Second Look—Braggart

I finally got a chance to get Braggart to the table the other night, playing it 2 player with my wife. The first thing I’ve got to say about the game is that it’s incredible simple to play. Every turn cards are flipped up from the deck equaling the number of players. Starting with the person who has the “My Round” card, …

Second Look—Braggart

I finally got a chance to get Braggart to the table the other night, playing it 2 player with my wife. The first thing I’ve got to say about the game is that it’s incredible simple to play. Every turn cards are flipped up from the deck equaling the number of players. Starting with the person who has the “My Round&#…

Inner Sea World Guide: First impressions …

This past Saturday I went down to my FLGS and got my hands on the new Pathfinder RPG campaign setting, the Inner Sea World Guide . Any casual reader of my posts will know I am a homebrewer at heart and that I rarely run pre-published campaigns, but I am not below getting campaigns settings and mining them for ideas, rules or even …

A word on our Alternity April Fool’s post

On April 1st, commonly known as April Fool’s Day, we posted a fake press release claiming we had acquired the rights to Alternity from WotC to create a 2nd edition of that fine game. A few of you have been very disappointed that this was only a joke, since the ‘90s SF roleplaying game is still dear to the heart of many gamers even today. Trust …

Life & Death in RPG Blog Carnival Wrap-Up

March 2011′s RPG Blog Carnival covered Life and Death in RPG . Full XP to everyone who participated with insightful and inspirational articles, and thanks for your contributions. Readers, you are in for a treat as you have many articles to choose from this month. I encourage you to read through them and make life and death more memorable elements of your games. …

Penn’s Year of Games

As millions of students eagerly await word on their college applications, those hoping for acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania now have an extra reason for excitement. Penn (my alma mater) has declared the 2011-2012 school year to be the Year of Games: Body and Mind . As part of the Penn Reading Project, all incoming freshmen will be sent a copy of Jane McGonigal’s book, Reality is Broken , and …

At the Temple

We met with some difficulties through the caverns, to be sure. They were not as safe as the army commander had said. We were able to help some of my fellow Nezumi — treasure hunters of the Grasping Paw tribe — who were under attack. I was pleased to lend them a hand. Aside from the obligations of tribe and station, …

Torchwood: Miracle Day Teaser Trailer

OK, it’s tease than trailer but can’t wait for Torchwood to return and what Starz has done with the series.

Rose’s Memory Games

Rose’s Memory makes two memory games with high contrast black and white cards, in themes of apparel and sports. The site pitches the games at patients with Alzheimer’s or Traumatic Brain Injury and their caregivers. They also make some Bingo games. If your memory is really good, you might also check out this Civil War memory game coming soon from

Gallop! The Scanimation Board Game

Rufus Butler Seder’s hit “scanimation” book Gallop! will be turned into a children’s board game ages 3+ from Discovery Bay Games. The game will also include scanimation; open the door to see which animal wins the race. ( info )

Rummikub WordMagic

India’s Funskool publishes Rummikub WordMagic, an English letters edition of the popular number game. The game came out around 2003. It’s an anagramming game of some kind, which means I’d love it; not sure I want to order it all the way from India, though.

Knizia Co-op Star Trek Game from WizKids

Star Trek Expeditions will be a new cooperative game by Reiner Knizia forthcoming from WizKids. The game is based on the series’ restart movie. Includes Star Trek Heroclix (natch), and is for 1-4 players. Due mid-June. Details . ( source )

Quick Blog News

Here are some general Sunday Earthdawn Blog news. – I added the new Blogger widget to the sidebar that enables you to follow the blog via email. So if you prefer emails to be notified about blog…

It Didn’t Go the Way Your Ancestors Said – Book Review of Colonial Gothic

What if history as we knew it had holes in it? What if the things that we hold true about the French and Indian Wars or American Revolution were only partially true? What if all of those kooks as Salem were really right? That there were witches and magic and all manner of unspeakable things lurking around in the dark, just out of your field of vision? That’s …

Rêve: the Dream Ouroboros One Page Dungeon Contest

Malcontent Games is hosting a one-page dungeon competition for their RPG, Rêve: the Dream Ouroboros . Submissions are due April 15th, and the winner will receive a printed copy of Rêve: the Dream Ouroboros or Seven Leagues (Winnters choice) . For those unfamiliar with Rêve, it’s a French RPG where players are part of dragons’ ellaborate dreams.  Written by Denis Gerfaud…

Signs & Portents issue #92 with Earthdawn content again

Mongoose publishing recently released its monthly free magazine Signs & Portents in issue # 91. The this time included Earthawn content introduces a new discipline called “Paragon” which is based…

April Kickstarter Game Projects

Not including those projects which continue from March ( see here ). Project Description Required Raised Ends BattleCON Fighting Card Game Level 99 Games Card combat game with card combination mechanics $6,000 $5,306 20 days Roller Derby: The Boardgame Chaz Hall As titled $4,000 $320 67 days Versatile Dice OdysseyDyse Dice with square pips $2,500 $258 8 days Drag Show the Drinking Game Cheeky Dingo Games Trash talking party game $…

LPJ Design Apologizes for April Fool’s Joke

Louis Porter Jr. from LPJ Design has apologized for his April Fool’s joke which had seemed to be taken less humorously than intended by the customers of Sinister Adventures who had pre-ordered a product that has not seen the light of day for 3 years. It started when LPJ Design posted up an announcement on their website on Wednesday (March 30), stating that LPJ Design would …

Bankruptcies and Lawsuits Roundup

4Kids Entertainment has lost the Yu-Gi-Oh animation franchise and is being sued by the series’ creators for alleged secret deals to defraud them of profits to the tune of over $4 million. ( source ) 4Kids reported 2010 annual results on March 31: revenues were $14.5 million compared to $34.2 million in 2009; net losses were $27.2 million compared to $42.1 million in 2009. If the lawsuit is not successfully defended, they…

Paizo Japan Relief Auction

Paizo Publishing is having a major auction to aid relief efforts in Japan. They are auctioning off the original artwork of their iconic samurai, Nakayama Hayato, by Wayne Reynolds and special edition copies of the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook and the Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, autographed by the entire staff of Paizo. They are also selling autographed first print copies of the…