Archive for July, 2007

Halo miniatures big as housepets

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Well, this one is, anyway. WizKids is obviously going whole-Warthog into the Halo ActionClix CMG, as proven by the recent press release and photos from the San Diego ComicCon. That Scarab figure, the big, menacing convention exclusive for this year’s round of shows, is far too big to be in a miniatures game. I mean, where would you keep it?

Audio Report – Conventions, awards, and sundry

Friday, July 27th, 2007

In our latest show, Mike, Chris and I talk of things that came from Origins ’07. That leads to the Origins Awards, rambles into discussion of the ENnies, of our upcoming 2007 Ogre’s Choice Awards, and several other things along the way. This time, we’re wondering what you’d nominate for the Ogre’s Choice, so let us know your picks in the comments below, and watch the winners to be announced soon.

Free RPG Day 2008 announced, expanded

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Hot on the heels of this year’s inaugural event, Impressions Advertising & Marketing has just declared the second Free RPG Day to be June 21, 2008. Not only that, but as any of you who heard our post-FRPG Day interview with Aldo Ghiozzi of Impressions already know, next year’s event will be worldwide. How this expanded event will impact the demands upon the participating publishers remains to be seen. In any case, roleplayers are sure to turn out again next year for the chance at a fresh batch of new game products.

2007 ENnie Awards voting open

Monday, July 16th, 2007

We’ve been remiss in our failure to post this sooner, so here goes: the 2007 ENWorld/GenCon RPG Awards (aka the ENnie Awards) have announced their final nominees for this year’s categories. Voting just opened today though, so we aren’t late for that. Go here to weigh in anytime before voting ends on July 29. As always, winners will be revealed at Gen Con Indy, and shiny d20 statuettes will go home with many worthy folks.

Origins Awards happen

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

That alone strikes me as news at this point. Moreover, they happened strictly via in-person vote at the show, and this seems to have produced sensible results all while not falling over or catching fire. Kudos! Highlights include the accepter of Paizo’s periodical award for Dragon Magazine thanking WotC for giving them the sympathy vote. Check it out.
[Edit: winners (and as much nominee info as we could find) also copied below] (more…)

Audio Report: Roleplay free or die

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Assuming you got to a participating store on Free RPG Day, of course. In this episode recorded last week, I met up with Free RPG Day founder Aldo Ghiozzi and Gary of Black Diamond Games to get their respective takes on the event. Our crew also gets into other recent events, such as Go Play NW and all its indie RPG goodness. Have a listen. We’ve got more where that came from.