Our interview with Plaid Hat Games about their super popular zombie survival game Dead of Winter.Continue reading
We took a tour of the Hirst Arts Castle Molds booth at GenCon this year. They make some of the most beautiful and detailed gaming terrain I've ever seen. You buy their silicon molds and you can make whatever you want.Continue reading
What happens when we vanish for weeks at a time? Apparently we come back with puppets and a review of a sweet new party game.
Stay tuned for more content as we gear up for comiccon (and totally don't vanish again, we promise!)Continue reading
An open letter on bringing your RPG parties together
by Stephen James Wardle
There’s that ancient trope that all great adventures begin in a tavern. It’s so clichéd that you can start a campaign in a tavern, all tongue-in-cheek and get a few good laughs to break the ice at the start of a new session or with a new group and hardly catch any flack, even from seasoned players.
It’s not hard to see why the trope is popular. Liquor has been around FOREVER, so it can easily fit into any setting, and the use of such is pervasive within fantasy worlds. Imagine a dwarf without drops of ale in his beard. You can’t, can you? Ale and mead are staples of the genre itself. The tavern is such an easy place to assemble the party because almost everyone has a reason to be there. While the wizard won’t need a blacksmith, and the Fighter won’t even know where the Mage’s college is, both heroes can easily say their characters are wetting their whistles without straying to far from their character’s concept. But that’s sort of the problem with campaigns as a whole, isn’t it? How do you assemble your heroes into a cohesive party, especially when they have no earthly reason to do so?Continue reading
Greetings faithful followers! For those of you who noticed, there's been no classic Dungeons and Dragons updates from d6m or any posts from me whatsoever! Well, it's because I took a couple of weeks off to run play in Europe. However, I'm back and those of you who have been missing me for mad days now can relax. Lets hit it.Continue reading
This is the D! True Waterdeep Story of what has happened so far to the fated band of adventures known as Acquisitions Incorporated, the hilarious D&D party consisting of Penny Arcade web-comic creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins.Continue reading
Tired of trying to squeeze all of your Smash Up decks into the original game box? (We seriously are) AEG has heard your communal cries and will be releasing The Big Geeky Box designed to hold every expansion plus more that are released. Its got dividers and foam inserts to fill up the empty space that will be waiting for future decks.
Also this box will come with an exclusive extra faction: The Geeks. This is a Geek & Sundry cross promotion deck that contains cards of Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day as well as a base card of the Tabletop Table.Continue reading
Last night we got to try out Dice Rings from Crit Success in our local game store and they are a lot of fun. This is the perfect gift if you know someone who never wants to be caught without the means to randomize in the case sudden gaming breaks out. Like a street rules game of D&D or something. The rings come in all types from d20, d6, d10 as well as a 100 life counter that is perfect for Magic: The Gathering. The life counter ring is spring loaded so you won't have to worry about it spinning when you don't want it to.Continue reading
We've just played a nine hour session of FFG's Game of Thrones boardgame to celebrate the Season 4 premiere. Apparently Hootsuite had the same idea as they just released their new commercial which shows the major social media apps as the dueling houses from the books/HBO show. The only crime is that Myspace isn't shown as the smoldering ruins of Winterfell...Continue reading
I noticed an interesting article today, on strategy for the Star Wars Card Game by regional champion Jarret McBride.Continue reading