Game Design

Steamforged Previews Veteran Decimate For Guild Ball

Tabletop Gaming News - 29 March 2018 - 6:00am
The Union in Chains event for Guild Ball saw the Union players spread out among the other Guilds. In the case of Decimate, she’s ended up with the Brewer’s Guild. Her knowledge with the sword is no longer employed with a foil or rapier, but a broadsword. So, what sort of changes does that mean […]
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An Open Letter About Making Gaming Work for You (and building your strengths through role play)

Gnome Stew - 29 March 2018 - 5:00am
This week at the Stew, some of us were inspired by a series of disparate recent events to send some love and sentiments out to young gamers, especially those who are marginalized. We wrote these letters to our younger selves, because in you, we see ourselves, and we hope that we can give you the […]
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Words on a Screen: Accounting is Fun

RPGNet - 29 March 2018 - 12:00am
Information tracking in PbPs.
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Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought For Exalted Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 3:00pm
Having more options for building your character is always good. Players want to be able to make the character they really want. And GMs want to have resources they can put into NPCs if necessary. Well, for those that play Exalted 3rd edition, a new option will soon be available. Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought […]
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Arena: the Contest Board Game Kickstarter Running Now

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 2:00pm
A new dungeon-crawl board game is about to hit the block. Dragori Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Arena: The Contest. Grab your heroes and head into the dark spaces to clear out the monsters, vanquish the evil, and, most importantly, get that loot! The game can be played solo, cooperatively, or competitively. From […]
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Maximum Apocalypse: Gothic Horrors Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 1:00pm
Well, it would seem as though the apocalypse has come early. Rock Manor Games has gone and launched their Kickstarter campaign for Maximum Apocalypse: Gothic Horrors. This new, deluxe expansion brings in two new scenarios, as well as several new classes, including the Priest and Ronin. The campaign reached its goal almost immediately, so it’s […]
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Wyrd’s Easter Sale Happening Now

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 12:00pm
A holiday’s coming up, and that means Wyrd’s rolling out the special holiday sale stuff, as they always do. I love seeing all the alternate minis that they come up with. They’re a great way to inject some special flavor into your force. And this sale is no different, as there’s several new alt. sculpts, […]
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Midweek Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 11:00am
We’re halfway through the week, folks (well, those of us that work Monday-Friday, that is). I hope your week is going along well. For mine, I’ve been coming up with a new character for a D&D game starting up soon. I’ve never made a 5th Edition character before, but I’ve made dozens of them for […]
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Microsoft says Sea of Thieves sold well, even without counting Game Pass copies

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 28 March 2018 - 10:08am

With over 2M players, Microsoft has hailed the game as its "fastest-selling first-party new IP of this generation" and notes that that praise is without counting copies given away through Game Pass.  ...

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Fantasy Football: Alastoran – Demons and Chaos Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 10:00am
While the American Football season might be a while away, you can get yourself a game of tabletop fantasy football just about any time. But you might be thinking you’d like a new team to hit the field. Have no fear, for Greebo Games is here with just that. Well, maybe fear a little. They […]
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GDC celebrates record-breaking attendance and confirms 2019 dates!

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 28 March 2018 - 9:01am

The 32nd edition of GDC is over, and in its wake organizers confirm it hosted over 28,000 attendees (a new record!) and will return next year the week of Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22! ...

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IDW Games Moves Galaxy Hunters Kickstarter To April 11th

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 9:00am
Originally, I was planning on typing up “IDW Games Launches Galaxy Hunters Kickstarter” as a news story. However, that will not be the case. Instead, I’m updating you to let you know that you will have to wait a little longer for your giant-robot-fighting action. The campaign will now launch on April 11th. From the […]
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Ludus Magnus Studio Announces Black Rose Wars

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 8:00am
Ludus Magnus Studio has been working on a new board game designed to introduce players into their Nova Aetas realm. The game will pit players against their foes as they look to become the new Magister by competing in powerful mage battles, looking to prove that they are the ones best-suited to hold the title […]
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Steamforged Previews Bonesaw and Graves For Ratcatcher’s Guild

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 7:00am
Well, ok, in a way, this isn’t so much a preview. Veteran Graves and Bonesaw have been around for quite a long time as part of the Mortician’s Guild. However, that doesn’t mean that things haven’t changed. The figures were originally created when the idea of Minor Guilds wasn’t around yet, and Veteran Graves, in […]
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Judgement Wave 2 Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 6:00am
Long-time readers will know my love for big models. Sure, those 28-32mm minis are fine, but I really like larger figures. I like big minis and I cannot lie. That’s why a game like Judgement gets my attention. The game uses 54mm minis for its game. The first Kickstarter was a success, but like every […]
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A Letter To Little Kira: You Don’t Have to

Gnome Stew - 28 March 2018 - 6:00am
This week at the Stew, some of us were inspired by a series of disparate recent events to send some love and sentiments out to young gamers, especially those who are marginalized. We wrote these letters to our younger selves, because in you, we see ourselves, and we hope that we can give you the […]
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The RPGnet Interview: Darrell Hayhurst, Torg: Eternity

RPGNet - 28 March 2018 - 12:00am
A talk with Darrell Hayhurst about Torg: Eternity and The Living Land.
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Familiars of Terra RPG Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 27 March 2018 - 3:00pm
Many of you out there have a pet. Some have many. But even with several running around, there’s probably one that you feel “gets you” more than the others. You know that it’s the one you connect with the most. It is, in a sense, your familiar. In Familiars of Terra, everyone has that special […]
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Slayer’s Frontier RPG Up On Indiegogo

Tabletop Gaming News - 27 March 2018 - 2:00pm
Well-regulated hunting can be a positive factor in the health of a natural population. While that is up for some debate, many conservationists would agree. And when it comes to huge, mythical creatures, the same holds true. And that’s what you’ll be going after in Slayer’s Frontier, a new fantasy RPG based on the 5th […]
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Ninja Division To Employ Kickstarter Less When Creating Projects

Tabletop Gaming News - 27 March 2018 - 1:00pm
At the GAMA Trade Show, John Cadice talked with ICv2 a bit about Kickstarter and the future of Ninja Division on the crowdfunding platform. John stated that Ninja Division will be pulling back from using Kickstarter to fund large projects. Instead, it will be used on smaller games that are basically completed, except for getting […]
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