Tabletop Gaming

A Sibling Rivalry Emerges: February & March In Pandemic Legacy

Last weekend I sat down to a nice glass of wine, and some Pandemic Legacy. Sounds pretty great, right? Well…one needs a glass of wine when they're about to embark on another month of this high stress, exciting game. For those of you who don't know what the game is all about, here's the basic […]

"When The Game Tells Us" Initial Reactions To Beginning The Journey Of Pandemic Legacy

Last night I experienced the beginning of the tabletop board game Pandemic Legacy, which is a follow up the original game, Pandemic. Except this version takes things to an all new level. The premise of the game finds you in our world on the brink of disaster. In Pandemic Legacy, your disease fighting team must keep four deadly diseases at […]

Paradox Interactive Acquires White Wolf Publishing

By Christopher Helton Shocking news in tabletop gaming came down the other day as it was announced that Paradox Interactive, publishers of video games like Crusader Kings II and Magika, had acquired White Wolf Publishing and the related Vampire: The Masquerade and World of Darkness rights brands from CCP Games. The deal for White Wolf […]

Bleeding Gen Con: This Year's Must Have Games At Gen Con

By Christopher Helton Wednesday I will be in Indianapolis, Indiana for the "Best Four Days In Gaming," Gen Con. The convention itself doesn't start until Thursday, but the fun starts on Wednesday night. Last year, as the lead in to my covering Gen Con for the first time for Bleeding Cool, I put together a list of some […]

Tony DiTerlizzi To Be Artist Guest Of Honor At Gen Con

by Christopher Helton Gen Con is coming. In just over a week I will be in scenic Indianapolis, Indiana, soaking in the local charm, heavy carbohydrate foods (always helpful to the geeky waistband) and, of course, The Best Four Days In Gaming. One of the high points of that will be getting to see artist Tony […]

Green Ronin's Inclusive Tabletop RPG Blue Rose's Last Few Days On Kickstarter

By Christopher Helton Depending on whom you ask, Green Ronin's Blue Rose tabletop roleplaying game is the best…or the worst…thing to happen to roleplaying. Originally published 10 years ago, the idea behind Blue Rose was to do some things differently than with other fantasy roleplaying games. First off, it would be about different sorts of fantasy that informed […]

SDCC '15: John Carter Comes To Tabletop Gaming

By Christopher Helton Coming out of the Edgar Rice Burroughs panel at San Diego Comic-Con came the announcement that the John Carter property was being licensed for tabletop gaming. Modiphius Entertainment (licensee of Gerry Anderson's The Thunderbirds for board roleplaying games, Robert E. Howard's Conan for roleplaying, the DUST Adventures roleplaying game) will aggressively produce various tabletop games using the characters and settings […]

2015 Diana Jones Award For Excellence In Gaming Shortlist Announced

By Christopher Helton With Gen Con  at the end of the month, award season for tabletop roleplaying games is in full swing. Last week the ENnies were announced, to no small amount of controversy, and today the Diana Jones Award shortlist has been announced. While, like with any award, the games included (or excluded)  can generate controversy, but […]

Where Will You Be When Free RPG Takes Place?

By Christopher Helton Saturday, June 20th is the eighth annual Free RPG Day, and where will you be? Much like the bigger, and better known, Free Comic Book Day, Free RPG Day is when retailers and publishers come together to spread the good word of tabletop roleplaying and hopefully bring in a new player or two while doing […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Enter HeroClix Fray

By Christopher Helton At the opening of the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio today WizKids (makers of the popular HeroClix games) announced a partnership with Nickelodeon to produce games based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Games will include HeroClix and DiceMaster games based on the TMNT properties. According to the information released, the games will cover "all iterations of the comics […]

Pinnacle Entertainment Shoots The Sixth Gun Through Kickstarter

By Christopher Helton As we've reported already, The Sixth Gun comic from creators Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, and published by Oni Press is going to be made into a tabletop roleplaying game. Coming from Pinnacle Entertainment, the Sixth Gun Role-Playing Game will use the popular and award winning Savage Worlds game. Last year at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]