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Gathering of Engineers

Ludographic considerations from the Silicon Forest

Monday, June 12, 2006

Happy Trials

After ten months, the Gathering of Engineers blog will cease to be. We have all enjoyed the solid group identity and exchanges that made us unique among the gaming blogs, but we feel that the collective failure to post regularly has largely undermined that quality. The good news is that this does not reflect on the health of the Rip City Gamers, where gaming opportunities abound as much as ever.

I will leave the blog open for final goodbyes for another week - I know at least one of the others will not be able to resist - and the archive will be accessible indefinitely after that. In case you do not hear from the others, here is a proxy goodbye:

I am sure you will be hearing a lot from KC in the future. I hope his design/playtesting seminars go beyond the local scene, as his prototype work is top-notch. If he does pop up elsewhere, I am sure an announcement will show up on KC's BoardGameGeek page(!).

It looks like Chris is finding time again to post material to his own blog. I am sure that any material he would have posted here will end up there eventually.

Tim - we hardly knew you! I suppose he will drift back into obscurity, although I'm not sure that such a term is appropriate for someone with a standing invitation to the Gathering of Friends. Possibly we just primed him to start his own blog...

You won't have to work hard to find Dug. The articles on his gaming blog are great quality, and his rants on The Dice Tower are very amusing if mishandled by the hosts (e.g., you don't see Barbara Walters getting in a last word after Andy Rooney's spots; to paraphrase David Mamet, "that's why they call it a rant!")

Eric's activity on his own blog has been sparse since GoE kicked off, but I am sure he will be posting similar articles at a similar regularity at his old home.

As for myself, I am sure the occasional gaming content will pop up at Death Metal Cafe, and it wouldn't surprise me to see another blogging venture emerge in the near future. Other than that, I will see you on the Geek (or, for you local folks, at Game Storm).

Thanks to all you readers - especially those that played along with the Questions of the Month - and thanks to those who volunteered to help with the Game Group series.


  • At 7:19 PM, Blogger Jeff Coon said…

    Wow, sorry to hear that, guys. You'll be missed.

  • At 8:48 AM, Blogger Zap said…

    As a lurker, I guess it is time I spoke up now. Sorry to see the blog go, but know your posts were read and digested with intended humor.

  • At 11:53 PM, Blogger Yehuda said…


    Sorry to see you guys bow out. You've been a great read.


  • At 10:21 PM, Anonymous Wayne said…

    Sadly, I wasn't pointed to GoE until after it closed! I do look forward to browsing the archives.

    Best wishes, all!
    --Wayne, Spare Brains Games

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