John-Michael Gariepy

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Tales of the Arabian Nights: In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Tales of Arabian Nights

[It’s not everyday that a game review article inspires you to write a book.  But this expiremental review not only felt good as a review, it felt like a good start to a story.  Now I’m 60,000 words into my book based on the little tale that interupts this review.  When I first started writing game reviews, it was for the sake of improving my own writing.  I hoped that my articles would help me write my book.  I never thought the two would be so intertwined…]

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raise be to Allah, the Beneficent King, the Creator of the Universe, who hath raised the heavens without pillars and spread out the earth as a bed. The games of former generations are a lesson to posterity; that a man may review the remarkable games that others have experienced, and be admonished. Extolled be the perfection of Him who has thus ordained that the history of former games be a lesson to those which follow. Such are The Tales of Arabian Nights, with its intriguing stories and clever gameplay. Read more…

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