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December 2021 Archive

    1. Games of the Year 2021: Chase on the charming and challenging Viscounts of the West Kingdom
    1. Games of the Year 2021: Wheels on the accessible and tactical Summoner Wars: Second Edition
    1. Games of the Year 2021: Meehan on the adventurous and incredible Lost Ruins of Arnak
    1. Games of the Year 2021: Liv on the re-inventive Unfathomable
    1. Games of the Year 2021: Matt on the unforgettable stories of Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
    1. 10 best tile-placement board games
    1. Dungeons & Dragons in 2021: Essential evolution makes the RPG bigger and better than ever, but work remains
    1. 10 essential DM tips for Dungeons & Dragons beginners
    1. We recommend the best board games for the holidays on the last live Dicebreaker Podcast of 2021!
    2. The best tabletop RPGs you might have missed in 2021
    1. Magic: The Gathering in 2021: Exhausting release cycle and skyrocketing prices pour cold water on game-changers
    2. For better and worse, Borderlands board game Arena of Badassery wears its setting like an ill-fitting shirt
    3. Play Christmas classics with the Vinyl: Holiday Edition board game
    4. Gamefound jabs at Kickstarter in its own ‘vision of crowdfunding’s future’
    5. Rare Pokémon card No. 1 Trainer, one of three in existence, appears at auction alongside another Shadowless Charizard
    1. "A slap in the face": Tabletop creators wrestle with the cost of departing Kickstarter in wake of crowdfunding site’s crypto plans
    2. D&D 5E - Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos review - studies and sorcery in MTG’s magical school
    3. Escape room in a book uses augmented reality to tell stories and present puzzles
    4. Deep Sea Adventure and A Fake Artist Goes to New York are now on Nintendo Switch
    5. Catan, Pandemic and Ticket to Ride maker Asmodee set for $3bn acquisition by video game giant behind Borderlands and Saints Row
    1. ‘What pain do we want to experience?’: Fandom Tabletop address community license backlash
    2. Keep owlbears and mimics as pets in this supplement for D&D 5E
    3. Tales from the Loop publisher joins D&D and Pathfinder with own online platform
    4. 10 winter D&D 5E monsters perfect for a Christmas campaign
    5. Here’s an exclusive Magic: The Gathering Kaldheim card reveal and Commander deck build
    1. Return to Dark Tower studio owner discusses unions, expensive towers and the Heroquest that got away
    2. Call of Kilforth takes the third entry in the series to the high seas
    3. Dungeons & Dragons brought us closer when the world said to keep our distance
    1. Pokémon Center online store opens in the UK, includes TCG accessories and an enormous plush Slowpoke
    2. What's the difference between Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar?
    3. Gloomhaven trailer reveals miniatures collection for every game in the series
    1. Tidal Blades 2 and tabletop RPG spin-off hit Kickstarter next February
    2. Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is getting starter decks based on the peoples of Middle-earth
    3. Pixar characters make their debut in Disney Villainous: Bigger and Badder
    4. Warhammer 40,000 video game Space Marine is getting a surprise sequel after more than a decade
    1. By bringing the feel of video games to tabletop roleplaying, Lumen could become the next RPG phenomenon
    2. Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow, the modern spin on party game classic Werewolf, is being turned into a movie
    3. Avatar Legends RPG physical release date delayed to summer 2022
    4. The best board games to play at PAX Unplugged 2021
    5. Munchkin Babies takes the D&D-inspired board game back to preschool
    6. Kickstarter is getting into crypto, plans blockchain move in 2022
    7. D&D publisher apologises after omitting cultural consultant credit from Strixhaven sourcebook
    1. Skull Canyon: Ski Fest board game sends players collecting sets and shredding fresh pow
    2. Borderlands miniatures game Arena of Badassery brings the series’ humour to tabletop
    3. Coyote & Crow RPG is a joyous, respectful celebration of Native American storytelling in a world without colonialism
    4. Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel digital, a stripped-back version of the TCG, is out on Nintendo Switch
    5. Jurassic World legacy game lets players build their own dinosaur theme park
    1. Asmodee invests in Exploding Kittens to “more closely collaborate on game design”
    2. 9 best tabletop RPG systems to hack into a custom game
    3. Get Blades in the Dark and other TRPGs for less than $10
    4. Great Western Trail creator’s board game, Maracaibo, is getting an app version this month
    1. What should the next D&D crossover be? We make our case on the Dicebreaker Podcast!
    2. Unfathomable board game review: Battlestar Galactica meets Arkham Horror in social deduction game likely to test friendships - and patience
    1. The original Orb Ponderer talks sourcing memes from an old Lord of the Rings RPG
    2. MTG Arena's digital-only Alchemy format brews up balances and frustration
    3. Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Brothers of Legend booster set features cards from the animated series
    4. The Goblings is an adorable RPG adventure for D&D 5E
    5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse characters featured in new expansion for Marvel Champions
    1. Cortex Prime's new community license sparks criticism among players and RPG designers
    2. “Desperation breeds innovation”: The board game publishers banding together against the shipping crisis
    3. Carcassonne original and Big Box board games get a new look
    4. Catacombs board game changes its name to Monster Pit: Overworld
    1. This one-of-a-kind chaise lounge is designed for board games and costs £3,000
    2. Magic: The Gathering trades silver borders for acorns in next year’s Unfinity gonzo set
    3. 5 of the most punishingly difficult board games
    4. Queen’s Gambit inspires playable characters in Fake Chess RPG