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September 2021 Archive

    1. Mothership to bring its Alien-esque, sci-fi horror RPG to a boxed set
    2. Why the Blade Runner RPG will stand apart from the cyberpunk crowd
    3. Junk Art combines with wood-work in dexterity game Moku Tower
    4. Gen Con 2022 dates confirm return of US board game convention next summer
    5. Zombie RPG Survival of the Able is about being disabled in an undead apocalypse
    1. Magic: The Gathering announces three January releases for Commander and limited play
    2. Netflix’s latest hit series Squid Game is bloody, brutal - and perfect viewing for board game fans
    3. Heart and Spire creators to help bring TRPG based on Kieron Gillen’s comic DIE into reality
    4. Dungeons & Dragons supplement, Just Dessert, has gumdrop mountains and pastry bears
    5. Descent: Legends of the Dark board game review - is the £175 dungeon-crawler worth it after finishing its 35-hour campaign?
    6. Western Legends studio’s next game is like a tabletop version of Starcraft
    7. A Goonies escape room game is coming from the creators of Junk Art
    1. Resident Evil 1 board game gets a reveal trailer, first gameplay details and Kickstarter launch date
    2. Dungeons & Dragons’ “next evolution” will release in 2024
    3. Brazilian TRPG designer calls attention to the relative invisibility of games from the Global South
    4. There’s never been a better time for a Mass Effect tabletop RPG
    5. Clever Girl is an RPG about surviving the fallout of a failed dinosaur theme park
    6. Zombicide publisher acquires RPG studio behind Broken Compass series
    1. D&D book Monsters of the Multiverse will miss its holiday launch due to shipping delays
    2. We write the greatest Dungeons & Dragons musical you've never heard on the Dicebreaker Podcast!
    3. Ticket to Ride gets a set of pink trains to benefit breast cancer research charity
    4. We made our own Taskmaster Tasks! Dicebreaker does Taskmaster
    5. Anime Free and cult classic film Bring it On inspired this sports drama RPG
    6. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is getting a campaign-driven board game
    7. Catan, Pandemic and Ticket to Ride owner set to be sold for €2 billion
    1. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links adds ARC-V characters and Pendulum Summons to digital card game
    2. GAMA has expelled Jeff Bergren and TGG Games from attending Origins Game Fair 2021
    3. Tales from the Loop publisher releasing remaster of industrial RPG Into the Odd
    4. Munchkin studio creates games collection that requires just a handful of d6s to play
    5. An Arkham Horror legacy game could revive the genre
    1. Critical Care simulates the stressors and collaboration of the hospital ICU in a board game
    2. 10 board games to look for at Essen Spiel 2021 - preview
    3. Use tarot cards to unravel a mystery in narrative puzzle game The Light in the Mist
    4. Gloomhaven digital edition has a final release date, campaign mode included
    1. Paizo president Jeff Alvarez releases second statement following firing of customer service manager
    2. Arkham Horror and Elder Sign co-creator behind The Stuff of Legend board game
    3. Blade Runner is getting a TRPG from the studio behind the Alien RPG and Tales From the Loop
    4. Dominion’s 14th board game expansion, Allies, is all about making friends
    5. Dungeon & Dragons campaign Wild Beyond the Witchlight discounted on Roll20
    1. Ticket to Ride style board game, Let’s Make a Bus Route, is getting an English version
    2. You can now add a custom avatar to your Dicebreaker user account!
    3. Innistrad: Midnight Hunt’s return to the spooky Magic: The Gathering plane has plenty thematic bark, less gameplay bite
    4. Video game series Far Cry is getting a board game spin-off next year
    5. New Undaunted board game coming next year, with a fourth entry in the works
    6. Yu-Gi-Oh! Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon booster case sells for $584,000, setting a new record for the TCG
    1. Pokémon TCG teases a new cross-platform digital application and mobile support for next year
    2. Which board games do you house-rule? It's the Dicebreaker Podcast!
    3. Unmatched studio releases sci-fi themed card game Fate of Fantos: The Iridium Wars
    4. Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp featured in official D&D musical event
    5. Dead of Winter and interior design combine in co-op board game Décorum
    6. ENnie Awards 2021 winners: Alice is Missing and Heart: The City Beneath named best RPGs of the year
    1. Nigerian board game company Nibcard has won the Diana Jones 2021 award
    2. Gen Con’s day-one crowd left attendees and online onlookers worried despite safety guidelines
    3. Fawlty Towers inspired RPG Flabbergasted invites players into the ridiculous world of high society
    4. Black Library bundle includes £400+ of Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar audiobooks for under £15
    5. Deep Sea Adventure studio’s latest game Scout is out next month
    6. One Deck Dungeon goes to space in the board game series’ latest venture
    1. Chart a magical fishing trip through a bespoke landscape in minimalist RPG Riverbend
    2. Marvel Villainous is less than half price on Amazon UK
    3. Awkward small talk is the whole point of Humans, a party game for aliens in disguise
    4. Space western board game Forsaken centers would-be legends on unforgiving desert planet
    5. Arkham Horror, Twilight Imperium and Android studio Fantasy Flight is considering a legacy game
    6. Lord of the Rings: The Card Game being revived with a revised core set
    7. Clank! is a risk/reward board game that laughs at your plans, and I love it
    8. Jurassic World is getting a legacy game from Villainous and Hogwarts Battle creators
    9. Spider-man and Venom themed expansion swinging into Marvel Champions
    10. Descent: Legends of the Dark expansion Ghosts of Greyhaven will be a ‘side story’ to its main campaign
    11. Arkham Horror: TCG is getting a new time-travelling expansion and Dunwich Legacy reprint
    12. Star Wars: Outer Rim is finally getting its first expansion, Unfinished Business
    1. Mausritter adventure Sanctum of the Ori Magi is genuine, folded-paper magic
    2. Azul: Queen’s Garden, the next entry in the mosaic board game series, has been teased for late 2021
    3. “I’m constantly trying to outdo myself”: Dinosaur Island and Cryptid artist on the rise of board game illustrators and the struggle to innovate
    4. The Game of Life designer Reuben Klamer has passed away
    5. Jiangshi co-creator’s next game is a LARPG anthology inspired by Get Out and Hannibal
    6. Star Trek Missions is a board game that combines Fantasy Realms gameplay with the beloved sci-fi series
    7. Stardew Valley: The Board Game review - from chill, charming farm sim to frustrating, unforgiving tabletop adaptation
    8. Lost Ruins of Arnak takes home prestigious German-language board game award
    9. Call of Cthulhu marks the horror RPG’s 40th anniversary with a new Keeper Rulebook
    1. 10 best cards in Magic: The Gathering’s new set Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
    2. How to RPG with Your Cat turns your feline friend into a furry d20
    3. More designers condemn, cut ties with The Gaming Goat over white nationalist imagery in Kickstarter campaign
    4. Briar & Bramble weaves the hardy animal adventures of Watership Down and Farthing Wood into a tabletop RPG
    5. Machi Koro publisher Pandasaurus has been robbed, 300 board games taken
    1. Design degistif: Apothecaria creator Anna Blackwell discusses creating a commentary for her solo RPG
    2. Well Hydrated Yellow? Tim's Magical Green? We fix miniatures paint names on the Dicebreaker Podcast!
    3. Make weapons from beast parts in this Monster Hunter-like supplement for D&D 5E and Pathfinder 2E
    4. Find, walk and care for dogs in this adorable new board game
    5. Blades in the Dark’s TV series could blow away the D&D film
    1. Keyforge’s next set is complete but won’t be released until it comes back from hiatus
    2. DJ Steve Aoki to crack open auctioned packs of 1999 Pokémon cards to support neuroscience and autism research
    3. New 7 Wonders board game Architects has players building a replica wonder
    4. Happy City is a simple but sweet blend of Splendor and Machi Koro that’ll put a smile on your face
    5. Chronicles of Crime creator lead-designer on digital deckbuilding game about Japanese folklore
    1. Dragonlance author announces new D&D 5E campaign setting full of sky pirates and airships
    2. Unofficial D&D supplement adds mousefolk and gunslingers to the RPG
    3. The Spill is a “reverse tower defense” board game about saving sea-life
    4. The Civilization board game pioneered epic strategy a decade before Sid Meier
    1. Indie initiative SideQuest bookends the year with a second zine-focused TRPG event
    2. “Passion is coming through in spades right now” - Funkoverse game studio talks licensed board games
    3. Avatar Legends RPG designers were prepared for success, but nearly $10m on Kickstarter changed things
    4. Prices for Arkham Horror, Cosmic Encounter and Mansions of Madness all set to increase due to rising costs
    1. Old-school inspired RPG Down We Go wants to make deadly dungeon delving approachable for all
    2. 9 best real-time board games
    3. Pathfinder, Warhammer: Soulbound, Root RPG and more feature in this year’s Free RPG Day
    4. Numenera Discovery Bundle opens up a discounted gateway into the sci-fi RPG
    5. Warhammer master painter Duncan Rhodes is launching his own miniatures paint range
    6. SolForge Fusion is half Keyforge, half MTG’s Jumpstart - and a physical reboot for the digital card game
    1. We cast the upcoming Blades in the Dark TV series on this week's Dicebreaker Podcast!
    2. In swamp horror TRPG Gravemire, alligators are the least of your problems
    3. Pokémon TCG expert talks the collecting boom, celebrity fans and why your cards probably aren’t worth anything
    4. Create cowpeople and fox-characters in The Delver’s Guide to Beast World, a supplement for D&D
    1. The Broken Token CEO steps down after laying off over half the company’s staff
    2. Super Mario Labyrinth sends a plumber-themed board game classic stateside this month
    3. Sci-fi roleplaying game Stars Without Number gets a full hardcover release
    4. How playground sexism led to one of the rarest original Pokémon cards
    5. A Game of Thrones: B’twixt board game features the deadly politics of King’s Landing
    6. Transformers are driving, flying and jumping into a new tabletop RPG
    1. Talent-studded D&D 5E setting Tanares earns over $1m in first day of crowdfunding
    2. 10 board games to look for at Gen Con 2021 - preview
    3. The Queen’s Gambit board game wants to turn you into a chess prodigy… without actually playing chess
    4. Cyberpunk Red RPG studio R. Talsorian becomes latest publisher to exit Gen Con 2021 over COVID-19 concerns
    5. Blades in the Dark RPG is being adapted into a television series
    1. High-powered, high fantasy RPG Exalted will receive a live action television adaptation
    2. The G.I. Joe Roleplaying Game has been officially revealed
    3. 28 tabletop games have made $1m on Kickstarter in 2021 so far
    4. Magic: The Gathering is now the ‘official gaming sponsor’ of English League Two football club Leyton Orient
    5. Wanderhome studio’s next RPG is a game about ghost families called Our Haunt
    6. Machi Koro and TMNT: Shadows of the Past publisher IDW Games will not release any more board games
    7. A 24-karat gold Pikachu card created for Pokémon TCG’s 20th anniversary is up for auction
    8. In Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield - Fusion Strike teamwork makes the dream work
    9. 10 best sourcebooks for Dungeons & Dragons 5E