Tag Archives: Strategy

Legions of Ashworld – an adventure wargame in the Lands of the Burning Sun

Legions of Ashworld reminds me of the classic 3D dungeon rpgs we use to play years ago, only in a more sandy, open, desert terrain. Though we haven’t got to play it yet, it might be up some of your alleys. Check out the press release below and the trailer.   Jugilus is pleased to announce the release… Read More »

WarCaster – MMO Strategy Teaser + Early Access

Today Gamescom Helmeni Games has announced a MMO strategy game entitled WarCasters, a game that takes place in their fantasy world they call Kalderon. The trailer depicts an old man running his finger over a map and picking locations rather dramatically, while a girl seems to innocently order coffee yet is confronted with a rather intriguing stranger bearing… Read More »

Worlds of Magic – A fantasy strategy game!

Master of Magic is a classic game that ultimately is what Worlds of Magic is following, looking to rebuild that game genre in a whole new way they have recently and successfully been funded on kickstarter! With around six days left, they are still looking to hit their stretch goal, but the good news is it looks like… Read More »

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Fastest Pathfinder Combat Ever – How We Did It

Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth Two weeks ago I reported on my combat timing and discovered I was taking the longest turns at the table. I vowed the fix this, and Friday’s session bore great results. Here’s the lowdown on how we did so well. Fight To The Death To Lift A Paladin’s Curse The PCs had just finished exploring parts of a mission dungeon. (A mission…

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25 Excellent board and card games for (mostly) under $20

I’ve been keeping an eye out lately for games that are fairly inexpensive, fun and have a re-playability.  It’s one thing to drop $40 on a new board game now and again, but it’s a habit that can grow extremely expensive very fast.  As a way to archive these for myself and share these ideas with you…

Crossroads, A Co-op Christian Strategy Game

Crossroads is a cooperative strategy battle tile game (played on a grid) from sggc Crossroad Games , designed by Michael Brown ( Anachronism ). Coming soon. Roll the dice, lay tiles, move your disk. Face the challenge card with your stats, resources, prayers, and more dice. While purportedly promoting the Christian narrative, I’m wondering how they handle, say, Deborah and Barak losing…

Crossroads, A Co-op Christian Strategy Game

Crossroads is a cooperative strategy battle tile game (played on a grid) from sggc Crossroad Games , designed by Michael Brown ( Anachronism ). Coming soon. Roll the dice, lay tiles, move your disk. Face the challenge card with your stats, resources, prayers, and more dice. While purportedly promoting the Christian narrative, I’m wondering how they handle, say, Deborah and Barak losing after…

NightSky Review

Once in a while you have a need for a game to entertain you for an hour or two. If I’m travelling and I have few hours extra time, I am usually too tired to focus on heavier games be it strategy or rpgs. I don’t know about you, but in my opinion, casual games

Peaceable Games Coop Games For Wee Folks

Peaceable Games presents five new cooperative games for kids age 3+. Count Your Chickens : Pure spin and move game to rescue the chickens before the fix gets them Hoot Owl Hoot : Strategy card game of moving the owl home before the sun rises Stone Soup : A cooperative Memory game of finding matches before the fire burns Lost Puppies : Card flipping game of finding the puppies…

Perfect Skin: Some Musing On The Design Of Monsters

Monsters generally come in three parts: Stat Blocks, Descriptive passages (which some people refer to as Fluff), and Templates, enabling you to add the “monster description” to an existing race – sort of an ersatz Class. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the differing values and usefulness of books on the subject. NB: This is an unabashedly d20/3.x article. YMMV with other game systems. Reskinning…

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game: The Review

Back in 1998 I was just beginning high school (my apologies to any of you who now feel particularly old), and a friend of mine introduced me to this crazy little CCG called Middle Earth: The Wizards by the sadly fading Iron Crown Enterprises . I was well-versed in collectible card games at this point in time; I’d been playing Magic: The Gathering since the Revised Edition, …

Introspection, The Game of Invasive Questions

Introspection from sggc Interpersonal Communications Co. was designed on the premise that we would all like to know more about each other before we have passed on. To that end, they have produced a board game with over 1300 invasive questions on topics ranging from religious beliefs to secrets that you never told your spouse or family. Each player can pass a certain number of questions, but the current player…

Campaign Primer Ideas! Part 1

Fellow poster, and all around nice guy, Shinobicow (who also has a really cool nick, but I digress) wrote an excellent series of posts on World Building that he shared here on the blog. They are full of useful advice to get your campaign creation juices flowing.  One in particular caught my attention, Part 8 , on actually getting your campaign started, touched up on a …

Fighting The Gods: Supreme Beings As RPG Enemies

Any time you apply stats to gods for your RPG, you’re playing with fire. Most fantasy games with an epic component allow for this sort of representation of any game’s most powerful beings, but we as designers and Game Masters have to be a little careful when it comes to implementation. If we’re not, we often end up with a big letdown as the endgame comes to …

Second Look—Braggart

I finally got a chance to get Braggart to the table the other night, playing it 2 player with my wife. The first thing I’ve got to say about the game is that it’s incredible simple to play. Every turn cards are flipped up from the deck equaling the number of players. Starting with the person who has the “My Round” card, …

Second Look—Braggart

I finally got a chance to get Braggart to the table the other night, playing it 2 player with my wife. The first thing I’ve got to say about the game is that it’s incredible simple to play. Every turn cards are flipped up from the deck equaling the number of players. Starting with the person who has the “My Round&#…

New From Simba Dickie Group (Zoch, Noris)

The Simba Dickie Group is a toy company with several toy and game properties, including Simba, Dickie, Majorette, Big, Smoby, Eichhorn, Noris, NicoToy, Carson, Schipper, Tamiya, Zoch, Solido, and Schuco; Zoch and Noris are the only ones that focus on games. In 2010, SDG sold over 570 million EUR and had around 3,700 employees worldwide. ( source ) Some new game items from these …

New From Simba Dickie Group (Zoch, Noris)

The Simba Dickie Group is a toy company with several toy and game properties, including Simba, Dickie, Majorette, Big, Smoby, Eichhorn, Noris, NicoToy, Carson, Schipper, Tamiya, Zoch, Solido, and Schuco; Zoch and Noris are the only ones that focus on games. In 2010, SDG sold over 570 million EUR and had around 3,700 employees worldwide. ( source ) Some new game items from …