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Boardgames are Officially Cool

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on March 1, 2016

Here’s an interesting article on the rise of the board game in recent times. Settlers of Catan is the big draw with my minions these days, so who am I to argue?

~AoB

It’s Official, Everyone: Board Games Are Cool Now

Two guys playing Luchador at the London Gaming Market. Photo by Ashton HertzGaming is so close to being fully immersive. Facial recognition software is almost at the point where you can scan your face and render 3D versions of yourself that don’t look like disfigured Marvel villains. Virtual reality headsets—once they’ve sorted out the fact they currently make you feel a bit sick—are nearly able to drop players into the thick of it. Gesture control tech isn’t far off when it comes to characters emulating the movements of players. Humans are almost one with the machine.

So, at first, it strikes me as odd that we’re apparently in the midst of widespread board game revivalism. Why would people be so enthralled with stationary bits of plastic and card when they have all these expansive interactive worlds accessible to them?

“Without a doubt, we are in the middle of the golden age of board games,” says Nick Meenachan, founder of the YouTube channel Board Game Brawl. (more)

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D&D Movie Update

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on March 1, 2016

I’ll be really interested to see where this goes….I mean, there’s so much potential. It just has to be better than that other attempt….

~AoB

‘D&D’ Movie Aims For ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Meets ‘Lord of the Rings’

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Warner Bros.’ “Dungeons & Dragons” live-action movie may not be the straightforward fantasy-adventure some game enthusiasts were expecting.

“This new ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ will be a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’-tone movie in a Tolkien-like universe,” producer Roy Lee tells Collider. “Because when you think of all the ‘Hobbit’ movies and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ they have an earnestness to them, and to see something fun, a ‘Raiders’ romp inside that world, I feel is something the audience has not seen before.”

Of course, after 2000’s “Dungeons & Dragons” and two direct-to-DVD sequel, most fans will probably be happy if the new film comes close to “‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ meets ‘TheLord of the Rings.’”

It’s been nearly three years since Warner Bros. acquired the film rights to the venerable role-playing game and tapped David Leslie Johnson (“Wrath of the Titans”) to write, but Roy is confident the studio is keen to mine the property for a franchise.

“I think it will really be moving forward quickly, and I don’t anticipate it not getting greenlit this year, mostly because Warner Bros. has DC now, and LEGO, and the ‘Harry Potter’ universe that’s being cultivated as their franchises,” he said. “I believe they see ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ as something that could be cultivated as a multi-universe movie where there will be spinoffs from the first movie being in ‘Forgotten Realms’ and subsequent movies being in different worlds.”

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Doppelganger Struggles

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on February 23, 2016

This just made me laugh…

 

Thanks I Fucking Love Role-playing Source: www.oglaf.com (very NSFW. you’ve been warned.)

~AoB

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2E to 5E

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on January 27, 2015

Moving from 2E to 5E! I thought my move from 3E/PF/CnC to dabble in 5E was a jump. Way to be Evil DM! I do agree though that  there’s a lot of good materials available in other editions (esp. 2E settings).

http://evildm.blogspot.com/2014/11/moving-forward-with-dungeons-and.html?_sm_au_=iVVZ61psj40VNZNH

~AoB

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How did I not know about D&D 5E?

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on January 26, 2015

DnD 5E BooksOK, when it became clear what D&D 4E was going to be all about, I essentially checked out of the whole D&D thing. Not to say that I left gaming or anything like that; I’d essentially adopted the Pathfinder RPG for my crunchy bits game and Castles & Crusades (coupled with my old standby The Atlantean Trilogy) for my regular (commercial) gaming. I also have been working on various incarnations of my HAGIS/Aega Mythea development.

All of that being said, though I largely rejected D&D 2E when it came out, I’d always been at least aware of what it was, its release schedule, and all that….I just wasn’t playing it (at least not until many years later when I joined a game that was run by a good friend who ran 2E). In this case, I was caught flat footed as it were. Not only did I not know 5E was in the works, I actually missed its launch. I was that far removed from the gaming world. I’d stopped reading the gaming blogs of others, stopped visiting gaming forums, basically checked out of the public discourse of gaming. I was just doing my own thing.

So when I became of this 5E and what it was all about, I was both ashamed of my ignorance (would they take my geek card away???!?!?) and intrigued by their back to the basics approach. This weekend, I ran out to my local bricks and mortar gaming store and bought the PHB and DMG for the new D&D 5E.  So far, I am liking a lot of the design decisions. My minions are chomping at the bit to give it a playtest…and I’m planning on acquiescing in the very near future. We’ll then be in a much better place to determine just what the take home is for 5E. Watch this space for more on D&D 5E, my own gaming projects and just general gaming stuff in general as I return to the public face of gaming. I’d been using my facebook page in place of blogging, but it is now clear that approach is severely lacking.

~AoB

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