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Next Up: Billy Campbell

Last week, I conducted the third in my series of celebrity gamer interviews for Games Quarterly Magazine. This time around, I talked with Billy Campbell of The Rocketeer, Once & Again, The O.C., and The 4400 fame. He’s a true gentleman and a great fan of games, and he made my job a breeze.

I found out years ago that Billy was a gamer. Back when I developed the second edition of Silent Death, the guys at ICE used to tell me how much he loved Rolemaster. Billy grew up in Charlottesville and once in a while came by to visit ICE’s HQ there.

When I talked with Billy, he hadn’t been home for a year and a half, having spent much of that time on a boat sailing around the world. Despite that, he still made time for a pleasant chat. Look for the article in this winter’s issue of Games Quarterly Magazine.

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  1. One of the things I love about Games Quarterly is the fact that it focuses on outreach, primarily educational outreach, sure, but outreach none the less.

    My only criticism of the magazine, and it is a minor one, is that the “inside the box” section hasn’t yet found the balance between description and review. If one assumes that all the games in the section are “recommended” then the articles don’t do enough to describe the game. It is a wonderfully useful section for me though and I have enjoyed the magazine so far.

  2. One of the things I love about Games Quarterly is the fact that it focuses on outreach, primarily educational outreach, sure, but outreach none the less.

    My only criticism of the magazine, and it is a minor one, is that the “inside the box” section hasn’t yet found the balance between description and review. If one assumes that all the games in the section are “recommended” then the articles don’t do enough to describe the game. It is a wonderfully useful section for me though and I have enjoyed the magazine so far.

  3. I agree that the reviews can end up more like promotional pieces. Overall, though, I enjoy the magazine a lot. There’s always something worthwhile in it, and with the addition of games expansions (like the Settlers of Catan expansion in the last issue), there’s even more to love.

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    I agree that the reviews can end up more like promotional pieces. Overall, though, I enjoy the magazine a lot. There’s always something worthwhile in it, and with the addition of games expansions (like the Settlers of Catan expansion in the last issue), there’s even more to love.

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