One of my fondest memories of the early days of bOING bOING (the print zine) was handing a bOING bOING Kata Sutra T-Shirt (no longer available but you can see it here) to board game designer Steve Jackson at ArmadilloCon in Austin, TX. I think it was 1991 or 1992. He took it and put it on while we were standing in the hallway.
Today I found out that Steve is making a re-issue of Ogre, the first board game he ever designed in 1977. It's on Kickstarter and he has received $388,130 so far (on an original goal of $20,000). The new edition looks amazing. Go, Steve!
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