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Planning. Thinking ahead. Knowing what you're going to do. It's important in many situations, but vital right now. It's also going to be a major part of the upcoming Forgotten Waters game from Plaid Hat. So much so that it's got its own phase: the appropriately named Planning Phase. It's that which we get a preview of here today.

Since many game nights have been cancelled as we're not supposed to get all that close to one-another, many people are turning to online ways to play their favorite games. I played D&D via Roll20 and Discord on Saturday, for example. Well, if you're a fan of some of Plaid Hat Games' offerings, they've posted up some resources to help you play their games when you're not in the same room as well.

So, that previous article was an introduction to the Forgotten Waters App and how it will integrate with the game. In this preview, it's a more direct look at the app and actually how it looks and works as you're playing. Have yourselves a look.

While most of us are hanging out at home, it's good to still have some of our normal routines in there. It's time to focus on things we care about the most, and for many of us, that list includes not just friends and loved ones, but gaming. So, let's listen to some gaming podcasts together from different rooms.

This week on the dial we have: Plaid Hat Games Podcast Is Back; The Secret Cabal Episode 203: Underwater City and Win Loss Attribution; Singled Out Episode 103: Talking Shepard’s Guild With Bryce and Dom; Tabletop Talk Episode 65: Malifaux Path to Podium: NC Grand Tournament; and Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 194: Great Western Trail Vs Maracaibo, Ettin, Europe Divided, War of the Ring.

We're not supposed to go out. So, most of us are stuck at home. If you have a family that also games, you're in luck. If you live alone or your family/roommates aren't gamers, it can make things a little tougher. Thankfully, many games out there have solo varients that you can play. And now, there's another. Plaid Hat Games has released a solo variant for Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein.

Forgotten Waters, the upcoming storybook game from Plaid Hat Games, has an app that goes along with it. But how will it integrate with the gameplay? Is it require? What can you expect from it? You've obviously got questions and Plaid Hat Games has answers. They've posted up a little factoid about what you will be getting with the game's app.

Everyone on a ship has a job to do. Swab the deck. Hoist the misenmast. Cook. Clean. Steer the darn thing. In Forgotten Waters, everyone will also have their job. But how will they work in the game? That's just what we get a preview of here in this article from Plaid Hat Games.

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In Plaid Hat Game's upcoming adventure book game, players will take on the role of pirates in Forgotten Waters. In this preview, we get a look at what your character sheets will look like. The game also includes something handy for players not just of the game, but any GM out there who runs a pirate campaign in their RPGs. There's a Pirate Name Generator. Have yourselves a look.

Plaid Hat Games is once more independent, coming out from under the Asmodee umbrella. A lot of their games have stayed at different Asmodee companies, including Fantasy Flight and Z-Man. So, where does this leave Plaid Hat and what do they have in the works for the future? Founder and once-again owner, Colby Douch, sits down and reminisces about the past and looks forward to the future in this new article.

Try as we might, sometimes, we make a mistake. It's the same for me as it is for you as it is for the person putting your game together in the factory. Or maybe something gets broken in shipping. We've all had that happen. It's unfortunate, but it happens. Well, so, you've got a broken/missing piece for a game. What are you supposed to do? In Plaid Hat's case, they've updated their policy so you can know just what's up.

A picture is worth a thousand words. So, a video must be worth all that much more. If you're interested in Plaid Hat Games' latest upcoming release, Forgotten Waters, you're in luck, as they just said a ton about it (metaphorically speaking). Plaid Hat's posted up a trailer video so you can see just what sort of high seas highjinks and adventure you'll be getting into.

Bit of a shuffle going on when it comes to where you can find some of your favorite games. Plaid Hat Games has once more become independant, the deal being negotiated by Colby Dauch to once more take over control of the company. The Asmodee Group retains the rights to different games and has moved them to some of its companies. For example, Dead of Winter is going to Fantasy Flight. Z-Man Games is getting Mice and Mystics, Stuffed Fables, and Aftermath.

Coming out of their winter hibernation, Plaid Hat Games has a new game announcement for us. Forgotten Waters puts players in the role of pirates sailing the open seas. Of course, being part of a crew, they must all work together. But also, of course, being pirates, everyone's at least a bit out for themselves. This new adventure book game will be coming to stores soon.

Aftermath is Plaid Hat Games' upcoming Adventure Book Game. So... like, you know you get an adventure book. But what else comes in the box? Probably some minis and cards and stuff, right? Well, let the ambiguity begone! Plaid Hat has posted up a video showing just what you'll be getting when you plunk this box down on your gaming table.

Strong and Resilient aren't usually terms used when describing Guinea Pigs. But that's for us here in the regular world. In the world of Aftermath, after the Calamity, things are a bit different. Grumple, the guinea pig, is the big badass of the team. Get a look at what she's capable of in this preview.

Aftermath is the next Adventure Book game coming from Plaid Hat Games. Humanity is gone and the animals are rising up, taking over what's left of civilization, fighting over the various resources. In this preview, we get a look at one of the characters, Ringr, a hamster, and what sort of special abilities and gear he brings to the table.

When you want to build a body from scratch but you don't have a lot of time, you might try and rush things. With the right knowledge, you can get that done. And that knowledge is here for you now from Plaid Hat Games. For those that love Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein, but only have a short time for a game, they've posted up the new Igor variant.

We're getting to the end of 2019. There's still some months to go, and the holidays will be here sooner than you think. If you're looking to snag some of the games coming soon from Plaid Hat, you'll want to check out this update. They've posted when you can expect their next bunch of releases to be hitting store shelves.

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A box is such a magical thing, full of potential. Anything could be in there. But there is only one true answer for what is actually in there. In this preview video, Plaid Hat Games uncovers the mystery with an unboxing video for Battlelands: Aftermath Edition.

Plaid Hat Games is really thrilled about their upcoming Aftermath adventure book game, and they want you to be just as excited. As such, they're giving you all sorts of looks into how the game works. In this article, we check out the Action cards. They kinda look like a souped-up deck of regular playing cards, and I'm totally all for that.

Aftermath is the new storybook game coming from Plaid Hat Games. They've been running a video preview series about it as they get closer to release. This time around, the video's focus is Calamity. What? You thought a world where different factions of animals fight over the remains of humanity would just be a harmoneous affair?

Battlelands: Aftermath Edition will pit you against the other creatures still around in the post-apocalyptic world where humanity has suddenly vanished. in this preview, we get a look at the different factions, as well as some of the cards on offer to them in this territory-grabbing card game.

So, you've worked hard and created your new recreation of Dr. Frankenstein's monster. But so have some of your competition. So, who decides which one's the best? That's where the scoring comes in when you're playing Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein. And it's just what we get a look at here in this preview.

Aftermath is the upcoming adventure book game from Plaid Hat Games. I know a lot of people are excited about its release and really wanting to know just how this new game will play. Well, you're in luck. Plaid Hat has posted up a video that shows you just that. Check it out.

What decisions did the designers have to make while coming up with a game? What was their solution to issues? Why did they do what they did? Only by talking to the designers themselves will such answers come out. And that's just what Plaid Hat Games did, sitting down with designer Dan Blanchett about Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein.