I was very impressed with professional way that Renegade Game Studio handled the cancellation and relaunch of the Scott Pilgrim Miniatures The World Kickstarter in response to community feedback this month. I’m quite sure this was no easy decision, but their willingness to listen and pivot their marketing approach is a critical lesson for others looking to kickstart their dream boardgame or tabletop project. Continue reading Relaunch of Scott Pilgrim Minatures the World Kickstarter Defeats Its Own Ex
Incredible results for Sweden’s Free League Publishing – who are most known in this House for Tales From the Loop RPG – who launched a Kickstarter campaign for Vaesen: Nordic Horror Roleplaying and had it fully funded in 13 minutes. Continue reading Kickstarter for Nordic Horror Roleplaying Game Vaesen Fully Funds in 13 Minutes
There is a certain ‘feel’ that people will be looking for when they decide to play a tabletop roleplaying game based on the Game of Thrones television series or A Song of Ice and Fire novels. You could easily imagine using a map of Westeros and some lore and plot points from the novels in a generic low-magic fantasy roleplaying game like Dungeons and Dragons. But there is a certain something about that setting that would be missing. Put most simply, players will want to play the ‘game of thrones’. Continue reading Unique Tabletop RPG Mechanics: House Creation in Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying Game
With 120,000 copies sold and back-orders almost since the moment of printing, Wingspan is officially the number one bestselling board game of the 2019.
Designer Elizabeth Hargrave from Stonemaier Games was featured on the the radio program Here & Now (listen below), where she discussed the evolution and development of the concept. Continue reading By any measure, Wingspan is the 2019 Game of the Year
Just a quick note to recommend an excellent D&D resource on the DMs Guild: The Pugilist Class expansion developed by Benjamin Huffman. Continue reading How I Made a Half-Orc MMA Fighter in D&D
Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt ranks as one of my favourite games of all time – and I’m not alone. The game has is critically and popularly acclaimed, having won over 800 awards – including 250 Game of the Year awards. In June 2019, developer and publisher CD Projekt Red announced that they had sold more than a staggering 20 million copies of the game. Continue reading The Witcher Trailer has dropped, along with my jaw
Earlier this year, I was excited about the announcement from global boardgames megalith Asmodee that they were establishing ACONYTE to turn the impressive array of intellectual properties under the Asmodee banner into novels and prose-fiction releases. Continue reading Aconyte to Publish a Unique Line of Marvel Novels in 2020
I got my hands on the first edition Shadowrun core rules in 1992, and loved everything about the setting. Admittedly, the year 2050 seemed a lot more distant then than it does now. I haven’t played Shadowrun as a tabletop roleplaying game since the mid-1990s, but it is a world that remains near and dear to my heart. Continue reading Listen up Chummers, Shadowrun 6th Edition is Now Available
Tapestry is the boardgame hype of the season. And why not?
It’s yet another gorgeous looking production from Jamey Stegmaier, who is a gamers’ game designer with a damn near perfect resume. Continue reading Torn to Shreds: Will Tapestry Stand Up to the Hype?
Terraforming Mars: Prelude is exactly what I look for in an expansion from a game that I already love. It adds depth and diversity, without making the game more complicated. It fixes some of the (alleged) issues in the base game, by guiding players with their early game strategic choices and gives a boost to the notoriously slow early game. If you like Terraforming Mars – the 2017 breakout boardgame blockbuster from Fryxgames – then you should buy Prelude. End of review. Continue reading Add the ‘Elon Musk’ Phase to Terraforming Mars with “Prelude”