We were schooner-rigged and rakish
With a long and lissom hull,
And we flew the pretty colours
Of the crossbones and the skull;
We’d a big black jolly roger
Flapping grimly at the fore,
And we sailed the Spanish waters
In the happy days of yore.
John Masefield, Long John Silver
I am thrilled to announce that my card game Brethren of the Coast has been announced as the winner of this year’s Hippodice game design contest in Germany. The Hippodice organizers have not yet themselves published the results — so I sincerely hope that I am not jumping anyone’s gun! — but the news comes from no-less a gaming authority than the Spiel Des Jahres website. A trusted sourced, I think we can all agree.
I spotted my own name, quite by chance, in the @SpieldesJahres twitter feed — something that would surely raise the eyebrows of even the most phlegmatic of game designers — and I will post more details soon. But for now: Go me!