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Living Legends solving crime In Broad Daylight

Monkey House Games co-founder Jeff Dee has created Living Legends, a roleplaying game set in the superhero setting of Villains and Vigilantes, according to ICv2 . This is an updated version of the classical Living Legends, and will offer a point-buy system or an optional random generation method for character generation and faster paced mechanics. The 160 page standalone core rulebook, …

Troll Lord Games planning introductory set for Castles & Crusades

The lords of Troll Lord Games, Stephen Chenault and Todd Tripp, are planning to produce an introductory set for Castles and Crusades. This was revealed in Scott Thorne’s column over at ICv2 while he was musing about the benefits of introductory sets in many RPG games of late. Although there isn’t much details on whether the introductory set is confirmed, it was stated in Thorne’s column that…

Arcanis: the Roleplaying Game Fastplay Rules for Free RPG Day 2011

Paradigm Concepts, Inc president Henry Lopez has announced that they would be handing out fastplay rules of their upcoming Arcanis: the Roleplaying Game to participating retailers for this year’s Free RPG Day (June 18 2011). The 2005 ENnie Award winner for Fans’ Choice Best Publisher is also welcoming reviewers to take a first glance of the final game at their ‘Reviewers Table’ at Origins where they would…

It’s Passover and I’m Clearing Out My Browser Tabs Roundup

NECA has bought Icarus Studios , which is designing an online version of HeroClix. ( source ) The long-running Scrabble News abandoned its print and paper offering and is now online-only. ( source ) Game Briefs Commander-in-Chief from X Plus Products is a Chess variant. $40. Coffee Talk from Pressman Toys is a game of generating associated ideas based on a single idea. Scoring like…

You want the good news or the bad news?

Okay, first the bad news.

Hasbro and Mattel Report Drops in Q1 Profits

Hasbro’s profits dropped 71% in Q1 2011 against Q1 2010 ($58.9 million to $17.2 million; source ). However, revenues were about the same for both quarters, which means that they took in the same amount of money but spent a lot investing in their new projects, such as The Hub. Beyblade was a big seller, but games and puzzles overall fell 12%. Still, profits were…

37th Annual Origins Awards Nominee List

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design has unveiled the list of nominees for the 37th Annual Origins Awards that will be held at the Origins Game Fair in Greater Columbus Convention Center on June 22-26 . Five nominees have been named in each of the 9 categories (except for Best Historical Board Game) through a vote by game retailers in March 2011 during the GAMA Trade Show from a shortlist…

Game Bandit—Miniature Giveaways Edition

Catalyst Game Labs will be giving away Leviathans miniatures before the game is released. The contest has three categories: best web presentation, best real-life presentation, and best game component. Fantasy Flight Games is running a miniatures painting contest, using Battles of Westeros figures. The winner will receive one copy of every Battles of Westeros game and expansion. For 25% …

You only have yourself to blame

As reported over at 6d6Fireball (among other places), Adamant Entertainment have ended their $1.99 pricing model on all of their products and returned to regular pricing, citing that it isn’t sustainable for their business. This is sad news indeed. What Adamant Entertainment were doing was spear-heading the transition of the PDF RPG market from being one which mimics the print market…

A word on our Alternity April Fool’s post

On April 1st, commonly known as April Fool’s Day, we posted a fake press release claiming we had acquired the rights to Alternity from WotC to create a 2nd edition of that fine game. A few of you have been very disappointed that this was only a joke, since the ‘90s SF roleplaying game is still dear to the heart of many gamers even today. Trust …

Gallop! The Scanimation Board Game

Rufus Butler Seder’s hit “scanimation” book Gallop! will be turned into a children’s board game ages 3+ from Discovery Bay Games. The game will also include scanimation; open the door to see which animal wins the race. ( info )

Quick Blog News

Here are some general Sunday Earthdawn Blog news. – I added the new Blogger widget to the sidebar that enables you to follow the blog via email. So if you prefer emails to be notified about blog…

Bankruptcies and Lawsuits Roundup

4Kids Entertainment has lost the Yu-Gi-Oh animation franchise and is being sued by the series’ creators for alleged secret deals to defraud them of profits to the tune of over $4 million. ( source ) 4Kids reported 2010 annual results on March 31: revenues were $14.5 million compared to $34.2 million in 2009; net losses were $27.2 million compared to $42.1 million in 2009. If the lawsuit is not successfully defended, they…

Exciting Alternity news!

We’ve been sitting on this for a couple of weeks, dying to share it with our readers, but we couldn’t until all the details were worked out. Now that all that is taken care off we can share some exciting news… Here is the press release going out to gaming magazines (the two left) and gaming blogs later today.

Paizo auction to support relief effort in Japan

They’re auctioning off some original artwork, signed copies of the first edition (now sold out) core rule book, and other stuff. Check it out here .

Paper Money #47: Opening a Game Store Followup

Slow news week this week, despite GAMA Trade Show! That’s ok though as it gives our feckless heroes a chance to revisit the topic of opening your own game store and hit a few points they couldn’t manage to get in last week. All that, plus…well, just that really. Show Links: The Purple Pawn – www.purplepawn.com Next Show: April 10th – Ben attempts to …

Game Bandit—Loot Edition

A new daily-deal website, Gamerati Loot , offers 45-75% off games (both board game and RPG products), 5 days a week. Spin Master is inviting fans to design their own Mechtogans for Bakugan’s Mechtanium Surge Dream Team Contest . The top prize award will include a custom, one-of-a-kind Mechtogan Activator Card, as well as one Mechtogan T.itan, two Mechtogans, two Bakusolo, one BakuTrinity, a Mechtogan …

ICv2 2010 Q4 Market Report

ICv2 has reported that there was a 10% growth in the sales of hobby games during the 4th quarter of 2010 with Magic: The Gathering becoming a main contributor. According to the market report found in ICv2′s Internal Correspondence #74, sales were boosted by the holiday seasons, with the collectible games and boardgames registering growths in their respective areas. The report …

How To Cast A Spell On Your Campaign And Make It Sparkle Like Gold Dust

One spell can change the complexion of a campaign If two people are casting Speak With Dead on the same body, does one get a busy signal? In my Riddleport Pathfinder campaign, an NPC named Halcos was assassinated as the PCs were dragging him away to be interrogated. In reaction, the party plans to bring the body to an allied temple for a Speak …

Arduino Nim Game By Mike Cook

Here’s another Arduino Maker project: a NIM game where the allowable moves are set and restricted by rotating a die. Dice Game from Mike Cook on Vimeo . ( source , via , via )