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A video recap of the Tabletop section at BostonFIG!

I made a quick little video trying to capture all of the games featured at BostonFIG! I only had a little time to meet some of the designers, but if you recognize your game feel free to leave a comment!

Pocket Boxing - canvas kissing *light* boxing sim


Yes - Pocket Sports is bobbing and weaving into this 9th game design!I'd love some feedback or playtesters to run this puppy through a few rounds...You can simply use a D6 to play beta version...or PnP and stick on dice.

Pocket Boxing Rules

The game is fast, fun and exciting. Suitable for one or two players. A pen & paper is all you need to keep track of damage, knock downs and rounds. 3 minute rounds for 5 rounds

3 dice represent a different style of fighter you may choose. There’s also a die for your defense, a die for injuries and a die for ‘initiative’

Mark "Shmitz" Major to Judge the Time Challenge

The Game Crafter - The Leading Print On Demand Game Publisher

Mark Major, who is known on The Game Crafter website as "Shmitz", as the owner of Whirling Derby Games, and creator of amazing titles such as Zerpang!, Jupiter Rescue, and Sinister will be the official guest judge for the Time Challenge. The Game Crafter's latest game design contest has just begun, so enter today.

Card Workshop

I've been fiddling around with Word and came up with this design (for testing and prototyping)... *Note* artwork was found on google images

Gravity Giant:

Typically cards will have abilities in the lower rectangle but this card has the Grunt badge which indicates the absence of abilities and its focus completely on killing enemy Mentumorphs (enemy cards). Its also a Legendary card (indicated by the red background) which means there is only one of these in the entire deck. Its extremely strong because it doesn't cost any Mentum Resources (Action Points) to move or kill with this card.

A Monumental Advance

Isn't wonderful how one simple change can leave the game running in a totally different direction? These past few weeks I have treaded through a complete turn around (for the better) in my game Battle of the Aces (so much that the name will be different). Same mechanics just organized differently.

The theme of the game was close to none; no real depth in meaning. Until I decided to patch the enormous hole in my game design; the none existant theme.

Mal's Design Cauldron - Day 2

Well, my hopes of having a day where I figured stuff out for at least one of the things bothering me yesterday remain unfulfilled at the moment, so I'll just do a stream-of-conscious thing, I guess.

Right, problems. What's in the way?

Let's start with Colony. I'll give you the rundown again, along with how far I'd progressed it.

New Game Design Contest at The Game Crafter - The Time Challenge!

The Game Crafter - The Leading Print On Demand Game Publisher

Fall is upon us. The kids are headed back to school, the crops are ready to be harvested, and the leaves will soon be changing on the trees. It is about this time of year that I always think of the changing seasons, more than any other time of year. And that leads us to the premise for this contest. We want you to design a game where time is a resource to be managed. For example, where you can actually manipulate time, like you can in games like Red November. Other games for research include Chronos Conquest, Village, Seasons, and T’zolkin.

Mal's Design Cauldron - Day 1

Well... not really day 1 of the design, but day 1 of blogging and throwing my ideas out into the open.

[Beginning bit]

So at this point in time, I've got three contenders for my first game. Obviously depending on how things go, one will end up becoming my focus and the others will either be scrapped as time goes on or be put onto the back-burner. I've got a notebook I've been scrawling in for about a week with the rough outlines of mechanics, themes and also research on other designers. I'm thorough... ish.

5th Street Challenge Semi-Finalists Announced

The Game Crafter - The Leading Print On Demand Game Publisher

Voting has finished and the finalists in the 5th Street Challenge have been announced. Thanks to The Game Crafter community for voting, and all the contestants for entering. Phil from 5th Street Games now has his work cut out for him narrowing the list of semi-finalists down to a list of finalists.

Werewolf card design

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Hey there,

I'm completely new to BGDF, and, well blogging for that matter...

I hope to launch a Kickstarter campaign by the beginning of October to produce cards I've designed for the role-playing game "Werewolf".

Please see the attached images! I welcome any feedback, advice suggestions as to how best to go about getting this project backed...

Many thanks!

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by Dr. Radut