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August 2022 Archive

    1. Ending D&D editions is the cleverest - and most boring - choice for the RPG
    2. Terminator inspired CY_Borg RPG supplement has players fleeing an immortal killer robot
    3. Arkham Horror co-designer teams-up with Witcher 3 artist and League of Legends developer on co-op board game
    1. Cortex has indefinitely paused development of He-Man RPG Legends of Grayskull after sale to Dire Wolf Digital
    2. Clank! studio buys Dragon Prince RPG as Fandom exits the tabletop space
    3. Disney’s new trading card game Lorcana is basically Mickey: The Gathering
    4. D&D Beyond sale features Critical Role adventure and Spelljammer sourcebook
    5. Essen Spiel 2022 makes masks mandatory but not COVID-19 vaccinations
    1. Magic: The Gathering is going the way of Fortnite - and it’s only the beginning
    1. Pokémon TCG rounds out Sword & Shield series with Silver Tempest expansion set
    2. Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG’s new Tactical Masters expansion is full of mazes and pendulums
    3. Edgar Allen Poe inspired RPG features the horrors of Sleepy Hollow and beyond
    4. Boss Monster spin-off Overboss is getting a video game adaptation
    5. Pokémon TCG cards featuring doodles and autographs by original artists on auction
    1. Designer of half-game, half-poem Lilancholy jokingly calls it “evil WarioWare”, but it looks like so much more
    2. Dark Souls board game “revitalises” rules for two new core sets featuring Tomb of the Giants and Painted World
    3. Pokémon TCG's thrilling first UK World Championships were well worth the long wait
    1. Homeworld Fleet Command board game promises huge fleet battles that won’t destroy an entire evening
    2. D&D’s return to Planescape could provide a great new purpose for the RPG’s moral alignment system
    3. Arceus and Flying Pikachu soared to victory in Pokémon TCG's 2022 World Championships
    4. Transformation is a Cronenberg-esque solo RPG about becoming a monster
    1. Rune looks like the perfect solo TRPG for those of us who need more Elden Ring in our lives
    2. Marvel Multiverse RPG announces June 2023 release date and accompanying adventure book
    3. ‘We wanted Star Trek in D&D’: Spelljammer creator Jeff Grubb on the origins of the cult-classic setting
    4. This weird tabletop RPG was inspired by Adventure Time and Samurai Jack
    1. Pokémon-ex cards return to the Pokémon TCG in 2023 with Scarlet & Violet series
    2. eBay to acquire leading trading card marketplace TCGplayer for $295m, but its leaders say not to worry
    3. Will the next version of D&D be any good? Our thoughts on the Dicebreaker Podcast
    4. My Chemical Romance inspired RPG includes stickers
    1. Play King Arthur Pendragon TRPG for free with new quick-start adventure
    2. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Night of Frights lets you play as the animatronics
    3. Pokémon World Championships 2022: Where and when to watch Pokémon TCG streams
    4. Enola Holmes semi-co-op board game pits one player against the rest
    1. Dominaria United continues Magic: The Gathering’s recent trend of homecomings and betrayals
    2. Magic: The Gathering’s 2023 sets include digging for dinosaurs and a return to Eldraine
    3. Planescape setting returns to Dungeons & Dragons in adventure and sourcebook
    4. D&D’s next adventure anthology features a series of Ocean’s Eleven-style heists
    5. D&D 5E’s next big release finally bundles its book with D&D Beyond
    6. D&D 5E’s Dragonlance adventure has a release date, was inspired by Saving Private Ryan and WW2 photos
    7. Magic: The Gathering is getting a Doctor Who set in 2023
    8. D&D is getting its own virtual tabletop, and it looks stunning
    9. Dungeons & Dragons’ successor to 5E is the ambitious, evolving One D&D - and you can play it today
    10. MTG’s Tales from Middle-earth cards let you recreate iconic scenes from Lord of the Rings
    11. Catan and Ticket to Ride owner adds Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to its massive stable
    12. ‘D&D takes itself so seriously’: Dr. Grordbort RPG creators on sending up 5E and swapping magic for science
    1. Into the Odd is a far port from conventional tabletop RPGs that is well worth the journey
    2. 5 best Pokémon Standard decks to look for at Pokémon World Championships 2022
    3. McDonald’s current run of Pokémon Happy Meals contain a new coin-flipping battle mode
    4. Hereditary and Gorillaz inspired this demonic solo RPG
    5. The Magic of Gatherings: A beginner’s journey into MTG in 2022
    1. D&D’s new Spelljammer adventure has inspired an official music album
    2. Gen Con 2022 highlights and SO MANY announcements: it’s the Dicebreaker Podcast!
    3. ‘All our RPGs start with the people’: Chris Spivey on Harlem Unbound, Haunted West and what comes next
    1. This D&D 5E campaign book from a team of Black creators sweeps an entire continent onto new maps
    2. Shiny Charizard card signed by Pokémon co-creator Ken Sugimori sells for $13,000
    3. 10 best classic board games that are still worth playing
    1. Indigenous TRPG Coyote & Crow’s first expansion brings an in-universe dice game to life
    2. Cards Against Humanity donates all sales in US states with abortion bans to National Network of Abortion Funds
    3. Official Stormlight Archive miniatures are on the way, but you can't use them in D&D 5E (yet)
    1. Indiana’s relationship with Gen Con faces a rocky future in wake of state’s abortion ban
    2. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel introduces Duelist Cup and casual modes
    3. D&D 5E is changing – and not everyone is going to be happy
    1. Forgotten Waters, one of 2020’s best board games, is getting a follow-up in 2023
    2. Empire’s End flips civilisation-building games on their head in a destructive bidding battle
    3. Star Wars Deck Building Game coming from Fantasy Flight likely won’t be an LCG
    4. Digital Duels: How Yu-Gi-Oh! players are enjoying the TCG - without needing cards
    1. War of the Ring: The Card Game is shaping up to be another essential for Lord of the Rings fans
    2. Warhammer 40,000 tabletop RPG Imperium Maledictum will shed spotlight on smaller heroes
    3. 8 best virtual tabletops for D&D (and other RPGs)
    1. The One Ring is the next tabletop RPG to get the D&D 5E adaptation treatment
    2. ENnie Awards 2022 winners: Thirsty Sword Lesbians sweeps top TRPG categories amid tough competition
    3. D&D YouTuber Blaine Simple has made a Munchkin-like party game (Sponsored)
    4. Spirit Island is an outstanding co-op game because it’s about doing genuine good
    1. What were the best board games at Gen Con 2022? Everything we saw and played at the US tabletop convention
    2. Twilight Imperium roll-and-write game Twilight Inscription shrinks the sci-fi classic's length, but not its depth
    1. Colt Express creator’s next board game is X-Wing for photography nerds
    1. Surprise, surprise, the Squid Game board game sucks
    2. Passive-aggressive decorating co-op Décorum is an unlikely contender for one of 2022’s standout board games
    3. Hex-based miniatures battler Heroscape just rose from the grave after nearly 12 years
    4. D&D’s The Yawning Portal inn becomes the setting of a Diner Dash-esque board game
    5. Betrayal 3rd Edition’s Werewolves expansion introduces a new character and five fresh haunts
    6. Is the newest Warhammer - Warcry worth picking up? Dicebreaker investigates
    1. Grow your pack and dominate a hex grid wilderness in new board game The Wolves
    2. Wingspan designer’s next board game is about domesticated foxes
    3. Watch Egyptian gods battle it out in unofficial sequel to Blood Rage
    4. Endeavor: Age of Sail series is diving underwater for its latest entry
    5. Free League is reincarnating Sweden’s first TRPG as “mirth and mayhem roleplaying” game Dragonbane
    6. Play as murderous investment bankers in the American Psycho board game
    7. A Blair Witch and Paranormal Activity inspired found footage RPG is coming
    1. Richard Tait, Cranium co-creator, has passed away
    2. Gen Con says harassers targeting marginalised attendees are not staff or volunteers
    3. Civilisation-building series Imperium includes Mayan and Inuit cultures in new game
    4. D&D’s beholders star in RPG supplement Big Eye Chungus
    5. Get Tiny Epic Galaxies creator’s new solo game for £10
    6. Remember the Game of Life? Dicebreaker dives back into a classic
    1. Almost Innocent is a co-op board game version of Clue
    2. Stranger Things is right: Kate Bush is the best musician to pair with Dungeons & Dragons
    3. Peter Pan board game sees players searching for lost children in Neverland
    1. IGDN's 2022 Groundbreakers include games where one player is a gun and a JRPG-inspired, post-fantasy Brazil
    2. Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth gets new campaign and Witch-King of Angmar
    3. Sentinels of Multiverse series is getting another video game adaptation
    4. Dragon Ball, Naruto and My Hero Academia inspire tournament tabletop RPG Stand Up! Hero!!!