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Meeple Like Us, August 2017

Here's what's been happening in the world of Meeple Like Us in August of 2017.

You can read more of my writing over at the Meeple Like Us blog, or the Textual Intercourse blog over at Epitaph Online.  You can some information about my research interests over at my personal homepage, or on my profile at Robert Gordon University.

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It's that time again! The time where we talk what Meeple Like Us did over the past month. Doesn't time fly? It feels like only yesterday I was typing my little fingers to the bone to put together the last digest. Yet here we are again, one month later. Just think how quickly we're all accelerating to the grave!

Wow, that got dark. Let's look on the brighter side with our news from the month. It's been quite busy!

Last weekend, was the sequel to Watch the Skies Dundee - Mrs Meeple and I were due to go, but I came down with an extra-terrestial virus of quite remarkable potency. However, Pauline was happy to leave me to die and so went off and had a jolly good time of it with the rest of the team. Her after action report is here, and we also have one from the Vice-President too! A double feature!

During the month we also began publicizing our Call for Papers for the Special Issue on Accessibility for the Computer Games Journal. Obviously as an academic I am bound to the Publish or Perish cycle, and I'm the guest editor for this issue. If anyone is interested in submitting, they should check it out and get in touch. Even if you're not an academic yourself, if you have something you think you'd like to say give me a nudge and I'll see what I can do about pairing you up to an appropriately experienced academic.

We also flapped our gums a bit about the problems posted by review copies and how they distort the perception of 'value' so badly that many reviewers simply don't think it's an issue. Well, it is an issue and we need to stop pretending that it's out of scope for critical discussion.

The rest of our output was in the tradition review/teardown mould:

That's your lot from us, but I also want to take the opportunity to point you to this patreon from Cardboard Children writer Rab Florence. I am so enthused by this that I go to bed grinning at the thought. If you like the sound of it, consider perhaps supporting what is likely to be some of the most interesting board game content out there!

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