This looks amazing! I'm really liking all the changes being released for the upcoming Pathfinder 2 and am looking forward to it.
Link: Kingmaker Campaign
Computer scientists have tested Magic: The Gathering and have determined it is apparently impossible for a computer to brute force determine a winning strategy. Maybe we'll need a quantum computer to solve the game...
Link: MIT Technology Reveiw
Good Old Games is a favorite website of mine for getting classic games from my youth back to play on my modern PC. I also enjoy introducing my children to PC gaming history. The kids like seeing the progression that games have gone through.
But finally, three grail games for me have just been released on Good Old Games!. The three games that originally put Blizzard on the map are back, Warcraft I, Warcraft II, and Diablo I. The games are faithfully upgraded to work on modern PCs with all of their original functionality working. That means I and my children will be able to play them together on our LAN. Woohoo!
They are selling a bundle of the two Warcrafts for only $15. Diablo I is only $10. That's a steal.
So, what are you waiting for? Get busy gaming!
Very few people understand how this issue works in Science. The misunderstanding of statistical significance is endemic to the education field. It's one of the many reasons educators should be suspicious when someone in a staff development workshop uses the phrase "Research says..."
Link: Vox article
Splat Attack! Is a new miniatures combat board game put out by IDW Games. It features characters from four different Nickelodeon cartoons (SpongeBob Squarepants, Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, and Invader Zim) in the base game. It may serve as an easy introduction to the genre of grid-based miniatures combat gaming. As such it is entering the arena of Shadespire and Aristeia, for older players, as well as Krosmaster Arena, HeroClix, and Super Dungeon Explore PVP Arena, for younger players. So how does it compare to the other members of this growing segment of board gaming? What do my own children think of it? Is it suitable for school clubs? Read on to find out!
This looks like a wonderful project that is now on kickstarter. It's a stripped down version of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition combined with adventures specifically meant to help children on the autism specturm learn and practice social skills. Very cool!
Link: Kickstarter Page
Well this was interesting. I ran across this article from a few years ago showing that teacher attrition in the first five years of teaching is only 17%. For years people have been saying it's around 50%. Fascinating.
Link: Washington Post Article
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