More Reviews of A Distant Plain

More reviews of A Distant Plain have been surfacing in my Googling around.
They’ve all been pretty positive.

Before Game Design:
http://www.beforegamedesign.com/2014/01/one-shot-review-distant-plain.html

Boardgamegeek.com:
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1111991/a-distant-plain-blew-my-mind

Games Gazette:
http://www.gamesgazette.co.uk/gg/main.php?p=content/Board%20Games/A%20Distant%20Plain%20GMT%20.htm

Grogheads.com:
http://grogheads.com/?p=3815

Marco Arnaudo on Youtube (Marco is a longtime player and reviewer who is famous for his narly 500 video reviews):

No Fun Allowed
http://allownofun.blogspot.ca/2013/11/the-impossible-games-coin-series.html

[edited to add:] The above was about the COIN system in general and partly about ADP; an even more in-depth and perceptive post just on ADP, was posted later:
http://allownofun.blogspot.ca/2014/01/a-distant-plain-story-of-relationships.html

Shut Up and Sit Down
http://www.shutupandsitdown.com/blog/post/review-distant-plain/

Have you found another one?
Let me know in the comments!

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A Distant Plain in the WaPo Magazine

In this week’s Washington Post Magazine: an interesting, well-written piece by Jason Albert on A Distant Plain that also touches on other subjects.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/in-the-world-of-role-playing-war-games-volko-ruhnke-has-become-a-hero/2014/01/10/a56ac8d6-48be-11e3-bf0c-cebf37c6f484_story.html

I understand there were significant editorial cuts and changes after Jason submitted his story, both for length and content, which accounts for the complete absence of the co-designer’s name…or that there was even a co-designer at all.

Never mind, such is the fate of authors everywhere: to suffer at the hands of tin-eared, flint-brained editors. It’s still a good piece on Volko Ruhnke and his work, and respectful of the hobby – articles on serious manual games that both appear in the mainstream press and go beyond “hey lookit dem egghead weirdos” are rare indeed.