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Livingdice's Definitive Guide to Gen Con 2011 Event Scheduling

Livingdice’s Definitive Guide to Gen Con 2011 Event Scheduling

Gen Con is an amazing convention, but I see far too many people overlooking critical preparation work that detracts from the experience. Specifically, scheduling events in advance. Yes, you can just show up and find gaming but there are some events that are not just in demand, they are like chunks of raw meat in […]

In the Mail: Legend of the Five Rings: Emerald Empire

In the Mail: Legend of the Five Rings: Emerald Empire

Alderac kindly provided a copy of their latest release: Legend of the Five Rings: Emerald Empire. This is the revised version for the 4th Edition L5R role-playing game with 25% new content and stunning art.   Review to follow in the near future.   Trask, The Last Tyromancer

Paper vs. Pixels. Part 1: Why I don’t play World of Warcraft

Despite his love of books, Aiden indulged in the occasional video game. Most of them were Martin’s—guns, robots, and tanks vaporizing whatever monsters moved before the reticule. Aiden favored sword-wielding and spellcraft, but those games were difficult to find. His mother located one as freeware from a seldom-surfed website. His warrior dodged and flipped in […]

The Civil War Today iPad App

The Civil War Today iPad App

The History Channel released an iPad app called “The Civil War Today” and it is amazing! Admittedly I am a raging Civil War geek, but this app truly leverages the iPad’s potential to create an informative and interesting reading experience. Here is a screenshot. The app is a newspaper that covers every day of the […]

GAMA Trade Show Best of Show Winner 2011--Star Trek: Expeditions from Wizkids!

GAMA Trade Show Best of Show Winner 2011–Star Trek: Expeditions from Wizkids!

Every year GTS rolls around and Livingdice faces a brutal task. We choose the one game that stands above all others, the “GTS 2011 Best of Show.” We do our level best to give every game an equal shot, regardless of company size or marketing budget. Earlier winners include the groundbreaking, but sadly unsuccessful “Ex-Illis” […]

The Green Ronin Booth

GAMA Trade Show 2011 Exhibitor Coverage – Part 13

Today’s GAMA Trade Show 2011 exhibitors include Green Ronin, Bandai, Three Sages Games, Gamers Rule, and Cactus Game Design Company   Green Ronin Green Ronin had a nice spread of all there recently released books.  And they seem to have new stuff around every corner.  Most exciting (to me at least) was the Dragon Age RPG: […]

Star Trek Expeditions Board Game

GAMA Trade Show 2011 Exhibitor Coverage–Part 12

Today’s featured vendors include Mayfair Games, Cryptozoic, Wizards of the Coast and Wizkids!.  My co-conspirator has one more post tomorrow to complete our exhibitor coverage and then we name our “GTS Best of Show 2011″ winner on Monday.  The end draws nigh!   Mayfair Games “Vikings of Catan” is a new metal miniature token set […]

Square Shooters by Heartland Games

GAMA Trade Show 2011 Exhibitor Coverage – Part 11

Today’s GAMA Trade Show 2011 exhibitors include 42 Games, Stronghold Games, Heartland Games, Cleveland Kids, and Battle Foam 42 Games 42 Games was showing off their newest game, Orbit: Rocket Race 5000. Orbit is a fast-paced strategy card game where you try to match colored sides together to play them, going around in an “orbit” around the board. They […]

GAMA Trade Show 2011 Exhibitor Coverage--Part 10

GAMA Trade Show 2011 Exhibitor Coverage–Part 10

Today’s GAMA Trade Show 2011 exhibitors include Dream Pod 9, Atlas Games, Zoki Games, Giant Tree House, GlowFly Games and Closet Nerd Games.     Dream Pod 9   “Heavy Gear” met Battlefoam this year with the release of a “Heavy Gear” branded bag and foam trays. The bag is available now on the Battlefoam […]

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