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Designing Modern Strategy Games
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 172,380. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Games
"Designing Modern Strategy Games" is the definitive textbook on game design. It offers rules descriptions, a synoptic analysis of design elements, recommendations of great game designers, more than 100 design projects, and an inspiring essay by Greg Costikyan. This, the second edition of Phillies and Vasel's 2006 text, includes three course plans from Phillies' college-level game design course.
Designing Wargames - Introduction
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 134,420. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Games
Designing Wargames introduces the play and design of classic hex-and-counter board wargames. Written as a textbook, Designing Wargames speaks to board and computer game designers, board game players, and designers of serious war games for historical and military study. George Phillies is a Professor in the WPI Program in Interactive Media and Game Dvelopment, with lectures visible on YouTube.
Modern Perspectives on Game Design
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 167,870. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Games
Second Edition! The Second Edition of Phillies and Vasel's Contemporary Perspectives in Game Design, now with more material, more discussion problems, and a complete course syllabus from Phillies' university-level game design course.
Stalingrad for Beginners - Basic Tactics
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,150. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Stalingrad, the 1963 game from Avalon Hill, is the most intensely analyzed game in the history of the board wargaming hobby. Here acknowledged grand master of Stalingrad George Phillies offers a copiously illustrated (84 full-color figures) introduction to game tactics, including opening moves of the hypermodern defense.
My Guide to RPG Storytelling
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,850. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012 by Erica Lindquist. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
At the request of his players, Aron has written this guide to his method of RPG storytelling. This guide includes suggestions on how to prepare a campaign, running each session, dealing with problem players, how to create memorable NPCs and more.
Following Kaufman - August 2014
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 214,310. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
A selection of 181 chess games that are relevant to "The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White" are presented with a diagram for each move. Three Benko Gambit games are annotated and added at the end of the book. A link to the pgn for the games is available in the Introduction.
How to Be a Poker Player: The Philosophy of Poker
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 92,870. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
In this groundbreaking book, you will discover the depths of strategy, psychology, and philosophy folded within poker. Haseeb Qureshi, retired world-class high stakes poker pro and instructor, takes you on a mental odyssey of rediscovering the game of poker from the inside out. A must-read for any pro or aficionado.
Stalingrad for Beginners - How to Play
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,860. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Stalingrad, the 1963 game from Avalon Hill, is the most intensely analyzed board wargame in the history of the board wargaming hobby. Here acknowledged grand master of Stalingrad George Phillies gives the complete novice a copiously illustrated introduction to playing the game. Stalingrad for Beginners includes a thorough description of the rules and a complete sample game.