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March 2023 Archive

    1. Too Many Bones maker’s The Elder Scrolls board game is a more digestible Gloomhaven experience
    2. Critical Role’s new space-western podcast, Midst, started as a tabletop RPG setting
    3. How to make a D&D character for beginners
    4. Our D&D actual play series Storybreakers is now a podcast!
    5. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    6. New Marvel co-op board game sounds a lot like Eldritch Horror with superheroes
    1. Minecraft Dungeons & Dragons DLC won’t be usable in player worlds, and that’s a shame
    2. Co-op gem Forgotten Waters’ follow-up is the gorgeous fantasy RPG board game Freelancers
    3. Honor Among Thieves owes a lot to this classic D&D adventure
    4. Terminator 2 is getting a tabletop RPG that lets you relive the movie as a campaign and play as a T-800
    5. Why every D&D fan should care about Drizzt Do’Urden, Forgotten Realms hero and one of the most important fantasy characters of all time
    6. This limited-edition, RPG-inspired pencil is the fanciest way to fill in your D&D character sheet
    1. Magic: The Gathering introduces dual-faced, transforming Battle cards in March of the Machine
    2. Pokémon TCG’s Scarlet & Violet expansion isn’t groundbreaking, but it does have some great Paldean newbies - hands-on preview
    3. Greek god board game gem Santorini returns with new co-op expansion and deluxe Pantheon Edition
    4. An Awkward transition: How the creators of your favourite PS2 quiz game went from pixels to paper
    1. Vecna “just the beginning” of iconic villains returning for Dungeons & Dragons’ next narrative phase
    2. D&D movie stars played the RPG together before filming Honor Among Thieves
    3. You’ll be able to playtest D&D’s official virtual tabletop later this year
    4. Honor Among Thieves Secret Lair gives Chris Pine and D&D movie’s stars their own Magic: The Gathering cards
    5. Minecraft mobs now have official D&D stat blocks - and you can download them for free today
    6. Minecraft Dungeons & Dragons DLC adds classes, dice rolls and Forgotten Realms locations in a 10-hour action-RPG campaign
    7. Cross-country train game Ticket to Ride is discounted in the Amazon Spring sale
    8. 15 most rare and expensive Magic: The Gathering cards
    9. Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus worth $615,000 breaks yet another sales record, days after the last one
    10. Does Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel have a future? A look back - and forward - at the TCG’s troubled spin-off
    1. Disney Lorcana teases Tigger and Lady Tremaine for TCG’s first release
    2. BattleTech breaks $4.5 million in crowdfunding for Mercenaries expansion to ‘mech wargame
    3. Clank! legacy board game is getting a sequel featuring PvP gameplay
    4. Rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! card of all time, one-of-a-kind Tyler the Great Warrior, going up for sale
    1. Warhammer 40,000 RPG Humble Bundle gives you three core rulebooks and more for just $25
    2. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    3. Sleeping Gods is the greatest video game board game that isn’t based on a video game
    4. Pokémon TCG’s next expansion introduce terastallized Pokémon from Scarlet & Violet
    1. Descent: Legends of the Dark’s Act 2 expansion will cost $160, almost as much as the original game
    2. Undaunted studio announces next title from creator of Merv board game
    3. Jubensha: the mix of Cluedo, Werewolf and LARP that became a Chinese phenomenon
    4. Warhammer 40,000’s 10th Edition revealed, army rules releasing for free this summer
    1. Free RPG Day reschedules 2023 celebration to escape shadow of MTG’s Lord of the Rings set
    2. This D&D monster manual wants to help save real-life animals from extinction
    3. SPONSORED: Gritty fantasy RPG Blood and Doom wants to feel like discovering D&D for the first time
    4. Arnak expansion The Missing Expedition adds two new leaders and a solo campaign to the hit board game
    5. 6 best Photon Hypernova cards in Yu-Gi-Oh!’s latest booster set
    1. ‘Inis in space’ board game Galactic Renaissance mixes portals and politics
    2. Call of Cthulhu and RuneQuest rules become free for anyone to make their own RPGs with under new D&D OGL rival
    3. A new Legend of the Five Rings board game is coming
    4. 10 best RPGs for kids of any age
    1. General Orders is a World War II worker placement wargame from the creators of Undaunted
    2. Magic: The Gathering’s newest official format, Oathbreaker, is a Commander sibling focused on Planeswalkers
    3. Root creator’s next board game, Arcs, will feature a two-player mode
    1. Disney Lorcana’s second TCG set will drop three months after the first
    1. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    2. Root Digital’s Underworld Expansion adds corvid and mole factions
    3. Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus sells for $540,000, setting yet another record for the holy grail card
    1. Save 50% on Risk, Monopoly, Cluedo and other Hasbro board games in the UK
    2. D&D classes: Which character class to choose in Dungeons & Dragons 5E
    3. After Honor Among Thieves, the next D&D movie should be all about Strahd - here’s why
    4. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves review – D&D movie is a forgettable story in a fantastic, faithful world
    1. Classic D&D video games including Spelljammer and Dragonlance are returning to PC for the first time in 25 years
    2. Yu-Gi-Oh! fans, here’s your chance to win over £230 of cards and prizes for the TCG!
    3. Walking Dead Roleplaying Game lets you play out scenarios from the TV series
    4. 10 best D&D map makers for dungeons, cities and worlds
    1. MTG’s latest peek at Tales of Middle-earth set shows cards and publisher tempted by The One Ring
    2. Start your D&D 5E adventure for as little as £14/$18 ahead of Honor Among Thieves’ release
    3. Pokémon anniversary promo card starring Pikachu and Gen 1 starters sells for another record sum
    4. King Kong and Pacific Rim coming next for D&D 5E compatible adventure project
    5. Assassin’s Creed board game’s next expansion will take the entire video game series to a brand new time and place
    6. D&D movie Honor Among Thieves adds one more familiar voice to its cast
    7. 10 best mono-green Commander cards in Magic: The Gathering
    8. Get Wanderhome, Thirsty Sword Lesbians and over 500 RPGs for just $5 to support trans rights in Florida
    1. MTG reveals The One Ring and three versions of Gandalf the Grey from upcoming Lord of the Rings set
    2. Save £40 on this menacing Warhammer 40,000 Raven Guard Battle Force box
    3. How to play chess for beginners: rules, moves and setup
    4. Decrypto 5th Anniversary Edition adds new words to deduction board game
    5. 8 best D&D character sheets for every type of player
    1. Break!! is an absolutely stunning fantasy RPG inspired by Zelda and Ghibli, a decade in the making
    2. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    3. Catan is getting a football-themed board game expansion
    1. 5 tips for making a great Dungeons & Dragons 5E character
    2. Save almost 30% on the award-winning board game Lost Ruins of Arnak
    3. D&D adventure collection nominated for best game writing alongside Elden Ring at 2023 Nebula Awards
    1. D&D 5E languages explained: A guide to language in Fifth Edition
    2. Sea of Thieves: Voyages of Legends coming from publisher behind Elden Ring board game
    3. ‘If I was designing Monster of the Week now it would be very different’: Michael Sands on the RPG’s origins, inspirations and what comes next
    4. 10 best mono-red Commander cards in Magic: The Gathering
    1. Games Workshop wants to recycle your old Warhammer miniatures and sprues
    2. New Dungeons & Dragons film’s characters can now appear in your own campaigns
    3. West Kingdom board game maker mix-and-matches over 100 dice in Scholars of the South Tigris
    4. 6 weirdest official Monopoly editions you can play for real
    5. Custom miniatures tool lets players create any D&D character they can dream of
    1. Pathfinder to add tanuki and a horror-themed RPG adventure path with Tian Xia rulebook duo
    2. 5 best Citadel paints for Warhammer - and what to use them for
    1. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    1. Two years after a signed Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus sold for a record $500,000, another has appeared at auction
    2. Play Cluedo on Instagram in on-going “immersive” board game event
    3. Pathfinder RPG publisher confirms stance on the use of AI artwork and writing
    4. UK board game studio behind Sub Terra and Alba to be liquidated and closed, buyer in talks for games and IP
    1. Pathfinder studio to add narrative starship combat and revised classes in sci-fi RPG Starfinder Enhanced
    2. Nemesis: Retaliation board game follows in the footsteps of 1986’s Aliens
    3. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. co-op board game adaptation coming from Nemesis publisher
    4. Lancer Tactics turns the mech tabletop RPG into a gorgeous Advance Wars-like video game