• Bloodsuckers from Fireside Games

    Bloodsuckers is a new vampire-themed combat game coming from the designer Justin De Witt, and (former sggc) publisher Fireside Games, of Castle Panic . Co-design credit goes to Anne-Marie De Witt. The goal is to take...

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  • Royal Wedding Games

    Some people just don’t get it … Top Trumps Royal Wedding A selection of playing cards Stunned, I am, that I could not find a William and Kate Chess set or Draughts set. I’m...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • The Nth Level Of Abstraction

    During the last week, the RPG Bloggers Network brought an interesting post to my attention: “Discussion: Time Gaps” at Reality Refracted . This got me to thinking about the hierarchy of abstraction, and how often we...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Earthdawn Core Rulebooks at half price until Tuesday morning

    Looks like the wedding of William and Kate is also good for us Earthdawn fans or roleplayers in general. Mongoose publishing announced that all of their core rulebooks will be cut at half price until...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Teacher Effectively Uses an RPG to Teach World Issues

    In what apparently originated in my city, John Hunter has developed an incredible role playing game experience he calls The World Peace Game, for his 10 year old gifted students. The video below will no doubt...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Castles & Crusades: First Thoughts

    I mentioned earlier that I was thinking about some old school stuff and looked at the major contenders. The one that just seemed to hit my sweet spot for old school feel, crunchiness of the rules and...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • April Board and Card Game Patents

    I’m surprised to see that there are only three patents this month, not including card shufflers and readers, and not including video game only patents. Conditional application of hit card – A blackjack variant, where you...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • The creative process in game design or sandpaper golem sex and letting go of ideas

    Yesterday I came up with a brand new game.  In fact, I came up with a new board game and a new creature to add to my slowly growing list of Pathfinder oddities, both based on...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Small World Underground

    Standalone game (can also be combined, natch), new races, new maps, a new mechanic (relics), and “some additional features that will make it even more tactical” according to DoW PR. The rule book is not yet...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • I’m on the RedPhoneZone movie podcast, talking about epic/historical movies

    Ethan and Aaron over at RedPhoneZone invited me on to their podcast to discuss historical epics, film, focusing on the Ethnographical, psuedo-biographical and antidisestablishmentarianism position that all film is actuality as reflected by societal mores.  Nah,...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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