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  • VideoGame Previews from GAMA Trade Show 2017: Dice Forge, Pyramid Poker, Dinosaur Island, Wasteland Express Delivery Service, and Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game
    by W. Eric Martin BoardGameGeek was at the 2017 GAMA Trade Show for two days in mid-March 2017, and we streamed game demos over both YouTube and Twitch for nine hours one day and eight hours the next. Since you possibly don't want to sit through more than seventeen hours of video to find the overviews that interest you, I've started posting the individual game demos on YouTube (in this GTS 2017 playlist) and on the individual game pages here on BGG.Most of the videos highlight games due for release later in 2017, and while some don't contain much more than a teaser, as with this short clip on Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game—Youtube Video—many of the videos show off the finished look of a game, as with this pre-production proof of Wasteland Express Delivery Service from Pandasaurus Games—Youtube Video—while others sometimes show the entire game being played, as with this nine-minute video of Pyramid Poker from R&R Games.Youtube VideoSome folks had mentioned that the Dice Forge overview that I shot at FIJ 2017 in Cannes was unclear or didn't give them enough information about the game, so here's another take from GAMA.Youtube VideoAs might be expected, many games currently on Kickstarter or scheduled to be funded via Kickstarter showed up at GAMA, as with Pandasaurus' Dinosaur Island. They do have a pandasuarus promo as part of the KS campaign, right? Right?!Youtube VideoWe tried a new microphone set-up at GAMA. Instead of having wireless mics that attached to the collars of host and guest — a mic that needed to be placed onto, then removed from each guest — we instead had wireless microphones on tripods that projected over the demo table, yet out of view of the cameras. I feel the guests sound great, while I sound like I'm speaking from inside a large vase, but maybe that's just me hearing my voice outside my head.... Read more »
  • Blast Centipedes, Chase Cats, Fight Creeps, and Rebel Against Damned Dirty Apes
    by W. Eric Martin While in the BGG booth at the 2017 GAMA Trade Show, Bryan Merlonghi from IDW Games sprang a huge number of upcoming releases on us. You can watch a runthrough of those games around hour eight of our nine-hour broadcast from day 1 of GAMA, or you can wait until we parse that video into individual game and publisher segments, or you can check out the minimal details presented below.The splashiest announcement from IDW Games came with perhaps the fewest details, this being a trio of games — Centipede, Asteroids, and Missile Command — based on beloved Atari video games. All three of the games are credited to the design trio of Jonathan Gilmour, Nicole Kline, and Anthony Amato, and all carry the same stats — 2-4 players aged 12+ with a 30-45 minute playing time — but beyond that we have only the claim of them being "fun, intense and fast-paced".Game display at the 2017 GAMA Trade Show• In addition to the trio above, Merlonghi gave an overview of Stephen Sauer's pun-filled Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty's Trail, a June 2017 release that features this relatively comprehensive description:Furriarty is terrorizing London, and it's up to Purrrlock Holmes to stop him before he completes his plans and escapes! However, Purrrlock cannot do it alone and you, as a newly inducted Inspector at Scotland Pound, must help bust members of Furriarty's gang in order to help Purrrlock get closer to the bewhiskered baddie that's been bullying all of Baker Street.In more detail, each player in Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty's Trail draws a hidden suspect card. Players take turns making guesses using a "clock" mechanism about their unknown suspect’s identity. The other players (who can see every suspect but their own) will tell you whether you've got a lead on your suspect; if not, it's a dead-end. Figure out enough leads to deduce the suspect's identity, and you get to snag a clue that leads to Furriarty. Each clue is labeled with a variable number of victory points. Every round, Furriarty pads his way closer to escape, putting tension on the players to guess — quickly! — to solve the case. If you can deduce enough suspects and collect enough paw print tokens, you may be able to overtake Furriarty before he scrams.Get ready, Inspector, as the game is officially afoot — or a-paw, if you will...• Another title previewed was Jon Cohn's arena-battle game King of the Creepies, which was originally announced as a Keyhole Games production and which will now be a co-publication between IDW and Cohn's Keyhole Games. This title is also due out in June 2017, and it plays as follows:In King of the Creepies, up to six players try to build their ultimate teams by collecting creepie cards and outfitting them with gear and special abilities to fight in fast-paced battles. Players bet their hard-earned monies in the hope of buying the perfect cards to crush their enemies, but goblins are always hiding just out of... Read more »
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  • Monster of the Month #1: Basajuan (PF)
    Publisher: AAW GamesDOWNLOAD INCLUDES PDF & FANTASY GROUNDS FILES SNOQUALMIE, WA – Thursday, March 23rd 2017 – AAW Games today announced Monster of the Month, a new edition to their tabletop gaming site Adventureaweek.com. Monster of the Month brings to life a new monster from ancient folklore every single month for both Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Created using actual folklore gathered by Justin Andrew Mason then expertly illustrated by AAW Games' lead artist Mates Laurentiu (Romania), the monsters are then crafted by Stephen Rowe (Pathfinder RPG) and Chris Harris (5th Edition). Leonid Ponomarev is also converting both versions over for use in the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop. AAW Games is offering MotM in PDF, print 8 x 10 cardstock, and Fantasy Grounds so GMs and DMs can easily add new and exciting opponents to their ongoing campaigns. Subscribers to Adventureaweek.com receive Monster of the Month for free in addition to AaW full product catalog access (online flipbook format) and 2 PDF downloads per month. Adventureaweek.com also features an extensive audio soundboard, the Aventyr Campaign Setting, and new races/classes for players. Check out Monster of the Month for FREE as a subscriber on Adventureaweek.com using Coupon Code: MONSTERMONTH MotM is available for purchase on Steam, Fantasy Grounds Shop, Adventureaweek.com Shop, Paizo.com DriveThruRPG.com, and RPGnow.com in PDF, 8x10 full color cardstock, or Fantasy Grounds. AAW Games is a tabletop game publisher located in Snoqualmie, Washington. Popular published works include Mini-Dungeons Collection, Rise of the Drow, Snow White, Aventyr Bestiary, and Into the Wintery Gale. The latest Kickstarter Underworld Races & Classes will be launching in April 2017 and run for just 30 days, join the Facebook group or email newsletter to be notified when we launch.Price: $1.99... Read more »
  • Monster of the Month #1: Basajuan (5E)
    Publisher: AAW GamesDOWNLOAD INCLUDES PDF & FANTASY GROUNDS FILES SNOQUALMIE, WA – Thursday, March 23rd 2017 – AAW Games today announced Monster of the Month, a new edition to their tabletop gaming site Adventureaweek.com. Monster of the Month brings to life a new monster from ancient folklore every single month for both Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Created using actual folklore gathered by Justin Andrew Mason then expertly illustrated by AAW Games' lead artist Mates Laurentiu (Romania), the monsters are then crafted by Stephen Rowe (Pathfinder RPG) and Chris Harris (5th Edition). Leonid Ponomarev is also converting both versions over for use in the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop. AAW Games is offering MotM in PDF, print 8 x 10 cardstock, and Fantasy Grounds so GMs and DMs can easily add new and exciting opponents to their ongoing campaigns. Subscribers to Adventureaweek.com receive Monster of the Month for free in addition to AaW full product catalog access (online flipbook format) and 2 PDF downloads per month. Adventureaweek.com also features an extensive audio soundboard, the Aventyr Campaign Setting, and new races/classes for players. Check out Monster of the Month for FREE as a subscriber on Adventureaweek.com using Coupon Code: MONSTERMONTH MotM is available for purchase on Steam, Fantasy Grounds Shop, Adventureaweek.com Shop, Paizo.com DriveThruRPG.com, and RPGnow.com in PDF, 8x10 full color cardstock, or Fantasy Grounds. AAW Games is a tabletop game publisher located in Snoqualmie, Washington. Popular published works include Mini-Dungeons Collection, Rise of the Drow, Snow White, Aventyr Bestiary, and Into the Wintery Gale. The latest Kickstarter Underworld Races & Classes will be launching in April 2017 and run for just 30 days, join the Facebook group or email newsletter to be notified when we launch.Price: $1.99... Read more »
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  • FAITH Review and Kickstarter
    I’m going to run with the usual format I use on my other review site for this game review. It’s what I’m used to doing, and it seems to cover all the bases. For the record: Burning Games approached Gnome Stew with a request for this review to coincide with their Kickstarter campaign. (More info […]... Read more »
  • Class Reskinning: Playing What You Want When It’s Not In The Rules
    Sitting down to a game of Dungeon World, I don’t know what playbook I am going to pick up, but I do know that inspiration struck me in the Misdirected Mark chat room the night before and there is a flavor I have planned for whatever character I grab. Blade Singer. I don’t know what […]... Read more »
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  • GOG - Supports Cloud Saves now
    Pladio spotted that GOG supports cloud saves for classic games now - The Verge reports: Steam competitor GOG Galaxy now supports cloud saves for classic games PC gaming client GOG Galaxy — billed as a DRM-free alternative to Steam — is getting a big update that adds cloud-saving functionality to a number of games on the service....... Read more »
  • Age of Decadence - Final Update
    Age of Decadence gets all improvements that were developed for the spin-off Dungeon Rats: The Final Update This update transfers all applicable changes and improvements from Dungeon Rats, our combat-focused, party-based spin-off set the AoD world...... Read more »
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  • Tools for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons
    5e D&D DM Tools A curated list of tools for running fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons games. Bookmark this list to keep it on hand. 5e Campaign Worksheet: A single-page worksheet with rules sum... Read more »
  • VideoDM Deep Dive with Teos Abadia: What We Learn from D&D Organized Play
    This month, on the DM's Deep Dive, I spent an hour devouring the intellect of Teos Abadia. Teos has more than 10,000 hours of time spent running D&D organized play games including games for Living... Read more »