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 OgreCave interview: Randy Angle on Gruesome Ghoulies
Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 08:15:06
Category: Crowdfunding, Interviews, Roleplaying Games
Today OgreCave was just minding its own business, and suddenly had a Random Encounter (interview) with Randy Angle of Hoppsbusch Games. Just in time for the Halloween season, Hoppsbusch is Kickstarting a silly and spooky RPG, Gruesome Ghoulies, wherein you

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 2020 Diana Jones Award honors Black Excellence in Gaming
Posted: Wed, 29 Jul 22:12:34
Category: Conventions, Game Design, Industry
This year’s Diana Jones Award has been announced, and it repairs some mistakes of the past with its list of honorees. For 2020, the Diana Jones Award committee has recognized the concept of Black Excellence in Gaming. In the announcement,

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 Privateer Press going full sci-fi in Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika
Posted: Thu, 20 Feb 19:20:37
Category: Miniatures Games, miniatures, Privateer Press
Perhaps it was inevitable. After many years of stylish fantasy roleplaying and miniatures goodies, Privateer Press is going sci-fi with Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika. Set in the far future of the Iron Kingdoms, home to the Warmachine and Hordes game systems, Warcaster

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 Ptolus returning in new Kickstarter campaign
Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 10:19:23
Category: Crowdfunding, D20, Dungeons & Dragons
Sometimes, you spot an impressive gamebook on a friend’s shelf, and wish you could take it home with you because it’s out of print, and you’ll never get your buddy to part with it. Thankfully, Monte Cook Games is bringing

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 Passing the Talisman Around: Licensing the Classics
Posted: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 10:47:19
Category: Board Games, Computer and Console Games, Game Design
So you may have heard of the collaborations between The Op (formerly USAopoly, best known for its hundreds of versions of Monopoly) and Games Workshop (best known for Warhammer 40K and numerous fantasy or sci-fi board games). One of the

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 Chaosium founder Greg Stafford passes away
Posted: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 19:04:59
Category: Game Design, Geek Culture, Industry
Founder of Chaosium and longtime game industry trailblazer Greg Stafford passed away yesterday. Greg founded Chaosium to get his work on the fantasy world of Glorantha published, and from there went on to design Pendragon, co-design the roleplaying games of

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 New details on Pathfinder Adventure Card Game redesign
Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 08:45:38
Category: Card Games, Pathfinder, Reviews
In his latest Design Diary blog post, Paizo’s Lead Adventure Card Game Designer Mike Selinker describes some of the adjustments gamers can expect in the revised edition of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. Fans of the game should keep in

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 Gale Force 9 gets Dune license
Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:25:32
Category: Board Games, Industry, Roleplaying Games
Gale Force Nine has reached an agreement with the Herbert Estate to publish tabletop games based on the Dune property. This will include a roleplaying game in late 2019, as well as board and miniatures games timed to release just

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 It’s Morphin’ Time as Power Rangers Kickstarter launches
Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:22:18
Category: Board Games, Crowdfunding, Miniatures Games
Early yesterday, Renegade Game Studios unleashed the Kickstarter for Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, a new cooperative board game based on Saban’s beloved series TV series. In just over 24 hours, the crowdfunding campaign has amassed pledges reaching more

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 2018 Origins Award winners
Posted: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 09:59:33
Category: Board Games, Card Games, Dungeons & Dragons
You’ve already read through the 2018 Origins Award nominees, right? And played all of them, as you were instructed? Okay, good – let’s proceed. As always, congratulations to all the nominees. Here’s the winners: 2018 Origins Award winners Best Board

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 2018 Origins Award nominees announced
Posted: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 08:44:48
Category: Board Games, Card Games, Conventions
The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design has announced their 2018 Origins Award nominees. There will also be Fan Favorite categories, voted on by attendees of the Origins Game Fair (as usual). Let’s peruse the list, shall we? Then,

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 2018 Spiel des Jahres nominees announced
Posted: Tue, 15 May 2018 22:46:26
Category: Board Games, Card Games, Game Design
This year’s nominees for the Spiel des Jahres – Germany’s Game of the Year, a highly regarded title in tabletop gaming – have been announced, along with nominees for the Kennerspiel des Jahres (“Expert Game of the Year”, intended for

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