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 …

Boston FIG 2017 – Shrug Island

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Shrug Island is a hand-drawn tale, a game of nature puzzles and musical adventure. It’s also the recipient of Boston FIG’s 2017 “Innovation in Art and Narrative” award for digital games. Based on the existing world from the award-winning 2009 animated short, Shrug, Shrug Island is a point and click adventure set in 4 chapters. Currently the first chapter has …

Boston FIG 2017 – THE CRINIMALS

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THE CRINIMALS table at Boston FIG was packed full of players every time I walked past it, so, unfortunately, I never got a chance to play. I did, however, get to watch several games and it was enough to really catch my eye. In THE CRINIMALS up to 4 players take the role of animal criminals who have just successfully …