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Tales from the Loop, Middle-earth, and Free League Interview
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Tales from the Loop is streaming now on Amazon Prime and, to take advantage of the spotlight, Free League Publishing is launching new products. In addition, their Free League Workshop is growing...
Crowdfunding News – The Griffon’s Saddlebag, Fading Suns, and More
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This week I look at RPG crowdfunding projects that end between April 10th and 16th. This sampling includes projects that run on D&D 5e, Pathfinder, Starfinder, Powered by the Apocalypse, and more...
Crowdfunding News: The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar, Monsters! Monsters RPG, and more
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Between April 3rd and 9th, a number of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition crowdfunding campaigns end. These books include adventures, new rules, and a project about hair in D&D. Add to that, Lankhmar...
Worlds of Design: Creativity and the Game Designer
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What part does creativity play in game design? Novice game designers often have a confused idea that game design is all about creativity, which is very far from the truth. Creativity is important...
Review of Paleomythic, RPG of Stone and Sorcery
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Paleomythic is a stone and sorcery roleplaying game in which hunters, healers, and warriors struggle to overcome harsh winters, savage predators, and hostile tribes. PCs can experience a grim tale...
Crowdfunding News – Beam Saber, The Midnight World, Ascendant, and More
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This week I review RPG crowdfunding projects that end between March 27 and April 2. From RPGs featuring mechs, superheros, and horror to RPG zines and gaming accessories, there’s variety to consider.
Game Design Masterclass: Alien
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In looking at examples of great game mechanics I don’t often pick a modern system. But I’ve not seen a system as well designed as Alien since Pendragon – and I don’t say that lightly. Free...
When Pandemic Isn't Just a Game
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The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus is officially a pandemic. The implications for what a pandemic means for the tabletop gaming industry...
R. Talsorian Games’ Teenagers from Outerspace: An Interview
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On Facebook, I shared a post about anime RPGs, which garnered a remark from J Gray of R. Talsorian Games mentioning their RPG, Teenagers from Outerspace. That led to this interview with Kienna...
Crowdfunding News: Spheres of Might and Power, Descent into Midnight, and more
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This week I review RPG crowdfunding projects that end between March 13 and 19, This is not an exhaustive list as there are a number of RPG zines that are not included here, but it includes a lot...
Announcing the Free RPG Day 2020 Publishers!
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Free RPG Day is coming Saturday, June 13, 2020, is the first RPG event fully executed by new owners, Gaming Days, LLC. Last year, I spoke with Paul Alexander Butler, co-creator of the Overlight...
Crowdfunding News: Dragon Stew, BroadSword Monthly, and more
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This week, I look at some of the RPG crowdfunding projects that end between March 6th and the 12th. While ZineQuest 2 continues, its volume has turned down from tidal flood to manageable flow...
Game Design Masterclass: James Bond 007
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Watching the trailer for the upcoming movie No Time to Die (the 25th Bond film) I realized it was about time to share a bit of love for one of my favorite long out of print games. While...
Lex Arcana: An Empire Without End Review
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A couple years ago we spoke to the folks at Quality Games in two interviews (here and here) about the re-launch / 2nd edition of Italy’s most successful RPG: Lex Arcana. The kickstarter for Lex...
Crowdfunding News: Altered Carbon, Hunter: The Vigil 2e, and more
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This week I look at RPG crowdfunding projects that end between February 28th to March 5th. This week’s article is a mix of regular tabletop RPGs, accessories, conventions, and zines; however, this...
Worlds of Design: Shooting Magic Missiles from Silly Places
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A GM once described a game that was going along the way he wanted until one of the players asked if he could shoot his magic missiles from his groin! According to the GM, the game collapsed into...
RPG Crowdfunding News – Tome of Beasts 2, High Colonies, 70 RPG Zines, and More
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This week’s list of RPG crowdfunding projects covers those campaigns that end between February 21 and 27 (with a number that spilled over from last week). That includes at least 10 RPG and...
Was The Witcher Inspired by an AD&D Campaign?
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We previously discussed how The Witcher may have been inspired by Dungeons & Dragons, concluding that although author Andrzej Sapkowski may have seen a tabletop role-playing game, he never played...
Never Going Home Campaign Dossiers Kickstarter: Brandon K. Aten and Matthew Orr
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Never Going Home, the weird World War One RPG, was one of the more talked about indie RPGs at Gen Con 2019. Because of that spotlight, I did an interview/review of the core rulebook with Brandon...
RPG Crowdfunding News – Never Going Home, Hero Forge 2.0, and more
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This is not an exhaustive list of all the RPG crowdfunding projects that end between February 7th and 13th because we’ve got from a thin herd to more RPG projects than we’ve seen in nearing two...

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