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June 2023 Archive

    1. Magic: The Gathering’s one-of-a-kind The One Ring has been found and graded
    2. Pathfinder maker releases final - and forever permanent - version of its RPG open gaming licence rival to D&D’s OGL
    3. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    4. Culinary party game Drawn Hungry is like Cards Against Humanity with delicious recipes and no gross aftertaste
    5. Age of Sigmar and The Old World reveals headline Warhammer preview of games that aren’t 40k this weekend
    6. D&D video game Baldur’s Gate 3 re-rolls initiative, moves PC release date forward a month
    7. Crossroads of Destiny retells the story of Team Avatar through a board game from the Disney Villainous team
    8. Liminal RPG attempts to map out The Backrooms in an expansion based on the collaborative creepypasta universe
    9. Kickstarter steps further away from a blockchain future but stops short of promises
    1. Anime hit Spy x Family is getting its own Love Letter-like card game
    2. Diablo-inspired RPG Abbadon has a real Darkest Dungeon vibe to it
    3. The Simpsons and Earthbound inspired this creepy suburban tabletop RPG setting
    4. 10 best D&D character creators
    5. War of the Ring: The Card Game maker expands its RPG footprint with indie book Fantasy World
    6. Bridgerton board game readies for a turn within the Netflix series adaptation machine
    1. New Walking Dead and Invincible board games celebrate the comic series’ shared 20th anniversary
    2. Empyreal is the perfect train game for people who don’t like train games
    3. 10 best Commander cards in Magic: The Gathering 2023
    4. Nausicaa meets Mad Max RPG Eco Mofos!! does climate post-apocalypse with a heavy dose of hope
    5. West Kingdom trilogy makers return to the North Sea to remake the board game that started it all
    6. Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair pulls scenes from Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings
    1. Gloomhaven TRPG will expand to include Frosthaven setting
    2. “There are chances” of a Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion-esque version of Frosthaven
    3. Pathfinder, Cyberpunk and Boop win big at 2023 Origins Awards
    4. Warhammer 40k tourney organisers have already fixed “nearly 100” balance problems with 10th Edition
    1. Magic: The Gathering creators ditch ‘tribal’ at urging of cultural consultants
    2. From D&D and Pathfinder to Critical Role, cultural consultants have never been more important in the tabletop RPG industry
    3. Cowboy Bebop RPG’s faithful recreation of the jazzy, sci-fi anime is now available
    1. Avatar Legends, Dragonbane and Heckin’ Good Doggos among no-cost games for Free RPG Day 2023
    2. Adventure Time’s official RPG will let you play as Finn, Marceline or wholly original characters
    1. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    2. Monty Python’s Flying Circus collides with Zombicide in the co-op game’s latest expansion
    3. Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG to revamp starter decks and release two new sets by end of 2023
    4. Sushi Go spinoff fills the the table with rotating steamer baskets and family style dishes
    5. Blade Runner and Symbaroum RPG maker knocks up to half off prices during Free League’s summer sale
    1. Pokémon TCG Live: Everything you need to know, and how to get started
    2. Tales of Middle-earth is an excellent reimagining of Lord of the Rings that raises the bar for Magic: The Gathering’s crossovers
    3. Surgery scars, stretch marks added to Hero Forge’s digital miniature maker
    4. Gloomhaven Digital is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year
    1. Thousand-Year-Old Vampire RPG adaptation adds keepsake creation and collaborative play
    2. 6 tabletop RPGs like Final Fantasy to play after you finish FFXVI
    3. Clerk & Dagger is an Ocean’s 11 style tabletop RPG that’s inspired by Blades in the Dark
    4. 10 best Tales of Middle-Earth cards in Magic: The Gathering’s Lord of the Rings set
    5. Root creator Cole Wehrle, indigenous RPG Coyote & Crow among finalists for 2023 Diana Jones Award
    6. Achtung! Cthulhu and Dune RPG maker eases players into original post-apocalyptic world with new starter set
    1. Exploding Kittens reimagines Dobble as a chaotic, pancake-themed party game
    2. Monster Hunter-inspired RPG Wilderfeast is a delectable celebration of food and living in harmony with nature - exclusive preview
    3. Roleplaying is the perfect medium for stories of sex and romance – so why is the genre so underserved on the tabletop?
    4. Hanabi designer teams up with co-founder of 7 Wonders studio to create new publisher
    5. Why the Disney Lorcana lawsuit matters, and every tabletop creator should be paying attention
    1. Warhammer 40,000’s 10th Edition core book will let everyone who missed out on Leviathan actually play the game
    2. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. board game cracks $2m in crowdfunding for a campaign-focused cooperative “zone crawler”
    3. Bad Baby Lich Lords relaunches crowdfunding for ‘Saturday morning cartoon’ competitive card game
    4. Climate change charity’s deckbuilding game Carbon City Zero wants to set an eco example for the real world
    5. South Korea’s Yu-Gi-Oh! scene is a TCG community unlike anywhere else in the world
    1. New Pokémon TCG expansion brings original 151 to Scarlet & Violet - including Kadabra
    2. Sky Team’s tense, co-op cockpit simulator board game will hit the runway at Gen Con ahead of fall release
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    2. Dimension 20’s newest season celebrates Pride Month with Dungeons and Drag Queens
    3. Defend the last Waffle House standing against a zombie apocalypse in this cheeky two-page tabletop RPG
    4. Warhammer 40k: Leviathan won’t go made-to-order to meet surging demand, Games Workshop confirms
    1. Spanish hobby shop trumps bounty for MTG’s serialised The One Ring card, offers €2 million and paella
    2. Puerto Rico 1897, pulled from shelves after a disastrous launch, will receive a corrected edition this autumn
    3. 6 tabletop RPGs like Fable to play until the new game releases
    4. Monopoly Scrabble mashes together the two board game classics in one Frankensteinian tabletop crossover
    5. Anti-Imperialist RPG Bundle funds solidarity kitchens by selling LATAM tabletop RPGs
    6. KiwiRPG takes Aotearoa’s tabletop scene global through a week of podcasts, livestreams and a game bundle
    1. ‘NuTSR’ files for bankruptcy, freezing legal disputes with Dungeons & Dragons publisher
    2. 5 best solo RPGs you can play by yourself
    3. How to play Root: board game's rules, setup and scoring explained
    4. There’s a Cocaine Bear tabletop RPG based on the Honey Heist system
    5. Looking to learn how to play Warhammer 40k before 10th Edition? Dicebreaker members can now save 10% on Vanguard Tactics’ expert courses
    6. Majestic 13 sounds a lot like an XCOM miniatures game
    7. Monopoly has lost favour with Gen Z compared to other age groups, says survey
    8. Warhammer 40,000: Leviathan maker turns players towards limited hobby stock after online orders sell out
    1. Shut down "dodgebrawl” video game Knockout City lives on thanks to a free tabletop RPG adaptation
    2. A Pokémon card drawn by a second-grader just sold for a record-breaking $25,000
    3. Firefly board game is getting a seriously fancy, seriously hefty collector’s edition for its 10th anniversary
    4. Fabula Ultima is the Final Fantasy tabletop RPG I’ve always dreamed of
    5. Sudoku meets Minesweeper in nifty puzzle board game Tiwanaku - hands-on impressions
    6. Love wrapping your head around board games? You should read Ulysses
    7. Cluedo Conspiracy twists the murder mystery formula with hidden identities and an island resort vibe
    1. D&D starter kit and Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion amongst buy two, get one free sale on board games, RPGs
    2. New Pathfinder video game will deliver Vampire Survivors gameplay in a fantasy RPG wrapper
    3. Age of Sigmar RTS Realms of Ruin’s first gameplay shows off sneaky Orruks, lightning strikes and plenty of shouting - and you can play it next month
    4. Baldur’s Gate 3 gives us our first on-screen look at the D&D city in two decades
    5. Scythe spin-off Expeditions feels more like a missed opportunity than a direct sequel – hands-on preview
    1. War of the Ring: The Card Game maker announces price and date for Against the Shadow expansion
    2. Triangle Agency is a satirical horror RPG of paranormal investigation inspired by Control and The X-Files
    3. Disney Lorcana studio slams allegations of ‘stolen’ TCG as “baseless claims”
    4. Warhammer 40,000: Leviathan review - a big box of brilliant minis, left conflicted by a dash of corporate identity crisis
    5. Pokémon TCG Live is finally out on PC and mobile, officially replacing Pokémon TCG Online
    6. Disney Villainous plans Gen Con tournament and introductory board game ahead of Oogie Boogie expansion
    7. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    8. Noughties wargaming classic Heroscape will still see a return after last year’s failed crowdfunding run
    1. Dungeons & Dragons lead designer says 2024 rulebooks will “prepare the game for its next decade”
    2. Blue-Eyes White Dragon for dessert? We tried Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Japan-only 25th anniversary food menu
    3. Trading card vendor posts $1 million bounty for MTG’s serialised The One Ring card
    4. Disney Lorcana lawsuit alleges studio “encouraged” co-designer in “pilfering” original trading card game design
    5. Disney Lorcana studio sued over claims it “stole and copied” trading card game
    6. Elden Ring tabletop RPG gets a release date, but…
    1. UK Games Expo 2023 apologises after rejecting RPG over queer content
    2. Disney Lorcana’s gameplay has potential but its starter set lacks a clear identity – hands-on preview
    1. Battletech community ousts Reddit mods after Pride Month zine bigotry
    2. A Smurfs tabletop game is on the way from 7 Wonders and Dead Cells designers
    3. Terraria: The Board Game digs up a co-op tabletop adaptation for the 2D Minecraft-a-like
    4. Pathfinder maker’s Open RPG Creative Licence enters final draft and feedback period
    1. Candela Obscura’s first mystery will be solving the horror RPG’s identity crisis
    2. One-page RPG collection The Most Tabletop Games per Square Centimeter squeezes 10 games onto a single sheet of A4
    3. KiwiRPG returns with ducks, doomed men and ‘D&D meets Quantum Leap’ during week-long celebration of Aotearoa New Zealand’s tabletop creators
    4. Turn normal playing cards into stunning and demonic art in incredible-looking solo RPG Wreck This Deck
    5. Video game classic Worms is being turned into a board game
    1. Warhammer 40,000’s streamlined 10th Edition rules drops as a free download
    2. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    3. Gloomhaven: Second Edition will feature revised classes, scenarios, story and miniatures
    1. Grab 100 tabletop RPGs and support independent artists during Queer Games Bundle’s third annual campaign
    2. Warhammer 40,000 studio head reveals how detachments, army-building and special rules will work in 10th Edition codexes
    3. Pathfinder ejects Drow from official lore, says too “deeply enmeshed” in D&D identity
    4. 10 board games and tabletop RPGs to check out at UK Games Expo 2023
    5. Royal Mail has created official Warhammer stamps to mark the fantasy wargame’s 40th anniversary
    6. Magic: The Gathering’s most breathtaking Lord of the Rings scene mixes up two of its biggest characters
    7. Obojima: Tales from the Tall Grass brings the whimsy and wonder of Zelda, Ghibli and Adventure Time to D&D 5E