August 04, 2020 at 11:44AM

Limited components (Topic Discussion)

Tabletop Games Blog

I have previously written about small box games in my article “Compressed collections” which can create a lot of gameplay with only a few components. However, even larger box, or big box, games are sometimes very inventive when it comes to using components in a clever way to create more gameplay and possibilities than would otherwise be possible

August 03, 2020 at 12:30AM

Mage Hand Press’ blasts off with D&D in space and the Dark Matter Starter Set

Geek Native

Mage Hand Press has a success on their hands with the Starter Set for their D&D in space game Dark Matter.

Geek Native had the small team in the RPG Publisher Spotlight of December 2019 and asked them how their first Kickstarter went. That was the Kickstarter for Dark Matter which raised $40,815. They said that project had gone “Surprisingly well!”.

August 03, 2020 at 11:02PM

Dark Horse announces a new Hellboy RPG

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Mantic Games, who make the Hellboy board game and Dark Horse Comics today announced a new Hellboy RPG.

The RPG will be made by Red Scar Publishing, with Marc Langworthy in the lead. Red Scar are Mantic’s usual RPG partner who have a Kings of War RPG in the works too.

August 03, 2020 at 10:33PM

Gaming in a pandemic – Apps

Tales of @TheBrummieDwarf

Since face-to-face gaming has been denied most of us in recent months we have had to find various alternatives. There are many available, including such platforms as VASSAL and Tabletop Simulator, with various people also coming up with inventive ways of using social media to stream live gaming.

August 03, 2020 at 09:09PM

Wizards of the Coast announce a D&D themed Dalmuti

Geek Native

A D&D product that didn’t leak in advance?

Not quite. The Great Dalmuti is a 25-year old card game from Richard Garfield. Garfield invented Magic: The Gathering and KeyForge.

August 03, 2020 at 08:29PM

EN Publishing releases Strontium Dog for the Judge Dredd RPG

Geek Native

Strontium Dog is a comic series from the comic series 2000 AD that features a mutant bounty hunter called Johnny Alpha.

Strontium Dog
A great nuclear war wiped out most of Britain’s population in 2150, and the resulting fallout (strontium-90) resulted in mutant births. One of the only jobs available to these mutants is that of a bounty hunter.

August 03, 2020 at 07:21PM

High Rise - Tutorial and Playthrough with designer Gil Hova

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August 03, 2020 at 07:00AM

Brainwaves 54 – Golden Trophies

The Giant Brain

Excavating Iain Chantler out from underneath a huge pile of news the team are reunited and set about the latest developments in Tabletop gaming with enthusiasm (or at least workman-like efficiency).

August 03, 2020 at 06:15PM

One Night Ultimate Collection Review Ups & Downs #6

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August 03, 2020 at 03:57PM

Basic World Building: Design a Stronghold

Geek Native

In last month’s column, I provided the starting design for a Tower-Faced Demon ruin that adventurers could explore and consider claiming as their own. This article covers not only designing/refurbishing a stronghold but also how to use the rules to make it happen.

August 02, 2020 at 11:48AM

This War of Mine - Digital Game - Playthrough - Part 5

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August 02, 2020 at 09:58PM

D&D designer to write The Dragon’s Eye for RuneQuest

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Chaosium has announced that a new sourcebook for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha is in development. It’s called The Dragon’s Eye, and it is being written by Jonathan Tweet.

August 02, 2020 at 08:27PM

Relics: Tin Star Games’ RPG of abandoned angels gets a print edition

Geek Native

Steve Dee and Tin Star Games ran a successful Kickstarter for Relics in 2019.

At Gen Con Online, the company announced that a print edition at Indie Press Revolution was available, bundled with a PDF copy for $60.

August 02, 2020 at 08:00PM


Broken Meeple

Just a general chit chat to tell you what I've been up to, channel updates, holiday plans, what I've seen on TV, played in video games etc. Then I mention the recent updates by FFG for upcoming games and expansions.

August 02, 2020 at 07:59PM


Broken Meeple

I wasn't sure if I was going to do this but by popular request on my first stream, people wanted to hear my thoughts on the recent Dice Tower Awards. So I though I'd combine the Spiel Des Jahres awards as well as Dice Tower into one big thoughts episode

August 02, 2020 at 07:16PM

Crafty Games launch preorders on new Mistborn products including The Siege of Luthadel and $200 metal dice

Geek Native

At Gen Con Online, Crafty Games opened preorders on a new range of Mistborn products.

Mistborn is a series of fantasy novels by Brandon Sanderson, with an opening trilogy set 300 years before the Wax and Wayne tetralogy. Sanderson was Gen Con’s Author Guest of Honor in 2012.

August 02, 2020 at 06:41PM

Cloudspire Skirmish Mode: Grovetenders vs Narora

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August 02, 2020 at 05:33PM

Genre Police: Time Stand Still

Geek Native

Last time I promised to look at the time dial in more detail to see how we can mess around with time using some techniques that you may not have thought about. I’ve divided the techniques up into a ‘dial up’, ‘dial down’ and ‘broken dial’ sections.

August 01, 2020 at 12:05PM

Seven Doors - PC Puzzle Game - Playthrough - Part 1

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August 01, 2020 at 11:44AM

Swatch (Saturday Review)

Tabletop Games Blog

“Hm. Deep Purple looks good. Life’s A Peach is also very warm and rich. Oh, and of course, we want the Cactus Jack. That would be the perfect triad of colours.” You step back and look at the colour samples you just painted onto the wall in the kitchen.