This episode, we "Descend" into that dungeon once more, good friends, "Diplomacy" shapes political careers, and sheep are coming for your feet. Plus, Chris and Kitty discuss Kickstarters for "Veiled Fate" and "Project L: Finesse."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Fantasy Flight gives us a peek at "Descent: Legends of the Dark."
  • ForeignPolicy.com publishes a story about the impact of "Dipomacy" on one of their reporters and his childhood acquaintance's careers in the political arena.
  • "Schotten Totten 2" on the way.
  • "Gloomhaven" novel series in the works.
  • "Dungeon Scrawler" fantasy roll-and-write coming from Alley Cat Games.
  • "FLUXX" goes full fantasy.
  • GoFundMe page set up for a scholarship for the son of the late North Star Game's co-president Satish Pillalamarri.
  • "Pathfinder Arena" to bring iconic monsters to tabletop miniatures game.
  • AEG announces small expansions for "Space Base" and "Alma Mater."
  • Fight super villains in "Freedom Five: A Sentinel Comics Board Game."
  • "Nova League" reinvents the classic vibrating football game.
  • Build an industrial empire in the 19th century with "Furnace."
  • Deliver luxury goods in the Hanseatic Age in "Novgorod."
  • Celebrate the classic arcade game's 40th anniversary with "Pac-Man: The Card Game."
  • "For Sale" gets a new edition and expansion.
  • Sport your love for "Catan" with new footwear from Plainview Shoes.

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Pandemic Legacy: Season 0
  • Tawantinsuyu: The Inca Empire
  • Raiders of Scythia
  • Silver Dagger
  • Aeon's End: Outcasts
  • Escape Tales: Children of Wyrmwoods
  • Mysterium Park
  • Dragonland

 

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Direct download: DTNow-705.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EST

This episode, Corey examines the job of rulebook editor, we catch up with various developments at CMON and GAMA, and Kitty and Chris showcase Kickstarters for "Windward: Treacherous Skies" and "Dungeon Fighter."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • CMON releases some of the findings from the investigation into their 2019 audit issues.
  • Pokemon card sells for over $220,000 to retired rapper Logic.
  • North Star Games searches for new direction.
  • GAMA seeks equality across its membership.
  • Confusion over 2020 Origins Awards explained.
  • Stefan Feld to bring "Kokopelli" to life.

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Project L
  • Etherfields
  • Frostpunk: The Board Game

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

  • Corey explores the tricky role of rulebook editor.

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Warp's Edge
  • Tiny Epic Galaxies: BLAST OFF!
  • The Lord of the Rings: Anniversary Edition
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game
  • Sagrada: The Great Facades - Life

 

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Direct download: DTNow-704.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EST

This episode, more board game properties make the leap to long-form fiction, Christmas comes early, we preview some titles still in the design stage, and Chris discusses Kickstarters for "High Rise: The UltraPlastic Edition" and "Cartographers Heroes."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Aconyte to publish novels based on "Zombicide" and "Terraforming Mars."
  • The gaming world says goodbye to designer and North Star Games co-president Satish Pillalamarri.
  • Uwe Rosenberg's "Hallertau" rulebook now online.
  • Sequel to "Core Worlds" on the way.
  • New industry game "Carnegie" heading to KS.
  • Countdown to Christmas with an Advent Dice Calendar.
  • North Pole shenanigans are afoot in "The Kringle Caper."
  • "Monstrosities" attack "Atlantis Rising."
  • Defend the Krabby Patty in "SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton Rising."
  • Baratheons and dragons coming to "A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game."
  • "La Granja" designer working on a sequel.
  • Stonemaier Games teases expansion for "Viticulture."
  • "Portals" in the works for "Gaia Project."

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade
  • Inca Empire: The Card Game
  • Aliens: Bug Hunt
  • EXIT: The Enchanted Forest
  • Civilization: A New Dawn - Terra Incognita

 

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Direct download: DTNow-703.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EST

This episode, Corey talks about not talking in games with communication limits. Chris and Kitty showcase Kickstarters for "Cascadia" and "Plunderous."

 

TOP STORIES:

  • Origins Awards announced.
  • Amazon Prime Day, Target Deal Days, Walmart Big Save, and Newegg FastasTech: Round 2 all coming mid-October.
  • Artovision to produce art pieces for Asmodee titles.
  • Renegade Game Studios to develop new titles based on Hasbro I.P.
  • 2020 Kinderspiel winner "Robots" heading to US hobby retail.
  • "Pipeline: Emerging Markets" to be the game's first expansion.
  • "Groundhog Day" rules released.
  • "Tinner's Trail" to get remastered version.
  • "High Rise" getting a component upgrade on Kickstarter.
  • Ares Games to distribute "The Thing: The Boardgame."

 

THE HOTNESS:

  • Wingspan: Oceania Expansion
  • Feierabend
  • Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz
  • Dune: Imperium

 

KICKSTARTER:

 

NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • Pendulum
  • Splendor Marvel
  • Escape the Dark Sector
  • Calico
  • Jurassic Parts
  • Arkham Horror: TCG - The Innsmouth Conspiracy
  • Marvel Champions: TCG - The Once and Future Kang

 

OUTPUT RANDOMNESS:

  • Corey gives his microphone meaningful looks while talking in code.

 

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Direct download: DTNow-702.mp3
Category:Weekly News from the DTNow Team -- posted at: 4:00am EST

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