Tag Archives: Card

Infinite Power ECG

That’s Extendible Card Game. Too late to add the term to this week’s Parlay ? Probably. Bonzai entertainment released Infinite Power on RPGNow , and is a card game based in their Infinite Power Universe. You basically get to play a superhero and beat up on the other player’s super hero. While I’m sure there’s plenty like it, this is the first time…

Sensationalist Headline! The end of buying minis as we know it!

Yes, this may be a bit forward thinking and yes the headline is a bit sensationalist but we could be looking at the beginning of the end of buying minis for RPGs and strategy games such as Warhammer.  Of course, all that money your spending on minis doesn’t just head straight back to your bank account, you’ll need …

Purple Parlay—Card Games

When it comes to card games, are you a traditional player? CCG player? LCG player? Maybe you like non-collectible card games. I used to be a huge Magic player back in middle school. I played until a bit after the release of Ice Age. Now I mostly enjoy non-collectible card games because they’re much easier on the wallet. As …

Zombie Dice

Tweet While I was at the Penny Arcade Expo I waited in several lines to attend various events thought out the course of the three-day weekend. While waiting in the lines I noticed that just about every single person was playing a game. Be it a hand-held gaming device like the Nintendo DS, Sony PSP or iTouch, to Card and Dice games. …

Savaged Sharktopus

I’m so sorry but I just couldn’t let it go. I just had to do this for some strange reason. Sharktopus (Wild Card) Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6 (A), Spirit d8, Strength dd12+4, Vigor d12 Skills: Fighting d10, Guts d8, Notice d12, Swim d10 Charisma: 0; Pace: 4/10 ; Parry: 7; Toughness: 16 Bite: Str+d8

Third Look—Heroes of Graxia

OK, OK. I know we’ve already posted a Second Look of Heroes of Graxia , but Petroglyph was nice enough to send me a review copy, so I thought I’d  post some additional thoughts on the game. So you know  Heroes of Graxia is one of the newer games that follows the trend of deck building games. I’ve never played …

Westminster Council Plays Monopoly With Residents

Sheffield Homes tried it unsuccessfully, and now Paddington Green Estate screwed up by trying to use a game to bring their constituents into the planning process. Rather than the enthusiastic engagement for the plan that they were probably hoping for, residents who saw the Monopoly-style board game with Chance and Community cards and little bulldozers for selecting whose homes to demolish came away furious, with …

Castle Ravenloft (the Boardgame)

Do you like boardgames with a lot of pieces?  Do you like D&D?  Do you like Ravenloft?  Then you will probably be pretty pleased with this board game! In case you don’t know, Castle Ravenloft is a board game produced by Wizards of the Coast, the same guys that bring you Dungeons & Dragons.  The game is loosely based on an old AD&D module of the same name…

What shape are your squares?

My squares, Grey? Well…… they’re square. The clue is in the name. Squares are square, right? Ah, but they don’t have to be. When it comes to Fourth Edition D&D, those battlemats, dungeon tiles or whatever else you use are marked off in some subtle or unsubtle manner with one inch squares. That’s the general assumption behind miniatures play in the…

My thoughts on the D&D Essentials Starter aka “Red Box”

Tweet I recently got my own copy of the new Red Box. Although I am not that much interested in D&D 4th Edition , I still wanted to have a look what they’ve changed for the Essentials line, hoping that they would tone down a few of the elements I didn’t like with 4E. Let me start with what I like. The box itself is looking great. Some people at…

Deathwatch and Death Angel

Fantasy Flight continues its strong release schedule of Warhammer 40,000 games with two new in the last week. Space Hulk: Death Angel is a cooperative card game—well, there’s no board, but it does also have tokens and custom dice. In it, each player controls a pair of Blood Angel Space Marines and must choose the best action cards for fighting the Genestealer infestation…

Two-Fisted Cards

Precis Intermedia has a new deck of cards to go with the company’s Two-Fisted Tales pulp RPG . True, you probably already have a deck of cards around the house. Sometimes, though, those extra accessories can add a lot to the game.

PAX Prime 2010 – Day 1

Tweet Hannah and I woke up early and eager on Friday so we could attend the PAX keynote address and meet up with our good friend Lyle . The Keynote was taking place at Benaroya Hall and featured Warren Spector as the keynote speaker. His speech was filled with his insight on games and the gaming culture. He stressed that we should welcome new gamers into our community and…

Paradice Lost and Returned

See Through Games is a defunct company by John O’Neill that created Paradice, a gorgeous-looking game with an intriguing philosophy coupled with tepid game play. O’Neil received at least two patents, both after the company had already folded. Paradice has now risen from the dead, apparently, in the form of gameWhys , Games of Conscious Living. They offer both the regular and deluxe …

Free Stuff Friday: Dungeon Master’s Battle Screen

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Dungeon Master’s Battle Screen The Dungeon Masters’ Battle Screen Free tool for helping D&D 4e Dungeon Masters in managing battles for Windows XP, Vista with Microsoft .Net 3.5 SP1 installed. On the Dungeon Master’s Battle Screen website they wrote this…

Jolting The Status Quo

I created two illustrations for this article and couldn’t decide which one to use. So I’ve used both. Life’s full of surprises. Some are pleasant; others challenge us, and may even seem overwhelming. Take me, for example: I’ve been living in the same rented unit for the last 20 years or so. Last week, I was sent a termination of lease by the landlord; …

Golph

Golph , by sggc Stiff Golph, is an implementation of the traditional card game of Golf. Players create a 3

S’quarrels

S’quarrels is a melding card game created by Bryan R. Lovell and self-published through his sggc Home Lantern Games . Players draw any number of cards up to the maximum hand size of seven, meld any matching number cards, and toss one into the discard. The game ends when winter arrives (is drawn). Some random event cards keep the game in

Salad’s Neuro-Linguistic Programming Card Decks

Salad is an organization that grew out of the same trunk that produced the previously mentioned Landmark Forum . Salad promotes neuro-linguistic programming, a pseudo-science that posits that people are susceptible to suggestion whether hypnotized or not, and bases therapy, counseling, and hypnosis traditions around this. They offer six card-based tools for practicing NLP and related disciplines: Irresistible Influence …

Oh gods not another Red Box review

‘Fraid so. In a hobby where our only limit is our imagination, it seems like that’s something in short supply among we blog writers with darned near everyone filling the ether with their thoughts and opinions about the Red Box and the Essentials line in general. And I’m not going to be any exception 😀 The Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Red Box Starter …