It has been said that the monsters that we obsess over can say a lot…
Author Christian Lindke
In between studying for a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Riverside and being a non-profit Program Director, Christian Lindke spends his time experiencing as much of pop culture as possible and playing role playing games. He hosts the Advanced Dungeons and Parenting Blog and holds an M.B.A. in Marketing.
What films do you think are ripe for ripping off?
Putting together a list of the best hobby game, and game related, products of 2014 wasn’t an easy task. In order to make the list manageable, I gave myself three rules. First, I was going to group related products. Second, I allowed myself to select 21 products instead of a more reasonable 10. Third, I didn’t select any official Pathfinder gaming material. I created that third rule because if I didn’t, the list could have easily been filled with nothing but Pathfinder stuff. Paizo put out some great products this year, but Topless Robot readers already know that.
Here are 21 products I think made 2014 the best year ever to be a tabletop gamer.
Given the indirect means of communication, I am uncertain whether the answers are direct from Mike Mearls or if they are team answers that have been redacted for security reasons. Whatever the case may be, many Bothans died to deliver these answers to you.
When it comes to horror-themed tabletop gaming, Call of Cthulhu is the king of the mountain. That doesn’t mean it is the only horror game worth playing.
Not only are there great panels highlighting new shows and fan favorites, there are also workshops where attendees can acquire skills and learn from established pros.
I think the vast majority of silly holidays were created by people of particular interests who wanted to share their obsessions with others. In other words, these are the creations of geekdom.
It is simply a perfect translation of a fantastic role-playing game campaign, possibly the greatest campaign ever GM’d. If your campaign is half as high concept, action packed, and just plain balls to the wall insane, then you are one lucky gamer.
There is a lot of fun to be had at Gen Con, but it can be a bit overwhelming so I’m here to give you a few tips that will help you maximize your fun and minimize your stress.
It would be easy to draft a list of 10 high quality licensed games (the West End Star Wars game leaps immediately to mind), or 10 licensed games that are just plain terrible (the Big Bang Comics Role Playing Game might make that list). That isn’t what I want to do here. It is true that some of the games listed below will be less than stellar games, but others will be quite good. The key to this list is that they will be “strange” for one reason or another.