Success on Kick-starter is an elusive beast. With only 43% of all projects reaching their funding goals and Gaming projects even lower down the scale in terms of hitting their targets, some Project Creator’s have nonetheless figured out the secret elixir to success on the crowd-funding site. One such alchemical master of the world of… Read More Independent Game Designer Spotlight & Interview: Paul Roman Martinez
With the rise of Kickstarter, strategy, card and board game designers have been given access to a pool of potential customers and funding that spans the entire globe. This shift in public awareness has fundamentally changed the way independent companies can bring their ideas to the market, allowing everyone from sole operators to experienced creators the chance to… Read More Independent Game Designer Spotlight & Interview: Clance M. Morring – BATTLE THIS!
A little over a year ago one of my weekend Gamer’s showed up with a card game he bought through Kickstarter. The cards were stock, the quality of the ink wasn’t the greatest, and the concept behind the game was a little odd: players had to acquire a certain number of evil babies, babies who… Read More Game Review (Sort-of) : Evil Baby Orphanage
One of the most often played classes of the Dungeons & Dragons pantheon is the Druid. Based upon the historical priests of the same name from Celtish antiquity, the beliefs and practices of these real-world members of this ancient Order of mystics share a great many similarities with other tribalistic societies throughout the ages. Native… Read More Classical Classes: The (Native American) Druid: Compendium
Since 2001 the online clearinghouse DriveThruRPG has been providing downloadable content by publishers producing material for a bevy of genres suitable for all types of games and Gamers. Perhaps one of the most prolific of these publishers is the independent gaming company, LPJ Design, short for Louis Porter Jr. Designwho has carved out a niche for himself by… Read More RPG Publisher Spotlight: LPJ Design
So about a year ago a Kickstarter project was funded around the idea of commissioning artwork for fantasy purposes that would be completely in the public domain. The goal of the project was also built around the desire to commission a group of diverse artists who would depict “fantasy heroes from diverse backgrounds”. Though not… Read More The Prismatic Art Collection: A Nice Concept
Although Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained didn’t walk away with the Academy Award for Best Picture last year, the film did carry with it elements that to my Gaming eyes seemed to have all the hallmarks of a valid and engaging cinematic version of an Epic role-playing game. But when I point this out to most… Read More Django Unchained: An Epic RPG