Not content to stick with traditional miniatures games, Privateer Press has announced its plan to diversify into collectible miniatures in 2008. Privateer will produce Monsterpocalypse, a CMG with over 80 figures at launch, including big monsters, vehicles, and “destroyable city structures.” The plastic figures will come in random boosters and non-random starters. A few figure prototypes from the Kaiju-themed game are previewed on the announcement page: a giant lizard monster, a giant robot, and a giant mushroom – or maybe a UFO, I’m not sure. In any case, it should be interesting to see how Privateer handles a collectible property in a market that often punishes collectible releases.
Archive for October, 2007
Gleemax has opened to the public in an alpha version. “Alpha” is how web developers say “Mike, you really shouldn’t complain about how things look right now.” And, well, okay. If they hadn’t already done an enormous marketing push, it’d be no problem that they’re letting the general public see this. As it stands, though… there isn’t even a page that clearly communicates that it is D&D Insider. I think that might be kinda important to have, guys.
We chat with Brendan LaSalle of Pandahead Productions, creators of XCrawl, about the new fiction contest they’ve put on with publisher Goodman Games. Yes, there are prizes, and yes, one of the judges tells you exactly how to curry favor. (It should not surprise you that the judge in question is me.) Also, Allan really likes Halo 3, Steve likes Halo ActionClix (though not nearly to the same degree), and a whole lot of other stuff too. The full version of our talk with Brendan is up on our Interviews page as a separate download. Enjoy, and please to share with us your thoughts.
Fans of the Serenity RPG, take heart: Margaret Weis Productions has just announced its agreement with Universal Studios to bring more RPG support to the table. To that end, three new products are planned for sale in 2008: a collection of short adventures; Six-Shooters and Spaceships, which is exactly what it sounds like; and the Big Damn Heroes Handbook, a sourcebook full of “Character traits, campaign options, adventure ideas, new characters” and more. Check out the PR yourself below.