This past week on the tabletop

Posted by Matthew on January 24th, 2016

This past week on the tabletop

17/01/2016 – 23/01/2016

What happened in the world of tabletop over the last week?

Ever wonder how those maps of cities and countries in roleplay books come into being? Over on LinkedIn illustrator Michael Tumey discussed the process he went through when creating the Kasai map for Paizo Publishing back in 2012.

The article Kickstarter commissioned into how Zano ultimately failed is now live. Journalist Mark Harris explores the history of Zano, and the collection of events that ultimately led to the company’s downfall. The last part, where Mark analyses crowdfunding itself, is particularly interesting and relevant.

Victory Pointers, the podcast about tabletop game design, has released its sixth episode. This instalment has Aaron in Malaysia, and talking to a group of Malaysian game designers about their local industry.

Privateer Press reveal that their next board game venture, Widower’s Wood, will look for funding on Kickstarter. This will be the first time the company will be utilising the crowdfunding platform. Expect to see the Kickstarter go live in February.

Tabletop roleplayers can at last return to Ravenloft to die in a multitude of horrific ways. Wizards of the Coast announced Curse of Strahd, a new D&D adventure in the Ravenloft setting. Even old Ravenloft writers Tracy and Laura Hickman are back.

Author Jon Peterson discusses the possible precursor of Chainmail, and thus, D&D.

Some of the new Kickstarters from this week:

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