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In addition to a solid writing background, Charlie Theel is a game designer and heavily involved in the hobby. He enjoys talking trash and ridiculing members of his game group despite the fact that he can't win a game to save his life. Besides gaming, he enjoys hockey, film, and heavy metal.

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The Battle Of Five Armies Review
 
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Board Game Reviews C charlest Updated February 06, 2019 4741   0
“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.”  
Of Xia and Brimstone
 
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Board Game Reviews C charlest Updated February 06, 2019 4289   0
Xia: Legends of a Drift System is a game that I kind of enjoyed upon my first play but definitely didn’t love.  The inherent chaos and randomness was irksome and the length combined with the opportunity for prolific downtime detracted from the space-faring hearty adventure at its core.  The central mechanisms and overall experience definitely spoke to me and grasped that elusive quality of adventure that isn’t featured too often nowadays but it was buried under a husk that was keeping me from finding the juicy nectar.  
Warfighter - DVG's Legacy
 
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Board Game Reviews C charlest Updated February 06, 2019 7297   0
“The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” -Chris Hedges I can’t tell you about war, but I can tell you that Warfighter is absolutely one of the most addictive substances you will find in the market. This unassuming Kickstarter wargame from Dan Verssen Games exploded onto the scene last month and has quickly become one of their best-selling titles. This is a marquee release that in time will come to be known as the best thing the company has ever...
Introducing Charlie Theel - Greatest Hits
 
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Board Game Reviews C charlest Updated January 28, 2015 4075   0
Introducing Charlie Theel – A Greatest Hits List As a new weekly columnist and staff member of Fortress: Ameritrash I thought I’d kick off my first entry as an introduction of sorts.  Many of you know me and many of you don’t but I’ve been gaming on the tabletop since I was a pre-teen, reviewing games for the past 2 years, and designing for the past several as well.  My first design, A Fistful Of Dinero, is set to be released in February and I intend it not to be my last.  ...
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