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A board game + poker + Weird Wild West = what’s not to love? That about sums AEG‘s Doomtown: Reloaded game (**update May 2018–Doomtown is now under Pinnacle Entertainment Group**), which is a one-on-one battle for Wild West town dominance through character and land card abilities, board maneuvers and shootouts via poker hands. Add in a slew of colorful and quirky characters–law dogs, abominations, outlaws and mystics–and it’s not just a game, but a world.

I played the game obsessively for a while, even winning a regional tournament. I also had the chance to write several short fiction pieces to accompany new cards. It was a lot of fun and my first time writing for an LCG (“living card game”–essentially a hybrid of a board game and collectible card game).


Read “Satiating the Darkness” – A Showstopper Conclusion.


Read “Rites of the Smoking Mirror.”



Read: “Speaks-with-Earth.”

The full backlog of Doomtown stories are here.