Tag Archives: News

Talk Like a Pirate Day Sale

RPGNow/DriveThruRPG’s annual “Talk like a Pirate Day” sale is starting this Friday (Sept 17th) and runs through Sept. 22nd.  Aside from ongoing sales there’s also a scavenger hunt like activity to find free eBooks.

No D&D Insider Tools Update in September

I just got this broadcast message from WotC: Unfortunately, we will not have a data update ready for the D&D Insider tools in September.  The process of integrating the new changes from Dark Sun and Essentials is taking a bit longer than we expected, and we plan to update the Character Builder in early October.  We will continue to keep you informed …

Small World or SmallWorlds, What’s the Difference?

UK’s Sun has a front page article about a woman who neglected her children and let her dogs starve to death while she obsessed over an online virtual reality game. The woman has been banned from the internet and from owning pets, and given a suspended sentence and community work. So far so good. The problem is that the game named by the Sun is Small World from…

Vampire: Not Eternal

White Wolf has announced that it will cease producing the Vampire: The Eternal Struggle CCG . The company will support tournaments for another year, including the North American Championship at The Grand Masquerade and the European Championship in Paris, but there will be no further expansions or reprints.

Paper Money #34: Is the Game Industry Recession Proof?

Ben and Rett ponder whether games are, indeed, recession resistant as the U.S. economy appears headed for a double dip recession. Also, they discuss ways to cope for game manufacturers and retailers. In addition, they weigh in on yet more Battleship movie news and Gamer travel agencies. Show Links: www.purplepawn.com www.geeknationtours.com www.wargameholidays.com Next Show: September 24th!

Paper Money #34: Is the Game Industry Recession Proof?

Ben and Rett ponder whether games are, indeed, recession resistant as the U.S. economy appears headed for a double dip recession. Also, they discuss ways to cope for game manufacturers and retailers. In addition, they weigh in on yet more Battleship movie news and Gamer travel agencies. Show Links: www.purplepawn.com www.geeknationtours.com www.wargameholidays.com Next Show: September 24th!

Chess Roundup

BBC presents a two part exploration of the Chess world in Seeking the Endgame . RIP Bent Larsen , Danish Chess champion. ( source ) Magnus Carlsen defeats the world in a chess challenge. ( source ) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, preparing to defend his position as head of FIDE, resigns his role as president of the small republic of Kalmykia. ( source ) Following Quantum Tic Tac …

News Blogs Shakeups: Dane of War, GameSalute

Dane of War , a seminal and active game news blogger is closing his blog and joining Geekcentricity . ( source ) His previous 6000+ posts go with him. GameSalut e is a fantastic new game news site launched by Dan Yarrington of Myriad Games with apparently a lot of backing. The general idea of Game Salute is to provide an online destination, referral service, and …

Game Chef 2010 Ingredients are Out

The Game Chef 2010 Theme and Ingredients have now been posted. This year Game Chef is official known as Game Chef: Sojourner, and the theme is Journey. In addition to the overall theme, 2010 Game Chef entrants must pick 3 of these 4 ingredients: • City • Desert • Edge • Skin Note: I’m trying to post this using an iPad over public WiFi from a ferry in the middle …

Quick Review: Advanced Feats – Secrets of the Alchemist – 30 new feats & a few character builds for Pathfinder’s Alchemist class

Advanced Feats: Secrets of the Alchemist by Sigfried Trent offers an in depth look at the Alchemist class as it’s available in the Advanced Player’s guide.  Trent introduces 30 new feats designed with Alchemists PCs in mind, as well as a discussion on what the Alchemist can do as a class, and several suggested builds. I’ve often toyed with the idea of…

Like Zombies? Heard about Aruneus? The official Aruneus shop is open with T-shirts and a $5 off coupon

Zombies rise. Heroes die. You are what remains. The world was a large place. The four races, Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs coexisted with an uneasy peace, but at the least, they were able to share the land and survive. Empires were formed, lives created and destroyed, magic flourished and for a brief time, Humanity strove to master the globe. Then the undead scourge broke the world…

Warhammer Fantasy and WWII

Games Workshop has released the boxed starter set for the latest edition of the Warhammer fantasy battles game . The Island of Blood includes High Elf and Skaven armies (74 figures total), a rule book, a getting-started booklet, dice, templates, and range rulers. In other GW news, Bwana Bill over at the Tabletop Wargames Blog reports that Games Workshop is planning a Warhammer Historical …

Signs of things to come

Tweet In the coming days there will be some great news regarding an old-fashioned roleplaying game. I can’t give you any details right now, but you won’t be disappointed! Stay tuned! And how do you like my new t-shirt?

Cleaning My Web Browser Tab Bar Roundup

Force Attax. It’s a CC-barely-a-G, of the Top Trumps variety. Welcome to yet another series of cards based on the Star Wars franchise. ( source ) Thwart Poker . Flip cards face up, each player secretly selects which cards to play with. Any cards chosen by more than one player become worthless. Highest poker hand wins. The Hunger Games: Training Days . …

Free public beta version of Synapse RPG available

You can download a copy of the beta version of the upcoming Synapse RPG here .

Gamma World Unboxed

Check out the video here .

Smallville AP: The Mandrake Session #2

This session started with some great news. We are gaining an extra player. The wife of one of the existing players enquired about joining us, and since one of the features (Emilio) was originally designed as a lead he would make an absolutely perfect extra lead for her to play. We spent a little time filling her in on the…

Retrospect wins RPG Geek’s 24-hour RPG Contest

…and in case you didn’t know, I wrote it. ;op  The complete list of winners can be found here .   You can download the free, 24-hr version here . Once I have complete feedback and some playtesting data I will publish a revised version which will be available for free.

Call Me Capable: A Game About Overcoming Disabilities

Call Me Capable is from the fine line of educational games by Franklin Learning Systems . It was first published in 2002 by Carol Leish, who is no stranger to overcoming disabilities, having suffered speech and vision problems since a car crash (hit by a drunk driver) when she was a young child. It’s in the genre of “pick a card and discuss your feelings”. Carol has developed motivational presentations…

Audio Blitz! People and Interviews from GenCon

I already linked you all to my time talking to Keith Baker at GenCon , but there are a lot of other great people that I talked to, and the audio is ready to go, do why not put the links down so you can feed your ears? The audio this time around was all processed by Ethan Parker of Gamer’s Haven fame. I …