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After my earlier post, I'm happy to be able to post about Series: Decktet Games that have been getting played. Yesterday was laundry day, which also meant that it was games day.

meeple Battle of the Bards is a two-player game by Adam Blinkinsop about telling epic stories.

When telling the story of how the Diplomat and the Huntress were swept away to a far off land where their spirits dwelled in clockwork bodies, you usually take your time elaborating their escape from the capital. The audience seems restless, though, so maybe you'll just jump to the bit when the monster attacks.

It feels pretty well refined to me, and I'd be glad for comments -- especially if you get a chance to try it.

meeple The Young Queen's Palimpsest is another Adam Blinkinsop jam. I posted a two-player session report that's still winding its way through GeekMod.

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meeple Flower Carpet is a game by Andvaranaut in which suit chips become dominos. Cool idea.

meeple Foolish Mortals is a story-telling game that Cristyn devised to use the oracle aspect of the cards in a game. The scoring is of the Apples-to-Apples variety, so it teeters on the boundary between game and pastime.

We tried one round, each playing two seats to simulate a four-player game.

meeple I haven't played Christopher Menart's Sunset Poker, but I noticed when he posted rules at the Decktet Wiki. Given the credits, it looks like it's been playtested.

I'm always pleased to see people posting new games at the Wiki, but I'm especially pleased when it's clear they've been playing games. I know in an indefinite way that there are people out in the world using the Decktet, but it's nice to see definite reminders.
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