Articles by Charlie Theel

Charlie Theel

Game Reviewer

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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charlest   April 11, 2016   5236  
"If the sun comes up tomorrow, it is only because of men of good will. And that's - that's all there is between us and the devil." - Kenny O'Donnell, or rather, Kevin Costner
 
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charlest   March 14, 2016   5239  
A look at the upcoming Techno Bowl from Bombshell Games.
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charlest   June 24, 2015   3077  
A discussion on drama, tension and why I still love this hobby. The definitions of Ameritrash, thematic, and narrative driven gaming all seem to blend together and coalesce into an obscure creed that is more about espousing a particular attitude than any specific mechanics or structure. Limiting the scope of these terms and trying to box them into discrete informative descriptors is a monumental waste of time in the fusion menu of the current scene. I'm no prophet or...
 
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charlest   June 02, 2015   2996  
A look at a mound of games tormenting my table and a brief indulgence of Fury Road.    
 
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charlest   May 13, 2015   4610  
An abstract that stirs emotion and gets the blood pumping. 
 
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charlest   April 21, 2015   3300  
Discussion of Force Awakens, X-Wing, Imperial Assault, Luchador!, and more.
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charlest   March 03, 2015   3108  
Back from the dead?  Discussion of Pictomania, Homeland, Titans, and Imperial Assault.
 
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charlest   February 02, 2015   6246  
A face to face look at 2014's biggest bluffing game.
 
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charlest   January 20, 2015   3494  
Discussion of Onward To Venus, Mythotopia, and the Warfighter expansions.  Also some game of the year discussion for 2013 and 2014.
 
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charlest   January 13, 2015   4074  
A critical look at Gamelyn Games' Tiny Epic Kingdoms.  Can a 4X fantasy game really thrive in a 30 minute playtime and pint-sized package?
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