Luke Turpeinen

About Luke Turpeinen

Luke Turpeinen was raised by lava wolves deep in the Vesuvian sulfur jungles. He played board games with his family often. The discovery of games like Risk led him to the 1993 TSR classic Dragon Strike which fueled a life long love of games. Luke tends to like games that have high production values, quick-to-learn rules and hard-to-master strategies. Current Favorite Game: Argent: the Consortium.



Author Archives: Luke Turpeinen

A Year of Plagues

February 20th, 2017 | by Luke Turpeinen

Pandemic Legacy's success is not due primarily to the content of the game in terms of mechanics or physical components- but rather with the manner in which these are delivered to the players over the course of play


It Takes A Village Of Valeria

January 23rd, 2017 | by Luke Turpeinen

– A review of Villages of Valeria, by Daily Magic Games Daily Magic Games introduced the world of Valeria to the [&hellip


How To Make Your Own Cards

December 17th, 2016 | by Luke Turpeinen

With Spreadsheets and InDesign you can make your own cards Today I’ll go over how to make your own cards [&hellip


Playing Warcraft In D&D

December 6th, 2016 | by Luke Turpeinen

The recent release of the Warcraft movie and the launch of World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Legion, has inspired us to think on how we would run a D&D game set in the Warcraft universe


Designer Diary: Power Struggle

November 19th, 2016 | by Luke Turpeinen

I wanted to design a game where everyone was a traitor, and the point was to figure out which player was which traitor- while not relying solely on a social deduction mechanic. I wanted the game to also be an interesting card game in its own right, outside of the social element


How To Generate Names For Your Game

November 7th, 2016 | by Luke Turpeinen

Language is going to be a reader's first introduction to your world and its denizens. Having an internally consistent naming language defines your canon in a simple and direct way


In The Grimdark Future

October 3rd, 2016 | by Luke Turpeinen

Nicole and Luke get convinced to play Warhammer 40k with paper tokens, wven though they've never played war games before!



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