Tag Archives: News

Cathay–Player’s Guide already available as Ebook

Interesting news! The RedBrick crew announced the Cathay – The Five Kingdoms – Players Guide for December 2010. Now it looks like that the first steps are taken to announce the publication of the…

It may be time to say goodbye

Let’s be honest.  Most blogs shine when they have a real focus.  Most RPG blogs are just that: RPG blogs.  Perhaps they post interesting-and-random-but-related tidbits every now and then.   Ink Nouveau is a great pen ‘n’ blog that sticks to its mission with commendable zeal.  Some of my classmates, like Carey Pietsch and Steph Su , keep up sketchblogs and …

Menstruation Board Games

I’ve been on the lookout for a board game about this topic for some years now . Turns out there are – possibly – two. Manchester Public Health Development Service lists a game “Time of the Month” (South Base catalog number G.29.01). The game is described as a “Game about the menstrual cycle designed for use with groups of young women who…

Game Bandit—Special Black Friday Edition

Amazon’s Black Friday Deal Week includes 20% off the purchase of two or more Name Your Link

Just in time for your holiday shopping: RPGNow discount code

Get 20% off selected products from RPGNow.com through January 5th with this code:   Holiday2010BPCX .  What’s on the list of selected products? Weird War II Player’s Guide Adventurer’s Guide to Cthonia ArcheTech Special Report: An Assortment of Armor Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade Martial Cultures: the Daikort Pack Legend of the Five Rings (4th Edition) Dungeon Dwellers (Rev. 2nd …

Estonian Ministry of Agriculture Buys 500 Copies of Agricola at Retail

If you have a bad financial year, you might look for games at a discount. But you’re not the Estonian Ministry of Agriculture. Estonia had a pretty fast rising economy for a while, until the current financial crisis hit it hard. But the Agriculture Ministry is buying 500 copies of Agricola [1] from Brain Games for 44.10 EUR each, instead of buying them for the…

Reimagining ourselves…

Tweet I recently read Superman: Earth One . “WAIT! This isn’t a comic book blog”, you say. I ask, bear with me for a minute I will get to my point. This reimagining/retelling of Superman’s origin by J. Michael Straczynski left a strange taste in my mouth, figuratively speaking; I don’t normally lick graphic novels. I am a fan of…

Game Promotion Roundup

New Games Lawyers Without Borders has launched Record It , a board game designed to influence African women to register the birth of their children in order to obtain the rights available to them. ( source ) Diception is a take on Liar’s Dice . Their press release is (inadvertently) funny. Diception.com is a windfall for all those who are fond …

Game Promotion Roundup

New Games Lawyers Without Borders has launched Record It , a board game designed to influence African women to register the birth of their children in order to obtain the rights available to them. ( source ) Diception is a take on Liar’s Dice . Their press release is (inadvertently) funny. Diception.com is a windfall for all those who are …

Game Bandit—Local Edition

For every purchase of $25 or more at either of Myriad Games retail locations (Salem & Manchester, New Hampshire) November 26th-December 24th, customers will be entered in to the Great Games Giveaway drawing for $1,000 in free games. Every donation of $25 to Toys for Tots earns two entries. Gamewright is holding a warehouse sale December 8 & 9 in Newton, Massachusetts with prices up …

What happened to the Girl Genius RPG?

Tweet I think I’ve mentioned it before that I just love Phil and Kaja Foglio’s webcomic Girl Genius . I actually started reading the comics back in the day, when they were only available in print. I have a soft spot for the Steampunk genre and I fell in love with Phil Foglio’s comics when I first saw “What’s New with Phil & Dixie” in Dragon magazine. A long…

Bi-annual Podcast Round-up: Fall 2010

It’s time to go through my podcast feeds and decide what will go and what will stay.  Here are my mini-reviews of the RPG podcasts I’m currently subscribed to and whether they will stay as part of my regular feed. I always give new shows at least 3-4 episodes before I kick them out of the queue. New since last time 4 Geeks, 4E &#…

Board Game Promotion Roundup

G*M*S Magazine would like you to play board games in public on December 4 if you live in the UK. ( source ) The Arizona Daily Star promotes Michael Mindes and his Tasty Minstrel Games. ( source ) The Sutton Coldfield Observer promotes Richard Denning and his game The Great Fire of London 1666. Source also promotes modern games, in general. ( source ) An ESPN sports journalist…

Paper Money #39: Starting a Convention

ChiTaG is this weekend and Black Friday is next week, but Ben and Rett talk about all sorts of news they missed last show- from the demise of GW Historicals and Heroscape to how Hasbro is killing Universal Studios. And, in listener mail, the undynamic duo talk about the best way to start a game convention. Kick back, turn up the volume and listen to your source on the …

Around the World With Pope John Paul

Marek Oczkowski of Polskie Gry Planszowe has published a roll and move game about Pope John Paul’s travels. I don’t know who the designer is. This is one of several games released by this publisher in recent years. ( source )

Nice – the new web-based Character Builder crashes reliably

I only have 4 days left on my DDI account, but I figured I’d still take a look at the new DDI Character Builder to see what the new character sheets look like. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem possible since it’s crashed five times in the first 8 minutes of use. Trying to make a warforged paladin crashed it. So did …

Examining High Level Play: Part One

Tweet A couple weeks back, I was reflecting on the D&D Immortals campaign I’ve been working with, and I got to thinking about “high level play” as a whole concept. I scribbled some notes, and then later that day I brought it up to our friend Jeff Uurtamo of the RPG Circus podcast . Jeff spoke to his co-hosts Zach and Mark, and the guys decided to …

4Kids Kills TC Digital aka Chaotic

In 4Kids Entertainment’s 3rd quarter report , they announce that they have “discontinued the business operations of our majority-owned trading card subsidiary, TC Digital Games LLC ,” publishers of the Chaotic TCG. They go on to say The cessation of the Chaotic related businesses should save approximately $1 million per quarter. In addition, the closing of the Chaotic business enables the Company to focus…

Board Game Promotional Roundup

KURL promotes Spontuneous. ( source ) The Herald Scotsman promotes the 1745 Trading Company, creators of various UK “quest” games. ( source ) In a Psychology Today blog, Ryan G. Van Cleave disses video games played on National Gaming Day at the libraries, because video games lead to addiction. Addiction leads to hate. Hate leads to SUFFFERRRING. Instead, people who go to the libraries should play the…

Sun: UK Prisoners Paid to Play Scrabble

The Scottish Sun reports that some prisoners are “paid to play” Scrabble, which hash infuriated the public. The public has been infuriated several times in recent history over reports of game consoles, televisions, and other such amenities in UK jails, whether paid for by taxes or by the prisoners and their families. In this case, the Scrabble games are allegedly part of an education program, for which prisoners…