Shout it From the Tabletop
Examiner.com explains “10 Reasons Why We Won’t Fund Your Crowdsourced Game”
This is the sort of article that experienced KS watchers, like Chris, already know. But it’s a good introduction to the kinds of game projects to stay clear of.
London’s The Guardian publishes yet another great article about our hobby. “Blood on the living room table: Why I still love the Game of Thrones board game”
It’s a well-explained discussion of the game, showing both its complexities and its rewards. And it’s easy to forget that the game was based on the books, released as it was a full 8 years before they hit the small screen.
IDW is releasing its first fantasy game in July: Awesome Kingdom: The Tower of Hateskull.
The title is a clue that the game will be somewhat tongue-in-cheek, though a good deal more subtle than Munchkin. The box cover puts me in mind of Don Bluth’s cartoon fantasy video game, Dragon’s Lair.
The hip RPG game Numenera is breaking new ground with “Weird Discoveries.”
It’s a book of instant adventures which simplifies the job of GMs. The promise is that this accessory will shorten an adventure’s setup time to the same as setting up a board game
Awards season is coming up, with two of the biggies, Origins & Dice Tower, releasing their lists of nominations.
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For best game of the year, the two organizations share only one title: Dead of Winter. Won’t be too hard to predict the winner of both those contests.
At the Table
Gamer FAQ: Game Designers
Listen to Episode 67
- Shout it from the Tabletop: 4:15
- Acquisition Disorders: 13:52
- At the Table with BGA: 22:56
- Feature: Gamer FAQ: Game Designers: 39:10
- Final Round: Which game designer would you want to design your life?
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