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Deniath – Private sales for gaming geeks

A few days ago I stumbled on an interesting site, Deniath .  What is it?  “Deniath offers invitation-only access to exclusive, deals for game enthusiasts and pop-culture fans at up to 70% off retail.”  They’re a bit like Woot.com, in that each sale features either one item, or a group of items from a single source.  …

Lazy Friday Video Post: Roll a D6

The music video below has been making the rounds on the internet lately and I thought it wouldn’t hurt to share it here, so that my readers who haven’t watched it yet, can do so! Enjoy! Related posts: Lazy Friday Video Post: Ballad of the Monster Manual Lazy Friday Video Post: D&D Session with Skype Lazy Friday Video Post: 1-900-NERD-GIRL

Scrabble Cooking and Gardening Editions

USAopoly presents Scrabble Cooking and Scrabble Gardening , two themed versions of the classic word game. In each, aside from the pretty pictures and tile bag and slight changes in the board layout, you can use special mission cards to score bonus points, generally by playing words associated with the game’s theme.

Pokemon Black and White

Pokemon Black & White is the latest from the vast media brand thing that is Pokemon. In case you’ve fallen behind, here’s the situation in a nutshell: Pokemon was originally a video game. The original game was “red and green”. Then came blue, yellow, gold, silver, crystal, ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl, and platinum, and now black and white. I’ve …

Doom realizes what he should have done every night before going home

To be fair, we’ve all been there. Doctor Doom, I sympathize. Like Unlike

Another video: Roll a D6

Another one circulating on Twitter. The music isn’t really my taste but the video is entertaining. Roll a D6 from Connor Anderson on Vimeo .

Talking Sheep From Mayfair Games

Mayfair Games is launching a weekly series of web videos wherein talking sheep argue about board games. It’s The Bob & Angus Show :

Word of the Week: ABODE

Abode is a building or place where one lives. This word was chosen this week since we just moved in to our new abode, house, crib or whatever you want to call it. I like to call it HOME!! In game travels we have come across many types of homes from mud huts, and sewers

The Shanghai Subway Board Game

The Shanghai Shentong Metro Group is distributing a free board game about safety on the Shanghai Metro. The game board is an abstract map of line 2 (East Xujing to Pudong International Airport). You play a role: a passenger, such as a student, police, or foreigner, each with its own special rules. Your object is to get to the airport first and…

LEGO Heroica: Dungeon Crawl LEGO Style

Heroica is the setting for an entire series of new fantasy-themed games coming this year from LEGO, designed by Bastiaan Brederode and Cephas Howard. The first games are: Draida Bay – water themed adventure Fortaan – castle adventure Nathuz – cave adventure Waldurk – forest adventure All games can be combined to make one big fat adventure. Lest you think LEGO is resting on its laurels …

It’s Reality, Jim, but not As We Know It: St Barbara

Two of the most important skills that I added to the Hero System when I was writing my House Rules for my Champions campaign were Paranormal Physics and Paranormal Biology . The first explains how powers work using game physics – and therefore can also be used to determine potentials that the character had not thought of, and training methods to bring them out. It can also be…

Video diversion: The Doubleclicks

In case you haven’t seen the video…. It’s from a Portland band called The Doubleclicks.

What Old School Means To Me

I found some neat stuff in the closet that should never be opened or named and that got me really thinking about Old School Games. When you hear Old School just about everybody first thinks about the old editions of D&D. But for me it means more than just that. It’s not about a particular

The Heart of the Matter – Winds of Change Session 9

Go here, get the audio. Seriously. You want to hear this one. I said it in my last update on this campaign , but it bears repeating: this is the best gaming session that I have ever GMed. It is also quite possibly the best session that I have ever been involved in, period. This session started with things falling apart …

Old School Podcast: Interface Zero at RavenCon Part 2

Part 2 of my Interface Zero game run at this year’s RavenCon is now live, featuring the continuing adventures of a group of misfits on the run from corrupt Martian law forces in the year 2088… If you haven’t already listened to Part 1 of this game session you can do so by clicking here . As always, this podcast is available right here and…

Weird West Roleplaying Game

A couple of days ago Stuart Robertson released his extremely rules-light “ Weird West Roleplaying Game ”. Like the name suggests its meant for “weird western worlds of cowboys, kung-fu, magic and otherworldly malevolence”. For just 1$ (at DriveThruRPG ) you get the game in two PDF versions: one for viewing on your PC, tablet PC or smartphone and a special PocketMod version for printing. The rules…

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DaGeDar, Collectible Marble Racing Game

DaGeDar (pronounced DAH-geh-DAAR) is a marble racing game being launched by Cepia, the maker of ZhuZhu Pets. The DaGeDar battle balls feature graphic designs that are meant to reflect the character of spirits trapped within, and of course also make them collectible. Racing track sections, launching spinners, and individual balls will be sold separately. Each DaGeDar ball bears a unique code, which when registered on the …

Roll a D6

A roleplaying parody of Far East Movement’s Like a g6:

Hey, That’s My Fish!

Hey, That’s My Fish! is a game about penguins collecting fish, formerly published in the United States by Mayfair Games. I find it a great game to play with kids and adults. While simple-to-learn, there is some engaging strategic depth when you realize winning is less about running for the big fish piles, as it is about controlling an area of the…