What happened in the world of tabletop over the last week?
Head designer of Magic: The Gathering, Mark Rosewater, shared twenty lessons learnt from twenty years of working on the game. This video is from the Game Developers Conference earlier this month.
Geek & Sundry feature Tim Denee’s roleplay resources. This is a collection of high resolution images and content, available completely for free. His latest additions are medieval themed.
Over on TOR, Whitney Strix Beltrán looks at Gen Con Indy’s increasing efforts to show gaming is for everyone. This year the convention has 13 women guests, a dramatic rise from previous events. But the convention wants to do more.
That bastion of knowledge that is BuzzFeed went to its community for a list of tabletop games everyone should play. They returned with a list that isn’t half bad. Maybe there is some legs in the board game thing.
This came out last week, but is too interesting not to include here. A federal court in Texas ruled that structure and game play in card games are not protected by copyright law. This happened in the case DaVinci Editrice S.r. vs Ziko Games LLC, and is worth a read. Even if you are not in the USA.
Some of the new Kickstarters from this week:
- Trigger Discipline
- Barrage Battle
- OMNI – Tactical Board Game
- LOAD the Board Game
- Vikings Gone Wild – The Board Game
- Spank the Yeti: The Party Game of Questionable Decisions
- Rustle: the Card Game – fleece the competition!
- Analog Gaming: the renaissance of indie tabletop games
This is not an endorsement of any of these games, creators or Kickstarter campaigns.