Game Design

New Super Dungeon Explore Releases Available From Ninja Division

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 July 2018 - 1:00pm
Ninja Division decided to take the figures from Ninja All-Stars and bring them into the Super Dungeon Explore world. With all the different clans, that was going to take some time. Well, the next one is ready to hit the field. It’s Clan Tanchyo, and there’s several extra heroes to pick up as well. From […]
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New Virai Available For Beyond the Gates of Antares

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 July 2018 - 12:00pm
The Virai are the latest faction for Beyond the Gates of Antares. So they’ve got a little catching-up to do in terms of unit numbers. Warlord Games is looking to fix that, as there’s several new sets you can order from them now. Gotta pump up those numbers. Those are bio numbers. The Virai are […]
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Don't Miss: A deep dive into Forza Horizon 3's online co-op multiplayer

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 26 July 2018 - 11:19am

Playground Games designer Grant Orban describes the challenges in designing Forza Horizon 3's smooth-as-silk online co-op multiplayer campaign. ...

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Thursday Terrain Corner

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 July 2018 - 11:00am
Thursday, and it’s one week from the official start of Gen Con. Proceed to panic/celebrate as you see fit according to your level of preparedness. I’m sure there’ll be hundreds of tables with some awesome terrain. Let’s make your home tables look just as good, ok? Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Heroic Maps […]
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Steamforged Previews Fathom for Navigator’s Guild

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 July 2018 - 10:00am
In every Minor Guild, there’s two players that can work with the Major Guild the team’s tied to. Fathom is one of the two for the Navigator’s Guild, being able to play up to the Fisherman’s Guild, my personal favorite Guild. On that team, Angel is one of my favorite players, and almost always hits […]
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Plaid Hat Games Posts Gen Con Preview

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 July 2018 - 9:00am
You know, I see a lot of “Gen Con Preview” posts, but I think this one has taken the prize so far for most items in it. Plaid Hat Games is not going to be messing around when they hit Indy next week. They’ve got all sorts of new games ready to show off to […]
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Privateer Press Posts Gen Con Preview

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 July 2018 - 8:00am
A week from now, Gen Con will have started (well, even really, before then, since there’s Wednesday night stuff nowadays). How horrifying is that (for all of you that have tons yet to do before the show)? For those that are excited to see what’ll be there, Privateer Press is giving you a sneak peek […]
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CMON Announces Munchkin Dungeon

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 July 2018 - 7:00am
Just about all of us, at some point in time, has played a game of Munchkin, or possibly one of the dozens of separate sets, or the CCG. But CMON and Steve Jackson are teaming up to bring a new form of Munchkin to your tabletop. It’s Munchkin Dungeon, a new board game set in […]
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Wyrd Announces Malifaux 3.0

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 July 2018 - 6:00am
The Year of New Editions rolls onward. This time, a favorite miniatures game is getting an update. It’s Wyrd Games and their flagship, Malifaux. It’s moving to version 3.0, and they’re looking now for people to be part of the Closed Beta for it. Check out some of what’s been changed and see how you […]
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Gnomecast #45 – Actual Play in the World Today

Gnome Stew - 26 July 2018 - 5:58am

Join Ang, Jared, John, and Senda on Gnomecast for a follow-up discussion of Ang’s Gnome Stew article “Actual Play, Character Death, and Fan Toxicity” and a discussion about RPG sessions as public, consumable media and how they affect the hobby. Can these gnomes rally enough fan support to keep out of the stew?

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Rockets Away!: Backgrounds in Spaaaaace!

RPGNet - 26 July 2018 - 12:00am
The third 5e menu: backgrounds.
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Skirmisher Publishing Running 12 Titles, for 12%, for 12 Days

Tabletop Gaming News - 25 July 2018 - 3:00pm
The folks over at Skirmisher Publishing are no Scrooges. They are looking to celebrate Christmas all year around with their special 12 Days, 12 titles, for 12% sale. That’s right, it’s a collection of 12 of their most popular titles for only 12% of their regular price. Obviously, you only have 12 days to get […]
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Entromancy Sci-Fantasy RPG Coming To Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 25 July 2018 - 2:00pm
Every day, we’re looking for new power sources for our world. Fossil fuels will run out eventually, and we need to replace them with something. In Entromancy, part of that replacement is made by ceridium, a new element. However, along with energy, it’s unleashed magic on an unsuspecting world. Your characters find themselves in San […]
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Crowbar! The Rangers at Pointe DU Hoc Strategy Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 25 July 2018 - 1:00pm
There were many daring raids and operations during WWII. One possibly of the most was the assault on Pointe du Hoc. Now, you can bring the action and tension of that ranger raid to your tabletops with Crowbar!. The game is a solitaire tactical strategy game, with coop mode available as a stretch goal. The […]
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Your Best Game Ever Book Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 25 July 2018 - 12:00pm
Your Best Game Ever is a sourcebook with a difference. Most RPG books give you info to use in your game, and in a way, this is the same. However, instead of just items to use, it’s actual strategies to get the most out of your RPG experience. It’s not a list of new types […]
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No Man's Sky Next update attracts over 40,000 players on Steam

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 25 July 2018 - 11:38am

No Man's Sky Next, a sizable overhaul of the once infamous 2016 space sim, launched this week and brought a fair number of players back to the game on its 2-year anniversary. ...

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Midweek Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 25 July 2018 - 11:00am
It’s the halfway mark of the week. Monday, Tuesday, and half of Wednesday are done. If we’ve made it this far, we can make it the rest of the way to the weekend. But a couple bite-sized gaming story snacks certainly couldn’t hurt. Today on the platter we have: Oracle Sights: Handheld Projection Devices for […]
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Dota 2 loot boxes now reveal contents ahead of purchase for Dutch players

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 25 July 2018 - 10:43am

The change is likely a response to complaints from regulatory boards in the Netherlands that previously caused Valve to disable certain features from both Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. ...

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Renegade Game Studios Announces Deluxe Edition of Arboretum

Tabletop Gaming News - 25 July 2018 - 10:00am
I love trees. Though I’m a flatlander through and through, I do still love a good forest. If you’re a lover of trees like me, then you’ve probably checked out Arboretum from Renegade Game Studios. Well, hang onto your hat, as there’s a deluxe edition coming out this November. From the announcement: Nowhere is nature’s […]
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Ares Games Posts Gen Con Preview

Tabletop Gaming News - 25 July 2018 - 9:00am
Gen Con is ridiculously close. Much of the show is already on its way to Indianapolis (or, at least, I hope it is for all the shipping managers out there). Ares Games will be in attendance and they’ve got plenty they want to show off, including their new Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles game. But that’s […]
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