This episode, Corey takes a look into the world of board game graphic designers, and Bree talks to Poketto CEO Rachael Blaske about why and how to rebrand a game company.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Eric Lang steps down as CMON's Head of Game Design.
  • "Tasha's Cauldron of Everything" brings a host of new rules to D&D 5E.
  • "Gloomhaven" in talks to become a comic book.
  • "Just One: Neue Begriffe" to be the game's first expansion.
  • "Dinosaur Island: Rawr 'n Write" stomping to Kickstarter.
  • Create a sustainable food chain in "Gods Love Dinosaurs."
  • Archon Studio announces "Masters of the Universe: Fields of Eternia - The Board Game."
  • "Massive Darkness 2: Hellscape" brings in more than $3.8 million on Kickstarter.
  • Silent RPG "Alice is Missing" coming to retail.
  • Defend the kingdom once again with "Paladins of the West Kingdom: City of Crowns."
  • "Maracaibo" goes digital.
  • "Mercado de Lisboa" streamlines Lacerda's "Lisboa"

 

SPECIAL REPORTS:

  • Corey explores the role of graphic designers in board game creation with help from Matt Paquette, Jonny "Pac" Cantin, Travis Chance, and Paul Grogan.
  • Bree talks with Rachael Blaske about rebranding Five24 Labs to Poketto.

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Mariposas
  • Alma Mater
  • Last-Second Quest
  • Catan: 25th Anniversary Edition

 

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Direct download: DTNow-697.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EST

This episode is all about new game announcements and updates. Chris discusses the Kickstarter for "Glen More II: Highland Games." And Corey talks about the unwritten rules of gaming.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Take your dino park off the island with "Dinosaur World."
  • "The Stefan Feld City Collection" Kickstarts its tour with "Hamburg" and "Amsterdam."
  • "CloudAge" to take flight as a shorter and lighter Pfister entry.
  • Build the famous "Hadrian's Wall" with a new game from Garphill Games.
  • "7 Wonders" adds new editions for 3 expansions.
  • "Magic: The Gathering" gives every dog its day.
  • "Arkwright: The Card Game" streamlines one of the heaviest games around.
  • Games Workshop announces "Space Marine Adventures: Rise of the Orks" and "Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Crypt Hunters."
  • "Sniper Elite" makes the leap from PC to tabletop.
  • Join the B.P.R.D. in "Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game."

 

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NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game
  • Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North - Barbarian Hordes
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King: Cursed Mountain
  • Mystery House: Adventures in a Box - Back to Tombstone
  • Chronicles of Crime: 1400

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

Corey talks rules, magic circles, sumo, and the spirit of the game.

 

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Direct download: DTNow-696.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 3:30am EST

This episode, we take another look at the board game documentary GAMEMASTER, this time talking with the film's director about what you didn't see on screen.

 

TOP STORIES:

  • The bestselling hobby board game of this spring was "Pandemic," while "Codenames" was the number 1 selling hobby card and dice game.
  • Teotihuacan's new expansion will be (fittingly) "Expansion Period."
  • "Tiny Epic Galaxies BLAST OFF!" offers a new take on the original.
  • "Ashes" rises once again.
  • The "Legends of Greyskull" RPG makes you a master of the universe.
  • Alexander Pfister's "CloudAge" soars into view.
  • "Pathfinder Foam Replica: Life Sized Goblin" is ready to party.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • "The Castles of Tuscany" rulebook now available.
  • Face the Fire Swamp and rodents of unusual size in "The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game."
  • "Harry Potter: House Cup Competition" weaves worker placement magic.
  • The "Jagged Earth" expansion to "Spirit Island" is now in Kickstarter fulfillment.
  • The first expansion for "Tapestry" titled "Plans & Ploys" coming in September.
  • "Fort" preorders arriving but retail release delayed.

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

Jasper talks with GAMEMASTER director Charles Mruz about interviewing Eric Lang and Reiner Knizia, trash talking, and fashion.

 

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NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Ctrl
  • High Rise
  • Solar Storm
  • Court of the Dead: Dark Harvest
  • New York Zoo

 

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Direct download: DTNow-695.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 8:43am EST

In this episode, Bree and Jesse discuss the phenomenon of Kickstarter backer outrage and what companies can do to avoid it. We also report on the legal battle between Wizards of the Coast and ACD Distribution, while Chris and Kitty run down Kickstarters for "The Umbrella Academy," "Quest," and "Massive Darkness 2."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Wizards of the Coast and ACD Distribution appear to cut ties following a lengthy legal battle.
  • AEG CEO John Zinser hospitalized after emergency surgery.
  • "That's So Clever" gets even more so the third time around.
  • "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" brush up on their alchemy.
  • "Keyforge" dives deep with "Dark Tidings."
  • Ant Man goes big with "Marvel Champions: The Card Game."
  • "Dungeons & Dragons: Adventure Begins" board game aims to introduce new players to D&D.
  • "The Great Dalmuti" gets a D&D makeover for its 25th birthday.
  • "SNØ" hits the ice for "The Magnificent."
  • Stefan Feld lights it up with "Bonfire."
  • Dire Wolf teases plots within plots of "Dune: Imperium."

 

BUSINESS BREAKDOWN:

Bree and Jesse discuss backer outrage, highlighting some of the complaints surrounding AEG's recent Kickstarter for "Dead Reckoning," and discussing how companies can avoid having angry backers derail their campaigns.

 

KICKSTARTER:

  • The Umbrella Academy
  • Quest
  • Massive Darkness 2: Hellscape

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Undaunted: North Africa
  • The Lord of the Rings LCG: The Land of Sorrow
  • Legend of the Five Rings LCG: Campaigns of Conquest
  • Marvel Champions LCG: Hulk Hero Pack
  • Arkham Horror LCG: Return to the Forgotten Age
  • Bar Barians
  • Midnight Brunch
  • Smiles and Daggers
  • Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion (now in general distribution)

 

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Direct download: DTNow-694.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 7:19am EST

This episode, Corey wraps up his exploration into the role of board game developers, we take a look at some of the big announcements out of Gen Con Online, and Kitty and Chris discuss the Kickstarter campaigns for "The Fuzzies," "Petrichor: Collector's Edition" (and "Cows" expansion), and "Clash of the Cryptids."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Build the Big Apple in "Santorini New York."
  • "7 Wonders" gets a fresh look.
  • "Dinosaur Island: Roar N' Write" and "Dinosaur World" mark their territory.
  • Establish the Port of San Francisco with "Embarcadero."
  • "Epic Encounters" brings big monsters to your TTRPG.
  • "Tidal Blades: The Roleplaying Game" in the works.
  • TTS offers a spoiler-free demo of "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0."
  • "Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game" to get an exclusive window at hobby game stores.
  • "X-Men: Mutant Insurrection" coming in early 2021.
  • Groot and Rocket Raccoon take "Marvel Champions: TGC" into deep space.
  • "Prophecy of Kings" grows the galaxy of "Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)."
  • "Descents: Legends of the Dark" teased by Fantasy Flight.
  • Hobby game sales up in 2019.
  • "Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles" and "Dead Reckoning" go big on Kickstarter.
  • Mythic Games settles IP dispute over "Time of Legends: Joan of Arc."
  • Cold-blooded "Lizard Wizards" are hot.

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

Corey discusses who does and does not need a developer on their board game.

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Fallout Shelter: The Board Game
  • Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars
  • Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game
  • Philosophia: Dare to be Wise
  • Kids on Brooms
  • The Magnificent

 

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Direct download: DTNow-693.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 5:32am EST

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