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What is Skeleton Code Machine?
Skeleton Code Machine is a weekly publication that explores tabletop game mechanisms in board games and roleplaying games.
Each week we might:
Explore a mechanism (e.g. dice placement) or concept (e.g. line of sight) and give some examples of how it is used in board games and/or roleplaying games.
Investigate probability and chance behind the dice.
Run a tiny simulation using a bit of Python. (But don’t worry, programming or stats knowledge are never required!)
Do a deep dive on a single game
The goal is to spark your creativity as a game designer or enthusiast, and perhaps think differently about how games work.
Subscribe to explore the intersection of board games, role playing games, and the mechanisms behind them.
Who’s behind all this?
You can find me at:
Main website: exeunt.press
Itch.io store: exeuntpress.itch.io
Exeunt Press newsletter: Exeunt Omnes
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Skeleton Code Machine is a publication of Exeunt Press.
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