Post-PAX Unplugged Decompression

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I’m back from PAX Unplugged! Well, technically I got back around midnight on Sunday, but I had to sleep a bit before going back to the day job, shopping for Thanksgiving, and finally getting a few quiet moments with the wife and kids. The show was amazing, and I’m eternally thankful for both Thundergryph Games and Geek Fever Games for …

PAX Unplugged Mainstage Events Detailed

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The first-ever PAX Unplugged, a PAX dedicated to tabletop gaming, is just a few weeks away (Nov. 17-19) and I couldn’t be more excited! Today some announcements about featured events from Penny Arcade’s Acquisitions Inc., Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role, and Wizards of the Coast’s Dice, Camera, Action came through and I figured I’d share the details. These are pretty much …

Yu-Gi-Oh! October Releases and New York Comic Con Exclusives

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It’s October and that means it’s time for new Yu-Gi-Oh! releases. New York Comic Con is also this month, and there’s some extra goodies in store for goodies at the convention. The Legendary Dragon Decks Collector’s Set arrives on Friday, October 6 and comes with a 40-card Main Deck, and two Extra Decks to match. Each of the Decks comes …

Boston FIG 2017 – Shiki

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One of the first games to catch my eye on my initial walkthrough of the Boston FIG floor was Shiki by Lido Labs. Shiki is a card drafting game where players are trying to create Haikus, each round creating a line of their poem. Bonus points are awarded at the end of the game for players who can stick to …

Boston FIG 2017 – Susurrus: Season of Tides

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Evil Overlord Games was showing off their massively multiplayer, story-driven text adventure, Susurrus: Season of Tides at Boston FIG this year. The game has players taking the role of a Mage, Vampire, or Werewolf in a world hidden just under normal mortal eyes. The game contains tons of custom artwork and music to really help immerse the player into the world of …

Boston FIG 2017 – Ten Candles

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Cavalry Games booth at Boston FIG was showcasing a game they’ve had out since 2015 called Ten Candles, a zero-prep tabletop horror storytelling game designed for one-shot 2-4 hour sessions. Played by the light of ten candles that also functions as a sort of timer for the game, players try to complete meaningful tasks in a world where catastrophe has …

Boston FIG 2017 – You’ve Been Poisoned!

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Tim Blank, one of the Boston FIG organizers and founder of Gameworthy Labs, has a most interesting booth setup on the show floor. You’ve Been Poisoned! was an escape room experience condensed and modified to work within a convention booth space. The premise behind the game is that the players have been poisoned and have been locked inside their poisoner’s …