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RPGSeek–A Human-Verified Role-Playing Game Publisher Search Engine

RPGSeek is a custom Google search engine that only searches a specific list of 371 role-playing publisher websites.  I culled these sites from the combined publisher lists of indiepressrevolution.com, rpgnow.com, drivethrurpg.com, yourgamesnow.com, various Google searches of my own design and a few other resources. This created a combined list of about 500 sites.  I then […]

Gen Con Purchase Offer Rejected!

Gen Con just sent me their official response to the “Letter of Intent” purchase offer and it looks like it was rejected. Rather than muddy the waters with my own comments, here is the complete text of Adrian Swartout’s (President of Gen Con LLC) press release. Trask Many of you have heard speculation about a […]

Game Design and Self-Publishing– Resources for Aspiring Game Designers

Byron Collins of  “Collins Epic Wargames” wrote an excellent article on the difficulties of getting a board game published, as well as some great advice and resources from someone that successfully published their own board game creation. Normally I do not re-post material from elsewhere on the web, but I thought this article had so […]

Game Design & Self-Publishing – A Resource for Game Designers

Byron Collins of  “Collins Epic Wargames” wrote an excellent article on the difficulties of getting a board game published, as well as some great advice and resources from someone that successfully published their own board game creation. Normally I do not re-post material from elsewhere on the web, but I thought this article had so […]

Gen Con Update: Make-A-Wish Foundation Debt May Resolve This Week

Gen Con’s outstanding debt to the “Make-A-Wish” foundation of approximately $150,000.00 was, in my opinion, the most disturbing part of the bankruptcy filing. However, recent court documents indicate a resolution to this unfortunate problem may be in sight. The court, acting sua sponte, ordered “…immediate disbursement to Make-a-Wish Foundation of $148,562.13,….” The order is not […]

Interview: Byron Collins of Collins Epic Wargames, Publisher of Frontline General

Byron Collins of Collins Epic Wargames sat down for an interview with me regarding their “Frontline General” tabletop war game. Byron explains why he is giving the game away for free and has some great insights on the game publishing process. Read on for details. Trask: How did you company “Collins Epic Wargames” come about? […]

Gen Con For Sale? A Purchase Offer is Pending!

A “Letter of Intent for the Purchase of the Assets of Gen Con LLC Chapter 11” was filed on 11-20-2008 with the bankruptcy court. The “Letter of Intent”  is a summary of the terms and conditions of a potential  Gen Con purchase by the “Gen Con Acquisition Group.”  I summarized the highlights below and have […]

Top 9 Hints You Chose the Wrong Game Group

All gamers have that moment the first time you walk into a new gaming group. Some feel nervous, others take charge and tread with no fear. Regardless of which type you are, let these helpful hints guide you in making the decision to come back for a second session. As to why there are only […]

Review: Legendary Realms by On The Lamb Productions

“On the Lamb Productions” just released “Legendary Realms,” their new role-playing system. I previously interviewed the “On the Lamb” team in an earlier post about their company. You might want to check it out before reading this review. Full Disclosure: “On the Lamb” provided a free copy of this book for review. Upfront Review: A […]

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