Aug 092015
 

At Gen Con I had the chance to catch up with Scott Hill from Flying Frog Productions.  We chatted for about an hour so I broke it down into three parts.  This part we talk about the history of the frog, the philosophy of their business model and the story behind their name.

In Part 2 We focus on Shadows of Brimstone.

In Part three we talk about everything else the frog has to offer, Dark Gothic, their approach to game design – standards, and future releases.

I look forward to many great things from the “Frog”.

Aug 082015
 

Heath from Altered Reality tells us about the Gods and Monsters game live on Kickstarter.  These figs are beautiful and huge!

 

 

I had the chance to watch this at Gen Con and it looks promising.  I would have filmed it for you but my camera was out of juice.

Aug 052015
 

Thieves is a fast paced card game from Calliope in the near future. The goal is to get away with the most loot, but don’t get caught.

I will have more on this game for you in a couple of weeks.

Jul 292015
 

creHello! We’re the makers of Creative Clash.  We’d like to personally invite you to visit us at booth #2721 at Gen Con 2015!  We’ll be doing demos of our game and talking about what we have coming up next.

Creative Clash is a fast-paced card game that moves players through the ins, outs, and pitfalls of the creative advertising industry.  To win you need to grow your ego as big as possible, while making sure that your competitors stay humbled through the use of devious card mechanics.

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Jul 282015
 

GURPS Traveller License Expires

AUSTIN, Texas (July 23, 2015) – Since 1998, Steve Jackson Games has published GURPS Traveller source books under license from Far Future Enterprises. Traveller, a science fiction game of merchant princes and mercenaries, has long been a favorite of gamers everywhere. On December 31, 2015, Steve Jackson Games’ Traveller license will expire, and will not be renewed.

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Jul 262015
 

Ghostbusters by Cryptozoic

 

Not too long ago Cryptozoic did ran insane kickstarter to fund this game.  You can get a good look at Ghostbusters on Kickstarter.

 

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I love the look to this game.  But I have to admit I wouldn’t have found it if it wasn’t Ghostbusters.  This is the only Co-operative game that has really caught my eye this year.  The quality that is shown in the Kickstarter  looks to be high quality.  The miniatures look great and, for me, they can put the game over the top.

 

Jul 222015
 
WARPO RETURNS TO GEN CON WITH LEGENDS OF CTHULHU 

Slew of Activities includes All-Star Cthulhu Summit with Live Séance for the Ghost of H.P. Lovecraft, Cthulhu Costumed Character, Prizes and More!

CHICAGO, IL (July 22, 2015): Last year, Team Warpo attended Gen Con having just completed their successful Kickstarter to create the retro action figure line, Legends of Cthulhu, which has now become truly legendary. This year, Warpo returns to Gen Con as a proud recipient of Gen Con’s Marketing Fellowship, with a booth filled with Cthulhu activities and the critically acclaimed Legends of Cthulhu action figures, and as host of the epic Cthulhu All-Stars Summit, which will culminate in a live séance for the ghost of H.P. Lovecraft.

Warpo, along with co-sponsor Paizo, has assembled some of the industry’s leading Cth-experts to host the first Cthulhu All-Stars Summit, taking place Saturday at Noon in Paizo seminar room #233. Join moderators Paizo creative director James Jacobs and Warpo president Bryan Katzel, along with Sandy Petersen, Kenneth Hite, and occult expert Brandon Hodge, as they discuss the impact of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories and characters on popular culture and their work. The panel will hold some fantastic surprises, prizes, and will culminate with a live séance conducted by Brandon Hodge to entice Lovecraft himself to join the festivities.

Gen Con attendees will want to visit the Warpo booth (#2939 in the Exhibit Hall), where they will be greeted by the mighty Cthulhu himself, get their picture taken in front of the giant photo wall than puts them inside their own action figure packaging, and collect all four free daily Legends of Cthulhu buttons. Gen Con fans will also get their first look at the new 12” Cthulhu Standard Edition, 12” Cthulhu Glow in the Dark Edition, and the Legends of Cthulhu Collector Club Kit, all of which will be on display in the Warpo booth, and the full line of Legends of Cthulhu 3.75” action figures and select Kickstarter premiums, such as the LoC coloring book and posters, will be available for purchase.

Warpo’s costumed Cthulhu will be making his way around Gen Con, as well as hanging out in the Warpo booth, providing an opportunity for fans to take and post a pic to social media, with the hashtag #CthulhuIsComing. One lucky winner will be chosen from the social media feeds each day to win one of the Signature Series Legends of Cthulhu figures, and in the final drawing on Saturday, a chance to win the one-of-a-kind 12” Cthulhu Glow in the Dark Edition prototype. Winner must be present at the Warpo booth at the time of the drawing.

Gen Con, North America’s largest hobby gaming convention, takes place in Indianapolis, IN July 30 – August 2, 1015.

Legends of Cthulhu retro action figures are available at BigBadToyStore, Think Geek, comic book stores, and in toy and hobby shops nationwide.

Jul 072015
 

Steve Jackson Games Revives Zombie Dice Packaging

AUSTIN, Texas (7/06/2015) – Fans of Zombie Dice can breathe a sigh of relief; it’s returning after a brief period out of stock with brand-new packaging and improved components! New and improved Zombie Dice ships in September 2015. These are the improvements to the game . . . drumroll please:

·       What you see is what you get! All dice are now visible in the packaging.

·       Shiny new back cover design makes it super easy to pick up and play.

·       Improved dice cup (NOW FANCIER).

·       And that’s not all! It’s still only $13.13.

Details about the new packaging of Zombie Dice can be found here: http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archive/June_25_2015/Zombie_Dice_Is_BACK

“We’re really grateful to the fans who’ve supported Zombie Dice since its release in 2010,” said Phil Reed, Steve Jackson Games CEO. “We want the best in brain-eating fun for everyone!”

About Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with well over 5 million copies of the games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and Toon. Steve’s very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars’ worth of Kickstarter support in 2012 for a super-deluxe edition, which was released in late 2013.

Jul 032015
 

In this interview with Jim Samartino, from Everything Epic Games we discuss Secrets of the Lost Tomb. This includes Kickstarter fulfillment, game mechanics and Gen Con.

They have a lot of cool things planned for Gen Con.

Jun 122015
 

I had the Chance at Origins 201 to chat with Keith from Mr B Games about there recent Kickstarter WarQuest.

WarQuest is off to a promising start.  My initial impression was risk meets fantasy, but as the interview went along I realized that the mechanics are a lot more in depth than that.  I hope to bring you a real review very soon.