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May 2023 Archive

    1. Here’s a look at the (Sol) Rings of Power in MTG’s Tales of Middle-earth
    2. PaizoCon announces post-Remaster Pathfinder books, mech and kaiju adventures for Starfinder
    3. Longshot City turns surreal-fantasy roleplaying gem Troika into a superhero RPG
    4. Challengers 2 reveals a sequel to the capture-the-flag deckbuilder hot off its Kennerspiel des Jahres nomination
    5. Watch Elijah Wood be tempted by Magic: The Gathering’s The One Ring card in a delightful teaser for LOTR set Tales of Middle-earth
    1. MTG Tales of Middle-earth Mechanics: Tempting Rings, tempting food and amassing Orcs
    2. MTG’s four Lord of the Rings Commander decks pits Elven politics against a very chunky Sauron
    3. Here’s what every Fellowship of the Ring member looks like in MTG’s Lord of the Rings set
    4. Magic: The Gathering’s Lord of the Rings set has nine different Nazgûl cards, one for each Ringwraith
    5. Magic: The Gathering answers one of Lord of the Rings’ biggest mysteries in Tales of Middle-earth
    6. MTG’s Lord of the Rings cards let you lead an army with the ultimate commander: Bill the Pony
    7. Lord of the Rings’ 1970s animated movie is getting its own Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair cards
    8. Ticket to Ride legacy board game features a western-themed campaign from Pandemic Legacy co-creators
    9. Warhammer 40k’s chaotic racing game Speed Freeks is coming to PC - and you can play it now
    10. Warhammer: Age of Sigmar reveals first real-time strategy game Realms of Ruin, headed to PS5, Xbox and PC
    11. Classic gamebook series Fighting Fantasy is being turned into a co-op RPG card game by Brass designer
    12. Warhammer 40,000 video game Space Marine is getting a board game
    1. Commander is the best way to play Magic: The Gathering
    2. Ameritrash is dead - long live Ameritrash
    1. Board game executive apologises for sexist reply to Wingspan creator’s criticism of industry sexism
    2. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    1. Play the RPG behind Critical Role’s newest show with a free quickstart for Candela Obscura
    2. Scarlet & Violet - Obsidian Flames expansion brings Dark-type Charizard to the Pokémon TCG
    3. Dungeons & Dragons tosses out One D&D label but struggles to define next chapter.
    4. Don’t miss your chance to win $130 worth of premium RPG dice by watching us play D&D live at MCM Comic Con London!
    5. Mirrorscape’s open-licence rival to D&D’s virtual tabletop wants to be “the Apple of VTTs”
    6. Forget D&D: Honor Among Thieves, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is the best tabletop RPG movie you’ll see this year
    7. Poll: Do you prefer playing with miniatures or meeples?
    8. 6 best Cyberstorm Access cards in Yu-Gi-Oh!’s latest set
    9. Two years after it was cancelled, Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game is back with a new publisher and 2024 release date
    1. Pathfinder Nexus’ open beta brings the RPG that much closer to digital D&D parity
    2. Five new D&D books in 2023 will go back to Phandelver and discuss the origins of a notorious deck of cards
    3. Tales of the Valiant reimagines 5E roleplay with “cooler spellcasting” and less burden on GMs
    4. How to play Go: rules, setup and scoring explained
    5. Sailor Moon meets Blades in the Dark in magical girl RPG Girl by Moonlight
    6. Zombicide studio CMON is teasing a new Metal Gear Solid board game
    7. It looks like a Ticket to Ride legacy game is on the way
    1. Dungeons & Dragons increases price of printed books despite continuous financial success
    2. Battletech, Shadowrun maker spins up a dedicated board game division for future projects
    3. Cardboard Edison 2023 winner is a puzzly board game about microscopes, mosaics and algae
    4. Charity RPG event Roll for Good returns this weekend with D&D, Mörk Borg and other one-shots in support of LGBTQIA+ rights
    5. Win a copy of the real-life Orlog dice game from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla!
    1. Spiel des Jahres 2023 nominees: Dorfromantik, Fun Facts and Next Station: London shortlisted for Game of the Year award
    2. Good Omens’ official board game summarises past battles’ between Heaven and Hell ahead of second season
    3. Pokémon’s European International Championship saw a dramatic David and Goliath showdown in the TCG’s competitive scene
    4. Dungeon-delving deckbuilder Clank! is headed to PC and mobile
    5. Critical Role are playing a Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom RPG one-shot next week
    1. Poll: How important is a board game's artwork to you?
    2. Terraforming Mars producer wants screen adaptation to be as “enduringly good” as Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lego Movie
    3. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    4. The most valuable Pokémon card ever made is back under the hammer for a paltry $200,000 (for now)
    5. A third of Monopoly players in the UK have argued over the board game classic, survey finds
    1. Dead Cells’ board game nails the roguelike genre - and I’m finally hooked
    2. “A lot of people hadn’t even asked about tabletop IPs”: Film producer Chris Kaminski on adapting Terraforming Mars and other board games for the screen
    3. Get expert crowdfunding, game design, manufacturing and marketing advice from industry pros at next week’s Tabletop Creators Summit
    4. Newest Netrunner ECG set focuses on a robotic uprising in futuristic Brazil
    1. Watch us rank everything in Honor Among Thieves and play D&D live at MCM Comic Con London next week!
    2. Poll: What's your favourite setting for board games?
    3. One-vs-one survival-horror RPG looks like the perfect love letter to Halloween and classic slasher movies
    4. 7 tabletop RPGs like Zelda to play when you’ve finished Tears of the Kingdom
    5. Star Wars: Unlimited’s first gameplay details paint the upcoming TCG as a mix of MTG Commander and Destiny
    6. War of the Ring: The Card Game adds co-op and solo modes in its first expansion
    1. Dungeons & Dragons players torn on playtest Druid and Wild Shape because history is cyclical
    2. Here's where to pre-order MTG: The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth bundles, commander decks and booster packs
    3. Get premium dice, game manufacturing toolkits and entry to MCM Comic Con for free at next week’s Tabletop Creators Summit
    4. How to play Dungeons & Dragons 5E for beginners
    5. The story of Yata-Lock, the deck that broke Yu-Gi-Oh! and birthed the TCG's first competitive banlist
    6. Dark Souls, Elden Ring board game maker cut one-third of employees in recent “restructure”
    1. Dead Cells board game started as an ‘awkward’ clone of the video game
    2. Here’s an exclusive first look at the Dead Cells board game in action
    3. Here’s how the Dead Cells board game’s roguelike and Metroidvania gameplay works
    4. D&D’s free, 24-hour streaming channel will feature improv, cooking shows and independent creators
    5. Warhammer 40k’s 10th Edition has turned me around from the missteps of 9E
    1. March of the Machine: Aftermath is a Magic: The Gathering oddity in every possible way
    2. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    3. How Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom channel the spirit of D&D and tabletop RPGs
    4. Play Pathfinder’s sci-fi sibling RPG, Starfinder, for less than $5
    1. Wilderfeast is like Monster Hunter as a tabletop RPG, and it looks very tasty indeed
    2. SPONSORED: Abalon mixes the roleplaying of D&D with the cardplay of Magic: The Gathering in a tactical fantasy adventure
    3. John Wick, Die Hard and James Bond inspired this cinematic action RPG
    4. Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG prepares for World Championship with Duel Links and Master Duel freebies
    5. How to play Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game: board game’s rules, setup and scoring explained
    6. Is Critical Role’s Campaign 3 the end of Exandria?
    7. Warhammer Fest gave a glimpse at the future of Age of Sigmar in new campaign series Dawnbringers
    1. Tunnels & Trolls, the second big RPG released after original D&D, is returning with a fresh edition from a new studio
    2. Breath of the Wild-inspired board game Leviathan Wilds returns to crowdfunding with tighter focus
    3. Critical Role’s new gothic horror series Candela Obscura uses first tabletop RPG built with Illuminated Worlds
    4. How to build every Legend of Zelda Link in D&D 5E, from Ocarina of Time to Breath of the Wild, before Tears of the Kingdom
    5. Magic: The Gathering Arena hits Steam in May but leaves console arrival unanswered
    1. The One Ring’s temptation gets a fullblown card mechanic in MTG’s Lord of the Rings crossover
    2. Star Wars: Unlimited joins Disney Lorcana in race to be the next Magic: The Gathering
    3. Poll: Do you buy fewer board games nowadays?
    4. Learn how to get your game published and meet industry experts at the first Tabletop Creators Summit later this month
    5. SPONSORED: 5 ways The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying brings Middle-earth to D&D 5E
    6. We've just made it easier for you to keep up with your favourite games
    7. Seven Samurai-inspired tabletop RPG sees players defending a town from an army of bandits
    8. Magic: The Gathering extends Standard card rotation window in a bid to revive staple format
    1. I’ve never been this close to ditching D&D - but will others follow?
    2. 10 best March of the Machine: Aftermath cards in Magic: The Gathering’s latest set
    1. BrikWars is Warhammer with Lego, and it’s back in a ‘definitive’ new edition
    2. Poll: Are you going to pick up Warhammer 40,000: 10th Edition?
    3. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    4. After raising $1.5m on Kickstarter, Rainbow Six: Siege board game asks backers for more money to receive their copies
    5. Pokémon Master’s Key prize card, one of 36 ever made, triples its sales record at auction
    6. Warhammer Fest’s loving but lacklustre celebration revealed a miniatures game struggling to keep up with its massive popularity
    1. Best Star Wars Day board game and tabletop deals
    2. Boba Fett jetpacks into Star Wars Villainous in new board game expansion
    3. New Pokémon TCG digital version leaves beta in June, will include upcoming Scarlet & Violet – Paldea Evolved expansion
    4. 10 best Fire-type Pokémon cards
    1. Mario Party proves that unfair board games like Monopoly can be fun
    2. As Warhammer: The Horus Heresy’s latest edition nears its first birthday, Games Workshop shows off its plan for the year ahead
    3. Warhammer 40k spin-off Kill Team gets its first narrative expansion in Ashes of Faith
    4. Halloween: The Board Game sees one player stalking the others as Michael Myers
    5. 6 best cheap board games under £15
    1. Indie video game gem Citizen Sleeper is being turned into a single-player tabletop RPG
    2. Elden Ring board game studio picks up HeroQuest spiritual successor Altar Quest
    3. Dice-placement board game Eternal Palace is almost half price at Zatu
    4. ‘World’s biggest’ Pokémon TCG shop bans adults from buying latest cards in order to combat resellers
    5. Warhammer 40,000’s 10th Edition starter set Leviathan revealed - here’s what’s inside the launch box
    6. Pathfinder is getting a Diablo-like hack-and-slash video game based on the RPG’s most popular adventure
    1. “It gives us a sense of pride”: Adugo, the Indigenous Brazilian board game helping to teach maths and protect wildlife
    2. Every spell cast in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves