Rob Daviau on the new RISK- Q&A

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Since I'm one of the three or four  BLACK OPS recipients who actually played  the game, I thought it'd be cool to chat with Rob Daviau about  RISK- not only about the revisions, but also why the game is significant, worth playing, and still relevant today- no matter what the hobby board gaming cognoscenti say.  All this babble about "gateway games" and more people still, to this day, get into the hobby by way of playing RISK when they're a kid than ever have playing TRANSAMERICA.

The interview is over at Gameshark.com , of course- where people likely don't hate RISK as much as they do at other boardgaming sites because they haven't yet developed that "I'm so sophisticated and beyond mass market games" stick up their ass yet.  Next week is a TWBG installment (featuring special guest director Martin Scorcese) but the following week will be the BLACK OPS/RISK refresh review.  Preview- yes, I liked it a lot.

Now, let's see if this F:AT article gets 3,500 hits...

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Sometime in the early 1980s, MichaelBarnes’ parents thought it would be a good idea to buy him a board game to keep him busy with some friends during one of those high-pressure, “free” timeshare vacations. It turned out to be a terrible idea, because the game was TSR’s Dungeon! - and the rest, as they say, is history. Michael has been involved with writing professionally about games since 2002, when he busked for store credit writing for Boulder Games’ newsletter. He has written for a number of international hobby gaming periodicals and popular Web sites. From 2004-2008, he was the co-owner of Atlanta Game Factory, a brick-and-mortar retail store. He is currently the co-founder of FortressAT.com and Nohighscores.com as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Miniature Market’s Review Corner feature. He is married with two childen and when he’s not playing some kind of game he enjoys stockpiling trivial information about music, comics and film.

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