makes a great gamer, which @FarmerLenny will be sure to disagree with. Also look forward to an upcoming series about great ways to pack and protect your boardgames when you travel (just in time for the holidays!) and more in @FarmerLenny’s series on teaching board games.

All this and much much more. We’ve got a great year ahead of us, so stick around. Happy slaying!

Futurewolfie loves epic games, space, and epic games set in space. You’ll find him rolling fistfuls of dice, reveling in thematic goodness, and giving Farmerlenny a hard time for liking boring stuff.

Discussion2 Comments

  1. I’ve greatly enjoyed reading this site over the past year and have been happy to see it take shape. I was especially pleased with the addition of FarmerLenny and the two opinion formatted reviews. Wolfie, you’re great but it’s nice to have multiple perspectives both on game reviews and editorials. I think this does an excellent job of encouraging discussion as there are already varied viewpoints expressed in most entries.

    I’m looking forward to the new content! It’s exciting to see some refreshing ideas that break out of what you’ve been doing. As far as game reviews go I’d encourage your habit to have a good mix of newer and older games. I am generally more interested in newer and more obscure game reviews but enjoy getting your take on the games I know and love. Keep up the great work guys!

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