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News Collider - Board Game News 17/5/2019 - Skyrim Plagiarism, Ancient Board Game, a New Crowdfunding, Warhammer action figures and Trumped-Up Taxes.

With convention season nearly upon us it would be nice to think that this week's News Collider would be fully of exciting board game news about surprise releases, unveiling of as-yet-unheard-of masterpieces of design...alas, that is not to be.This week we are talking about "accidental plagiarism", the potential Death and Taxes of board games and  a lot of uncertainty surrounding the longest running live streamed D&D adventure.Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 14/5/2019 - Kingmaker, Kingswood, Hostage Negotiator & 18Chesapeake

After a short, Bloodborne induced break to the Kickstarter Highlights we’re back talking Kings, Woods, Hostages and Trains.  We have RPGs, light games, 18XX games and Solo games.  Also, for the first time we’re bring to your attention a game that is crowdfunding somewhere other than Kickstarter…Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 9/5/2019 Origin Award Nominees, Pop-Up Gen Con, Kingmaker and a Rough year for CMON

As we approach the convention season the news well is starting to dry up somewhat, in fact, most of this week’s news concerns conventions and exciting RPG news, so grab you hand sanitiser, breath mints and dice bag!  It’s News Collider Time!Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 25/4/2019 $1 Billion in Kickstarter Games, Critical Role's Success, Kolossal Suspended, Stronghold Sues Plan B, New Wizards of the Coast Studio and Heroes of Balder's Gate

Controversy abounds in our latest little slice of board game news, as we have news of tabletop Kickstarter projects being suspended by Kickstarter themselves and legal shenanigans as Stronghold Games sues Plan B games for taking away a juicy board game printing deal. You could say they re-moo-ved for a reprint.It’s not all bad news as we find out that table top gaming is the biggest section of Kickstarter (something we’ve long suspected) and that Critical Role have raised a huge portion of that money on their very own, which means we will definitely be getting a Critical Role cartoon (and I now have the CR theme tune in my head) and then there’s all that Balder’s gate stuff too, which we are very excited about.Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights - 23/4/2019 Odyssey of the Dragonlords, Oceans, Bloodborne, The Dungeon, Plague Inc, Core Ball

This week’s Kickstarter Highlights is brought to you with the letter “D” and the number 6:Dragons, Dungeons, Dinosaurs*, Disease, Demons** and Deepspace!  That’s what has our fingers itching over the “Select this Reward” button this week.  Read more »

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A Halfling Shredding in the Steading (D&D)

Oddly enough we didn’t encounter any actual giants in the first session, so this illustration, although period authentic, is a little overly dramatic. Apparently you can teach this old dog some new tricks. My son Gar and I went to Joe Procopio’s house for a convening of what is the “off-week” game (usually roleplaying) and played in the adventure THE GLACIAL RIFT OF THE FROST GIANT JARL. This is a D&D adventure of some legendary fame in game lore, dating back in original form to the 1980s, and the second in the series called AGAINST THE GIANTS (the G series). I had not played in real, face to face D&D in at least two decades. I never got actually tired of it or disliked it, it just went to a ‘second tier fascination’ with my kids coming on the scene, and career obligations and real world stuff. It’s just hard to get together once a week. It’s still hard to do that, but I am managing to get in roughly monthly game sessions these days now that my kids are

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News Collider - Board Game News 17/4/2019 - Sanctum, Mensa Select Mind Games, Devil May Cry, Vampire The Masquerade Board Game, Scramble For Africa, Games Factory, God Of War

It's an odd collection of board game news this week, as we have the Mensa award making us all feel ever-so-clever for playing our favourite tabletop games but then a stupid decision regarding the flagrant brushing aside of historical genocide causes some unsurprising controversy.Don’t worry though there’s plenty of things to get excited by, from Demons to vampires and vikings to playing games in bed.  Not that kind of game you filthy animal.Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 10/4/19 Root, Border Lands, Tomb Raider, Flotilla, Bus and TTR London

Due to some unknown administrative oversight, we didn't release a news article last week. In fact the entire Polyhedron Collider team didn’t do a damn thing last week. Now I have a valid excuse, I’ve got a new job and I’m trying to reevaluate the whole work/life balance (or should that be work/board game/life balance?). Steve and Andy obviously decided they just couldn’t be bothered. I think stronger leadership is required and will soon be making my bid to oust Steve as head of the organisation.Internal politics and lazy writers aside, it's actually been a quiet couple of weeks in the world of tabletop gaming but that doesn’t mean that plenty of board game and role playing game shenanigans haven’t been going on. We’ve got news from the Borderlands, Waterworld and London, and more buses than a National Express depot.Read more »

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Still crazy with Dungeons and Dragons, after all these years..

See this little guy?  He’s visually significant.  Someone in the Scrummers suggested we try good old fashioned Dungeons and Dragons for one of our game night choices.  I enthusiastically agreed, as did my son Garrett.  Enthusiastic.. despite D&D not being very “old fashioned” any more.  I haven’t played the game in at least 20 years or more so I know I’m too rusty to weigh in on the virtues of the current version 5.0.  I have been listening perhaps the best and funniest podcast on playing a roleplaying game ever, BRIAN POSEHN’S NERD POKER, on Apple Podcasts for the last 3 years or more– including a long break as they departed Earwolf and set  up shop independently.   Under the DM Dan Telfer (as good of a DM and storyteller as any player could wish for), the players have transitioned from the D&D ver 2 that I pretty much grew up with and used forever to the newest version 5.0 which is far more in depth than the version I got used to (inconsistencies and all). B

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News Collider - Dune, Labyrinth, Age of Steam and Die Hard

There is an important mantra in the world of tabletop gaming “the dice must flow”, to misquote a famous sci-fi novel.  When we started this little weekly news roundup we were worried that there may be one or two games a week we could mention. We were wrong, as yet again we are faced with a pile of board game news bigger than a spice worm's… melange deposit.This week we've got exciting news about a Dune reprint, a new Die Hard board game and news on a D&D movie and a tabletop gaming TV show.Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News - Batman, Fallout, Judge Dredd, Pathfinder and Critical Role

IP IP Hooray! You can’t swing a News Collider in here without hitting at least one license tie-in and this week we have Fallout Vaults, Talisman Batman, Wildlands Judge Dredd, Unmatched Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a Critical Role comic book.  Plus Steve & Jon head to the tabletop games convention, Airecon and why boardgame can help you live longer.Read more »

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News Collider - Board Game News 6/3/2019

The rest of the Polyhedron Collider crew are getting all excited about going to Airecon tomorrow. They’re running around the office like a group of six-year olds after a bin bag full of Haribo, arguing over what games to play while extolling the virtues of cream teas and raspberry mojitos. I, however, am stuck at the news desk trying to get some actual work done.And there’s plenty to write about, from more Harry Potter, more Ghostbusters and more Monopoly and Cluedo/Clue versions. Maybe I should just go ridicule Andy for his game choices.Read more »

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