Game Design

Drinking Buddies Drinking Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 17 April 2018 - 8:00am
Gamers and booze. They tend to go together like, well… games and dice. Though this game doesn’t use dice. It uses cards. And it uses booze. And it uses gamers. It’s Drinking Buddies, and it’s a new drinking card game that’s up on Kickstarter now. From the campaign: Drinking Buddies is a thinking game for […]
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews the Regions and NPCs in Realms of Terrinoth

Tabletop Gaming News - 17 April 2018 - 7:00am
Game worlds are not just right where the PCs are. There’s all manner of things going on all over. And when the players go to new locations, the GM has to be ready for what the terrain is like, what the map shows, and some people who live there. That’s what we get a look […]
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Well Played: Designing Countermoves in PvP Games - by Jiajun (Jeremy) Liu

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 17 April 2018 - 6:26am
As game designers, how do we encourage players to play better and longer in our games? One effective way is to design countermoves— emergent solution to specific problems.
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Surprising Problems Faced by Game Developers - by Michael Smith

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 17 April 2018 - 6:13am
These problems would have never occurred to me as a kid who aspired to make games for a living
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Breaking the Convention Commandments - by Bill Gardner

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 17 April 2018 - 6:11am
In trying to tease our next game, The Deep End Games decided to try something different. Here, Director Bill Gardner discusses his goals and how it all went in this mini post-mortem.
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GDC2018: Professional Ethics for Game Designers - by Sande Chen

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 17 April 2018 - 6:09am
Do you believe game designers have an ethical obligation to their players?
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Latvian gamedev conference - by Helen Carmichael

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 17 April 2018 - 6:08am
Indie developers Helen Carmichael and Jake Birkett from Grey Alien Games learned a lot at the recent Latvian game developers conference. Here's Helen's report from the event.
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Z-Man Games Announces Race to the New Found Land

Tabletop Gaming News - 17 April 2018 - 6:00am
It is an age of discovery and colonization as the European nations set sail all around the world. New resources are flowing back to the old country as people are making their way to these new settlements. That’s the world you find yourselves in in Z-Man Games’ upcoming game, Race to the New Found Land. […]
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Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse Review

Gnome Stew - 17 April 2018 - 5:00am
I can’t say that I ever wondered what it would be like to play Sons of Anarchy, but as mice. I can say that as soon as I saw this pitch for Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse, it didn’t take me long to back the Kickstarter, because sometimes I think crazy ideas need to be encouraged. […]
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Sandy's Soapbox: Writers Rejoice, for You are Valuable!

RPGNet - 17 April 2018 - 12:00am
Writing still pays.
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Wyrd Posts War of the Spirits Preview

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 April 2018 - 3:00pm
Wyrd loves to make Mondays better with a look at something they’ve been working on. In this case, it’s a new expansion for Darkness Comes Rattling. It’s called War of the Spirits, and we get a quick look at some artwork for the game as well as a little background on those being shown. From […]
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Geek Nation Tours Booking For Essen 2018 Trip

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 April 2018 - 2:00pm
While many people see Gen Con as THE gaming show of the year, there are many others that feel that the real gaming show of the year is Essen Spiel. Not having gone, myself, I can’t really say, but it’s certainly up for debate. If I ever do go, I know I’d want to go […]
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Deep War WWII Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 April 2018 - 1:00pm
Deep War puts you in control of one of the nations fighting in WWII. Using your decks, you wild deploy units and command them to fight against your opponents. The fate of the world is in your hands. Will you be on the side of the Allies or the Axis? Grab your commanders and hit […]
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Star Trek Adventures Tactical Combat Rules Released For Free

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 April 2018 - 12:00pm
Long-time readers know I’m a fan of when a company puts up rules online for free so you can check them out. Modiphius has done just that with the combat rules for Star Trek Adventures. You can download the pdf and see exactly how the stalwart crew of the Enterprise fights all those space-Nazis and […]
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Monday Terrain Corner

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 April 2018 - 11:00am
We knew it was going to happen. The weekend has ended and we’re back at the start of the work week. I had an exceedingly productive weekend of cleaning the den (though, for a while, I thought I was going to just sit at a railroad crossing forever, as the train that was on the […]
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Z-Man Games Announces Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 April 2018 - 10:00am
Many of us have read a Choose Your Own Adventure book. I very fondly remember one from when I was a kid, where you were hopping back and forth in time, hunting down dinosaurs, with the ultimate goal of finding an archopteryx. Well, that sort of adventure and excitement is coming to your tabletops in […]
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Plaid Hat Games Posts Specter Ops: Broken Covenant Preview

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 April 2018 - 9:00am
The world of Specter Ops is a rather dangerous one. The workings of Raxxon go way back and its roots are deep. The world is expanding out with a new stand-alone sequel called Specter Ops: Broken Covenant. Plaid Hat Games has posted up a preview, giving you an opportunity to see what exactly will be […]
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New Beyond the Gates of Antares, Bolt Action, and Pike & Shotte Units From Warlord Games

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 April 2018 - 8:00am
There’s a whole bunch of new things either available or coming soon from Warlord Games. They’ve got a new faction coming for Beyond the Gates of Antares in the form of the Virai, along with a new starter set for the Ghar. Then, over in Bolt Action, the US forces have a new Heavy Mortar […]
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New Expansions Announced For Imperial Assault

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 April 2018 - 7:00am
Some people might’ve thought that since Fantasy Flight came out with Star Wars: Legion, that maybe Imperial Assault would get left behind. It does seem like it’s been a while since the last expansion came out, but that will soon change. Fantasy Flight’s announced the Tyrants of Lothal expansion, as well as several Ally and […]
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Working with Pixel Art Sprites in Unity: Animations - by Alex Belzer

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 16 April 2018 - 6:53am
On-going series about building an alternative workflow for working with pixel art in Unity. This time I go over how I easily define and play 2D sprite animations in script.
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