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Issue 18 released today

Beware the wrath of the gods! Issue 18 is out today. This issue features the card-throwing strategy game Monstrous, where game designer Kim Brebach takes us through the games conception and creation. We talk to Lorien Green about her documentary, Going Cardboard, and learn what drives someone to undertake such a project. The Creative Challenge […]

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This past week on the tabletop

27/11/2016 – 02/12/2016 What happened in the world of tabletop over the last week? Fantasy author Joe Dever died late in the week. He is probably most renowned for his Lone Wolf series of choose-your-own-adventure books. CMON limited became Publicly Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. As a whole the company should remain unchanged, […]

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Khairul Hamdan talks Reign

At PAXAus 2016 Khairul Hamdan, game designer from Garage Games, was giving attendees a taste of Reign at the TGDA booth. Part combat card game, part political negotiation simulator, Reign gives players the chance to use all their wiles to claim the Kingdom for themselves. I talked with Khairul about the game, his forays into […]

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Ben Loomes from Syrinscape – PAXAus 2016 interview

Matthew from The Campaigner talks to Ben Loomes from Syrinscape at PAXAus 2016. They discuss what is new with the sound effects program, and Ben gives a demo of the SoundSet Creator. Syrinscape in Issue 10 of The Campaigner: thecampaignermagazine.com/issues/issue-10/ Syrinscape: syrinscape.com Presenter: Matthew Lee Camera: Sam Pratt-White Editing: Sam Pratt-White and Matthew Lee Titles: […]

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This past week on the tabletop

20/11/2016 – 26/11/2016 What happened in the world of tabletop over the last week? A whole bunch of British parents have their heads screwed on straight. Sounds like an excellent Christmas. Justin Hallam-Stephens picks the five most elegant board games of 2016 over on Pop Cultue-y. I’ll try and control myself, but, great pick for […]

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Jason Anarchy of Drinking Quest – PAXAus 2016 interview

Matthew from The Campaigner talks to Jason Anarchy from Jason Anarchy Games. They discuss what has happened with Drinking Quest, Jason’s most recent release Pretending to Grownup, as well as his coming game Turtles Riding Airships. Drinking Quest in Issue 16 of The Campaigner: thecampaignermagazine.com/issues/issue-16/ Haiku Warrior in Issue 17 of The Campaigner: thecampaignermagazine.com/issues/issue-17/ Jason […]

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Allen Chang from Rule & Make – PAXAus 2016 interview

While at PAXAus 2016 editor Matthew caught up with Allen Chang from Rule & Make. In this video they discuss the recently released Burger Up, the next step for Skyward after successfully funding on Kickstarter, the newly announced Hand of Fate tabletop game, as well as Rule & Make’s new relationship with Table Tyrant Games. […]

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This past week on the tabletop

13/11/2016 – 20/11/2016 What happened in the world of tabletop over the last week? PAXAus was a few weekends ago now, but interesting articles on it aren’t abating. Games vs Play gave a detailed account of their time in the tabletop area. Wargame publisher Warlord Games revealed that it will be opening a physical storefront. […]

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PAXAus 2016 Tabletop video

For PAXAus this year we at The Campaigner decided to try something different. The event is a great chance to see some amazing stuff, and talk to some fantastic people. What better way to capture this than in video form? Today’s post is a short tabletop clip package we have put together. Then, during the next […]

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This past week on the tabletop

06/11/2016 –12/11/2016 What happened in the world of tabletop over the last week? PAXAus and the semi-regular ‘mainstream media discover tabletop games’ meets this week, with The Guardian listing the eight best indie games at this years event. In the list? Burger Up. Surprise! This is also Burger Up news! Not to be outdone, the […]