MASTER NOTES: Newfangled fantasy and playing the calendar

I admit that the concept of the one-month game, and my efforts to promote it last year, was polarizing at times. There were some of you who embraced the new challenge, some who ignored it and some who were annoyed by it.

Similarly, some people are either fascinated or irritated by the daily games.

All these newfangled game formats are intended to reach more people, many of whom are looking for different experiences. But it's the natural progression of an industry where faster is better, less labor-intensive is better, and more cash is better.

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