Table Top Gaming tagged posts

Free RPG Day 2016 Roundup

frpgd2016_1

What follows is by no mean a complete or comprehensive review every offering available on Free RPG Day.  It is more my semi-coherent ramblings as I pickup my spoils for more-or-less the first time.   I think I shall open, and close, the following musing with quotes from James Edward Raggi IV, of Lamentations of the Flame Princess, taken from his 2016 Free RPG Day offering.

frpgd2016_2

Lamentations of the Flame Princess (www.lotfp.com) is not your typical tabletop game company.  That much becomes quickly apparent as the above quote continues into a diatribe against the gaming establishment, and even Free RPG Day itself. Instead of offering “crippleware”, in the form of a disposable one-shot, LotFP has given to the world a sourcebook of monsters, easily adapted to multiple systems beyond their own...

Read More

Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: BetaBotz

betabotz

One of the fun things about going to Cons, is that sometimes you find some amazing new games.  BetaBotz is one of those games that I came across at the Emerald City ComiCon.

In BetaBotz you spend ten rounds building and improving your robot, while attempting to complete Mission cards and gaining rewards.

Throughout the game you will use your Bits to bid on component cards to improve the base stats of your robot.  Bits act not only as currency for bidding, but also as your victory points at the end of the game.  This makes balancing your bidding with your end gains more challenging.

Mission cards change in difficulty as the game progresses, and you can team up with other players to both share in the victory and split the rewards...

Read More

Red Flags

redflags

Red Flags is a card game of social debate, from Skybound Games, in the same family as Cards Against Humanity and Superfight.  In a game of Red Flags one player takes the roll of the Bachelor(ette).  The remaining players each take two white cards from their hand, each with a unique personal trait, to create a potentially ideal date for the Bachelor. For example, the first potential date could be an astronaut who loves all the same music as you.  Once each player has played their cards and introduced their potential suitors, everyone gets the opportunity to play a red flag on the player next to them.  These are red cards that represent a negative trait. So now you have an astronaut who loves all the same music as you, BUT they tell you to calm down after everything you say...

Read More

Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: TerraForms Tabletop Wargame Terrain 10mm/12mm scale

terraforms

One of the game genres that I personally haven’t delved into for quite some time (more than a decade admittedly) is good old tabletop. This week’s feature project TerraForms is looking to make your tabletop adventures far better with a wide-ranging, versatile, durable set of resin tabletop wargame terrain for use in any modern or scifi game setting in 10 & 12mm scale. We’re sure that many of you want to take your sessions to a whole new level and you can if you march on over to the Kickstarter page.

Read More

Give Me the Brain

givemethebrain

Give Me The Brain is a discard-style card game from the fine folks at Cheapass Games.

For those who enjoy a bit of history, Cheapass Games started in the mid-nineties selling simple black and white games, without all the common components that you probably already own.  By removing things like pawns, markers, money, and the like, James Ernest was able to focus on making fun games, at an affordable price.  CAG has undergone a number of evolutions since then, and currently is producing “deluxe” editions of some of their older games, as well as a number of new and exciting games.

Give Me The Brain is one of several games taking place in Friedey’s, the Fast Food Restaurant of the Damned...

Read More