Perhaps in an attempt to quiet its recent critics, GAMA has taken a few steps toward rearranging its staff and Board of Director positions. Late last week, Mark MacKinnon of Guardians of Order was named Treasurer, taking over the position vacated after Ryan Dancey’s resignation. Now GAMA has appointed Mike Stackpole to fill the Director-at-Large seat left open by MacKinnon’s switch. Stackpole has exactly the sort of reputation GAMA could use right now, from championing the industry against attacks from other organizations and generally being a fellow with strong ethics. Stackpole continues to serve as chair of the GAMA Industry Watch Committee, so he’s no stranger to GAMA. Still, even with the changes being implimented, feelings are still running high about events of the last few weeks.
Archive for August, 2004
That would explain why they keep moving next to fields that only produce sheep on a 2. It would also help explain why Capcom is bringing Settlers of Catan to the N-Gage in 2005. Although the embattled portable game deck is famously also a phone, the N-Gage version, simply titled Catan, will only support multiplayer via Bluetooth, like most of the N-Gage’s titles. I guess Mr. Costikyan is still having trouble making himself heard over in Finland.
Although there’s nothing about it yet on their pages, Z-Man Games has announced (according to Gamefest, anyway) a LoneShark card game design called Dungeonville for sometime before year’s end. For those with better things to do than remember, LoneShark is Mike Selinker and James Ernest, creators of that out-of-stock piratey sensation Pirates of the Spanish Main. A little surfing turned up a page with details on the game itself – it almost sounds like Before I Kill You, Mr. Name Deleted, with some economics thrown in. Next year, apparently, there is a Rio Grande title called Gloria Mundi that sounds pretty different, and there is Cow Poker, which sounds filthy. I mean, really.
Sovereign Press has announced that Dragonlance: Key of Destiny has sold out of its entire 5,000 copy print run in just over a month. During these times of slower sales, this is encouraging news, especially for D20 and D&D products. Sovereign Press plans to reprint the adventure module, its first for the Dragonlance setting, in the fall.
The latest expansion for MechWarrior has been unleashed in retail stores everywhere, bringing Clan Jade Falcon into the mix. The expansion, Falcon’s Prey, also has yet another chance for players to win a DropShip. Check out the press release below for more info.
Social Games has joined forces with R. Talsorian Games to produce five new supplements for the Cyberpunk 2020 roleplaying game beginning with Firestorm: Tempest.
I warned you not to take me on, Steve. Your t-shirt gathering prowess is no match to my own. You went down like the Hyatt elevator overloaded with sweaty gamers (which isn’t that funny if you’ve been there, believe me).
I’ll take my victory lap now, and recount the story of your ignominious defeat.
No really, there was a giant mast, 20 feet high, at the front corner of the WizKids booth. As Mike just reported, WizKids will bring an expansion to Pirates of the Spanish Main out in March. However, I’ve got slightly more info to report than the public press release has revealed. Like the tentative name, for instance.
This bit of news is not terribly surprising or rich in details, nor has it been officially confirmed by anything resembling a press release. Normally I’d hold off on posting it on that basis, but “Pirates of the Spanish Main will get an expansion” is about as shocking as “winter will be cold.” What’s more interesting is this quote: “WizKids is estimating that the second printing will provide an eight to twelve month’s supply, and after the second printing is gone the company does not plan to go back to press.” I guess the latter point is not surprising either – WK probably just has an unlimited edition in mind or somesuch – but we’ll just see about the former.
Yeah, it’s over. Gen Con Indy has come to a close for us. The t-shirts have been counted and a winner has been declared. I must admit, I thought I had this one. By the time we had to leave the convention and meet the car to the airport, I had eight t-shirts in the bag.
It wasn’t enough. On the last day, Allan surged ahead and had collected four more shirts bringing his total to ten. The deadlock has been broken. Fatality. Perfect Score.
Ah well, at least it was pretty close. Well done, Allan.
There is one day left in the ultimate OgreCave t-shirt throwdown! By the middle of the day tomorrow, one of us will be going home with the championship belt while the other will be taking the walk of shame!