This past week on the tabletop

Posted by Matthew on March 20th, 2016

This past week on the tabletop

13/03/2016 –19/03/2016

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

Daniel Maurer, over on Bedford and Bowery, discusses the documentary The Dwarvenaut. It follows the life of Dwarven Forge founder Stefan Pokorny as he attends conventions, creates product, and generally champions roleplay games.

The date of Free RPG Day is announced.

Love him or hate him (or just kind of… ignore him), Wil Wheaton has been a massive influence in the increased popularity of tabletop games. Stacy Conradt on Mental Floss explores the effect this hirsute individual has had on sales throughout the USA.

Billy from Liminal Games provides some ideas on mistakes to avoid when manufacturing in China. Posted on the Stonemaier Games blog, it gives a thoughtful and honest breakdown by an individual with vast experience in dealing with Chinese manufacturers.

Life lessons aren’t just learnt during horrible personal experiences or in the last two minutes of Saturday morning cartoons. Geek & Sundry provided nine lessons they have learnt from board games.

VentureBeat ran an interesting article by a Kickstarter creator. By Gareth Everard from Rockwell Razors, he tells the story of how the initial failings of his Kickstarted razor products ultimately led to his success.

Building tiny, realistic scenery and environments isn’t just for hobbyists! TVNZ host Sam Wallace takes a look at the awesome miniature world of Weta Workshop.

Speaking of scenery, the Terrain Crusade competition is still on. Get building!

Some of the new Kickstarters from this week:

This is not an endorsement of any of these games, creators or Kickstarter campaigns.

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