So… GamerGate. Yeah. F**k those guys.
So, remember Choose Your Own Adventure books, the Fighting Fantasy and Lone Wolf gamebooks, and other solo-adventure enabling products? Those are interactive fiction. We like to bring them up from time to time because they were formative influences on our gaming tastes long ago, and they still provide a great
Retailer attendees at last week’s GAMA Trade Show made their choices, and now we’ve received word: the 2012 Origins Award nominees are officially up. As usual, the awards ceremony will be announced during the 2012 Origins Game Fair, Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Columbus, OH, and Origins attendees will vote
From a somewhat disturbing post over on Story Games: And yet another different D&D freelancer friend said: “This is why D&D 4E is called an indie game. It tells you how to play. Many of us know that the rules are better than they have ever been design wise but
Yesterday Wizards announced they’ll be reprinting the 1st Edition AD&D core books in new collectible (in the pre-Magic sense of the word, thanks) editions this April. We can only assume that the choice of reprinting this particular edition, rather than the white box or something else you can’t readily find
While there’s always some new Eurogame or RPG coming along, it seems less often that you hear about a new, interesting all-wood abstract strategy game… I’ll do my best to remedy that — I’m told that a new one is hitting the market tomorrow! In Perigon from Clarendon Games, each
So, you’ve probably noticed a distinct lack of… well, anything here for a bit. More of a bit than usual, that is. We’ve had multiple CaveDwellers going through major Real LifeTM events, both happy (congrats to Lee and Demian on their newborn babies!) and unhappy (working through divorce, myself). This
Petroglyph, the makers of Guardians of Graxia, has announced a new expansion for the PC version of the game. It is called Elves & Dwarves, and it is available from major PC direct download services. The expansion features two new Guardians, Flist the deceitful Elf and Broxin the greedy Dwarf.
First came the news in November of the discontinuation of the Heroscape line of products. Now, Wizards of the Coast has announced that apart from occasional collector’s sets, they will no longer be regularly producing pre-painted D&D miniatures. Previously sculpted miniatures will continue to see new life in other Wizards
Days of Wonder has announced that in February 2011, Alvin and Dexter will be attacking Ticket to Ride boards across the globe. Alvin is an angry alien in a space ship. Dexter is a giant reptilian monster. These two rampage across the board, cutting off players’ access to key destinations
Nightfall is AEG’s newest deck-building gaming creation. It is due out in early 2011. Designed by David Gregg, Nightfall puts players in control of things that go bump in the night, creatures like werewolves, vampires, and ghouls. Each player is fighting for control of a world that has been plunged
Massachusetts-based game company Gamewright earned over 50 awards in total for its games released this year. Among the top performers this year, Matt Leacock’s Forbidden Island won the coveted Mensa Select award. Take the Cake and Hide and Eeek! were awarded the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal. Parents’ Choice Gold
AEG is running a new contest for avid writers and fans of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG who want to be published authors. In the summer of 2011, AEG will release The Imperial Histories, a sourcebook for the L5R RPG 4th Edition. This sourcebook will present individual chapters
Charles Roberts, the founder of the Avalon Hill gaming company, died on Aug. 20 at the age of 80 from complications of emphysema and pneumonia . Roberts was a Baltimore native, so the Baltimore Sun has a full story on his life and his passing.
Days of Wonder just announced Tales & Legends, the fourth expansion for their award-winning area control boardgame Small World. Tales & Legends will feature a deck of 54 large-format Event cards. In every round except the first, an event card will change the way that the game plays. This expansion