Pokemon Playmat

As a firm believer in gaming as both a hobby and a personal growth mechanism, I’m naturally inclined to support any interest my daughters have in any game.  My oldest (6) is wildly in to Pokemon the TV show, and many of the associated things like ‘stuffies’ and figurines.  She has a Pokemon Encyclopedia she has all but memorized.

It should come as no surprise then, that I introduced her some time ago to the Pokemon TCG.  Our decks of choice are the Keldeo vs. Rayquaza duel decks, a fine introductory product even if Keldeo is a bit overpowered.   Continue reading…

Magic the Gathering – Lifepad

For those unfamiliar with Magic the Gathering: one of the essential components of good play is being able to keep track of not only your life total, but the life total of your opponent.  In casual Magic and even for newer tournament players it is not uncommon to use dice, either real or spindown counters (20-sided dice where the numbers decrease in a sequential order), to keep track of life totals.

After many years and many different attempts, I finally sat down to create a scorepad I would feel comfortable using and sharing.

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