June 01, 2020 at 12:19AM

Genre Police: Coming Up Short

Geek Native

It’s your first game. You’ve decided to run a one-shot. It’s gotta be easier right? No massive storyline to keep track of, just a few hours with your friends. You’ve planned everything in extreme detail. Just a fun adventure that should take three hours with your friends. You ask them to introduce their characters to each other. Wait… are they… are the roleplaying without you? Well, that’s cool, but you really need to get along with the… oh okay, they’ve gone off on a tangent. What do you mean two hours have passed? You’ve barely left the starting city. They’ve got maybe two hours to make it through your carefully prepared twelve room dungeon, or they aren’t going to get to the cool bit! What are you going to do? You’ve completely failed at pacing this!

June 01, 2020 at 07:00AM

Video: 3 games that use numbered cards

The Dark Imp

Ellie shares three simple games, which are each about creating strings of ascending or consecutive numbers using numbered cards.

These are three games with very similar cards, but with a very different game playing experience. Featuring: 6 Nimmt, The Mind and No Thanks.

May 31, 2020 at 10:26PM

20 RPGs, 56% off: Tabletop Treehouse BLM Bundle

Geek Native

Hosted by indie tabletop designer Kavita Poduri, Tabletop Treehouse BLM Bundle is a discounted collection of RPGs at Itch.io.

May 31, 2020 at 09:48PM

Mythic Odysseys of Theros contents shared

Geek Native

Mythic Odysseys of Theros is the next official D&D setting. It’s not a new creation, the realm is known to Planeswalkers of Magic: The Gathering.

The physical book is delayed at the printers, and won’t be out until July 21st but the digital versions, including Fantasy Ground and Roll20, are still on track for June 2nd.

May 31, 2020 at 07:21PM

Marvel Champions: Captain America

Unboxed the Board Game Blog

Captain America, the first Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D’s blue eyed boy scout arrives on the scene with a vibranium shield and a host of allies at his side. Before you bother reading the review, if you want a deck that can do everything very well and beat all the currently released scenarios, this is the pack for you. Let’s take a look at it.

May 31, 2020 at 05:00PM

EPISODE 400 (under duress) - Gaby and Jerry - Boar

We're not Wizards, Tabletop and Board Games Podcast

Joined by The Board Game Snobs, Gaby and Jerry, to kind of have a conversation about Board Games, and end up talking about important Scottish people and maybe board games, actually probably not. If you haven't checked out their show, and want to listen to a show that actually talks about board games, then by all means give them a listen while you consider your search for something that talks about games.

May 31, 2020 at 04:21PM

Basic World Building: Design a Wilderness

Geek Native

Basic World Building uses the tools from 1981’s Basic Dungeons & Dragons and Expert D&D and re-imagined in Old-School Essentials to build a starting campaign setting. Even though it is based on Basic D&D, it could be used with other D&D rules or fantasy RPGs.

May 31, 2020 at 03:15PM

Free to Download: Fowl Play 5e adventure from Kobo

Geek Native

It’s May 31st which means Kobold Press’ Boss Monster supplement is about to stop being a free download.


The good news is that a 5e adventure called Fowl Play is now free instead. There’s a catch.

May 31, 2020 at 01:26PM

Lockdown painting update – May 2020

Tales of @TheBrummieDwarf

It’s been a while since I shared anything hobby related. Many of us have taken advantage of some of the extra time we have found on our hands during this period of lockdown to make some progress on hobby projects.

I have been no different, though my painting productivity has been through many peaks and troughs during the past several weeks

May 30, 2020 at 10:29PM

Cyberpunk Red publisher resurrects the Dream Park

Geek Native

R Talsorian Games have made more RPGs than Cyberpunk, although, so far, it’s just that line which has gone on to spawn mega-projects like the forthcoming Cyberpunk 2077 computer game.

R. Talsorian Games' Dream Park RPG
They’ve published Castle Falkenstein and Teenagers from Outerspace, not to mention the very much more recent hit The Witcher RPG.

May 30, 2020 at 10:00AM

Why I am stepping away from WOTC for a bit.

GMS Magazine

I have been thinking about this for a long time and how to voice it without sounding angry, condescending or even biased. But also because I didn’t want to give the wrong explanation by accident. I didn’t want to miscommunicate. So here it goes.

Yes, it is to do with Mike Mearls at WOTC.

May 30, 2020 at 09:59AM

Thoughts from the Yellow Meeple:- Spirit Island Di

The Game Shelf

Spirit Island is a cooperative game where players represent spirits, defending an island from incoming invaders. By controller the invader populations, destroying their people and buildings, removing their blight from the land striking fear into their hearts, the spirits can hope to protect their land.

May 30, 2020 at 08:55PM

Rita Orlov - Post Curious - The Emerald Flame - Pu

We're not Wizards, Tabletop and Board Games Podcast

Delighted to be joined by Rita Orlov from Post Curious, who joins us to talk about her Kickstarter 'The Emerald Flame' which was coming to Kickstarter at time of recording.

We chat about her history with puzzle games, her process for development and why you should consider backing The Emerald Flame.

May 30, 2020 at 06:59PM

Humblewood the 5e birdfolk setting is coming to Ro

Geek Native

Hit Point Press’ Humblewood setting for 5e introduces new birdfolk PC races. It made over over a million on Kickstarter.

Humblewood
The world is Everden, and in it, you can find the mystery forest known as Humblewood. The birdfolk rule the forest with the Great Tree-City of Alderheart as their capital.

May 30, 2020 at 06:54AM

Update: Unboxing!

The Dark Imp

BuzzleBox 2: Doughnuts and Cake has made its way into the hands of some reviewers recently. This week, there are two new unboxing videos to share. Reviews will follow!

May 29, 2020 at 12:05PM

Free for Roll20: Pathfinder and Starfinder adventu

Geek Native

PaizoCon Online is underway, as you can see in Geek Native’s convention calendar, there’s been news, hosted games and freebies.

May 29, 2020 at 11:42AM

Chaosium promotes occult Aquelarre RPG

Geek Native

It was a struggle to get Aquelarre this far, the game about white and black magic in a realistically historical and dark medieval Iberian peninsula is about five years behind schedule.

Aquelarre
It’s also often been described as the best RPG not available in English. Except, of course, that ceased to be true in February when it first went on sale.

May 29, 2020 at 10:31AM

WDR TV – Raging about Blood Rage Digital.

Who Dares Rolls

I should be on the way to the EXPO, I should be enjoying my copy of Blood Rage digital. None of this is happening! I am not happy about this!

May 29, 2020 at 10:15AM

This weeks WDR TV – Virtual Cons, News and more Pu

Who Dares Rolls

This weeks WDR TV – Virtual Cons, News and more Puppies!!

May 29, 2020 at 09:46AM

Dishonored: The Roleplaying Game

Who Dares Rolls

Dishonored is a roleplaying game based on the video game series of the same name. In that game, you play Corvo, an assassin and thief on a noble mission. Or if you’re me then you make a good attempt at stealth and then flee when you inevitably bang into something too loudly or run out of sleep arrows and have to knife a person in a blind panic. I’m pretty bad at it. I also haven’t finished it, so if I make any kind of Dishonored-based faux pas, then I apologise in advance.