Jun 232017
 

This is just insane!

Gen Con Approaching Badge Sellout for Historic 50th Convention

INDIANAPOLIS (June 23, 2017) Gen Con, the largest and longest running hobby gaming convention in North America, will begin to cap 2017 badge sales if current trends hold. The company recommends that interested attendees purchase 4-Day and Single Day badges soon to guarantee entry to Gen Con 50. Those interested can purchase badges at gencon.com while supplies last.

“Gen Con has prepared to host the largest convention in its 50-year history,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO of Gen Con. “I would like to thank all the attendees who have decided to celebrate this historic year with us. To continue providing the best attendee experience, we have decided to carefully control badge sales, and we will begin capping badges when we reach our internal attendance estimates.”
The convention has capped Trade Day and other individual badge types previously in Indianapolis, but has never limited 4-Day or Single Day badge sales.

“Gen Con 50 is the 15th year the convention has been hosted in Indy. With record-setting attendance and continued expansion into Lucas Oil Stadium, this year’s show will surely surpass last year’s $71 million in economic impact for Central Indiana,” said Leonard Hoops, President & CEO of Visit Indy.

Gen Con 50 will take place August 17-20, 2017 in the Indiana Convention Center, at Lucas Oil Stadium, and at participating hotels. The convention will feature more than 500 exhibitors, more than 17,000 events, and an exclusive concert from Grammy-winning recording artist They Might Be Giants.

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Jun 032017
 

Fireside Games is thrilled to announce the release of Kaiju Crush on November 1, 2017. Designed by Tim Armstrong and Justin De Witt (creator of Castle Panic), Kaiju Crush is a light strategy game with limited grid movement, shared objectives, and intransitive combat on a modular board.

Players choose 1 of 4 giant monsters to play and proceed to crush buildings and fight other kaiju for victory points. On each player’s turn, they choose to play either their own Movement Card or the Shared Movement Card to land on and crush a City Tile (a building). The player picks up the City Tile and drops a Territory Marker in its place. City Tiles score different points and Territory Markers can yield victory points based on Objective Cards, such as connected or unconnected Territory Markers, the number of City Tile Groups a player claims, and shapes created on the city grid.
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Stream of Annihilation for D&D

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May 172017
 

Dungeons & Dragons loves the amazing video streams produced by our fans. This community-generated live-play highlights what’s fantastic about D&D—sitting down together with your friends to tell a grand story!

 

To celebrate, we’ve invited a bunch of D&D streamers and luminaries to Seattle, Washington to hang out and roll some dice on June 2nd and 3rd! This two-day event is called the Stream of Annihilation and it’s two full days of streaming that D&D fans won’t want to miss. We’ll have folks from Misscliks, Maze Arcana, Critical Role, and Dice, Camera, Action with Chris Perkins, not to mention international gaming groups like Yogscast’s HighRollers (U.K.) and Dragon Friends (Australia).

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Rogue Heroes and Palladium Books launched The Rifts Board Game

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May 172017
 

www.kickstarter.com/projects/rogueheroes/rifts-board-game
A Press Release from Rogue Heroes and Palladium Books®
! A typical game lasts 90 minutes.
! 3 different ways to play:
– Campaign (Players vs Mission Director)
– Skirmish (Player vs Player)
– Head to Head (card combat; only 15-20 minutes to play).
! 32 mm miniatures. Detailed and posed for combat.
! Iconic Rifts® characters like the Red Borg, Juicer, Ley Line
Walker, Mind Melter, Dead Boys, Dog Boys and more.
! Powerful and dynamic artwork for cards, maps, and rule book.
! Stretch goals expand the number and type of characters, miniatures,
cards and fun added to the game with additional heroes
and enemies.

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PAIZO ANNOUNCES UK GAMES EXPO LINEUP

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May 172017
 

PAIZO ANNOUNCES UK GAMES EXPO LINEUP
REDMOND, WA (May 16, 2017): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today the line-up of gaming activities for 2017 UK Games Expo, taking place in Birmingham, UK June 2 – 4, 2017.

As a first-time Associate Sponsor of the convention, Paizo is hosting game demos in the Exhibition Hall.  Come join staffers as they present the Mummy’s Mask Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and the highly anticipated forthcoming Starfinder Roleplaying Game, a science-fantasy adventure set in the far future of the Pathfinder universe. Explore new worlds, pilot spacecraft, and meet the alien races of Starfinder. Game demos will take place in the trade hall daily at Paizo booth #B4.

In addition, Pathfinder Society, the world’s largest organized play program with more than 70,000 players, returns to UK Games Expo. The schedule includes nearly 90 Pathfinder gaming events, including the European premiere of the multi-table modular special scenario 8-99A: The Solstice Scar (version A) on Saturday evening.  All Pathfinder Society events take place in the Westminister Suite.

“I’m excited Paizo is coming to UK Games Expo. Through panels, Pathfinder Society games, and booth demonstrations, I’m looking forward to sharing Paizo’s games with Expo attendees,” says Tonya Woldridge, Pathfinder Society Organized Play coordinator.

Woldridge and Starfinder developer Amanda Hamon Kunz join an all-star adventuring party in Syrinscape’s fast and fun Live RPG Plus gaming experience, a live game where the audience dictates the action. Tickets are now available from UKGE.

Paizo will also be hosting the following panels:

Pathfinder 101 Friday 12:00pm 1:00pm Toute Suite
Starfinder Friday 2:00pm 3:00pm Pavillion
Pathfinder 101 Friday 4:00pm 5:30pm Piazza 1
Ask the Paizo GM’s Saturday 12:00pm 1:00pm Piazza 1
Starfinder Saturday 2:00pm 3:00pm Pavillion
Paizo 2017 and beyond Sunday 2:00pm 3:00pm Toute Suite

About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.

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Chaosium at UK Games Expo

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May 172017
 

For the second year, Chaosium offers Games Expo UK attendees a Cthulhu workshop, games, and a glimpse at Glorantha. Plus the latest releases at the Chaosium Booth, including Pulp Cthulhu, The Two Headed Serpent and H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu for Beginning Readers.

Friday 12.00pm (SEM2957) in Piazza 1.

Chaosium’s Rick Meints and Michael O’Brien reveal secrets about the forthcoming return of RuneQuest, the epic tabletop roleplaying game set in Greg Stafford’s world of Glorantha.

Saturday 1.00pm (SEM3009) in PIazza 1. 

Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu RPG Line Editor, Mike Mason (Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition, Dark Heresy 1st Edition) leads a workshop on constructing terrifying horror adventures. Mike will be joined by Lynne Hardy (Achtung! Cthulhu, Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks) to run an informal session about designing and writing horror scenarios, as well as answering questions on writing for the gaming industry in general.
Cult of Chaos
 
 
Members of Chaosium’s volunteer game masters’ programme, the Cult of Chaos, are running a variety of Call of Cthulhu and HeroQuest Glorantha games throughout the convention. More than a dozen of these games will be Call of Cthulhu. Although no spaces remain for “Force of Will”, Sunday morning’s exclusive and unpublished scenario run by Mike Mason, attendees can check for available spaces to pre-book a spot via http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/bookevents.php?category=rpg.

To find out more about the mythic worlds Chaosium has to offer, drop by Stand C5 (NEC Hall 1) at National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham  2-4 June, or visit www.chaosium.com.

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Ninja Division brings us My Little Pony

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Apr 052017
 

My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria is a storytelling pen and paper game for 2 to 6 players. Players create and role-play as pony heroes who explore and seek adventure in the various lands of Equestria. Guided by a Game Master (GM), players adventure together and use the magic of friendship to overcome obstacles as they learn more about each other and the world around them.
With a full-color, hardback, 152-page rulebook outlining character creation, scenarios, play, Tails of Equestria brings My Little Pony to life for all who love the magic-filled world of Equestria. Using the rulebook, players are encouraged to create their own pony that represents them. Armed with core skills and special abilities, each player then ventures into the world with their pony peers, forging deeper friendships as they help one another in the whimsical world  they create through every action they take.
MY LITTLE PONY: TOKENS OF FRIENDSHIP LAUNCHES APRIL 21ST

 
My Little Pony: Tokens of Friendship is a game expansion and collector’s item for the storytelling pen and paper game, My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria. Featuring 12 Friendship gemstones and an embossed drawstring bag for storage, Tokens of Friendship enhances gameplay by making it more tactile and visual.

Fragments of pure crystallized Friendship are not only tokens of Friendship earned in My Little Pony, they are also beautiful gifts to friends and denote a pony of character in the wide lands of Equestria. Tokens of Friendship serve a vital role, allowing players to share their friendship and grow stronger through the bonds of unity and togetherness.

My Little Pony: Tokens of Friendship is an expansion in a growing line of fun, family-friendly My Little Pony products proudly produced by River Horse and Shinobi 7, and sold by Ninja Division. This product requires the My Little Pony: Tails for Equestria rulebook to use. Strongly supported with future adventure books, character cards, and game tokens, My Little Pony and it’s growing line of gaming products are sure to unite all in the bonds of friendship!
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CUBICLE 7 PARTNERS WITH MAKE BELIEVE GAMES ON CTHULHU MYTHOS RPG

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Apr 042017
 
SigilandSign1CUBICLE 7 PARTNERS WITH MAKE BELIEVE GAMES ON CTHULHU MYTHOS RPG
COMPANY TO PUBLISH NEW TAKE ON HORROR GAMING
UK games publisher Cubicle 7 Entertainment has forged a partnership agreement with Make Believe Games, the company of legendary Vampire: The Masquerade creator Mark Rein-Hagen. They have announced their intention to release a tabletop roleplaying game inspired by the cosmic horror of writers like H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth.
In Unspeakable: Sigil & Sign expectations are flipped on their heads, and players take the role of cultists, members of an apparently evil organization, dedicated to the destruction of mundane reality. The game explores the multifaceted themes of what it means to be monsters, looking out on a world that is as disturbing and maddening to them as they are to it.

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President’s 2005 Tax Returns

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Apr 022017
 

 

 

Cheapass Games Releases President’s 2005 Tax Returns

 

Seattle, WA—April 1, 2017. Cheapass Games have come into possession of shocking and revelatory documents concerning their own president’s financial dealings as well as possible ties to domestic powers.

These documents are coming to light during what can only be described as a tumultuous and scandal-ridden period, James Ernest’s first 100 days of his twenty-second year as president of Cheapass Games.

Before linking to these documents, we want to let you know that what they contain is groundbreaking and shocking. And you are not going to see them anywhere else. Just here.
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Mini’s for Fragged Empire

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Apr 012017
 
WOW! Minis for Wade Dyer’s awesome Fragged Empire RPG.
Modelled in resin these 28mm, Heroic Scale Miniatures are the perfect accompaniment to Fragged Empire’s far future indie RPG, which chronicles the fates of four non-human races as they seek to build a new society and begin life again amongst the stars, after barely surviving a genocidal war with their creators.
The Fragged Empire minis line is available on Modiphius.net where you can also discover the Fragged Empire core book, and awesome adventures like Let Sleeping Gods Lie, Genetic Spectres and Alien Flame.

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