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The Very Soil: An Unauthorized Critical Study of Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,180. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
A critical study of the hit 2011 anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, covering the original television series, three spinoff manga, and the film Rebellion. From Buddhist belief and paper theater to Walpurgisnacht and the commedia dell'arte, this is a must-read for fans and scholars alike!
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.
Right Hand to the Champ:13 Lessons that Changed My Life
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,160. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Right Hand to the Champ is the highly anticipated memoir chronicling twelve years Tasha Robinson-White spent working for the iconic boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. As she became the CEO of Mayweather Music and the President of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation, her life and career were forever changed by the complicated working environment she was a part of.
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.
Right Hand to the Champ:13 Lessons that Changed My Life
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,160. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Right Hand to the Champ is the highly anticipated memoir chronicling twelve years Tasha Robinson-White spent working for the iconic boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. As she became the CEO of Mayweather Music and the President of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation, her life and career were forever changed by the complicated working environment she was a part of.
Dungeons & Dreamers: A Story of how Computer Games Created a Global Community
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,100. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014 by ETC Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Dungeons & Dreamers: A story of how computer games created a global community follows the designers, developers, and players who built the virtual games and communities that define today's digital entertainment landscape and explores the nature of what it means to live and thrive in virtual communities.
Why Do Dramas Do That? Part 1
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Have you ever devoted sixteen hours to watching a Korean drama and been left wondering, "Why do dramas do that?" The creators of popular television blog Dramabeans.com deconstruct Korean drama tropes and explain cultural nuances that regularly get lost in translation. An essential guide for longtime drama-lovers and new fans alike.
Ad Man: True Stories from the Golden Age of Advertising
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,750. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
With martini glass in hand, Ad Man rips the top off the Wheaties box and plucks the tail fins off the Caddy to tell the true story of what really went on in those offices high above Madison Avenue during the 1960s, the storied age of advertising.
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.
Delightful Bridge
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
This book is aimed at improving the skill level of intermediate and advanced players to the next higher level in the ladder. The forty-odd deals that follow explain how the experts solved the problems as they arose at the author's table.
English Laughs Best. 300 Fabulous Pun Jokes to Learn English
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: American English. Published: January 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
(5.00 from 16 reviews)
An outstanding collection of laugh-out-loud original pun jokes to learn English. Full of idioms and phrases to use in everyday speech. Perfect to entertain yourself and your friends! Safe for children and suitable for all levels.
Priority Thinking - A Guide To Quick And Accurate Decision-Making At The Backgammon Board
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
In the modern world of backgammon, where bots rule and anyone can access the best move at the click of a button, it's refreshing and meaningful to learn how to make critical decisions correctly and quickly, by yourself. Master the principles in this book and you'll confidently be able to find the solution even in the most complex of positions.
Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar: A Collection of Hate Mail And Other Crazy Rumors
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,500. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Documenting Danny Marianino's days as a metalhead from childhood into adulthood, Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar somehow rationalizes playing in a few hardcore/punk bands, touring, fighting, drinking, internet bullying, celebrity encounters, satanic curses, house fires, harassment and collecting an immeasurable amount of hate mail from some of the most illiterate human beings the world has to offer.
Blackjack Card Counting - How to be a Professional Gambler
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Price: $3.97 USD. Words: 11,760. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
How to become a professional blackjack card counter. The good news is you don't have to be a mathematical genius to learn how to count cards, the bad news is many of the Hollywood movies depicting the life of a card counter as fast cash and penthouse suites make it all seem a little too easy. This book will give you a realistic look at what it takes to be a professional card counter.
The Lonely Hearts of Yesterday: Love & Mischief in 19th Century Personal Ads
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Personal advertisements have been around as long as newspapers themselves. If you're curious about what a "matrimonial ad" from the 1800s looked like, this is your book. 19th and early 20th century matrimonial advertisements--along with newspaper stories about romantic advertising adventures gone awry--will lighten your mood and reveal the unchanging optimism of men and women searching for love.
Magic Squares - 50 Brain Teazers
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Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Magic squares have been around for some 4000 years, possibly starting with the ‘Loh Shu’ square of Chinese legend. They have exercised the minds of recreational puzzlers and mathematicians alike; they appear in art, architecture and books (both novels and learned writings). I have gathered together a selection from the many sources and added a few of my own. It is not a learned text and it may
Life’s Abyss Then You Dive
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 115,000. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
A memoir about the making of James Cameron’s film, THE ABYSS From production through post-production
Lose Little, Win Big Blackjack
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
Professional blackjack players and have long recognized that gambling runs in streaks. Winning and losing streaks. This book will tell you how to keep from losing much during a losing streak. It will also tell you how to take advantage when you are in a winning streak. The less you lose, the more you win. Even Dr Thorp made a statement that you don't always win. May you Lose Little & Win Big.
Baccarat - a Complete Baccarat System- using C.O.N.T.R.O.L.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012 by Mega Media Depot. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
This book will give you, the gambler, a complete system and methodology for betting Baccarat. This book will cover how to play on the three bets in Baccarat. This system works for regular, mini and online Baccarat tables. Baccarat if by far the most over-rated and least understood game in the casino.
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.