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About dhunterphillips

Visit my Facebook Fan Page to connect: While not working as a GeoInt Analyst in the Washington DC metro area, D. Hunter Phillips enjoys a life-long love of sci-fi, fantasy, role-playing games, and a great many other nerdy things that he explores through writing and games. D. Hunter regularly writes board game reviews at Through his writing, D. Hunter hopes to inspire and speculate on the future and the past. He seeks deeper meanings within pulp genres of fantasy and sci-fi. D. Hunter enjoys the tales of John Ringo and Charles Stross. D. Hunter's readings lead him in a never ending cycle of sci-fi, history, physics, and psychology. D. Hunter enjoys going to DC area Goth clubs and seeing some of his favorite bands, such as VNV Nation. He also loves his home life with his partner in crime and several pets.

Orleans Review with Meeple Source upgrade

Orleans itself This weekend was my first time playing Orleans as a 2 player game. We got started sort of slowly, but we still managed to squeak a game out in just over an hour. This game is really satisfying … Continue reading

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Lotr LCG: The Hobbit adventures

I recently introduced some friends to the Lord of the Rings LCG. They are interested in story elements in games and they like the books, so I decided, well let’s play the Hobbit quests. I’d forgotten how wonky some of … Continue reading

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Welcome to My World!

Originally posted on On Pins and Meeples:
Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I had grand plans to launch this blog at the start of the year, but 2 rounds of strep throat got the better of…

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Final Review: Don’t Turn Your Back

I got to throw down with a friend in Don’t Turn Your Back, by Evil Hat Productions. Its on kickstarter for just a couple more days, so if the sound of this game intrigues you, better go check it out … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Don’t Turn Your Back

I’d like to start with initial impressions of Don’t Turn Your Back, currently on kickstarter from Evil Hat Productions. Then, in a later post, I’d like to go with my review after some more game play. When I watched the … Continue reading

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Living as Dwarven Farmers in Caverna

So after Christmas (which by the way was a bounty of nerdy gifts that I will get into later), I picked up Caverna to fill out a vital piece that was missing in my collection. I’ve found that I really … Continue reading

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Nanobots battle in a tiny little arena

I recently got the opportunity to try out Nanobot Battle Arena from Derpy Games. I like the sound of a theme that is a future where battles with Nanobots are a regular occurrence. It invokes my imagination to see a … Continue reading

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Furious about Fury?

I saw Fury last night in theaters. I almost didn’t make it due to some friends cancelling plans. Fortunately, another friend didn’t get the memo and showed up at the theater. So… I rushed out to join him instead of … Continue reading

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Imagining a Story in your Games

What makes a board or card game fun? Well, that question could be answered differently about as many times as there are people on this Earth. Though, there are definitely certain camps within the stratosphere that pull some of those … Continue reading

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The New Super Heroes

Lesley and I tried out Sentinels of the Multiverse while we were in Chicago. We went to Dice Dojo, which is an EPIC game store. They have a giant wall of opened games that you can try and then you … Continue reading

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