July 26, 2017

The Future of ‘Car Wars’ is Now!

When the original Car Wars game of futuristic automotive combat was released in 1980 it struck a chord with gaming audiences and quickly became a best-seller. The game had been inspired by the Alan Dean Foster short story “Why Johnny Can’t Speed” and fit right into a popular culture battle car movement that included movies […]

Gaming

WizKids Announces Upcoming ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Rock, Paper, Wizard’ Card Game

The Dungeon Crawl board game genre was firmly established by Dave Megarry’s classic Dungeon. In an interview with Jon Peterson, Megarry describes Dungeon as a board game presentation of the Dungeons & Dragons gaming environment, but that is only partly true. While it is accurate that Dungeon presents the same basic milieu as Dungeons & Dragons, adventurers fighting monsters […]

Card Games , Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Roleplaying Games

Auroch Digital Bringing Classic Sci-Fi Wargame ‘Ogre’ Back to Computer Screens

Fans of the classic science fiction wargame Ogre were given a pleasant surprise in 2012 when Steve Jackson Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for a $100 Designer’s Edition. The Designer’s Edition was a well planned “premium upgrade” and the Kickstarter campaign raised $923,680. The original version of Ogre  was the game that sparked the Microgaming boom of […]

Computer Gaming , Gaming , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction , Wargames

Munchkin News — Comic Books and Pathfinder Deluxe Editions…Oh My!

Steve Jackson often jokes about how he can invest in riskier ventures like the OGRE Designer’s Edition now that Steve Jackson Games is pulling in all that  “Munchkin Money.” There can be no doubt about it, the Munchkin card game has been very good to Steve Jackson Games and has become the cornerstone of their […]

Comic Books , Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Roleplaying Games

Episode 157: Adventure Maximus!

Game designer Francis Hogan stopped by to discuss his family friendly role playing game Adventure Maximus! This exciting role playing game allows kids to easily create characters, plan and run adventures, find treasures and be heroes! Like most role playing games Adventure Maximus! inspires creativity and problem solving, but unlike computer and console based rpgs it provides quality face […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Roleplaying Games

From Game to Film — INSPECTRES: Ghostbusters Meets the Office

The good folks at Reactor 88 studios have launched a Kickstarter to fund the DVD/digital distribution of their film INSPECTRES. I was invited to screen early footage of the film at Gen Con in 2012 and thought that the film compared well with other gamer film fare. Which is to say that it is rough […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Movies , Roleplaying Games

Beyond Space Opera-punk: FRAGGED EMPIRE

What if Harry Seldon had never formed the Foundation? What if an interstellar empire decided to create an “inheritor race” instead of a Foundation? What if Cyberpunk style Megacorporations were the cause of interstellar collapse and the force that was rebuilding societies as they once more reach for the stars? These are some of the questions […]

Gaming , Geek News , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction

Episode 152: Modiphius Discusses Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, and Fate

Modiphius is an exciting gaming company that has a wide range of products to explore, including a terrifying vision of World War Two entitled Achtung! Cthulhu, a roleplaying setting for Call of Cthulhu and Savage Worlds. We are re-booting the fantastic sci-fi dieselpunk world of Mutant Chronicles with the 3rd Edition of the roleplaying game, bringing you the Fate Core release of Sarah […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction

Why I’m Backing Blue Dungeon Tiles on Kickstarter

While the fact that I’ve backed 132 projects on Kickstarter might lead one to believe that I am not particularly picky when it comes to choosing projects to support, I can assure you that for a project to get my attention it has to do something special. I have pretty much given up on supporting […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Roleplaying Games

Burning Empires Seeks to Provide Rich 4X Experience in Reasonable Playing Time

I love 4X games of all varieties. The combination of explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate makes for a rich gaming environment and allows for robust narrative backgrounds as well as narrative play experiences. Master of Orion 1&2 are among my favorite video games. Twilight Imperium, Space Empires 4X, and the decidedly old school Stellar Conquest […]

Gaming , Geek News , Science Fiction

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