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Ten things to know about DAZ Studio 4

1. Ooooh! New shiny! DAZ Studio 4 is the latest version of my render application of choice. DAZ Studio 4 updates the underlying core libraries and render engine and also brings a whole new workflow, interface and generation of figure to the table. Read on for more details. 2. It’s free! DAZ Studio 4 Standard Edition is free right now , but only for a limited time. After that …

Ten things to know about DAZ Studio 4

1. Ooooh! New shiny! DAZ Studio 4 is the latest version of my render application of choice. DAZ Studio 4 updates the underlying core libraries and render engine and also brings a whole new workflow, interface and generation of figure to the table. Read on for more details. 2. It’s free! DAZ Studio 4 Standard Edition is free right now , but only for a limited time. After that it…

GW Restricts European Retailers; Hasbro Moves Jobs Out of MA

Games Workshop is raising prices (again) by as much as 20-25% on 270 products. They have also ordered that retailers in Europe may not sell products to customers outside of Europe, in order (they say) to boost the revenues of local stores that provide free services. ( source ) Not everyone is happy . GW’s profits, revenues, and shares are all …

Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple raises $24k+ on Kickstarter

The Kickstarter for Daniel Solis’s game Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple finished up last night having raised $24,383 which is about six times what he originally set out to raise. Check out the page here .

Paper Money #50: We’re not dead! iPad Board Games, News of the Weird and more…

Well, just as everyone is starting Summer Vacation, Ben and Rett are back to work after Real Life cruelly intruded on them. That said, they’re tanned and ready! First up, iPad Board Games in the News and then, News of the Weird. Lots of odd game tidbits in the news this week – including a couple Ben worked with (bit never printed). …

My Group’s Time Thief Revealed – Chronology iPad App Review

Chronology for iPad helps me time combats I was curious to see how long combat encounters last in my Riddleport campaign , and how long my group takes on each turn to do our actions. I surfed around for a long time, looking for the right timer software, and then I finally found it, for the iPad. This is a review of how long we took to play out our…

How we buy games… A retrospective!

This week I purchased some digital RPG supplements in PDF, pre-ordered a book, and I got home today (Saturday) from the Puerto Rico Comic Con (shameless plug) to find a box from Amazon with the copy of Traveller by Mongoose Publishing . As I sat down with the book to reminisce about that system in particular (and that’s a whole…

How we buy games… A retrospective!

This week I purchased some digital RPG supplements in PDF, pre-ordered a book, and I got home today (Saturday) from the Puerto Rico Comic Con (shameless plug) to find a box from Amazon with the copy of Traveller by Mongoose Publishing . As I sat down with the book to reminisce about that system in particular (and that’s a whole other post, and hopefully…

Burning Wheel RPG Gold Edition preorder?

Check out what is up on Paizo’s webstore .

I have my advance PDF copy of the Fiasco Companion and it’s awesome

I received my complementary advance PDF of the upcoming Fiasco Companion – I had the great honor of having an interview with me included in the book – and it’s awesome. The book looks great, is filled with tons of useful advice for both running the game and creating your own playsets, and includes four new playsets including the fantastic  Fiasco High playset …

Texas House Approves 42 as Official Table Game of Texas

The Texas House of Representatives approved bill HCR 84 designating 42 (or Texas 42), a partnership/trick-taking/auction dominoes game, as the official table game of Texas (it has sometimes been called this, unofficially). The bill was introduced by Rep Erwin Cain, who read the following poem [1] on the floor in support of the bill and to diss poker and other games of luck: In a little town…

“Tell Us About Your Character” Contest @ DriveThruRPG

Usually when people are starting to talk about their characters and what epic adventures they took part in, people start to look for a quick escape route. Not so the judges at DriveThruRPG ’s “Tell Us About Your Character” Contest ! They want you to send them your favorite character (game mechanics and a brief biography). And if they like…

Bowel Bingo and Other Games from NHS Bolton

If you regularly check for cancer, then you’re not the target audience of the games from NHS Services in Bolton and Bolton CVS. The games, which have won various health awards, include Bowel Bingo , The Road to Cervical Screening , and Open Wide (yuck, I know, but it’s just an anti-smoking game). ( source )

RPG (and geek) news from around the Internet and beyond!

It’s Friday – and that generally means a slow news day, so I thought I’d take some time to catch you all up on some cool things going on with Troll in the Corner and the rest of the world as we know it. First, this slot here on Fridays will soon be filled by our newest Editor, talking about all things literature related.  Their introduction…

The Euchre Cube

The Euchre cube, designed by Patrick O’Donnell and self-published , differs from your typical Euchre scoring pads and peg tracks in that it prominently indicates the dealer (the guy next to the cube) and trump. The inside has a recessed Euchre scoring track. It’s patented, includes a bag to hold the cube (a deck of cards will also fit in …

Osama bin Laden’s Compound in 1/285th Scale (6mm)

This was already up a few days ago; in any case, rather quickly. From Game Craft Miniatures for only $35. Combine this with Barbie dolls to create the jihadist edition of Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman. I’m on Youtube clicking refresh. ( source )

Game Bandit — Confused About the World Ending Edition

Stronghold Games is giving away a copy of Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War on Board Game Info. Time to Play runs what they call a virtual game show every Wednesday on Twitter. Use the hashtag #TimetoPlayLive and answer toy and children’s entertainment questions to win toy and game prizes . The Fantasy Flight Games Event Center is running a sale on select games…

How to Succeed or Fail on Kickstarter

I post a compilation of Kickstarter [1] tabletop game projects (RPG, board, card) on Purple Pawn each week. I’ve been tracking tabletop game projects on KS pretty much since there have been tabletop game projects on KS. Something like half of KS tabletop game projects get funded. Why? What are they doing right? What did the ones that fail do…

Stealing Cthulhu preorder fundraiser now open

Graham Walmsley, author of Play Unsafe and The Dying of St Margaret’s (and others),  has now started his indigogo fundraiser to help handle preorders and funding for his upcoming book Stealing Cthulhu , which is a system-agnostic guide to telling H.P. Lovecraft inspired horror. It looks really great and at the lowest funding level ($28, shipped) is a good value. I&#…

3000 New Words for International Scrabble from Collins

Harper Collins has added 3,000 new words to their Collins Official Scrabble Lists , increasing the number of trendy and slang words that are now SOWPODS official (for outside of the US, Canada, and Thailand). New words include some that will see some heavy play, including GRRL and QIN. ( source )