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The tabletop RPG that kept Star Wars alive returns this year

The classic rulebook and sourcebook from 1987 get a new paint job<p>In 1987, Star Wars was all but dead; There were no new films or books on the horizon, Kenner had ceased production on its iconic action figures and the whole thing seemed to be just another passing fad.<p>The only thing keeping the …

INTERVIEW: Matt Wagner Ends Mage Saga with Final Chapter The Hero Denied

Some readers have been waiting 33 years for this one, but that patience is about to be rewarded: Kevin Matchstick has returned, as creator Matt …

Warfighter: Hoth

Strap yourselves in, folks, it’s time to ruin yet another timely classic by giving it the old “analyze it to death” treatment. And this time, we’re …

War

40K: The Emperor is Dead, The Imperium has Fallen Part 1

Did the Imperium of Mankind suffer a coup during the events of Gathering Storm?<p>Gathering Storm was something of a big experiment for Games Workshop. …

The Dice Must Flow (AKA: Dune: The Dice Game)

Recommend<p>47 Posts<p><b>1</b> , 2 <b>Next »</b> |<p>Your Tags:<p>Popular Tags:<p>I've been following this for the last 6 weeks or so... I too am a HUGE fan of all things Heiko …

Board Games

The (Not So) Subtle Legacy of Jack Kirby

You likely know the name of comic book writer and artist Jack Kirby, as well as his most legendary co-creations: <i>Thor, Captain America, The Fantastic</i> …

40K: Eighth Edition First Impressions

After getting in a game or two of Eighth Edition, I have become an expert.<p>It’s true–where last week I was but a humble n00b, greener than a frog in …

The Quest for Naval Minis

A few months ago I ordered a copy of <i>Fletcher Pratt’s Naval Wargame: Wargaming with Modern Ships 1900-1945</i> from the History of Wargaming Project …

4 Epic Fantasy Novels Written Before The Lord of the Rings

Artist, social reformer, and author William Morris wrote this epic inspired by the medieval romances of Thomas Malory. Four sons of a medieval king …

Books

Why Dark Age Is The Best Minis Game You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Cool Mini Or Not have a reputation for their incredible board games packed full of miniatures. It’s no real surprise then to find out that CMON also …

Board Games

Mazes & Minotaurs Fantasy RPG Core Books Available For Free

<i>Mazes & Minotaurs</i>, <i>the first officially published tabletop fantasy</i> roleplaying <i>game</i><b>*</b>, has made its core manuals available for free online in …

The Rise of the Disposable Character

<i>Tom Jolliffe on the rise of the disposable character…</i><p>In recent years there has been a huge rise in the ensemble blockbuster. Films such as <b>Avengers</b> …

Die Hard

Dune: Spice and sandworms power one of the great “lost” board games

How does the legendary-but-lost game Dune hold up today?<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board …

P500 Prognostication – a look down the road at GMT

While primarily a tabletop gamer, hex and counter wargames are part of my DNA. In fact I was introduced to wargaming thru the venue of a little …

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Is Marvel’s First Real Comic-Book Movie in Years

The film focuses on telling a good story that can stand on its own—not dealing with an entire universe of superheroes.<p><i>This post contains spoilers for</i> <b>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</b><i>.</i><p>The first <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>, released in 2014, was an impressive feat of world-building. It faced the same …

The ‘Final Fantasy Trading Card Game’ Unpicks a Very Particular Secret of Mana

Rather than establish itself as a unique experience, ‘FFTCG’ seems to want to fix the problems of ‘Magic: The Gathering’.<p>As a young gamer raised on a diet of platformers, sports sims and shoot-'em-ups, <i>Final Fantasy VIII</i> was a revelation to me. It was my first introduction to the bewildering world …

Final Fantasy

How 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' raises the stakes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Spoiler alert: Major spoilers follow for <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>.<p>In a lot of ways, <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> feels like familiar territory. …

Comics

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Hong Kong

Harley Quinn is so popular, she’s starring in a new animated movie

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Harley Quinn

James Day’s MBT – MAIN BATTLE TANK Game Review

MBT Game Review. Publisher: GMT Games Designer: James M. Day Price $95.00<b>Rick Martin</b>Passed Inspection: Tons of content. Complete rules for armor …

20 years on, Bushido Blade remains a fighting game masterpiece

Even today, on the 20th anniversary of its Japanese launch, Bushido Blade feels surprising, revolutionary. Its grand invention was hiding in plain …

Fish and Chips, Two Adventurous Cats Who Love Exploring the Great Outdoors With Their Humans

Fish and Chips are a couple of adventurous kitties who enjoy exploring the great outdoors on and around their home Vancouver Island and elsewhere …

Fish And Chips

Dungeons & Dragons app enters open beta next week

Here’s how to sign up<p>The venerable Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game is partnering with Curse to build a next-generation web application. The platform, called D&D Beyond, was unveiled last week during PAX East in Boston. The team has announced that it will enter open beta on Monday. …

Dungeons and Dragons

10 Genius Travel Hacks You Need to Know Before Next Flight... From the Ultimate Insider

Prepare to elevate your experience.<p>After having traveled hundreds of thousands of miles in my life, it’s safe to say that I’ve developed some …

Bravo TV

Monkey Island (or, How Ron Gilbert Made an Adventure Game That Didn’t Suck)

Shortly after completing <i>Maniac Mansion</i>, his first classic graphic adventure, Ron Gilbert started sketching ideas for his next game. “I wanted to do …

'Warlock of Firetop Mountain' Now Available on iOS

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>“Which hero will you take into Firetop Mountain this time?”<p>These words will now greet you on your iPad or iPhone when you …

IPhone 7

For the person who asked about superhero comic books that intersect with history, DC: The New Frontier is pretty much quintessential reading

For the person who asked about superhero comic books that intersect with history, DC: The New Frontier is pretty much quintessential reading.<p>Good call, thanks for the rec!<p>Writer/illustrator Darwyn Cooke’s critically acclaimed masterpiece DC: THE NEW FRONTIER is celebrated in this new edition featuring story pages, detailed annotations, alternate sequences and an extensive gallery of sketches, pinups, action figure art and much more! In the 1950s, Cold War paranoia has resulted in the mystery …