Holidays are over so about time to get back to it. Thanks to CJ for writing his Best of 2017, I’m working on mine so look forward to that.
Before that…MAGFest is this weekend! Not trying to do anything special but if you see me around LET’S PLAY SOME GAMES!
I mentioned in the recent Nothing Fancy video but if you missed it, the weekly RPG Dramas will be taking a little hiatus. There is one more HEX episode to be edited for 2017. Sadly it will not air this Friday. So slightly early hiatus, followed by an episode, followed by more of a hiatus to finish out the year.
I’m hoping the hiatus doesn’t extend too far into January but I’ll keep you posted on when to expect more episodes.
In the meantime, check out my PAXunplugged interview from this past weekend. It isn’t an RPG but there is some good stuff about upcoming/existing.
Fireball Island was a classic game growing up for me. As posted earlier, Restoration Games is remaking the game so much rejoicing is happening. They haven’t revealed much but at PAX Unplugged, I got to chat with them about the game.
Hit the jump to read what they told me…
Continue reading Restoration Games’ Fireball Island
PAX Unplugged is completed and what a time it was! While I was there I caught up with a couple game companies to talk about their games. I was able to record interviews with Baba Geek Games, Osprey Games, Leder Games, and Rule & Make.
Stream/DL them here: SoundCloud / iTunes / GooglePlay / Stitcher
Hit the jump to take a listen!
Continue reading Post-PAX: Unplugged 2017 Interviews
First day is done, free play section is closed down, time to get some sleep.
While I plan to do a little more in-depth discussion on this new convention, I can say it was a pretty good place to play games. Plenty of space and looked like a good amount of games to check out, though I can’t fully comment on that because I come prepared. Perhaps a little too prepared but fun was had!
Continue reading Day One of PAX Unplugged Complete
As I have mentioned a few times in the past, I will be at PAX Unplugged and reporting back with some interviews, random videos, pictures of games I’m playing, and more! Got to report on this new convention!
Feel free to say hi if you are there but if you are unable to attend, let me know if there is something you’d like to know or want me to check out for you. Hit the comments below and I’ll be sure to put it on a list…unless it is Dominion. Sorry, I just can’t.
The third ever WashingCon is a month away. If you didn’t see our post last year, it is DC’s first board game convention co-sponsored by the area’s friendly local game store, Labyrinth Games & Puzzles. It is a nice convention full of a gaming good time. Tickets are available and they are looking for volunteers.
We did a fun, little meta-game last year with prizes. Stay tuned to our website to see if we decide to do something. In the mean time, hit the jump for the press release and more on what will be going on at the con.
Continue reading WashingCon 3 is a Month Away
And by some I mean a LOT!
PAX Unplugged looks like it will be a lot of fun and it is good to see that board game companies appear to be head over heals ready to support this new endeavor. From giants like Wizards of the Coast and CMON to lesser known companies like PulsArt Studios, Hero Forge, and Nauvoo Games… the number & type of exhibitors is great & varied.
I’m anxious to attend and cover some of what goes on there. Is there any companies you hope to see and/or I should cover?
Hit the jump for the full list of exhibitors and press release!
Continue reading PAX Unplugged Has Got Some Exhibitors (Updated)
PAX Unplugged is PAX’s first convention devote exclusively to board games. Three days dedicated to our lovely, little hobby in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are on sale now and the dates are November 17-19. Check out more details on their site.
I’ll be there with a press badge representing NTBoardGames. Hope to do some video recording, maybe talk to people, and of course play some sweet games! Don’t be a stranger!
I know, I know — another Cthulhu game. I realize I just talked at length about one, but I do have something of a confession to make. I’m a sucker for Lovecraft, well… anything… but especially games. I know they spawn like flies in the realm of tabletop, and I know not a single one truly encapsulates the gloom and doom of inescapable horror. The theme is getting close to the point of supersaturation, and yet the Mythos’ rate of use continues to grow. Even as I saw this game at Origins Game Fair, I rolled my eyes and let out an audible sigh… but knew deep down that I was going to play it. And I did. Because of course I did. What I didn’t expect was this particular game stands out not for its theme, but for its twist on a familiar mechanic. Continue reading Weekly Spotlight: Lost in R’lyeh