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Grinning Skull Studios Patreon Launched!

Well, it’s been ages but I finally did it, launched the Grinning Skull Patreon page. This had been on the back boiler for a hell of a long time, but due to life commitments and other stuff, I had always put it off. Partly because I think I didn’t quite get what it all meant, […]

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News Collider - Board Game News 5th September 2019

In a world full of unpredictable tariffs, trade wars and the seemingly never ending Brexit saga we can at least rely on board games for some stability…I beg your pardon?  They’re changing Cluedo? Cludeo!?  And the Origins awards?  And what are those cute figurine things...D&D Funko Pops!  Has the world gone mad? Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 3rd September

Did you miss me?  It’s okay, I understand, look we all need a little break from Kickstarter now and then, and sometimes there just isn’t enough new stuff to warrant bringing to your eyeballs.  Here at Polyhedron Collider we don’t simply pay lip service to any old campaign, no, we’re only going to talk about games we (well, at least one of us) is actually interested in, or in Andy’s case, are backing backing.  So, this week we have a heavy wargame, a book, some asymmetrical shenanigans and a very challenging co-op. Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 28th August

Welcome to the Hasbro edition of the News Collider where we can share with you all the exciting and stupid things HASBRO are doing like gaining the rights to Ghostbusters, Pepper Pig and The Walking Dead.  Releasing what could potentially could become the most despised edition of Monopoly and becoming the custodians of the Dr Dre/ Death Row Records back library.In non-HASBRO news there's a really interesting and super geeky board game based avenue of archaeology for future generations to want to be when they grow up and Board Game Geek launches a new advertorial video series.Read more »

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Empire of the Petal Throne via Roll20

I remember Empire of the Petal Throne. It was an early Roleplaying game, produced by TSR (the Dungeons and Dragons people) but they didn’t put a lot of money or effort into it. This is a shame as the world upon which Empire of the Petal throne is built is complex, multicultural, multiracial and continuously being developed. 20 year old me tried it a few times and liked it, but it never caught on local to me, so I reverted to bland old Dungeons and Dragons. Rich Mckee ran the adventure for us, as he is entering a new phase where he will be running Tekumel games for a long while. We used Roll20, the visual utility that allows you to map and play your roleplaying games online with multiple players playing simultaneously (but not in the same place at the same time) I had some technical difficulties with Roll20. I had used it before but that was a few years back. So after a few futile attempts, it finally worked for me, the Twitch stream was running and it was suddenly like being in the

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News Collider - Board Game News 21st August

This week we are peering back over our collective geek shoulder to pull back into focus some of our old friends.  An old D&D Class option returns to 5th Edition after taking a short break and is joined by some classic 8-bit arcade games that will soon be hitting tabletops There's a comic book implementation of a very popular and successful game and then a little story that we have me hunting through boxes in my parent's loft this weekend.Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 14th August

After the glut of news from Gen Con the news ferrets, and the board gaming community are putting their feet up for a little while it seems as we relax into the mid August quite zone.  That's not to say there is no board game related news at all, in fact  we have the big release from Stonemaier Games, Asmodee's continued growth and a new (yet very old) player joins the board game market. Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights - 13th July

Is August the time that tabletop gaming takes a bit of a nap? After a busy few days at Gen Con does it feel that it needs a bit of a sit down and a refreshing cup of tea? Because it feels (to us at least) that the number of games on Kickstarter this week is rather less than usual (we didn’t even publish a Kickstarter Highlights last week!).Regardless, the intrepid Kickstarter explorers of the Polyhedron Collider crew have traveled far, dug deep, and spend every last resource they could finding this weeks’ hot board game and role playing game Kickstarters.Read more »

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New Grinning Skull Studios Title alert!

Since I have everyone’s attention, I would like to point you to our new releases. LARP LAB Historical Reference: 1907 General goods Catalogue https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283567/LARP-LAB-Historical-Reference-1907-General-goods-Catalogue?src=newest LARP LAB Historical Reference: 1888 General goods Catalogue https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283523/LARP-LAB-Historical-Reference-1888-General-goods-Catalogue?src=newest LARP LAB Historical Reference: 1921 Furniture & House Furnishings Catalogue https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283489/LARP-LAB-Historical-Reference-1921-Furniture–House-Furnishings-Catalogue?src=newest LARP LAB Historical Reference: 1925-26 General goods Catalogue https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283471/LARP-LAB-Historical-Reference-192526-General-goods-Catalogue?src=newest LARP LAB […]

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Kickstarter Highlights 30th July

This week's highlights comes to you with the sub heading of: Kickstarter's Debuts and Reprints Edition, simply because a number of the campaigns featured this week are from brand-spanking-new designers and/or publishers and those that aren’t new are for games that desperately need a second edition to sate the demand of all you game hungry gamers and collectors. Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 23rd July

The Polyhedron Collider Kickstarter Highlights isn't just about banging a drum for the big games, the games that everyone already knows about, games that everyone is already backing (or considering).  No, we here at Collider Towers are masters of our own wallets so there is no mention of the latest Awaken Realms campaign (the new one that reached half a million dollars in less than 30 minutes).Instead, we are talking about games that have genuinely piqued our interest, the Apache War, the moon landing, Conan, the new legacy game from CMON and the real time dexterity co-op game, that are all on Kickstarter and they all look ace!Read more »

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