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For fans of Cheapass Games

Kaja Foglio posted this on today's Girl Genius:

Back in the early 1990's, when Magic the Gathering was new, Phil and I shared a house with James Ernest and Carol Monahan. James created Cheapass Games during that time, and now, nearly thirty years later, he's putting out a gorgeous, huge, bound collection of all the games. He's also writing up notes on the inspiration behind the games, and some of the history connected with them. It's going to be fantastic. I've got a sample chapter sitting in my living room, and I'm really looking forward to reading the rest. I've watched the company grow and change over the years. It's hard to believe it's been so long, I can still hear the paper cutter going as James cut out endless playtest cards. Their Kickstarter begins on April 1, I'll post a link to it when it goes live. I hope you'll all check it out, it's not our company or product, but it has been a huge presence in our lives!

And... it's already funded.

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I am SO not surprised that it got funded so quickly.

I backed it as my present to myself from this year’s bonus. (The rest gets plowed into the house and debt.)

I knew James Ernest back when I joined the SCA in the Barony of Three Rivers lo many years ago. This takes me back a while!

I didn’t realize he was a Scadian.