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Quick Hit: Discarding d20 Stats

So, as I build the new d20 Modern character sheets for my Complete Characters , I’ve decided to exclude a few stats that I have come to view as extraneous, and easily replaced should any particular Game/Dungeon Master decide to add them back in. These are Reputation. I feel like this modifier limits the character creation process, and isn’t really that useful for a character that is …

Q-Bitz

Q-bitz from MindWare is three games in one; either they couldn’t decided which game to make, or they decided to Cranium it up (Cranium is now a verb). It plays a bit like Tangrams. Each player gets 16 identical cubes. Each cube face is one of six patterns. In round one, the first to arrange his or her cubes into the shape on the card …

Road Safety and Dance Forms: Two Games From India

Celebrity Indian actor, director, and producer Ajay Devgan was on hand to promote the launch of a new board game from Podar Jumbo Kids about Road Safety (and promote a new film). ( source ) Jayalakshmi Eshwar, a specialist in Bharatanatyam, an Indian dance form, has launched a card game featuring various Indian dance forms. The cards feature the forms, clothes, and instruments involved. (

Second Look — Forbidden Island

My wife refers to Forbidden Island as stress-in-a-box, and while I tend to agree with her, I still recommend it as a great family game. Forbidden Island manages to incorporate a fair degree of tension without being grim. The game is based on an Indiana Jones-like theme, where the players are an archaeological team, working together to rescue four treasures…

Second Look — Forbidden Island

My wife refers to Forbidden Island as stress-in-a-box, and while I tend to agree with her, I still recommend it as a great family game. Forbidden Island manages to incorporate a fair degree of tension without being grim. The game is based on an Indiana Jones-like theme, where the players are an archaeological team, working together to rescue four…

52 Card Pickup Meets A Streetcar Named Desire

Two years ago we told you about the theater production 52 Card Pickup , where the actors throw a deck of cards up in the air and then act 52 scenes in the order in which they pick them up. EmSpace Dance is mixing up this idea with traditional theater by performing A Streetcar Named Design at Viracocha SF using a similar mechanism. The play is called A Hand in…

52 Card Pickup Meets A Streetcar Named Desire

Two years ago we told you about the theater production 52 Card Pickup , where the actors throw a deck of cards up in the air and then act 52 scenes in the order in which they pick them up. EmSpace Dance is mixing up this idea with traditional theater by performing A Streetcar Named Design at Viracocha SF using a similar mechanism. The play …

Roleplaying in the world of Star Trek

Tweet I still remember the late 70s, early 80s when I first watched Star Trek on TV. My parents actually introduced me to the series, since they were fans themselves back then. Luckily for me, Star Trek was shown in the afternoons, so I was able to watch it regularly. I didn’t mind the sometimes bad acting, weird scripts and the flimsy cardboard sets. I was thrilled by …

Roleplaying in the world of Star Trek

Tweet I still remember the late 70s, early 80s when I first watched Star Trek on TV. My parents actually introduced me to the series, since they were fans themselves back then. Luckily for me, Star Trek was shown in the afternoons, so I was able to watch it regularly. I didn’t mind the sometimes bad acting, weird scripts and the flimsy cardboard …

High-End Dominion Storage Project

Another alternative for storing Dominion cards is a custom-made wood box, as in this project illustrated by Mark Schermerhorn : By the way, remember that last Dominion storage solution that I pointed out? The materials are good and it works well. However, the cards don’t fit with heavy-duty sleeves. Standard Mayday sleeves work fine.

High-End Dominion Storage Project

Another alternative for storing Dominion cards is a custom-made wood box, as in this project illustrated by Mark Schermerhorn : By the way, remember that last Dominion storage solution that I pointed out? The materials are good and it works well. However, the cards don’t fit with heavy-duty sleeves. Standard Mayday sleeves work fine.

Game Bandit—Mystery Edition

Amazon is bundling the base Dominion game with two of the expansions, Alchemy and Prosperity , for $79.76 (a 36% discount). Also included are the two promo card sets, Envoy and Black Market, that were previously BoardGameGeek exclusives. Also at Amazon, Qwirkle is on sale for $16.95 , a 52% discount. Many Osprey military history books are available at 50% off through the …

Game Bandit—Mystery Edition

Amazon is bundling the base Dominion game with two of the expansions, Alchemy and Prosperity , for $79.76 (a 36% discount). Also included are the two promo card sets, Envoy and Black Market, that were previously BoardGameGeek exclusives. Also at Amazon, Qwirkle is on sale for $16.95 , a 52% discount. Many Osprey military history books are available at 50% off through the end…

WikiLeaks Illuminati

For the Illuminati card game: [via reddit ]

Game Industry Roundup

Alfred Kahn, CEO of 4Kids Entertainment , announced his retirement. 4Kids took a colossal beating over the last few years, failing to get Chaotic up and running and getting de-listed from NYSE. They, or their properties, are still for sale. ( source ) Bryan Stockton takes over as COO of Mattel . Bob Eckert is still CEO and plans to remain there. Mattel recently announced that it is licensing some of…

Fortune Cards, my two cents…

Tweet There’s been a storm in the Twitterverse and the Blogosphere, a storm of FORTUNE! (Fate would have sounded much cooler, thanks designers at WotC for ruining my opening line; you are the cause of all evil!) Well that does seem a little bit extreme, but I had NO idea what the D&D Fortune Cards until I started reading tweets about them. So I went …

D&D Fortune Cards

Wizards of the Coasts is launching a new set of randomized, collectible cards to give a new edge for your player characters during an encounter. The D&D Fortune Cards: Shadows Over Nentir Vale comes in 8-card booster packs with each card giving a small-time benefit to characters which players draw at the start of an encounter. The cards are also divided based on rarity (common, uncommon and rare) with…

Braggart, The Card Game

Braggart is a light card game by Kyle Daniel, published by Spiral Galaxy Games. It looks like a story-telling party game, but it’s not. You try to collect and meld the parts of a ridiculous story; the most outrageous story wins. You can play Lie cards on each other to swap out big boasts for little one, to reduce a…

Braggart, The Card Game

Braggart is a light card game by Kyle Daniel, published by Spiral Galaxy Games. It looks like a story-telling party game, but it’s not. You try to collect and meld the parts of a ridiculous story; the most outrageous story wins. You can play Lie cards on each other to swap out big boasts for little one, to reduce a story’s total value. I said it’…

Fortune Cards, and why WoTC should just man up

I’m seeing an awful lot of hate for stiff cardstock on the intertubes lately, and little of it makes sense. Ok, none of it makes sense. What, pray tell, has stiff cardstock ever done to you? I’m talking about the announcement that WoTC have released the D&D Fortune Cards and therefore wiped out humanity, begun World War IV and killed all the fluffy bunnies, all at the …