Sabacc Rule Cheat Sheets

This is one in a series of blog posts about Sabacc: There are several variants to the card game of Sabacc. For some reason (well, I assume to fit them into the box of cards), the rules are printed in fine print on little fan-fold sheets. Reading them causes a bit of eye strain. Additionally, … Continue reading Sabacc Rule Cheat Sheets

Sabacc Play Mats

This is one in a series of blog posts about Sabacc: In playing Sabacc, we run into a few of hiccups related to remembering game state. I decided to make a double-sided play mat to help us with these problems: one side for each variant. They’ve worked out well enough that I decided to get … Continue reading Sabacc Play Mats

Sabacc To Go

This is one in a series of blog posts about Sabacc: Upon arriving to our suite at the Galactic Starcruiser, we discovered they’d left us a wonderful little box of snacks in a thematic equipment case. As we’ve intensified our at-home Sabacc situation with playlists, game mats, cheat sheets, custom chips, and custom chip racks, … Continue reading Sabacc To Go

My Sabacc Credit Chip Evolution

This is one in a series of blog posts about Sabacc: When Christine and I first learned to play Sabacc, it was on the Galactic Starcruiser. Betting was done with little plastic chips, about the size of a dime. After departing, we played in our hotel room — using torn up scraps of paper as … Continue reading My Sabacc Credit Chip Evolution

Making Travel Games

At the time I’m writing this, I’ll be traveling to France in a couple of weeks, culminating in a week at Paris Disneyland, to meet up with my love, Christine, who is already there. (This post is pre-scheduled to appear after I arrive, so as not to spoil the surprise. Shhhhh!) We have a lot … Continue reading Making Travel Games

Laser-Cut Spell Saga Boxes

The story of Spell Saga, a tabletop novel, is long, twisty, and goes back to 2013. You might say it’s a bit of a… saga. The fancy “zero edition” cards arrived earlier this year, and I figured I do a little something nice to preserve them. I threw them in card sleeves (blue = deck … Continue reading Laser-Cut Spell Saga Boxes

Keeping a Zelda Task Journal

It’s no secret that I like to use paper. Just take a look at my Hipster PDA section, and my constant reliance on Field Notes notebooks for quickly jotting down ideas to deal with later. (I’m really into their Lunacy notebooks right now.) It doesn’t have the nifty editing, sharing, and text reflow that digital … Continue reading Keeping a Zelda Task Journal

Building an Unusual Video Game Controller

Every so often I visit OMSI After Dark. These are occasional adults-only evenings that the local science museum puts on. A few months ago the specific After Dark event was about the history of video games. They had (and still do have, for a little while longer) a full exhibit, including some free-play games from Ground … Continue reading Building an Unusual Video Game Controller