Archive for June, 2013

Gaming News Update podcasts: James Ernest, and Free RPG Day

Friday, June 14th, 2013

OgreCave newscasterWe’re still having flashbacks to the great time we had at KublaCon 2013, and we’d like to share those experiences. To that end, we have two new podcasts for you to eavesdrop upon. In the first of two Gaming News Update episodes, we talk with . The esteemed Mr Ernest is the designer of over 150 game titles, and he led the “cheapass” wave of publishing that swept the industry in the late ’90s. We talk with James about Cheapass Games’ return to the publishing arena, how a game’s theme and design are linked, KickStarting deluxe editions, and the design that’s kicking around his brain trying to get out.

Naturally, you have Free RPG Day 2013 marked on your calendar for tomorrow, Saturday, June 15. In our second new podcast interview, we sit down once again with Aldo Ghiozzi of Impressions Advertising & Marketing (and Free RPG Day) to talk about the evolution of the event, how big companies sometimes get confused, flaming cargo ships, and more. From Paizo Publishing and Fantasy Flight to Lamentations of the Flame Princess, several fan favorites are participating in the annual celebration of roleplaying games, on once again at a game store near you.

OgreCave reviews: Murder of Crows, Building an Elder God

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Please welcome P.J. Cole-Regis (“Jude” to his friends) to the ranks of the Cave dwellers, as he has provided us with two new OgreCave reviews on this fine day. First up: Murder of Crows from Atlas Games. This quick card game has players compete to spell out “murder” before all others, and the winning card combo tells a random tale of murder most foul. Then we get a look at Building an Elder God by Signal Fire Studios. In the creepiest pipe-style game yet, players race to connect creature segments and make a twisting, turning Elder God before the other cultists. Click through and see what Jude thought of these two creepy titles.