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Jon Adams
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In my efforts to publish a game I've read a lot of articles at http://stonemaiergames.com/ks-lessons-full-list-chronologica.... One point that stood out to me was that the blogger ecosystem is becoming fragmented. I know that BGG is a very strong gathering place but I'm wondering are there any personalities that stand out among the rest? For instance the tech news world has a number of very prominent news pundits like Leo Laporte. Are there figure heads or celebrities in the board game world, is there a desire for a board games news outlet, or is this a community that we want to protect from commercializations?
 
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Ben Wilkinson
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Now you come to mention it, I would definitely like to keep board-gaming free of commercialisations. I think one of the worst things to happen to the video game industry was the overwhelming encroachment of paid reviewers and short-sighted greed. I very much doubt any good can come from it if board-gaming followed a similar trajectory.
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Yeah. I think paid reviews is an interesting problem. I put out a request for reviews of my game and got quite a few offers for paid reviews. I think that's such a conflict of interest.
 
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It's part of the reason I don't charge for my Rulebook Reviews on my website, everything including having your rulebook edited is FREE. I've never been able to completely trust payed reviews, so I wont do them myself.
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Word!
 
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