October 2021 Archive

    1. How to play chess for beginners: setup, moves and basic rules explained
    2. Far Cry Beyond board game bears little resemblance to the video game series
    3. Sherlock Holmes’ dog Toby gets his own board game in next year’s The Animals of Baker Street
    4. 1930s horror Detective RPG Deadlands Noir featured in Bundle of Holding
    5. Dominion publisher’s next game has players fighting the Black Death
    1. Cowboy Bebop RPG lead designer on the anime adaptation’s ‘jazzy’ gameplay and satisfying cynical fans
    2. Essen Spiel 2022 announces early October dates but no safety restrictions, yet
    3. 10 best tribes in Magic: The Gathering
    4. The King’s Dilemma sequel The Queen’s Dilemma won’t release in 2022, will continue stories from first legacy game
    1. Ice Cool spin-off Iron Forest will let you flick and fire tiny robots into the air
    2. Cockroach Poker series continues with bidding board game about grasshoppers
    3. What's new at the world’s biggest board game convention? The Dicebreaker Podcast is at Essen Spiel 2021!
    1. Magnate: The First City is a metro-building board game striving for realism and interactivity
    2. Cowboy Bebop RPG will let you play as the anime’s characters, won’t touch the movie or Netflix series
    3. King of Tokyo and King of New York are getting a new sequel next year
    4. Azul: Queen’s Garden sprouts fresh ideas whilst sticking to its roots
    1. Workers at Pathfinder publisher Paizo have announced the formation of the United Paizo Workers union
    2. Heroes of Might and Magic III gets the board game treatment from Wolfenstein studio
    3. Resident Evil’s new co-op card game is designed to feel like passing the controller as kids
    4. The history and culture of Historica Arcanum, the D&D 5E book reclaiming the Near East in roleplaying
    1. Slayers expands its monster-infested city with a new setting book for the asymmetric RPG
    2. Brian Goldner, CEO of Monopoly, Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons maker Hasbro, has passed away
    3. How to run a Dungeons & Dragons 5E horror campaign for Halloween
    4. UBOOT creators’ Purple Haze is a co-op board game set during the Vietnam War with a branching story campaign
    1. Critical Role announces its first Dungeons & Dragons campaign book with Call of the Netherdeep
    2. Cowboy Bebop RPG studio’s Knights of the Round: Academy blends My Hero Academia, Gundam and King Arthur
    3. New to Warhammer? Now’s the best time to get into Age of Sigmar's fantasy universe
    1. What are the board games we’re most excited to play at Essen Spiel 2021? It’s the Dicebreaker Podcast!
    2. Indie RPGs are telling some of the greatest mystery stories on - and off - the tabletop
    3. Official Cowboy Bebop tabletop RPG drops out of hyperspace and onto Kickstarter in 2022
    4. Digital board game charity bundle offers Game of Thrones, Scythe, Terraforming Mars, Arkham Horror and more on PC for under £10
    5. New D&D 5E sourcebook starring Baldur’s Gate characters Minsc and Boo gets a surprise release, only to vanish
    1. Apawthecaria mixes two tabletop RPGs in its Scottish critter cauldron to produce a new solo game
    2. DriveThru’s Small Press Spotlight offers discount on Masks, Brancalonia and more tabletop RPGs
    3. Pokémon TCG Celebrations is out today, featuring remakes of 25 classic cards - including Base Set Charizard
    4. Best new board games in October 2021: latest tabletop release dates
    5. ‘Controversial party game’ Awkward is the first tabletop release from Buzz! and Family Feud developers
    6. Indie horror RPG bundle gathers haunted cabins, vampires next door and trans necromancers for a Halloween game night
    7. Hook up with ghosts and ghouls in horror romance RPG Motel Spooky-Nine
    8. Greek legend RPG Follow Me Down looks ideal for Hades fans
    9. ‘It was important that the characters feel like real people’: Nikki Valens on representation and storytelling in Artisans of Splendent Vale
    1. Cybernoir RPG Ecopunk 2044 wants to inspire action through its stories of environmental resistance
    2. Tranquillity, a card game like The Mind but with sailing, is coming to retail this month
    3. Princess Mononoke and The Hobbit inspired this queer fantasy RPG
    4. Vampire: The Masquerade V5 - War of Ages is the game's first official LARP book
    1. Watch a community blossom into a fully fledged town in competitive board game Hamlet
    2. Gastronomic detective comic Chew plates up a Forged in the Dark-style RPG adaptation
    3. Call of Cthulhu: Terror Paths adapts the horror RPG into a co-op board game
    4. PAX Unplugged makes full vaccination and masks mandatory for December return of board game convention
    5. Best horror board games for Halloween
    6. Old stories, new forms: Rewriting folklore as RPGs brings fresh perspectives and cultures to the table
    7. Pet puppers in the pub with the Hair of the Dog board game
    1. Join team Dicebreaker at EGX 2021 with live stage shows and online streams
    2. Jamaica announces a new edition of the family board game, but the art remains disappointingly whitewashed
    3. Tales from the Red Dragon Inn opens the tavern door to a co-op dungeon-crawl game
    4. Playing board games like music has brought joy back to the hobby
    5. Marvel Dice Throne board game is coming from Brass: Birmingham studio
    6. Root and Oath creator announces story-driven sci-fi board game Arcs: Collapse and Conflict in the Void
    7. TRPG Bundle for Afghan Support offers dozens of indie RPGs for $20 to aid those targeted by the Taliban
    1. What board game would you stake your life on? We imagine our tabletop Squid Game on the Dicebreaker Podcast!
    2. “Why do we play games?”: DIE’s creators and Grant Howitt discuss adapting the comic into a tabletop RPG
    3. Pokémon TCG had a Game Boy sequel that never released outside Japan - and we’ve played it
    1. Deep Rock Galactic: The Board Game brings the hit co-op video game to the tabletop next year
    2. Steam’s Digital Tabletop Fest returns to celebrate RPGs later this month
    3. Which edition of Dungeons & Dragons is best? D&D edition differences from OG to 5E