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Old School Podcast – PAX East with Smirk and Dagger

Welcome to the second of our two Old School Paxcasts!  Podcast interviews recorded at PAX East in March of 2011.  Today’s episode features an interview with Curt Covert from Smirk & Dagger games. To read more about PAX East, check out what Tracy had to say and also my review . Smirk & Dagger Games have a wide variety of slightly…

One plus one equals four: Solo Gaming With 4e

Let’s face it. Four Edition D&D is unashamedly geared toward group play. This is a game which has taken a leaf out of MMORPGs (and, I would argue, the superhero genre) and each character has a specific role and set of duties in a team. The Defender acts as a shield for the others, the Controller takes down hordes of foes, the Striker goes against them one by one, …

Japon Brand: Japanese Board Game Design Collective

Japon Brand is a diverse collection of designers and self-publishers from Japan. Their gaming portfolio is growing steadily. Their games look intriguing and many bring a unique Japanese perspective to game design. Several have been picked up and republished by international publishers and have received acclaim; recent examples include R-Eco , a game about garbage dumping and recycling, and …

Donkey aka Spoons With Silliness

Donkey from sggc Cleveland Kids is a proprietary version of Spoons. Donkey adds a silliness card that imposes a rule on each round, like “when you pass a card, you must say a word that starts with the letter ‘M’”, etc.

Review: Paizo GameMastery Flip-Mat: Bandit Outpost

Given the simple nature of this product, this will be a very quick review but I figured it might be useful nonetheless, especially if you happen to be considering purchasing the map to use with the Kingmaker adventure path since it’s specifically referenced in the  Pathfinder #31: Stolen Land adventure. The Physical Product The map is double-sided, laminated heavy card stock and is designed…

Longest Underwater Card Game

16 divers in turns played Sheepshead underwater for 125.5 hours, at least according to source . I know, incredible, right? You could never get me to play Sheepshead for that long.

The Art of Service: The Game

The Art of Service , designed by Fred Sirieix and published by Northgate Training Games, is a pricey board game tool to teach service principles to restaurant wait staff. The box includes two games. The first is a Memory game, where the matching cards are questions about service goals. The second is a roll and move game where you pick cards containing situations that …

Mount & Blade: Fire and Sword Preview

I just had the chance to go up a few levels in the newest addition to the Mount & Blade franchise: Fire and Sword.  It was exactly what I was expecting and that’s a damned good thing! It works much like the original Mount & Blade games but with the addition of firearms.  This has been done…

Don’t Ask Card Game

The Don’t Ask card game by Beverly Mahone contains questions to ask. If you’re supposed to ask questions, why is it called Don’t Ask? It’s based on Beverly’s book Don’t Ask and I Won’t Have to Lie , which is about the lies women tell, and also about growing older. It’s a “guess what …

Old School Podcast – PAX East with Quack in the Box

Welcome to my first of two Old School Paxcasts!  Podcast interviews recorded at PAX East in March of 2011.  Today’s episode includes a brief overview of PAX East and Don Gusano Games’ Quack in the box. To read more about PAX East, check out what Tracy had to say and also my review .  Follow the link to my review to see pictures of Chris and …

New From Winning Moves

I’m not impressed with most of Winning Moves’ lineup of reprints and re-themes to old games. Here are a few possible exceptions: Flip For It : A pattern-matching speed game. Click the pop-o-matic and be the first to grab the matching card. Banana Jump : Some kind of cute wooden animal game with colored dice. Tricky Bid : A trick-taking game. Bid for each…

New From Briarpatch

New from Briarpatch: Dino Duel : Appears to be a Top Trumps clone with a dinosaur theme. Fancy Nancy Fabulous Fashionista : Some kind of set-collection game. Goodnight Moon My World ABC : Letter matching games and puzzles. I Spy Ready to Read : Match pairs to pictures to punch out from, or put into, a frame. Madeline At The White House : She sure gets around. A physical activity…

Heat Scramble: Transformers Card Game System

Seeing as the Transformers Battling Card Game wasn’t enough for y’all, get ready for Heat Scramble , a “Card Game System” featuring Transformers. Supposedly available from Takara Tomy by mid-May. That’s all I got. If you read Japanese, fill us in with the details. ( source )

What is Cryptozoic Planning?

Last year Cryptozoic was formed to carry on production of the World of Warcraft TCG. Which they’re doing, apparently just fine. But they’re also planning to branch out. Here are some planned releases from their site: The Lookouts board game , a hybrid RPG and board game based on their comic series. The Penny Arcade deck building game , based on the comic series. Food Fight card game , not much…

MayDay Games Slammed Over Handling of Crokinole Board Problems

Pete at Superfly Circus relates a troubling story about quality and service from Seth Hiatt at MayDay Games . MayDay Games sells popular card sleeves, animeeples, a few original games, and a cheapish (still over $100) Crokinole board. It is problems with a Crokinole board that begin Pete’s story. The summary: Pete received a bad board (bumps, protruding screws, bad lacquer, etc). He asked for a refund but…

Superhuman Games to Release Villains & Vigilantes Card Game

With the return of the Villains and Vigilantes RPG to store shelves , comes another licensed product for the superhero franchise. Monkey House Games has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Superhuman Games to release a card game that is set in the V&V universe. The card game, created by Superhuman Games’ Ben Swainbank, will feature characters from the official V&V universe and will continue to evolve as Monkey House Games…

Villains & Vigilantes Returns After 20 Years

The Villains & Vigilantes superhero RPG is returning to shelves after more than 20 years of absence, when Monkey House Games signed a distribution deal with British-based publishing company, Cubicle 7 Entertainment . Cubicle 7 will be distributing all of the book-length products released by Monkey House Games, starting with Villains and Vigilantes 2.1 and Intercrime: Hostile Takeover for V&V. The publisher would also be carrying …

Dungeon Master’s Keep – Ultimate DM Screen

Gale Force 9, an official licensee of D&D, is now accepting pre-orders for the ultimate DM Screen, with the announcement of Dungeon Master’s Keep. The Dungeon Master’s Keep, sculpted by Jason Buyaki, is made out of durable resin and is pre-painted. The ‘keep’ has shelves for keeping miniatures, tokens, cards and game notes while the towers of the gatehouse …

PAX East in review – my side of the table

PAX East has come and gone.  Throughout the entire convention we only managed to get out one extremely small podcast .  Why?  Because we were having too damned much fun, that’s why!  Here’s our first in a series of PAX East related posts. Today I’m going to highlight my experiences at PAX East, touch on the games we played, the people…

City Government Power Bases – War and Military plus Software Giveaway

What forces govern your city? A strong military is real, solid power. A city with a skilled, well-equipped and well-led army can protect itself, fend off its neighbours, go on a conquering binge, and keep its own citizens under control, though not necessarily all at once or in that order. A politician with a private army can often get away…