‘Nevermore': Hate-Drafting at Its Finest


There’s an art to drafting—obviously you hope to keep whatever’s best for you, but sometimes it’s worth keeping something just because you know your opponent really needs it. That’s called “hate drafting,” and it really shines in ‘Nevermore.’ Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Timing Is Everything in ‘Loop, Inc.’


Working at a time travel agency isn’t always glamorous, but it has its perks. At the end of the day, if you didn’t hit your numbers, you can just go back and do it again. And at the end of the day, if you didn’t hit your numbers, you can just go back and do it again. And at the end of the day … Welcome to ‘Loop, Inc.’ Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Tiny Epic Kingdoms: Heroes’ Call’


Gamelyn Games started its ‘Tiny Epic’ series of games by Scott Almes just a year and a half ago, and it has already funded three different games. Now Almes and Gamelyn are revisiting the world of ‘Tiny Epic Kingdoms’ with an expansion: ‘Heroes’ Call.’ Continue reading

If You Want Awesome Rolls, You Need Awesome Dice

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Gaming may be mostly about getting together with friends and family and having a good time exploring strategy, role-playing, wit, and wordplay, but for the dedicated player, it can also be about the tools you use to play. And what tool is more important to a gamer than dice? Along comes this Kickstarter campaign for Awesome Dice. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 011: ‘Story Cubes’


In this episode we start off playing with Owen’s Uncle Goose Alphabet Blocks. He’s at the point now where he is being very creative with them–throw a couple blocks together and its a pirate ship or giraffe. We then played with our Rory’s Story Cubes MAX. We don’t have any of the other sets, just the MAX set which has over-sized story dice. They are a ton of fun! Continue reading

‘Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana’ Recap: Episode 2


‘Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana’ continues this week with the release of Episode 2 (that also contains a one-minute recap of Episode 1 along with the show’s opening narration/animation.) Once again, game master Wil Wheaton takes his four players on a tour of his new world, Valkana, and introduces them to new characters, new locales, and new enemies in this magic-mixed-with-science setting. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Apotheca’


The Apothecaries have invited you, the apprentices, to join their secret potion society. Stash ingredients in the marketplace, and use apothecaries you’ve recruited to manipulate the ingredients. Be the first to craft three potions, and you’ll gain entry to ‘Apotheca.’ Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #12: Exploring the ‘Realms’ of Tony DiTerlizzi’s Imagination

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Today’s Bounded Enthusiasm episode is an interview with Tony DiTerlizzi, one of my favorite author-illustrators and a semi-regular guest on the podcast. We talk about his new book of RPG art and his upcoming picture book with Mo Willems. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Monstrous’


Do you ever get so mad that you want to just throw your cards across the table? I’ve got just the game for you: ‘Monstrous.’ You get to play as a wrathful Greek god, throwing your mythical beasts down at those puny mortals below. Continue reading

‘Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana’ Recap: Episodes 0 and 1


Geek & Sundry’s newest show, ‘Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana,’ kicked off this week with not one, but two episodes–Episode 0 appeared on the radar shortly before Episode 1, giving viewers a twenty minute rundown of the settings and the rules for the new RPG show while also providing a brief summary of the basics of roleplaying games before introducing the four players and their roles in the game. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Cosmic Kaboom’

Cosmic Kaboom

The thing about interstellar travel is that it always seems to lead to war—in this case, four factions have discovered how to make a giant, planet-destroying bomb (not a Death Star) and are using it to attack each other. Time to brush off your flicking skills and cause a ‘Cosmic Kaboom.’ Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Pedion Modular Terrain System

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The Pedion Modular Prepainted Terrain System for RPGs and Wargames appears to be a beautiful solution for anyone looking for a flexible and interesting battlefield for miniatures. Continue reading