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This morning, I was ready to release Galaxy XXX onto the world. April 1, 2015. The Playtest Pack was ready to go. I was ready. Getting set to convert my Pages file into a PDF and upload it for the ...
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Dice Hate Me Games is raising funds for Meta Games for Small Pockets: Deck Building and Unpub on Kickstarter! Two portable, decidedly meta, and altogether crowd-pleasing selections from the Dice Hate Me Games' Rabbits line of card games.
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I'm a little disappoint that the deck building game is about building decks, and not about building deck building games.
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Brennan Taylor is raising funds for Bulldogs! Fate Core Edition - Sci-Fi That Still Kicks Ass on Kickstarter! Bulldogs! is a tabletop role-playing game about high action space adventure. Grab your blaster and take to the stars!
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Steve Jackson Games is raising funds for Car Wars Classic Arenas on Kickstarter! The most dangerous arenas in autoduelling history, printed at full scale and ready to play.
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The tabletop gaming industry has a rich history of releasing joke products and silly articles for April Fools' Day, and this year is no different. Here are some of best, including Katanas & Trenchcoats, the brooding '90s throwback RPG you never knew you always wanted.
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The trendy explanation for the recent cold winters is that climate change made them worse.  But two new studies say not so fast.
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John Harper is raising funds for Blades in the Dark on Kickstarter! Blades in the Dark is a tabletop RPG about a crew of daring scoundrels building a criminal empire in a haunted city full of thieves.
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My most fearsomely rad gaming credit to date has finally been unveiled in all of its majestic glory. Pop your collar, snap out your trench coat and read on, true believers!

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Today, let's take a peek at the interior of Katanas & Trenchcoats, the game that will totally revolutionize roleplaying[1]: Look at that gorgeous badness. Of course, I had to hide some... incri...
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Fred Hicks is a dad, a gamer, and a game publisher. He runs Evil Hat Productions, and does freelance art direction and layout work for the occasional other game publisher. The rest of the time, though, he's looking after his kids, and spending time with his wife. Life is good.

This is Fred's Google+ home. If you want to fight with him in his home, he will block you, not because you're a dick (but please don't fight with him here), but because his emotional health and sense of peace is more important to him than your alleged right to swing a virtual fist.
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Google has released Ridley Scott's full length feature Life in a Day on YouTube. Appropriately, with over 4,500 hours of footage from 192 co

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A Pitch In The Dark. Fred has opened the door to pitches for a book of Don't Rest Your Head hacks, which is a fantastic idea. You can fi

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Pitch Tag. This is a creativity game for two or more players inspired by word association exercises and writer jam sessions. You can play th

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As with any project where I hire an artist, I've put together an Artist's Style Guide for Pop & Locke's Last Heist. This is

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The Lucky Road to RPG Editing. Posted on October 31, 2011 by ayvalentine. Note: This post is Part Two of two, for now. It'll be a recurr

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Short version: we're teaming up with Evil Hat Productions to make our comic book into an interactive game of your mind. And also the min

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To Make that Blind Leap Your typical RPG system is a determination engine: it gives structure (often, a chance-based structure) to the dete