Game Design

Aeon’s End: War Eternal Deck-Building Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 2 hours 11 min ago
Aeon’s End, the deck-building game from Indie Boards and Cards is getting a stand-alone expansion. It’s called War Eternal and it continues on the fight with the last bit of The World that Was trying to hold on against The Nameless. Will you be able to push them back and save the little bit of […]
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WizKids Previews Yondu For HeroClix

Tabletop Gaming News - 3 hours 11 min ago
The Guardians of the Galaxy certainly does have some interesting-looking characters they interact with. One of them is the space pirate, Yondu. I mean, he’s got an arrow that he can control… psychically? Magically? I don’t honestly know. But you don’t want to get hit by it, that’s for sure. He’s making his way to […]
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Thursday Terrain Corner

Tabletop Gaming News - 4 hours 11 min ago
The weekend looms ever-closer. I know many of you are up in Chicago right now. I wish I was there with you. But I can live vicariously through all the photos that are being posted. *sighs longingly…* Anyway, let’s make sure your gaming tables look as good as possible, eh? Today in the Terrain Corner […]
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Modiphius Releases Fragged Empire Miniatures Line

Tabletop Gaming News - 5 hours 10 min ago
Well, earlier today we had the announcement of the new Pathfinder unpainted minis. But what if you’re playing a bit more spacey? … That doesn’t sound quite right, but you know what I mean. What if you’ve traded in your bow and arrow for a laser blaster and your horse and wagon for a starship? […]
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HARP Folkways Available Now

Tabletop Gaming News - 6 hours 11 min ago
A good RPG is all about immersion. You don’t feel like you’re a group of gamers sitting around a table (or computers if you’re using a VTT), but you’re actually your characters out on an adventure. One of the ways to help with that is the GM creating deep an intriguing cultures for you to […]
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Battlefront Features Rommel’s Afrika Corps For Flames of War

Tabletop Gaming News - 7 hours 11 min ago
Well, we’ve had the Desert Rats book as well as the Monty’s miniatures set. We’ve also gotten the Afrika Corps book, so that just leaves Rommel’s miniatures. And that’s just what we have for you now from Battlefront for Flames of War. From the post: The German Afrika Korps is a hard-fighting force of tough […]
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Warhammer Community Posts About Shadespire Coming From Games Workshop

Tabletop Gaming News - 8 hours 11 min ago
Well, seems Adepticon is getting a bit of announcements coming out of it. This one’s about Shadespire, a new Age of Sigmar-based miniatures board game coming from Games Workshop later this year. Warhammer Community has some preview shots of it up. From the post: Warhammer Underworlds is a new tactical arena combat game on its […]
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Pathfinder Battles Unpainted Minis Now Available

Tabletop Gaming News - 9 hours 10 min ago
Some of us love to paint. Some of us don’t. Personally, I fall into the “don’t” category, but I certainly can understand why others do enjoy it. For those that want to have your own RPG minis in the colors you want, you can now pick up the Pathfinder Battles Deep Cuts minis. They’re unpainted, […]
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Battlefront Features Monty’s Desert Rats For Flames of War

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 3:00pm
We’ve seen the Desert Rats book for Flames of War. But it’s hard to play a miniatures game without miniatures. So Battlefront has their Monty’s Desert Rats set that you can pick up. From the website: The Desert Rats are the only thing standing in the way of Axis conquest of North Africa. Despite suffering […]
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Symbaroum: Karvosti – The Witch Hammer Adventure on Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 2:00pm
Are you ready to continue on your adventures in the Chronicles of the Throne of Thorns cycle? That’s good, because Jarningen has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund it. It’s called Karvosti – the Witch Hammer and it’s 152 pages of adventure as the sequel to Thistle Hold. Even if you’re not playing […]
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Issue 3 of Irregular Magazine Now Available

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 1:00pm
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve seen a lot of you are traveling to Chicago for Adepticon. Many of the updates are coming from people sitting in airports, waiting for their flights. Well, if that’s where you’re at (or are anywhere that you can stop and read a digital magazine, really), you can fill up that […]
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Psyonix isn't on board with online Rocket League gambling

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 22 March 2017 - 12:39pm

Rocket League has been added to the list of games online gamblers can place bets on in Australia, but the game's developer Psyonix is less than pleased. ...

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Politics With Allies Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 12:00pm
Politics play a huge part in our lives, whether we’re thinking about them or not. Most of us have an opinion on how things are run and feel we could do better. But to do that, first you have to be elected. Politics With Allies lets you test your ability to be elected. It’s a […]
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For Honor dev: 'We never intended for players to unlock everything'

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 22 March 2017 - 11:56am

"[Unlocking everything] doesn't really make any sense." Game director Damien Kieken explained how the design philosophy behind For Honor led to its library of hard-to-get unlockables. ...

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Midweek Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 11:00am
Hey kids. I see from my friends feed that quite a lot of you are headed to Chicago for Adepticon. I really wish I was going. I would be, but there’s a bunch of proofing projects that are coming along, and I know how you gamers get if you have to wait even an extra […]
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Facebook set to challenge Twitch by adding PC livestreaming tools

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 22 March 2017 - 10:01am

Facebook is expanding its "Facebook Live" livestreaming platform to allow folks to stream from their PCs, making it much easier to stream game development and gameplay on the service. ...

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Warlord Games Posts Doctor Who Into The Time Vortex, an interview with Paul Sawyer (Part 3)

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 10:00am
Doctor Who is getting a couple new games this year. One of them is the miniatures skirmish game coming from Warlord Games. If you’re one of the many Who (see what I did there?) have been wishing they could just jump ahead and time and get it, you’ll be happy to see that there’s a […]
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews BT-1 and 0-0-0 Villain Pack for Imperial Assault

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 9:00am
These aren’t just not the droids you’re looking for, you want to make sure that they’re not the droids that are looking for you. While they might outwardly look like C-3P0 and R2-D2, don’t expect BT-1 and 0-0-0 to help you overthrow oppressive regimes. They’re going to be making their way to Imperial Assault and […]
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Antegods Design Update: Special Powers or Animal Instincts? - by Peter de Jong

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 22 March 2017 - 8:10am
Our game designer, Wytze, shares some plans that are in the works to make each character in Antegods have more personality.
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The Mass Effect Paradox - Love it, or hate them - by Nick Halme

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 22 March 2017 - 8:05am
Is it possible to respect developers while disliking some aspect of their work? Is criticism tantamount to disrespect? Why are we all so on edge after the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda?
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