Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.
Dark Horizons is reporting Wizards took legal action to prevent the recently announced reboot of the “Dungeons and Dragons” movie from the producers of the last two films. I am rooting for Hasbro on this one. The last two films were crimes against cinema and with a track record that poor I would sue to [...]
Choice is usually a good thing. I sometimes like hamburgers and sometime hot dogs. Having a choice between two options is nice and gives a sense of control to my life. A sense of control that evaporated when I once again undertook the arduous process of choosing events for Gen Con 2013. Every year I [...]
The Gen Con 2013 Events are posted! Trask.
Over the years I have covered some notable legal issues that directly impact the gaming industry and once again Battlefoam is back in the news. Here is a quick summary with helpful numbers to keep the order straight. 1. The Blood of Kittens blog (allegedly) said some unflattering things about Battlefoam and its owner. 2. [...]
As a teenager in the 80s I felt nothing but pride that Pat Robertson, ignorant and fanatical anti-D&D crusader hated my hobby. My thinking was that if an idiot of such epic scale hated my hobby then it must be worth doing! Eventually the hysteria faded and gamers got on with the business of gaming. [...]
Yes, you are reading that correctly. I am giving the “Best of Show” for the GAMA Trade Show 2013 to Kickstarter.com. Kickstarter was the talk of the show. If you had a booth there was a solid 50/50 chance that a Kickstarter was in your future. It really was everywhere at the show. Before you [...]
Monster Protectors Monster Protectors has a nice line of card protector boxes and binders as well as some unusual map/playmat tubes. It is hard to see in the image, but the map tube has three corners, rather than being a true tube. I did not grasp the importance until Monster’s rep pointed out that it [...]
Cheapass Games Cheapass games, long known for extremely basic games, evolved a bit and produced a “snazzy” version of the venerable “Unexploded Cow.” This game has a retail price of $25.00. Grandpa’ Beck’s Games Scheming and Skulking is a new trick-taking game due to be released at the end of May for an MSRP [...]
Collins Epic Wargames Polyversal is a soon-to-kickstart miniature combat system (6 mm) that allows you to use miniatures from other games, assign Polyversal stats and then go to war! The central tile is a commander and he controls all the units attached to him, but should them move out of range they “detach” from [...]