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Product Review: Monopoly Gamer Puts Nintendo Twist on Classic Game

When I first heard about Monopoly Gamer, I rolled my eyes. “Yet another cheap shot at gamers to buy Monopoly for the 50th time with a dumb gimmick,” I thought to myself. It’s not the first time a company slapped “Gamer” onto a product in a cheap attempt to sell a few more products. (Full disclosure: I did end up buying one some time later, with some personal disgust in my heart, but I couldn’t pass up the color scheme.)

At first glance, it’s just Monopoly with plastic Mario figures instead of generic metal ones, and coins instead of money. Plus, they’re adding IRL downloadable content by means of extra figures you can buy. Commence even deeper eye roll. However, as ashamed as I am of myself, that was enough for me to buy it. Continue reading Product Review: Monopoly Gamer Puts Nintendo Twist on Classic Game

Joshua is bad about talking about himself, but won't shut up about anything else. A nerd since birth, he's experienced a lot of the culture. A gamer by nature, a writer, an actor, a film lover, an English major, and a recent discoverer of Dungeons and Dragons. Currently, he lives in Oregon, where his primary focus is to write novels, hopefully get a comic book series published, and maybe try his hand at making a very entry-level tabletop RPG game. He's always had idiotically lofty goals.
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D&D Adventure Awaits with Tomb of Annihilation and More

Along with announcing the next storyline in the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons family at June’s “Stream of Annihilation” live stream event, Wizards of the Coast revealed several new products set for release in Q3-4 2017 along with the Tomb of Annihilation adventure. Whether your bookshelf could use a few things to fill the space, you’re a D&D completionist or looking ahead to the holidays at gift ideas for the nerds in your life, here’s a rundown of D&D books and accessories headed your way.
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Cardboard Fortress lowers the drawbridge to Nerdarchy live chat

Nerdarchy friend and regular gamer in Nerdarchist Dave’s Gryphongaff game, Anthony Amato from Cardboard Fortress Games joined the daily live chat to talk nerdy. Amato is a graphic designer, illustrator and game designer. Along with fiance and longtime business partner Nicole Kline, they’ve created several tabletop games like RESISTOR_. He’s also contributed work to other games like Grow, designed artwork for the Tabletop Cooperative and is a regular at the Philly Game Forge’s dev night. Continue reading Cardboard Fortress lowers the drawbridge to Nerdarchy live chat

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Kickstarter – Deep Madness – Tabletop Miniature Board Game Inspired by Lovecraftian Design

“Deep Madness is a co-operative miniature board game for 1-6 players, with truly immersive horror  Deep Madness tabletop miniature experiences, highly intense and fast paced combat, and deeply strategical challenges.”

It all starts with a group of investigators deep on the ocean floor.  Something goes horribly wrong and the group is thrown into a world of madness.  If the players can work together to solve the puzzle and stay sane in the amount of turns allotted they will be successful.  If not they will go completely mad.

Deep Madness – Great Source for Tabletop Miniatures

There are two different angles to look at this game with.  The first I will appeal to the miniature lover in

you.  If this is not the case jump down to the Deep Madness board game lover section below.  Right now this game is doing very well and for $100 you get a copy of the game and all the stretch goals. And so far, as I am writing this they have unlocked 32 stretch goals.  That makes for a lot of extra minis.

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That is, again at present, 143 miniatures for this low price.  By my 119 of these very cool miniatures are usable in any tabletop roleplying game that could deal with Cthulhu and the beyond.

Two of these monsters are Epic Monsters that could very easily be used as your final boss of any cool role playing game.  I would get in on this in a heart beat if you are into minis.  In fact I did

Deep Madness – Awesome Tabletop Board Game

If you are into board games and you happen to like the challenge of going against the game itself rather

deep madness tabletop miniature

than another player stop and go no further.  Deep Madness as made for you.  This cooperative tabletop board game pits players against a scenario in hopes that they not only survive but remain sane as well.  The game unfolds with room tiles so technically though you have played the scenario before it might be revealed differently as well as you have different characters with unique abilities to make each game different as well.

Backing Deep Madness on kickstarter allows you to not only get the game first and with extras that will not be in the box when it is sold in stores but there are miniatures that are only available by backing the kickstarter.

“Investigators will have health, resilience, sanity, and escape attributes, as well as irreplaceable unique abilities. Different teams generate different synergies and strategies. They are given many chances to consume their own sanity, to activate abilities, to use the effects of items, and to re-roll dice. However, they are vulnerable when the sanity is low. After an investigator with exhausted tokens manages to kill a monster, the monster will corrupt his mind by permanently flipping the exhausted tokens into madness tokens. As the madness tokens accumulate, horror will haunt the investigators by resolving Madness Cards.”

So there you have short and sweet.  Be sure to check out their Kickstarter and get your self a sweet board game and a load of awesome miniatures.  Deep Madness a tabletop miniatures board game will not disappoint.  You can back the kickstarter here.

Deep Madness – Tabletop Miniature Board Game Inspired by Lovecraftian Design
The nerd is strong in this one. I received my bachelors degree in communication with a specialization in Radio/TV/Film. I have been a table op role player for about 20 years 17 of which with the current group. I have played several itterations of D&D, Mutants and Masterminds 2nd and 3rd editions, Star wars RPG, Shadowrun and World of Darkness. I am an avid fan of books and follow a few authors reading all they write. Favorite author is Jim Butcher I have been an on/off larper for around 15 years even doing a stretch of running my own for a while. I have played a number of Miniature games including Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy, Heroscape, Mage Knight, Dreamblade and D&D Miniatures. I have practiced with the art of the German long sword with an ARMA group for over 7 years studying the German long sword, sword and buckler, dagger, axe and polearm. By no strecth of the imagination am I an expert but good enough to last longer than the average person if the Zombie apocalypse ever happens. I am an avid fan of board games and dice games with my current favorite being Quarrios.