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Crazy, cool Dresden Files RPG book cover

This is rebind of the Dresden Files RPG is amazing. In case you’re wondering, yes, the runes actually do glow. Definitely check out the others in the gallery too, because there are some amazing rebinds of games like Fiasco and Burning Wheel as well.

Trying out Obsidian Portal

After a half a decade away from play-by-forum games, I’ve decided to jump back in and run a campaign based on the original T1-4: Temple of Elemental Evil super-module over at RPG Geek. I’m planning on talking a bit more about the specifics about game in the near future, but wanted to mention that I’m trying out Obsidian Portal has…

Yet Another Election Decided By a Card Game

Date: April 21. Position: City council. Where: North Las Vegas. Game: high card draw. ( source ) Linda Meisenheimer beat Tanya Flanagan, king to five. Previously noted on this blog: July 2010 , Nye County, NV, Republican primary, high card draw. June 2009 , Cave Creek, AZ, city council, high card. March, 2008 , Estancia, NM, town trustee, Texas Hold’em. All sources note numerous previous occurrences.

Deniath – Private sales for gaming geeks

A few days ago I stumbled on an interesting site, Deniath .  What is it?  “Deniath offers invitation-only access to exclusive, deals for game enthusiasts and pop-culture fans at up to 70% off retail.”  They’re a bit like Woot.com, in that each sale features either one item, or a group of items from a single source.  …

Pokemon Black and White

Pokemon Black & White is the latest from the vast media brand thing that is Pokemon. In case you’ve fallen behind, here’s the situation in a nutshell: Pokemon was originally a video game. The original game was “red and green”. Then came blue, yellow, gold, silver, crystal, ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl, and platinum, and now black and white. I’ve …

Rifts World Book 8: Japan and Rifts World Book 13: Lone Star back in print

Palladium Books have brought back Rifts World Book 8: Japan and Rifts World Book 13: Lone Star to print which are now available at their storefront. In Rifts World Book 8: Japan , find out what happens when technology clashes with tradition as a result of pre-rift cities re-entering the world through a pocket dimension that had lived three days after the Great Cataclysm instead of 300 years. Rifts World Book 13: Lone Star…

Dragon Age RPG Set 2 is Out

Green Ronin’s highly anticipated second set of the Dragon Age RPG is now available for pre-order but the PDF is already up for sale at Green Ronin’s online store. The set would follow on where the first set left off and will take players to play from level 6 to 10. The boxed set comes with an 80 page Player’s Guide and an 80 page Game Master&#…

Adamant Entertainment Merges with Empty Room Studios

Adamant Entertainment has formed a partnership with a leading art provider and original IP studio, Empty Room Studios. According to a press release , Gareth-Michael Skarka said that all images of the studio would be released under the Adamant brand while all financial and business transactions to Empty Room Studios will now be handled under Adamant Entertainment. Apart from that, studio owner Rich Hershey would…

Shadowfell Supplement for Free RPG Day

Wizards of the Coast has unveiled their contribution to this year’s Free RPG Day. According to the Free RPG Day Facebook page , Domain of Dread: Histhaven would be a supplement for the Shadowfell: Gloomwrought and Beyond boxed set that will be released on May 15. There is no other information and details of what is contained inside the book, except that it is written by Erik…

Game Bandit—Royal Edition

To celebrate the royal wedding, Mongoose Publishing is offering all core RPG rulebooks at half price in the company’s web store through the long weekend. Grab what you want before they return to the office on Tuesday morning (UK time). Attendees at the May 6th New York premier of “ Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story ” will receive a collectible…

Discover Risk: Promoting Work in the Insurance Industry

Discover Risk is a board game designed by the CII (UK’s Chartered Insurance Institute), intended to educate about the concept of insurance and inspire kids to work in the insurance industry. They claim that pre-game play less than 5% of the 1,755 children surveyed consider working in the industry, changing to 70% post-game. ( source ) See a session . The game was …

April Board and Card Game Patents

I’m surprised to see that there are only three patents this month, not including card shufflers and readers, and not including video game only patents. Conditional application of hit card – A blackjack variant, where you are dealt an optional card which you can exchange, along with a variable payout table if you do so. 21 to the river – A blackjack/poker…

Savage Mojo launches fundraiser to print Caladon Falls

Savage Mojo has launched a Caladon Falls Print Fundraiser at IndieGoGo and is offering a range of perks to those who sponsor them, depending on the amount of their sponsorship. Savage Mojo is hoping to raise $7,500 so that it would be able to print 750 limited edition print-run copies of Caladon Falls, printed in hardcover and high quality paper. The 144 page book will contain details of the realm of…

Metamorphosis Alpha Relaunch

Signal Fire Studios would be relaunching a new product line for Metamorphosis Alpha, with its creator James M. Ward. The new product line would be using the D&D 4E rules under the GSL, as players can choose to play as primitive mutant humans, animal or plant fighting to survive in the vast generational Starship Warden and unlock the ship’s secrets. Metamorphosis Alpha…

Vigilance Press Creating a Medical RPG

Vigilance Press is attempting to create a combat-free medical RPG in the spirit of TV shows like House MD, ER, MASH and Scrubs, titled Medical Mystery. Chuck Rice, who said that this would be Vigilance Press first RPG designed from the ground up, revealed that in Medical Mystery, players will play as doctors of a medical team that would have to solve cases through three…

Free Chronicles of Arax Expansion until April 26

Crystal Star Games is offering a free expansion to their Chronicles of Arax to anyone who e-mails them until April 26 as an Easter special. Send an e-mail to crystalstargames@gmail.com with the subject ARAX EASTER and you will receive a reply with a promotional code to download an expansion for free. Chronicles of Arax is a fantasy solo game where you play as …

Stars Without Number on shelves in September

Sine Nomine Publishing will be bringing Mongoose Publishing’s Stars Without Number sci-fi RPG to GenCon and store shelves this coming September. This will be followed by the game’s first supplement, Skyward Steel, in October. Stars Without Number is a science fiction RPG inspired by old-school gaming aesthetics. Quick and familiar game mechanics are supported by extensive tools, tables, and tips for creating…

And the 2011 MENSA Select Games Are …

InStructures (by sggc Jane’s Games): One player sees an object and instructs the other players how to build the object. Pastiche (by FRED Distribution’s Gryphon Games): An interesting looking game of mixing colors to produce the pallets used to create famous watercolor paintings. Pirate Versus Pirate (by Out of the Box): The sequel to Ninja vs Ninja. Stomple (by GaZima Games / Spin Master): Covered here . Uncle Chestnut&#…

Mattel Loses to MGA Over Bratz in New Verdict

In 2008, Mattel won $100 million and control of Bratz from MGA, after convincing a jury that Carter Bryant, the guy who originated the idea for the doll line, was working for Mattel at the time. Last year, the court of appeals stunned the toy market by overturning the jury decision. This morning, a new jury, after considering new evidence regarding alleged trade secret theft about both parties, decided against…

Amethyst for Pathfinder

EN World reports that Deus Ex Machina will be creating an adaptation of their Amethyst setting to Pathfinder which will be named Amethyst Renaissance. There is not much detail of what the book will contain but the report indicates that it will be an adaptation of Amethyst Foundation and Evolution for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition to the Pathfinder system. The report also emphasized that Deus Ex Machina…