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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 .

Wizards of the Coast launches new Monster Builder

Wizards of the Coast has rolled out the new Monster Builder, an additional tool to their web-based Adventure Tools set. The new Monster Builder will allow users to customize the powers and levels of some 3,700 monsters from the 4th edition installments of Monster Manuals and other sourcebooks such as the Dark Sun Creature Catalog and the Monster Vault boxed set, after which …

Sam Zeitlin is RPG Superstar 2011

Paizo has announced that Sam Zeitlin is the winner of the company’s annual design contest in search of the undiscovered great game designers around the world at the Paizo blog . After 5 rounds of design challenges, Zeitlin, from Arlington, VA, was voted by the Paizo community to be the winner of the contest’s fourth season, with  judges Ryan Dancey, Sean K Reynolds, Mark…

Don’t Ask Card Game

The Don’t Ask card game by Beverly Mahone contains questions to ask. If you’re supposed to ask questions, why is it called Don’t Ask? It’s based on Beverly’s book Don’t Ask and I Won’t Have to Lie , which is about the lies women tell, and also about growing older. It’s a “guess what …

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 ]

WIN 420: Info About Dozens of Upcoming Games

February’s English edition of WIN by Spiele Museum is available for free download. The issue contains reviews or first looks at over 50 new games.

New From (or Via) Asmodee

It’s sometimes hard to differentiate between what Asmodee publishes and what it distributes (not to mention which division/country). Asmodee is publishing/distributing a number of expansions, restocks, and new editions, such as for Dixit, Gosu, and 7 Wonders. Some of their other recent or scheduled games for 2011 include: PIX : A party game where you have to form an image using the…

New From Winning Moves

I’m not impressed with most of Winning Moves’ lineup of reprints and re-themes to old games. Here are a few possible exceptions: Flip For It : A pattern-matching speed game. Click the pop-o-matic and be the first to grab the matching card. Banana Jump : Some kind of cute wooden animal game with colored dice. Tricky Bid : A trick-taking game. Bid for each…

New From Briarpatch

New from Briarpatch: Dino Duel : Appears to be a Top Trumps clone with a dinosaur theme. Fancy Nancy Fabulous Fashionista : Some kind of set-collection game. Goodnight Moon My World ABC : Letter matching games and puzzles. I Spy Ready to Read : Match pairs to pictures to punch out from, or put into, a frame. Madeline At The White House : She sure gets around. A physical activity…

Heat Scramble: Transformers Card Game System

Seeing as the Transformers Battling Card Game wasn’t enough for y’all, get ready for Heat Scramble , a “Card Game System” featuring Transformers. Supposedly available from Takara Tomy by mid-May. That’s all I got. If you read Japanese, fill us in with the details. ( source )

Some Info on the Pathfinder Intro Box

(Photo credit to Black Diamond Games) There’s been bits and pieces of information of the Pathfinder Intro Box circulating around the internet lately. While Pathfinder designer Jason Bulhman said that full details of the intro box will not be made known until Paizocon, retailers and distributors have been given a first glance of it at the GAMA Trade Show. Here’s…

What is Cryptozoic Planning?

Last year Cryptozoic was formed to carry on production of the World of Warcraft TCG. Which they’re doing, apparently just fine. But they’re also planning to branch out. Here are some planned releases from their site: The Lookouts board game , a hybrid RPG and board game based on their comic series. The Penny Arcade deck building game , based on the comic series. Food Fight card game , not much…

Ogre 6th Edition Eat You Soon

Steve Jackson’s 6th Edition of Ogre , a new edition of his first game from 1977, is intended for release later this year. It will be an over-sized war game, with a double sided hex grid board, 14 sheets of chits and counters, rulebooks, scenarios, and a $100 retail price. Rules and units from G.E.V. and Shockwave included.

Musketville Vol.1

Del Esau has just released Musketville Vol. I The Siege of Briitsh Brittania , a 3 player board game being distributed through The Game Crafter.  The game is set in a steam powered fantasy universe inspired by Tolkien fantasy. Players can play as humans, orcs, or halflings. If you’d like to get a peak at the rulebook, it can be found here .

Cubicle 7 Hires New Staff

Cubicle 7 Entertainment has announced that they have hired Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Walt Ciechanowski, Charles Ryan and Neil Ford, as part of a major staff expansion, following the companies growth into the roleplaying game market. Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, who was formerly a staff writer for Mongoose Publishing with 10 years of experience in the industry, would be taking up the role as Line Developer for the Doctor Who: Adventures in …

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

MayDay Games Slammed Over Handling of Crokinole Board Problems

Pete at Superfly Circus relates a troubling story about quality and service from Seth Hiatt at MayDay Games . MayDay Games sells popular card sleeves, animeeples, a few original games, and a cheapish (still over $100) Crokinole board. It is problems with a Crokinole board that begin Pete’s story. The summary: Pete received a bad board (bumps, protruding screws, bad lacquer, etc). He asked for a refund but…

Socks in the City

I didn’t get the pun for a good ten minutes; until then I was wondering what on earth would make them choose socks for a theme. In this two-player game , designed by Gunter Cornett and published by Bambus Spiele (co-published by White Goblin Games), players try to build tracks between same-colored socks placed randomly on hex tiles placed…

Munchkin Axe Cop

Axe Cop is a webcomic written by a creative 5 year old (now 7 year old) and illustrated by his 29 year old brother. It is panel after panel of ridiculous deux-ex-machina, as one would expect from the fresh perspective of a 5 year old (“And then he pulls out a magic unicorn baby and chops their heads off!”); it’s also pretty funny. If that description also …

D&D Championship Encounter Design Contest

Wizards of the Coast is opening an Encounter Design contest in search for the most original, creative and exciting encounters for their Dungeons & Dragons Championship at GenCon 2011, from March 15 to March 28. The encounter should be designed for Level 10-12 characters and follows a specific theme that surrounds the fall of Neverwinter. In 200 words (or less), it should include proposed monsters, traps…