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 More ripples from WotC OGL revision
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 07:38:17
Category: Dungeons & Dragons, Industry, Roleplaying Games
Wizards’ attempt to undo the OGL and break up the third-party publisher… uh, party, continues to have ripple effects across the tabletop roleplaying industry. Here’s more reactions: Free League has announced two new Open Game Licenses: a revised Year Zero Engine OGL, and one for the Dragonbane RPG. Competition for

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 Wizards’ D&D OGL revision, so far
Posted: Sat, 14 Jan 07:15:00
Category: D20, Dungeons & Dragons, Game Design
TL;DR – by WotC’s own admission, the OGL revision plan that was leaked last week caused such fear and anger in the tabletop roleplaying community, “it’s clear from the reaction that we rolled a 1.” Gotta wonder if undermining the gaming population’s faith in the brand, and sending reactionary waves

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 Diana Jones Award Disappears
Posted: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 01:40:20
Category: Game Design, Industry, Diana Jones Award
It would seem the iconic Diana Jones Award – made from the storied remains of the final copy of the Indiana Jones Roleplaying Game – has been misplaced by the postal system. According to the official press release, the pyramidal trophy was shipped from the 2019 winner (in Canada) to

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 Get Bob Ross art on Happy Little Magic cards
Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:25:29
Category: Card Games, Geek Culture, artists
As of 9 AM PST today, Magic: The Gathering fans can tap into some special game expansions, including cards with art by famed painter and chill dude Bob Ross. That’s right, the Bob Ross estate is providing art for a limited edition, print-to-order set of land cards for the CCG

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 OgreCave interview: Randy Angle on Gruesome Ghoulies
Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:15:06
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 can be a creepy guy with green skin AND throw

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 2020 Diana Jones Award honors Black Excellence in Gaming
Posted: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 06:12:34
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, the Award committee states: “We want to recognize the often-overlooked

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 Privateer Press going full sci-fi in Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika
Posted: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 03:20:37
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 takes players into space to fight for dominance. Warcaster will

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 Ptolus returning in new Kickstarter campaign
Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:19:23
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 back Ptolus, one of the most impressive D&D supplements ever,

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 Passing the Talisman Around: Licensing the Classics
Posted: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:47:19
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 first announcements to come from the team-up was on licensed

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 Chaosium founder Greg Stafford passes away
Posted: Sat, 13 Oct 2018 03:04:59
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 RuneQuest, Ghostbusters, Prince Valiant, and HeroQuest, and influence the entire

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 New details on Pathfinder Adventure Card Game redesign
Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:45:38
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 mind the main game won’t be changing too dramatically –

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 Gale Force 9 gets Dune license
Posted: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:25:32
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 before Legendary Pictures’ Dune movie in 2020. GF9 says it

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