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City Government Power Bases – Law and Affiliation (plus NBOS software giveaway)

What forces govern your city? In the introduction last week I covered the goal of this series, which is to use the idea of power bases – where do fantasy governments, government officials and factions get power and influence? – to make your cities interesting places to adventure. Each part in this series will cover two or three power bases in detail…

What I’ll be doing at Total Confusion XXV – games I’m playing and running

I’ve just finished up my pre-registration at Total Confusion XXV – here’s my schedule for the weekend.  I’ll be running two Aruneus sessions and premiering The Haunted Mine in New England.  That’s the first World of Aruneus adventure. Friday 1pm – 5pm R050  The World of Aruneus – The Haunted Mine (Running) 7pm – 9pm Game Design 9pm – 11pm…

January Board and Card Game Patents

A light month; I skipped a few computer and slot related gambling games. Card game enabling separate evaluations for multiple game outcome combinations – This is – what – the five thousandth patent for poker where you choose a line of cards from a 3 x 3 grid? Addition and subtraction dice game – A dice and peg game, where you remove pegs by adding or subtracting dice. Simulated football …

January Board and Card Game Patents

A light month; I skipped a few computer and slot related gambling games. Card game enabling separate evaluations for multiple game outcome combinations – This is – what – the five thousandth patent for poker where you choose a line of cards from a 3 x 3 grid? Addition and subtraction dice game – A dice and peg game, where you remove pegs by adding or…

Flourish and Blotts for the Pathfinder in all of us

I was directed to a great site the other day TheGM.org has a great utility called Perram’s Spellbook, that allows you to print out spells on cards of varying sizes that are easy to take with you and eliminates the constant page flipping that all you wizards and clerics out there do. You can print them out as 3″x5″, 4″x6″ or playing card sized …

Plan Social, French Layoff Parody Card Game

French publisher Arplay Editions gets into the mockery business with Plan Social , a UNO-like card game parodying executive suits. Your object is to rid yourself of your employees as fast as possible, so you can relocate yourself to a totalitarian country with cheaper labor. The first printing sold out in a few weeks.

Quarriors, a Dice Pool Building Game

I guess it was only a matter of time. This summer WizKids will publish Quarriors , a dice game where you build up an army of dice in much the same way that a deck-building game lets you build a deck. The game comes with 130 custom dice and cards that represent creatures you need to beat and spells you can cast; no shuffling required.

Scrumbrawl

Scrumbrawl , coming soon from sggc VicTim Games (two guys named Vic and Tim), is a fantasy arena combat/rugby game. Your object is to move the magical orbs onto the magical portals while fighting the other magical beasties. There are dice involved. as well as cards, a board, and various tokens. I don’t have the rules, but it looks decidedly chaotic. You can pre-order a boxed set for…

Weekly Game Promotion Roundup

The Chicago Courier-News promotes local Magic players. ( source ) The Chicago Daily Herald promotes local game stores. ( source ) The SC Island Packet promotes a Bridge program for kids. ( source ) The New Brunswick Daily Cleaner promotes local game store Geek Chic Boutique. ( source ) The Wichita Family Eagle promotes a community center organized game night. ( source ) The UK Guardian promotes several …

Ninjago: LEGO Ninjas

Ninjago is a new world from LEGO: LEGO ninja figures, storylines, and games. Ninjago enters the same space as Beyblade. The figures come on little wobbly bases that you have to twirl around to hit your opponent. Sold as individual figures with stat cards or in Spinjitzu Starter Sets .

Ninjago: LEGO Ninjas

Ninjago is a new world from LEGO: LEGO ninja figures, storylines, and games. Ninjago enters the same space as Beyblade. The figures come on little wobbly bases that you have to twirl around to hit your opponent. Sold as individual figures with stat cards or in Spinjitzu Starter Sets .

Ninjago: LEGO Ninjas

Ninjago is a new world from LEGO: LEGO ninja figures, storylines, and games. Ninjago enters the same space as Beyblade. The figures come on little wobbly bases that you have to twirl around to hit your opponent. Sold as individual figures with stat cards or in Spinjitzu Starter Sets .

Musketeers, Cavaliers, & Court Intrigue: The Card Game

This thematic combat game comes from The Swashbuckler Press, and is self-published at The Game Crafter . MC&CI is an expandable card game with what appears to be simple but interesting mechanics (I haven’t played it). Play cards and combinations, aiming for the highest battle strength. Hang onto cards for the next battle if it looks like you’re…

Musketeers, Cavaliers, & Court Intrigue: The Card Game

This thematic combat game comes from The Swashbuckler Press, and is self-published at The Game Crafter . MC&CI is an expandable card game with what appears to be simple but interesting mechanics (I haven’t played it). Play cards and combinations, aiming for the highest battle strength. Hang onto cards for the next battle if it looks like you’re losing …

Musketeers, Cavaliers, & Court Intrigue: The Card Game

This thematic combat game comes from The Swashbuckler Press, and is self-published at The Game Crafter . MC&CI is an expandable card game with what appears to be simple but interesting mechanics (I haven’t played it). Play cards and combinations, aiming for the highest battle strength. Hang onto cards for the next battle if it looks like you’re losing this…

Dice Monkey made me do this. Blame him.

Over on Dice Monkey, Mark (all round good guy and uber gamer) asked what you would do if given the reins of D&D and told to move it to the next Edition of the game. I encourage you to hop right over and read his well-written words as well of those of his commenters. Much yummy food for thought is contained within regarding the possible future of …

Old School But No Retro Clone

Old School Hack is a tribute to the original Red Box version of Basic Dungeons & Dragons, but is by no means a retro-clone of that game. Instead, for game mechanics Old School Hack is clearly inspired by the 4th Edition of D&D, as well as other modern games. Similar to the earlier version, character classes include fighter, magic-user, cleric, thief, elf, dwarf, and…

Returners FFRPG: A Short Review

Well, it’s been quite a while since my last post.  New job, new home, new love life, and new lack thereof have taken most of my time.  Now that I’ve started writing again, I figured I’d start out with a post detailing my thoughts on a system I had the misfortune of playing recently.  Now that my cards are…

Pirate Fluxx – There is always room for more Fluxx

The Team at Looney Labs (www.looneylabs.com) knows a good thing when they see one. And the Fluxx game system keeps giving us one good thing after another. Pirate Fluxx is the latest version to be added to the Fluxx themed games. Fluxx was created in 1997 and has grown over time to include: Fluxx Blanxx – Customize your own game Stoner…

Hyatt Hotels Offer You the Toy Box

We’ve covered the occasional hotels with games before: hotels dedicated to tournaments, specialty hotels built around games, and even the occasional “board games” listed in a hotel brochure, which inevitably turns out to be Chess, Checkers, and the like. Participating Hyatt Hotels now offer their guests the Toy Box , a box of 24 toys and games. To fill this box, they took the surprising step …