Posts by Christopher Helton

About Christopher Helton

A geek blogger and rogue game designer. Lead writer for the Dorkland! blog (http: ) and co-publisher of the ENnie Awarding winning tabletop RPG company Battlefield Press, Inc.

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Now You Can Roleplay A Martian In GURPS: Mars Attacks

  Want to recreate your favorite scenes from the Mars Attacks movie or trading cards in your tabletop roleplaying game campaigns? Look no further than the upcoming GURPS: Mars Attacks supplement coming from Steve Jackson Games and Topps. Building on the success of Mars Attacks: The Dice Game, and the upcoming Mars Attacks: Ten-Minute Takedown dexterity game, brings the worlds of Mars […]

Rage Against The Demons In New D&D Adventure

Wizards of the Coast announced the next in its line of adventures for the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Rage of Demons will crossover into tabletop, console and computer games, as well as Wizards of the Coast's fiction line. "Rage of Demons is a huge storyline involving all expressions of Dungeons & Dragons, and […]

New Praetorians Brings Tomorrow's Soldiers Today To Comics

The first issue of New Praetorians reads like an early Image comic, but in the best of possible ways. Writer R.K. Syrus and artist Satine Phoenix crafted an energetic blend of super-powered beings and military action that was a hallmark of those giddy early days of Image Comics, and even better they manage to do […]

2015 Origins Awards Nominees Named For Hobby Games

The list of nominees for this year's Origins Awards have been announced by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design: Best Board Game Abyss-Asmodee, designed: by Bruno Cathala, Charles Chevallier The Battle of Five Armies-Ares Games, designed by: Roberto DiMeglio, Marco Maggi, and Francesco Nepitello Cash n Guns 2nd Edition-Repos Production, designed by: Ludovic Maublanc […]

Explore Mythic Realms With HeroQuest Glorantha From Moon Design

Glorantha is one of the oldest settings known to tabletop gaming, having first come to life in the board game White Bear and Red Moon published in 1975 by The Chaosium. It has since been used as the default setting for nearly every edition of the Runequest tabletop RPG, a video game called King of Dragon Pass. Originally called HeroWars, […]

Green Ronin Announces Dragon Age Tabletop RPG Core Rules

Previously available as a set of three boxed sets, Green Ronin Publishing has announced the release of a Core Rulebook for their Dragon Age Roleplaying Game. The official adaptation to tabletop gaming of the computer games from BioWare Games, the Dragon Age Roleplaying Game has been featured on Wil Wheaton's Tabletop web series as well. Written by Green Ronin publisher Chris Pramas (designer […]

A Mixed Bag Of Experiences At MegaCon 2015

Summer came early this year to Florida, making the weekend of MegaCon in Orlando a particularly steamy one. This is my second year now at the convention (purchased just recently by the company that runs FanExpo out of Canada), and it was a mixed bag for me as a writer about comics and conventions and […]

New Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Brings Elements Of Evil To Your Campaign

The newest campaign arc for the 5th edition of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying game from Wizards of the Coast is now available in your friendly local gaming/comic store. Inspired by one of the earliest large scale, "mega" adventures for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons,  Princes of the Apocalypse unleashes an ancient evil upon the lands of the Forgotten […]

Lankhmar: City Of Thieves Brings Fantasy Classic To The Savage Worlds RPG

With the upcoming Lankhmar: City of Thieves supplement, Pinnacle Entertainment brings the worlds of Fritz Lieber's classic fantasy characters Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser into the Savage Worlds tabletop roleplaying game. Full of setting material covering the world of Nehwon, the characters of the stories and how to play stories like those written by Lieber, Lankhmar: City of Thieves will be the […]

Battle New Psyker Eruptions And Mutant Uprisings In Enemies Within For The Dark Heresy RPG

The universe of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and Warhammer 40K is one of the richest settings in tabletop gaming. Stretching across novels, tabletop  games, comics, miniatures and video games, diverse hands have stirred the pot of Chaos, magic and adventure for over three decades now. Fantasy Flight Games announced the latest addition to this rich and growing setting, […]

The RPG Show For Geek & Sundry's Tabletop Channel Announced

Something very interesting has been happening for tabletop roleplaying games in Los Angles for the past week. Wil Wheaton's Tabletop web show started filming the new season of its RPG show. One of the stretch goals of the highly successful IndieGoGo campaign was to fund a season where Wheaton and others would play a roleplaying campaign. Now, the […]

Could Indiana Find Itself Without Gen Con In The Near Future?

By Christopher Helton In 2003 the Gen Con gaming convention moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. Will it be finding a new home again sooner than the 2020 that it has a contract with the city for? Last year Gen Con had a weekend turnstile attendance of 184,699 and unique attendance of 56,614. According to the CEO of Gen Con it […]

New Edition Of Blue Rose RPG Offers Inclusive And Diverse Gaming Opportunities

By Christopher Helton Tabletop roleplaying and hobby game publisher Green Ronin Publishing announced a new edition of their Blue Rose game. Blue Rose is a game that steps outside of the traditional Tolkien-esque high fantasy, or Howard-inspired Swords & Sorcery for a style of fantasy written by female authors such as Mercedes Lackey or Diane Duane instead. The […]

Take A Trip Into The Weird With A Black Hole Wizard

By Simon Berman Do you remember the feeling the first time you encountered something truly strange? Maybe it was the cover a copy of Heavy Metal Magazine stashed in the attic, a relic of your dad's misspent youth in the 70s. Or was it Dave Trampier's illustrations in the moldering pages of the original D&D […]

From Reaper Miniatures Comes A Giant Kaiju

By Christopher Helton Reaper Miniatures announced a number of things for retailers at the GAMA Trade Show, but probably the "biggest" announcement was for the Khanjira: The World Breaker "miniature." A part of the popular Bones line of polymer miniatures, Khanjira was sculpted by Jason Wiebe and stands over seven inches tall! This monster is more than a match for any band […]

Asmodee Starts Organized Play Program

By Christopher Helton The big announcement from Asmodee at the GAMA Trade Show this year is that they are entering into formal Organized Play. Organized Play, which is typically where tournament-style play occurs in stores and at conventions and sometimes has player rankings or prizes, is fairly common in other forms of tabletop gaming, like roleplaying games […]

New Settlers of Catan Edition Announced By Mayfair Games

By Christopher Helton   In what will definitely be a big announcement for fans of board games, Mayfair Games announced at the GAMA Trade Show that they will be making a new edition of the popular Settlers of Catan game. Coming in 2015, The Settlers of Catan® along with all of its expansions and 5-6 player extensions […]