Boardcraft, the popular buildable tabletop game from former Ionstorm founder CEO Todd Porter, has sets its sights on the world sword and sorcery with the upcoming Boardcraft Fantasy Dungeon. This new set of tiles will transform the Boardcraft system into a fantastic realm filled with deep dungeons, brave heroes, and terrifying monsters that one would expect of the fantasy genre.<>
Those looking to get their hands on over 100 of these fantasy tiles can pledge $150 or more to the Boardcraft Kickstarter. Those willing to chip in a little less can also get the files to print these same tiles on a [...]
The Trading Card Game (TCG) genre has grown and shrunk since the introduction of Magic: the Gathering over twenty years ago. First came a massive flood of similar games including Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! in the mid to late 90’s, and then again just a few short years ago with the entry of Bushiroad, makers of such games as Cardfight!! Vanguard and Future Card Buddy Fight into the American marketplace. Joining the ranks of these popular games is Force of Will, which makes its debut in America on February 13th after a successful run last year in Europe and Australia.
In Force of Will, [...]
As a longtime tabletop gamer, I am always looking out for interesting new ways to approach Role Playing Games. I have played on several systems in my time, including traditional Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, the Star Wars RPG system, and the Vampire system. But today, we are going to take a quick look at an upcoming system that requires a lot less learning, but no less experience.
Enter The Shadowside and its accompanying system, Destiny, are unique in that they are not your traditional tabletop RPG. Because I am more interested in the system rather than the setting, I am going to go more in-depth on this matter as the setting is secondary to the gameplay — you can [...]
For as long as violent media has existed, there have been those who believe that exposure to it is the driving force behind a majority of real-world crimes. When Columbine High School was tragically attacked by two of its own students, many news outlets were quick to blame the perpetrators’ behavior on their self-professed love of video games, namely Doom and Wolfenstein. While further analysis eventually found no credible evidence to support that theory, it begun an epidemic of media blaming nearly every violent crime on video games —and the occasional movie— if it was found that the perpetrator had even a passing interest.
Christopher Ferguson, a researcher [...]
Today we have a very special interview to share with all of our readers. Mark Rosewater, the Head Designer of legendary trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about the game, where it is going in the near future, and how to be a good game designer.
But first, before we get to the interview, some background about the Magic and the people who make it.
Magic: The Gathering is the world’s first collectable card game, introduced by Wizards of the Coast in 1993 with the release of the set now known as “Alpha.” The game, in which players take on the role of [...]
Every year Guinness, everyone’s favorite purveyor of booze turned chronicler of world records, puts out a special volume devoted to recognizing the best and brightest in the world of gaming. This year, the book is filled to the brim with more records then ever before, and a few special sections especially for gamers and their ilk. Now, if you shall, then lets take a look inside the book and find out what awaits us when the book arrives in stores on November 6th.HUNDREDS OF NEW AND UPDATED RECORDS – As ever, the world’s best-selling gaming annual features the world’s greatest gaming records. These include the Longest videogame marathon on Minecraft (24 hours 10 minutes), [...]
Developer: Stainless Games Publisher: Wizards of the Coast Release Date: July 16, 2015
Nation, it should come to no surprise Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers is a game I have been eyeing for quite some time. I have been playing Magic for years (and other trading card games besides) but I never actually tried one of the yearly “Duels” games because they never let you work on your own decks. Sure, there were plenty of decks to unlock and choose from; a little alteration could be done here and there, and I think last years edition even had a draft system in place. Regardless, it was never quite enough to draw me in.
Of course, Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers [...]