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Our Guest

Sean Bircher

Wine and Savages

Four-in-Hand Games

The King is Dead

Savage Insider



One Ring brings Middle Earth to Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

Curse of Strahd is out in all markets

7th Sea is the biggest tabletop RPG Kickstarter ever at over $1.3 million

ENWorld Breakdown of RPG Kickstarters

Tabletop Library throws its had into the digital RPG distribution ring, competing directly with DriveThruRPG/RPGNow/D&DClassics

ICV2 Fall 2015 Sales Numbers



AlphaGo beats Lee So-dol 4-1 in a five match set of Go, one of the last classic strategy games that was considered “unsolved”

Tyrants of the Underdark (Gale Force 9 licensed D&D Drow-themed deckbuilder) gets art, release date, and MSRP

Robo Rally coming back into print from Hasbro

New Ghostbusters board game from Cryptozoic, based on Ghostbusters II (not the new film), Kickstarter in April

TMNT Heroclix have new versions AND classic Malibu Comics versions

Steve Jackson Games announcements from GAMA, courtesy of Eric Summerer

  • Ogre 6th Ed, smaller box, plastic minis, new expansion
  • Limited Edition Munchkin Sketch with blank cards for you to draw on
  • Card game based on the Simon’s Cat videos (which are hilarious)
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Board Game coming in July
  • Munchkin Marvel in May with two more expansions this year
  • Munchkin CCG, Eric Long and Kevin Wilson designing, John Kovalic doing most art, starters everywhere but boosters only in hobby stores



Xbox One will allow for cross-platform multiplayer

...and Sony gives a hopeful but uncommitted response

The new Hitman game is released with an unusual pricing model

Fallout 4 Automation Trailer

The financial backers and investment firms behind 38 Studios investigated by SEC for fraud against the game developer

...and the Judge presiding over the lawsuit against said backers steps shortly after SEC investigation announced

Crysis engine available to developers as pay-what-you-want

Cyberpunk 2077 news (there's not much here, but I’ll take anything at this point)

Get a DOOM4 Closed Beta code with no pre-order necessary from Gamestop on April 1st

Everquest Next cancelled as the game was “not fun”

Direct download: GTN-Pilot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT

From Collectible Card Games to Deckbuilders to Living Card Games and more. This week, we go over the different types of card games out there, the history of the genre, and how Magic: The Gathering may have save the industry.

Justin Gary

Stone Blade Entertainment

Former Magic: The Gathering World Champion

Ascension Deck Building Game


Labyrinth Collectible Card Game

Versus System

World of Warcraft CCG


What We've Been Playing Lately

South Park: Stick of Truth (Darryl)

Alien: Isolation (Darryl)

Codenames (Justin)

Betrayal at House on the Hill (Justin)

Borderlands 2 (Ross) (it took him 25 minutes to start playing after finished)

XCOM 2 (Ross)

Dungeons & Dragons (Ross)

Savage Worlds (Ross)

Star Wars (West End Games) (Ross)


Card Games

Magic: The Gathering

Yu Gi Oh




Cards Against Humanity

Apples to Apples

Sentinels of the Multiverse

Smash Up

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Planet Money Magic: The Gathering episode

Jyhad aka Vampire: The Eternal Struggle


Star Wars CCG

Star Wars LCG

Tanto Cuore

Geek & Sundry Tabletop Day Tanto Cure

Upper Deck Counterfeiting Scandal



Puerto Rico

San Juan


We Didn’t Playtest This at All

Twelve Days

Bad Beats

Sushi Go

Love Letter



Direct download: GamersTavernEp059.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT