Videogames


Asmodee Digital Creating Video Version of Mansions of Madness

Several of my friends are huge fans of Mansions of Madness. However, it's a game that has a bit of a notorious reputation in terms of set-up time. Having a digital version of it would really cure a lot of those issues. Well, your prayers have been answered, as Asmodee Digital is working on a digital version of the game.

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Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Video Game Up On Kickstarter

Modiphius has teamed up with Ripstone and Auroch Digital to bring the world of Acthung! Cthulhu to your video screens. The alternate-history WWII game where Cthulhu-mythos creatures come flooding into our own world is getting the full digital treatment. And as part of the campaign, they're looking to bring you new items for the tabletop game as well (plus, as add-ons, you can get quite a lot of things from the tabletop game). Acthung! Cthulhu Tactics is up on Kickstarter now.

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5 Great Tabletop Game Conversions for iPad

Digital versions of your favorite tabletop games are becoming popular. They offer some fantastic benefits but also sacrifice some of the experience for convenience.

Virtual or Actual?

There are benefits and disadvantages to both iOS and physical versions of games.

It's hard to cluster four players around a single iPad to play a game, but cleanup and setup is way, way faster with the iOS versions. Some titles can be sent to an Apple TV with AirPlay or Apple's Lightning to HDMI adapter, making the small screen less of an issue.

"House rules" are nearly impossible on iOS games, unless already selectable in a preference somewhere in the game —for instance, some of the more popular Monopoly rules, like money on the "Free Parking" space are generally toggle-able.

One might think that the barrier to entry on the iOS is the cost of the iPad, but if you add up all the savings for all five titles here, you're looking at about $500, far more than the retail of a new iPad.

Regardless of the list of pros and cons, iPad gaming goes far beyond simple school-house favorites, with something for everybody.


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Fantasy Flight and Asmodee Announce Fantasy Flight Interactive

The real and the digital are blending more and more everyday. I mean. I'm real, but I work in digital all day. My office is as much this webspace as much as it's the chair and flat surface my computer's sitting on. That blending is spreading to our hobbies as well. Sure, we've had video games for decades and board games for centuries, but the two are coming together in new and inventive ways recently. Pushing that further forward is the new Fantasy Flight Interactive, a program from Fantasy Flight Games and Asmodee North America that will not only bring you digital versions of board games, but entirely unique gaming experiences as well.

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Digital Version of Ogre Now Available

Auroch Digital has released the digital version of the Ogre tabletop miniatures game over on Steam.
... I should get a Steam account at some point... maybe...
Anyway, for those of you that actually have such an account, you can bring this classic game to your computer screens, sending your Fencers versus enemy G.E.V.s, or crushing infantry under the treads of your MkV (my personal favorite).

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Digital Version of Ticket To Ride: First Journey Now Available

My nephew loves trains. He's like 4 or so and just loves the things. One of his favorite things to play on his tablet is this train simulator thing. On my next visit to see him, I might see about trying to get him to play Ticket to Ride: First Journey. It's now available digitally, and it seems like it'd be right up his alley.

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Nomad Games to Give Away Free Copies of Talisman Digital Edition

Playing games is fun. Even watching people play games can be fun. But what's better than that? Playing or watching games for charity. And what's possibly even better than that? Getting free stuff for watching games for charity. That's what you'll be able to do tomorrow, as Nomad Games will be giving away free digital copies of Talisman for those tuning into their Twitch and YouTube channels.

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Ogre Video Game In the Works

One of my first games I got into was Steve Jackson's Ogre. Heck, Ogre_Mk5 was a screen name I used for quite a long while. Well, there's an Ogre/G.E.V. video game in the works that accurately recreates not just that video-box game, but all of the Ogre minis world on the tabletop. They've got some sceenshots and a trailer video to check out.

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Midweek Snippets

Today's a day to celebrate. Why? It's my 5th anniversary with TGN. Yes, on this day, 5 years ago, I made my first post on the site. It was the new plastic Warp Wolf kit that Privateer Press was coming out with. Oh how gaming has changed since then. I remember having a conversation, a couple months into my tenure, with Ross "The Legend" Thompson (my boss at the time) about, "These Kickstarter-things."
So, to celebrate, let's have a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories.
What? We do that every Wednesday? Well, fine, be that way.

Today we have: Dice Coins 2 Up On Kickstarter, I Will Never Grow Up becomes exclusive distributor of Field Marshal Games products, Ramshackle Games Posts Stretch Goal Goblin For Jet Bike Kickstarter, New Discworld Death Bust -15% discount, Factions Fantasy Playing Cards Coming To Kickstarter in January, New Releases Available From Scotia Grendel, Casual Game Revolution Posts 2017 Tabletop Gaming Conventions Map, Mage Company To Launch Sleeves and Gaming Accessories Kickstarter, Kill the Unicorns Coming to Kickstarter in June, New Morbid Legionary Torsos From Kromlech, Temple of Isis Round Lip Bases Now Available From Tabletop-Art, New Releases And Final Christmas Sale From Advanced Deployment, Flatminis 2D preprinted miniatures are now available as PDF download, Two new Characters bring gold to Talisman: Digital Edition, and Khurasan releases 15mm Hezbollah and Syrian Government Forces.


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Midweek Snippets

It's the last day of November. We're 11/12s of the way through the year. We just might make it after all.
Actually, I'm looking forward to this weekend. It should be a good time, as they generally are. I mean, weekend, right!?
But, before we get there, we've got some more days to get through. To help, we should power up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Nomad Games adds Wizards and Tricksters to Steam Early Access of Smash Up!, Introducing Boxwood Genius Dice, Digital Edition of Colt Express Now Available, New Releases Available to Order From Victoria Miniatures, WarSeer Forum Relaunches Tomorrow, New Chaos Templates From Pyrkol, Old World Leather Gaming Mats for RPG Metal Dice Rolling Up On Kickstarter, Fantasy Football teams available at Flatminis as 2D plastic miniatures, New Release: Kromlech Battle Rulers, New Statuesque Fine & Pulp Scale Female Heads - Bald on sale, Special Artizan Service Miniatures Presents: Contractor On Kickstarter, Yet More Victoria Miniatures Releases, New Release: Kromlech Wound Markers, and Ouroboros Tales 54mm Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter.


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Friday Snippets

Time has been playing weird tricks this week, I feel. The first several days flew by. Thursday took an eternity. Now, today's doing a little bit of both. I feel like it should be later than it is, so it feels like it's been a long time since this morning... but I've also gotten a ton of stuff done. So I dunno. I do know that I'm possibly going to be playing some Guild Ball this evening and then some D&D tomorrow. So that's cool. Better pack myself full of energy with some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Imperial Knight Heads From Forge World, Knight Models Previews Suicide Squad Dice, Kromlech New Release: Legionary Shotgun, Angels and Demons join Flatminis 2D miniatures range, Shadows of Esteren Announces Partnership with Syrinscape, Talisman is Free to Play This Weekend Only, Comrades in Battle Reaches Funding Goal, 15mm Naval Crews Range is Back From Capitan Games, and Final Days for Tavern Masters Kickstarter.


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Friday Snippets

This week seems just interminable. There's still half of today to go. I'm hoping to make it through, though. Got some plans to hang out with a good friend this evening and have some pizza (homemade, as in the crust and the sauce started as things like bread flour, Roma tomatoes, onion, and some olive oil), then hopefully do some gaming tomorrow. Tomorrow's plans just became a bit clouded, but still hoping they work out.

Either way, filling up on some bite-sized gaming stories will help. So let's get to it.

On the platter today, we have: Knight Models Teases Next Release, Kromlech New Release: Guardsmen Veteran Heads, Prospero Expansion Released Talisman Digital Edition, Brother Vinni's River Fear Now Available, and Frazetta's Masterpieces: Death Dealer Up On Kickstarter.


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Digital Version of Smash Up Available On Steam

I got the original set for Smash Up pretty soon after it came out. A friend had picked it up and we played at my LGS one evening. It was a hoot. Quick and easy to learn, with tons of replayability right out of the main box due to how you mix up two of the factions for your deck. Well, there's been quite a few expansions that've come out since then, meaning if you wanted to carry it all around, it could be quite a hefty box you're lugging with you. Well, now you can go digital and play online... and it's free, too.

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Friday Snippets

I don't know about you, but for me, it seems like just yesterday was Wednesday. I'm not 100% sure what happened to Thursday (maybe Langoliers ate it?), but it's already gone. That's alright, mind you. I'm always ready for it to be the weekend. Best to power up with some bite-size gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Circles of Imora Trading Card Game Coming To Kickstarter, Heroic Ballads ver. 1.1 Released, Nomad Games Releases Two New Warlords For Talisman: The Horus Heresy, The Army Painter Technique Painting Bundle Now Available, and Kromlech Weekend Promo Happening Now.


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Midweek Corner

Seeing as how Monday I was in a car for about 13-14 hours, I didn't get a chance to do the regular Terrain Corner piece. So, much as I did Friday, with the combined Snippets/Terrain Corner post, I'm giving you another of those today. Gotta catch back up from Gen Con.

Anyway, today we have: Live Q&A For Tablescapes Dungeons Today, Blood Moon expansion is out for Talisman: Digital Edition, Holistic Design Inc. and Canivete Films Announce Portuguese Fading Suns Translation, Heroic Maps release Modular Kit: Forest Glades, Khurasan releases multiple pose crabmen set, New Statuesque Fine and Pulp Scale Female Heads 2 on sale, Armorcast Announces: All Hail the Mesmofrog, RPG Combat Maps: Pwork Wargames grid gaming mats now available, Hitech Miniatures Releases Traveler Priest Dante, Brassed Off - etched brass modelling details On Indiegogo, New Model 30 Billboard From Mechanical Warhorse, Sports Inspired Card Deck Up On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases The Great Swamp Lizard, and Final Days for Unit RPG Up On Kickstarter.


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