I came to a realization recently when playing Elder Sign, a dice game based on the mythology of H.P. Lovecraft. In the game, you have to collect a specific number of Elder Sign tokens before the Ancient One awakens; otherwise, you have to battle the Ancient One to determine the outcome. On this […]
Those of you who saw the Elder Sign episode of TableTop probably remember the “Girl Power!” moment shared by Felicia Day (playing the psychologist, Carolyn) and Wil Wheaton (playing the student, Amanda). (For the record, Wheaton initiated the idea; he explained to their confused teammates that it made perfect sense because he was […]
The board game Elder Sign basically kicked my ass today.
I’d finally gotten past the whole Koi Pond disaster. That card showed up in 3 of the 4 games I’ve played since my previous post — something that ought to be statistically impossible. I avoided tackling […]
I’ve been playing Elder Sign a lot lately, so this week’s prompt is about dice. Write a scene, story, or poem in which someone is literally or metaphorically taking a chance and rolling the dice. They could be playing a game like Elder Sign, Zombie Dice or Yahtzee with friends; they might be […]
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