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October 2023 Archive

    1. Kingdom Death dungeon-crawling meets Baldur's Gate 3's campfire hangs in board game Hope: Chronicles of Osmae
    2. DreamEscape is like a choose-your-own-adventure Arkham Horror, with thousands of possible story paths
    3. Disney Lorcana card featuring Frozen's Elsa sells for over $7,000
    4. Magic: The Gathering’s animated Netflix show still lives - if barely
    1. D&D delays Deck of Many Things release due to extensive manufacturing defects
    2. Yu-Gi-Oh!'s new Diabellstar archetype could flip the TCG’s meta upside-down
    3. SPONSORED: Submarine sim board game U-BOOT resurfaces on Kickstarter with a massive miniature almost one metre long
    4. Games for Gaza bundle on supports Palestinian medical aid by selling 200 RPGs for $10
    1. Buster Bluth and Veep’s Richard Splett will play D&D with Critical Role for charity
    2. Best horror board games
    3. Star Wars: Unlimited TCG announces competitive play details and how to earn Tournament Points
    4. 7 best D&D 5E horror one-shots to play this Halloween
    5. Disney Lorcana will begin hosting competitive tournaments and fan events in Summer 2024
    1. Unsettled and Vindication designer’s MMO-like Spirit Fire claims to be the first “living board game”
    2. Stationfall maker’s new influence card game puts you in charge of the Enlightenment-era Illuminati
    3. RPG anthology Do Not Adjust Your Set explores modern urban legends with spooky tabletop one-shots
    1. Jeff Goldblum’s Jurassic World character will appear on at least two cards in Magic: The Gathering’s new set
    2. MTG Lost Caverns of Ixalan Mechanics: descending into the depths, crafting treasure and exploring a new world
    3. Dicebreaker Dicebag: Halloween Edition is full of frog wizards, murderous VTubers and interdimensional agents
    4. New board game is like “if Betrayal at House on the Hill and Castlevania had a baby”
    5. Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin’s last playable faction is the mutable Disciples of Tzeentch
    1. Marvel’s pop culture domination spreads to Magic: the Gathering in 2025
    2. Finding Atlantis looks like a Battleship board game upgrade with app-assisted undersea exploration
    3. Pathfinder, Tales from the Loop and Fallout TRPG included in Roll20 Humble Bundle
    4. Try our new "For you" section
    1. Pathfinder and Starfinder RPG books will be more expensive starting next year
    2. See Rogue Trader, Warhammer 40,000's answer to Baldur's Gate 3, in action
    3. Magic: The Gathering’s Fallout crossover includes TCG forms of Dogmeat, radstorms, Caesar and the Mothman
    1. The next D&D 5E sourcebook is for the astrology girlies
    2. Iconic D&D treasure The Deck of Many Things returns for the price of $99
    3. Flesh and Blood TCG packs its 2024 calendar with two international events and new set Heavy Hitters
    4. Stack a tower of dice while pulling an Ocean’s Eleven or Italian Job-style heist in one-shot RPG The Job
    5. Men in Black and Starship Troopers inspired this bug-busting sci-fi tabletop RPG
    1. The Hidden Isle uses tarot card readings to create a swashbuckling guardian in the gorgeous RPG
    2. This revolutionary trading card game wants to fix one of the worst things about Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon
    3. Call of Cthulhu board game Horror on the Orient Express is a brutal co-op experience that’s designed to beat you
    4. Magic: The Gathering's uncanny celebrity cameos are the worst part of its great Doctor Who set
    5. Critical Role studio’s horror tabletop RPG, Candela Obscura, will come out next month
    6. A rich mix of Magic: The Gathering, Oath and auction games, The Old King’s Crown is already my most anticipated board game of 2024
    7. Teatime Adventures studio introduces awards for nonbinary representation in RPGs and board games
    1. Magic: The Gathering’s head designer says new Play Boosters will "save" TCG's Draft and Limited formats
    2. The Halloween board game is much better – and scarier – than you think
    3. Star Wars TCG Unlimited already has its first nine sets planned, with releases due through 2027
    4. Here’s how MTG’s Play Boosters will change The List
    1. Magic: The Gathering’s new Play Booster will increase the cost of limited events, but WotC isn’t worried
    2. Magic: The Gathering kills both draft and set boosters to create a unified product - the Play Booster
    3. Warhammer: The Old World announces release date for long-awaited fantasy wargame reboot
    4. Star Wars: Unlimited TCG could include characters from video games, comic books and novels on top of the movies and TV shows
    5. Neil Gaiman, His Dark Materials and Worzel Gummidge inspired this creepy folk RPG
    6. Van Gogh Pikachu promo card to disappear from Pokémon museum exhibit following scalper frenzy
    7. After one of the world’s best Go players lost to an AI, he designed his own abstract games
    1. Warhammer: Age of Sigmar video game Realms of Ruin gives us our first look at Stormcast Eternals Liberators in Thunderstrike Armour
    2. Don’t expect another MTG set like March of the Machine: Aftermath anytime soon, lead designer suggests
    1. Pokémon's sold-out Van Gogh Pikachu card is coming back, god help us all
    2. Xbox looks to Zoo Tycoon board game as possible model to revive stagnant video game series
    3. Magic Maze Tower removes timer for slower cerebral puzzle-solving
    4. Scooby Doo, Scream actor Matthew Lillard wrote a free haunt for Betrayal at House on the Hill board game
    5. Disney Lorcana, Cyberpunk and Critical Role’s Matthew Mercer head to PAX Unplugged in December
    6. Sunrise Lane is like a Ticket to Ride board game but with real-estate instead of trains
    7. 5 best hidden gem board games we played at Essen Spiel 2023
    8. Universes Beyond: Doctor Who is a triumphant meeting of the classic sci-fi show and Magic: The Gathering’s enduring card designs
    9. Monsters Encyclopedia is like a Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? board game, with a touch of roguelites
    10. Horror RPG bundle delivers vampire support groups, haunted amusement parks and toothy nightmares for $20
    1. Outer Rim: Uprising is a Mothership RPG setting-in-a-box full of android unions and cracks in the universe
    2. One D&D's Bastion minigame has loads of potential for long-term 5E fans – but not everyone will play it
    3. 10 best Doctor Who MTG cards in the latest Universes Beyond crossover
    4. Warhammer 40,000 quietly announced a wide reprint of its first ever rulebook
    5. Best Prime Big Deal Days board game deals 2023
    6. MrBeast, YouTube’s biggest name, won $10,000 playing Dune: Imperium Uprising
    1. Dungeons & Dragons' latest playtest wants to sell you the dream of being a fantasy landlord
    2. Titanfall 2 and The Expanse inspirations for the next Undaunted board game
    3. Planet Unknown and Mysterium Kids clinch wins at German Deutscher Spiele Preis board game awards
    1. Groundbreaking RPG Coyote & Crow is pay-what-you-want for Indigenous Peoples Day
    2. Baldur’s Gate 3, Final Fantasy 16 and The Witcher actors party up for D&D actual play series Natural Six
    3. Dungeons & Dragons might be about to vanish from your local bookstore - here's why
    4. Rhino Hero publisher Haba lays off more than 650 workers in “extremely aching" self-administration process
    5. Essen Spiel 2024 dates will see the world’s largest board game event return next October
    6. This year’s Essen Spiel was the biggest in the Germany board game convention’s 40-year history, say organisers
    7. You’ll soon be able to finally play Twilight Imperium online
    1. Baldur’s Gate 3 creators have ideas for another board game after Divinity: Original Sin - but don’t expect it anytime soon
    2. WhoForWat is a hilarious co-op party game with Adventure Time-like art that will have you arguing with your friends
    3. Aqua is a deeply satisfying board game about supporting sealife, developed by Heat: Pedal to the Metal creators and co-designed by a seven-year-old
    4. Semi-co-op board game Fall of Fafnir pits your 3D defences against a marble-spitting dragon
    1. Two players, five minutes, 16 cards, one of the most compelling card games I’ve ever played
    2. Dixit and Mysterium makers’ new board game will take Azul fans to the next level - literally
    1. Strategic video game Armello trades a digital board for a real one in upcoming adaptation from D&D 4E designer
    1. Star Wars: Unlimited will release the core set for its Light vs Dark trading card game in early 2024
    2. Saw: The Jigsaw Trials will bring the gory horror franchise to board game night via Kickstarter
    3. Tigris & Euphrates designer revives classic auction game Medici, partners with Dark Souls board game studio
    1. Explore haunted heartlands and flooded coasts of a post-apocalyptic America in Backwards’ two new RPG books
    2. Surprise, surprise: sold-out Pikachu Van Gogh promo card is already being resold for hundreds of pounds online
    3. World's biggest board game expo Essen Spiel admits using AI artwork but claims “protection of artists rights has priority for us”
    4. Two-player RPG Eldritch Escape: Tokyo mixes Dark Souls’ deadliness and Attack on Titan’s terrifying monsters in modern-day Japan
    1. Magic: The Gathering Doctor Who set will feature cards based on lost episodes
    2. Here’s every legendary Doctor card from Magic: The Gathering’s Doctor Who set
    3. SPONSORED: 5 RPG maps to inspire your next D&D 5E campaign
    4. Kickstarter rival Backerkit bans crowdfunding projects solely using AI-generated art
    5. Join us at Essen Spiel 2023 for four days full of LIVE board game news, reveals and previews!
    6. Essen Spiel 2023 Day 4: News, reveals and previews live from the world's biggest board game convention
    7. Essen Spiel 2023 Day 3: News, reveals and previews live from the world's biggest board game convention
    8. Essen Spiel 2023 Day 2: News, reveals and previews live from the world's biggest board game convention
    9. Essen Spiel 2023 Day 1: News, reveals and previews live from the world's biggest board game convention
    1. Surreal fantasy RPG Invisible Sun - and its 14kg Black Cube - returns from the shadows for a limited print run
    2. Ticket to Ride Legacy: Legends of the West review - a gentle ride into legacy games with few unexpected turns
    3. Zenobia Award returns to highlight more underrepresented creators in historical tabletop design
    4. Tabletop Awards 2023 return to celebrate the year’s best board games and RPGs: nominations and People’s Choice voting open now!
    5. Superb WWII deckbuilder Undaunted heads for a sci-fi spin-off in next year’s Undaunted 2200: Callisto
    6. Passo is like if checkers met Fortnite, a sentence I can’t believe I’m writing
    7. Pokémon apologises for "disappointment" after Pikachu Van Gogh promo card sells out in museum chaos
    1. Queer Halloween Stories Bundle funds mutual aid with tabletop RPGs about too many Draculas and horny skeletons