Calliope Games Consolidates Distribution

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Calliope Games, Inc has announced that in order to better protect their intellectual property and brand integrity that they will be consolidating their distribution channels. The hope, especially in the US and Canada, is to combat negligent marketing tactics and counterfeit products. According to Ray Wehrs, President of Calliope Games, “Managing those risks has been tedious and costly, and not …

Shaka Shredders, the First Magnetic Swaptop™ Card Game, Launches in 2020

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Shaka Shredders, a new card game featuring magnetic cards, will be hitting stores sometime this year. Each magnetic card has both a character and an ability, but players can mix and match abilities with Swaptop cards to form the ultimate team, then build a killer lineup of tricks, disses, and assists to show up opponents.   From the press release: Each …

Level Up Dice Announces virtualMEGABOOTH

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Direct from Level Up Dice: GREETINGS, GOBLINS! With #ECCC being postponed, we called on all of our friends to create an #onlinevendorhall for you all to peruse from the comfort of your own home while you await the new dates! In addition, Level Up Dice will be announcing 3 new releases tomorrow, making convention exclusives available online, and offering complimentary …

Free League Gets The One Ring

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Free League Publishing, who puts out the Platinum Pawn winning Forbidden Lands, has obtained the rights to publish RPGs set in Lord of the Rings’ Middle-earth. You can find the official announcement below: Free League Publishing today announced a partnership with Sophisticated Games to publish tabletop roleplaying games set in Middle-earth and based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. Francesco …

Red Wizard Handbook Review

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Full Red Wizard Handbook Review There are very places more reviled in the Forgotten Realms than Thay, home of the Red Wizards. Once a powerful source of evil in the world, Thay is still a place of misery and mystery. The Red Wizard Handbook provides not only a brief history of Thay, but rules for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition …

Patreon Spotlight: Daniel Solis

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Daniel Solis “I’ve been a graphic designer and art director in the board game industry for the past 10 years. Now I’d like to share what I wish I knew about this peculiar business when I was just starting out. By becoming a patron, you’ll help support new discussions, lessons, and essays on making board games easier to learn, play, …

Heck: A Tiny Card Game Review

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Full Heck: A Tiny Card Game Review Did you know that snakes are some of the friendliest creatures in the world? All they want to do is snuggle up to enjoy the good company of their closest friends. Of course, they need some friends first. That’s what Heck is all about. Making friends. The first player to make 5 new …

Lair Review

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Full Lair Review It’s tough being in middle management. As a boss of an evil mastermind’s henchmen, you must help build an underground lair worthy of your superior. Of course, you want to look good and make the other bosses look like complete fools. Build out the base and score the most points before reaching the core to be the …

Patreon Spotlight: Cast N Play

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Cast N Play “We’re Cast N Play, a group of artists/gamers dedicated to creating amazing 3D printables for tabletop RPGs. We try to be as community-driven as possible. That’s why we are consistently in touch with our Patrons via Discord. As well as in our polls, which are vital towards the creation of content that suits your needs. The models we create are compatible …