Game Design

New Avanti Releases Available From Battlefront

Tabletop Gaming News - 15 February 2018 - 9:00am
As Battlefront points out in their post, February is already halfway done. We’re just motoring our way through. They’re certainly not sitting back and relaxing. They’ve got minis to release! And that’s just what they’re letting you know about, with new Avanti releases, as well as updates about Team Yankee and a reminder about the […]
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Blue Orange Giveaway Happening Now

Tabletop Gaming News - 15 February 2018 - 8:00am
Ok, so it’s actually the day after Valentine’s Day, but there were a lot of things going on yesterday and it was hard to keep up with all of them. One was the giveaway from Blue Orange and Board Game Revolution. However, it’s not too late to join! If you’d like a free copy of […]
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Knight Models Posts New Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Board Game Previews

Tabletop Gaming News - 15 February 2018 - 7:00am
Well, it seems as though, as expected, everyone went pretty crazy over the announcement for the Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Board Game from Knight Models. Well, they’ve posted up a new preview. Have a look at some of the minis that only got teased a bit in their preview video. From the post: Hello! Thank […]
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WizKids Announces Endless Pass Card Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 15 February 2018 - 7:00am
WizKids seems to be in that pattern again of announcing several new games in rapid succession (nothing wrong with that, mind you). In this case, it’s Endless Pass: A Viking Saga. Players take on the role of mighty vikings, searching the Pass as they look to defeat the Endless, a never-ending (ooooh, that explains the […]
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Join the Heist: Launch Day (Part 3) - by Blair Pyle

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 February 2018 - 6:08am
To celebrate the launch of Burgal's Bounty on iOS and Android, I have been publishing a blog series chronicling the development cycle of the game.  This is third and final part of the series.
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Much Ado About Loot Boxes - by Ian Griffiths

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 February 2018 - 6:07am
Loot Boxes. What they are, whether they constitute gambling and whether they should be regulated.
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Postmortem: A Courtroom Drama Game, Twelve Absent Men - by JJ KR

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 February 2018 - 6:03am
This is the story of Twelve Absent Men, a courtroom drama game developed for Android and iSO. The Post-mortem looks at design features, ideas, gameplay and coding, along with various problems that came up along the way.
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The Punishment Dream of James Sunderland in Silent Hill 2. - by Savannah Ferguson

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 February 2018 - 6:03am
An in-depth character analysis via the psychodynamic framework of defence mechanisms in relation to James Sunderland from Silent Hill 2. Discusses Žižek's theory of 'The Real', Freud's theory of the 'Punishment Dream' and Jung's archetypes and psychosis.
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Star Wars: Legion Demos Coming To Select Retailers March 8th

Tabletop Gaming News - 15 February 2018 - 6:00am
It feels like an eternity ago when Star Wars: Legion was announced at Gen Con. You’ve spent many long months waiting, anticipating, reading previews, watching videos. Maybe you’re even one of the lucky few who got a chance to try it way back in August. Well, the wait is getting shorter all the time, and […]
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Superseeds: Planetary Guide Entry #052: Happy Harbor

RPGNet - 15 February 2018 - 12:00am
The Shadow Over Innsmouth Meets Aquaman!?
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Blackwater Gulch: Minions & Monsters Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 14 February 2018 - 3:00pm
The folks over at Blackwater Gulch are looking to expand the ranch once again. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Minions and Monsters expansion. It’s full of miniatures for all types of posses. You’ve got lawmen. You’ve got outlaws. You’ve got monsters (seems fitting, since it’s in the name there). You can go check […]
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Tavern Masters Now Available From Dann Kriss Games

Tabletop Gaming News - 14 February 2018 - 2:00pm
You all know how much I love being able to post about a game having been on Kickstarter now being available for general release. Well, this is one of those posts. Dann Kriss Games is now sending out Tavern Masters to distributors for delivery to brick and mortar gaming stores the world over. If you’d […]
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Indie Boards and Cards Running Aeon’s End: Legacy Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 14 February 2018 - 1:00pm
Legacy games are an interesting concept. As you play, you permanently alter the game. It’s quite an interesting thing that’s been sweeping through the gaming industry for a while. Well, Indie Boards and Cards is bringing that format to their Aeon’s End game, with Aeon’s End: Legacy. The cooperative deck-building game is up on Kickstarter […]
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Steamforged Opens Godtear Forums, Posts Rules

Tabletop Gaming News - 14 February 2018 - 12:00pm
Godtear is Steamforged Games’ latest creation. They’ve got their pre-release beta-test kits on their way out to those that’ve purchased them. But even if you didn’t opt-in for that, you can still now check out more about the game via the official forums. Steamforged has also posted up the game’s rules so you can get […]
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One year in, For Honor surpasses 7.5 million players

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 14 February 2018 - 11:29am

While it is worth noting that players don't necessarily boil down to sales, Ubisoft says that the world history-inspired brawler sees at least 1 million unique players a month. ...

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Midweek Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 14 February 2018 - 11:00am
It’s Valentine’s Day! … Ok, enough of that. It’s Half-Priced Chocolate Eve! That’s more like it. But, before we get to those reduced-price bite-sized morsels tomorrow, let’s get you some gaming bite-sized morsels today (for free, of course). On the platter today we have: Kraken Dice Valentine Day Sale Happening Now, New 28mm WWII Jerrycans […]
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New Cards For DeepWars Posted By AntiMatter Games

Tabletop Gaming News - 14 February 2018 - 10:00am
AntiMatter Games has updated their downloads section of their website with new DeepWars cards. If you’ve been waiting for these new stats, your wait is now over. These new cards include submersibles, but every force has been updated in some way, shape, or form. From the announcement: The new cards for all DeepWars forces, including […]
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Infinity RPG Now Available In Print Form

Tabletop Gaming News - 14 February 2018 - 9:00am
Sure, Infinity is set in a distant future where humanity’s spread out among the stars, and I’m sure that paper books are a bit passe, and even these days, many people like books in digital form. But I’m an old fuddy-duddy who likes to actually have a book in-hand when I can. So I’m in […]
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IDW Games To Release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Munchkin

Tabletop Gaming News - 14 February 2018 - 8:00am
Lotsa people grouping together for this one. IDW has teamed up with Steve Jackson Games and Nickelodeon to bring you a new Munchkin set. In this case, it’s all about pizza, ninjas, and heroes in half-shells. Yes, it’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (every time I write that, the editor in me wants to put commas […]
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Mine Seeker Steam Achievements and Testing - by Jason Crosby

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 14 February 2018 - 7:27am
I have added Steam achievements and now getting ready to test.
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