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UK’s The Sun Cancels Plans for Page 3 Board Game

The Sun newspaper, infamous for it’s nekkid girls on Page 3, reneged on its plans to develop a board game called Page 3 Idol. The game had already been developed and marketed by famed adult board game company Double G Industries, makers of Nookii. The Sun’s excuse for cancelling the project was over a complaint that the “game is bordering on the pornographic”, despite there being …

Off to Action 2011 in Rheindahlen

This weekend is Action 2011 in Rheindahlen, Germany. I’ve been going to Action faithfully for the past 7 years and while it’s largely aimed at historical miniatures, I always find something interesting to look at or play. Unfortunately this is the final year for the convention since the NATO base that it’s held on is preparing to close and the club has decided to end…

Bang! Blat! Whoomph! Character Conventions In Pulp (Continued)

This article is being co-written by Blair Ramage, with whom I co-referee a Pulp Hero campaign. Although it started as a single item, it has grew so substantially that it became necessary to split it into multiple parts. The first part dealt with the relationship of genre to other aspects of a roleplaying game, and furnished a context for the whole series. The…

Treating In-Game Relationships with Respect

I was reading through my RSS feed today when I came across this post over at More Than Dice. Go ahead, give it a read. … Done? Great. Let’s talk about why I found it interesting. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts about the campaign I’m running with my home group ( The Winds of Change ), then you’ll know that…

Steve Jackson Games Interview by MTV Geek

MTV Geek interviewed Steve Jackson Games president Steve Jackson and Chief Operating Officer Phil Reed at PAX East 2011. The interview touches on various topics such as an introduction of Steve Jackson Games and their products, their involvement with PAX, how they got the Axe Chop license and their upcoming Ogre 6th Edition game. The interview can be read in full here .

I’m still alive

Sorry about the very low post volume lately: for the past few months I’ve been working steadily on a major project associated with my job with a deadline in early April. As a result I’ve cut way back on my blogging, despite the fact that the volume of my gaming hasn’t dropped at all. With the project nearly finished my posting volume, including some …

Undead Foe Generator – and Skull Dice Giveaway

Win a set of these Who says undead can’t have personality? While rank and file skeletons and zombies will get mowed down faster than you can roleplay, you can turn any single undead into a remarkable NPC. To do that, you just need to add a few details beyond the stat block. Today’s generator will help you do this. Skull …

Operation Odyssey Dawn

Yesterday, France, the U.K., and the United States attacked Libya to enforce a United Nations-mandated no-fly zone. Today, Dan Verssen Games posted a Libya 2011 Campaign [PDF] scenario for Hornet Leader – Carrier Air Operations . [via ConsimWorld News ]

SuperMoon

With all this talk about tonight’s Supermoon , it had to be done. Superman + Sailor Moon. Perfect.

Deadlands Miniatures

Pinnacle Entertainment Group is partnering with Reaper Minis to produce a line of Deadlands miniatures. These first four servitors will be available in May. Pinnacle is also partnering with Image Comics and Visionary Comics to publish a series of four Deadlands comics. The first will be available in June. Each will present a one-shot story but also contain one

$20: Help a Cancer Patient, Get a Unique Board Game

Joe Callero, owner of Western Design Flooring America , wants to help his friend, one of his wife’s relatives, who is hospitalized for cancer. To that end, he is offering a political board game that he designed called Campaign to anyone who donates $20 on his friend’s behalf. It’s a dice based game where the object is to gain control of the three branches of…

Interview with Green Ronin’s Jon Leitheusser

Jon Leitheusser Anyone who is a fan of Mutants & Masterminds or DC ADVENTURES has probably seen the Threat Reports that Green Ronin has been putting out lately. Threat Reports are 99 cent downloadable PDFs for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition. They contain a quick little story about a bad guy and their stats allowing GMs to use them in their M&M games. I recently got the chance to interview one of the creative minds behind…

Paper Money #46: Opening a Game Store

Ben and Rett are back (minus the reverb) to talk about opening a game store. What do you need to know? How much will it cost? Things you never knew about Fixtures and Amenities. All this and the week’s news!

Inappropriate Sexual Content in Games Roundup

Folks were bullish over Mattel’s acquisition of the Monster High license , but their line of dolls aimed at girls has caused some ire. The dolls’ figures appear to out-Barbie Barbie, and the dolls’ descriptions indicate that the dolls spend their time trying to look pretty by waxing, shaving, and plucking. ( source ) Ok, that’s not really about games. Here you …

Choices Education Boards

Choices , chaired by Jocelyn Duncan, makes a number of different board/card game/activities intended for group discussion and education. Topics include bipolar depression, self-harm, overdose, sleep, hepatitis c, self-injecting, marijuana, alcohol, smoking, and anxiety. Each board/card set costs £12 and comes with instructions and an information pack. ( source )

Tomy To Acquire RC2

UK’s venerable toy giant Tomy has acquired leading US toy company RC2 in a $640 million deal. RC2 doesn’t have much in the way of games; neither does Tomy, really, though they have a few plastic dexterity games I may cover here eventually. Their brands and products appear to be a natural fit. These both represent the major competitors to the likes of Mattel and Hasbro, …

Paper Money #45: 2011 Show Guide and PP’s David Miller

(Sorry for the huge delay getting this show out. After 45 episodes it finally happened. We had a recording with bad audio that I couldn’t fix and had to use. Also, I had a fever.) In this show: Some news, David Miller recaps his trip to New York Toy Fair on behalf of the Purple Pawn and Ben and Rett review …

DriveThru RPG Raises Over $45,000 to Aid Christchurch Earthquake Victims

Gamers around the world did their bid for disaster victims when DriveThru RPG announced that it has raised a total of $46,125 (or about $60,000 NZ$) at the end of their New Zealand Red Cross Earthquake Relief fund charity drive . The amount was raised when DriveThru RPG started selling a promotional bundle of e-books worth more than $300 in retail for a promotional price of $20 with …

For A Limited Time Only, “The Empty Chair” on special

Filling The Empty Chair by Johnn with Mike Anyone who has visited Campaign Mastery over the last few months will have noticed the advert for our book “ Filling The Empty Chair “. Written by Johnn Four with contributions and editing by nyself, it’s packed with strategies and techniques for finding and recruiting new players for your games. And it’s yours for…

Rune Age, Deck-Building Game from FFG

YA deck-building game, Rune Age will be from FFG, designed by Corey Konieczka (designer of tons of games for FFG). The game is set in the same fantasy setting used by many other FFG games, and can be played with four scenarios, some of which involve direct conflict. 2-4 players. It retails for $35. ( source )