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Gen Con: Playdek Online Play System

Published on August 21, 2014 by

At this years Gen Con Playdek, the makers of iOS games such as Summoner Wars, Agricola, Ascension and Lords of Waterdeep, Unveiled a new online play system that will make its first appearance in Summoner Wars. The company hopes this new online play in-game technology will change the way boardgames are played in the digital space. The system is in the early stages but looks to have hooks for some advanced uses later in its life cycle.

The system itself has a slick look to its interface and it melded seamlessly into Summoner Wars the app we viewed it in. So the big question is what will this technology do for you? The short answer is allow you to better communicate and organize with friends across Playdeks suite of games.

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Gen Con: FFG Report

Published on August 20, 2014 by

It’s never really a Gen Con until you experience the Fantasy Flight Area and this year was no different. Unlike the past few years however FFG was stronger ins what they were showing but not selling. While there was no shortage of a line to get into the FFG retail area to buy new products there really wasn’t a must have game, at least for me anyway. Warhammer Conquest was on sale and this seemed to be one of the more popular items. I picked it up as well as a game called The Last Banquet.  Others were there for the new X-wing ships or expansion to other LCG’s Where FFG shined was in the demo area and after the annual FFG report on Friday, the shine went from bright to nuclear with the announcement of Imperial Assault a game that as one fan put it “was begging to be made”. Read more…

 
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Paizo and Obsidian ink long term partnership

Published on August 13, 2014 by

I knew that there was a version of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game on the horizon but since it was not officially announced kept my mouth shut. What I had no idea was Obsidian was entering a partnership with Paizo. I just had a discussion with someone this weekend that I would love a true Pathfinder CRPG experience in an engine similar to the one being used for Pillars of Eternity now that is entirely possible. The press release is after the jump, I will be checking this out during my Paizo visit.

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Gen Con 2014 Coverage

Published on August 13, 2014 by

As you read this I’m on my way to Indianapolis for this years Gen Con where the crowds will be bigger than ever. I’ll try to update as much as possible and will more than likely be posting videos to the youtube channel. Next week I’ll be back with reviews of Zombie 15, Realm Works and anything exciting from the convention. If you’re down at Gen Con and see me, please say hello.

 
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5th Edition D&D Players Handbook Review

Published on August 13, 2014 by

Yesterday I went into the first product of the 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons lineup the starter kit. Today I’m going to take a look at the players handbook which should arrive on store shelves on August 19th.

The Players Handbook is the first of three major releases that make up the Dungeons & Dragons rule set. The Monster Manual and Dungeon Master Guide will follow later this year. Also releasing on the 19th is The first of two adventures in the Tyranny of Dragons storyline called Hoard of the Dragon Queen. I will be looking at this module in a few weeks once I’ve had time to digest it.

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