Meeple Moments – Perspective of a Female Gamer

Occasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. This time around, it’s about what it’s like to be a female tabletop gamer and DM.

Here at the Malted Meeple, one of the key things we provide our guests is a friendly and open environment. This can be challenging when a game like Dungeons & Dragons has a mythos behind it of the group of nerdy guys sitting around a table with their pocket protectors and Doritos. These games can easily seem, much like poker night, to be a time when the girlfriends or wives aren’t welcomed.  Continue reading

Playing Around – You vs. the World

You may have read some (or all) of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels. You may even have seen the Edgar Wright movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, starring the always awkward Michael Cera. Hell, you might even be a fan of the PS3/XBox side scrolling game. But now, what every fan has been waiting for will soon be available: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card GameContinue reading

Playing Around – Storming the Castle

Back in 1986, Konami came out with the now classic action game for Nintendo called Castlevania. Set in the 1600s, players get to explore Dracula’s castle, with the ultimate goal of actually defeating Dracula. Along the way there are battles with Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, Medusa and more. The original game was followed by two sequels, plus a fourth game that retold the events of the first. The entire series has a lot of fans and now there’s an animated series to enjoy as well.  Continue reading

GW1 Issue 114 – It’s No Secret!

Over the past couple of weeks you’ve heard us talk about a kickstarter for a new version of Top Secret, widely considered the first ever espionage role play game when it was released in 1980. Well this week we have an interview with the creator, Merle Rasmussen! We pick his brain over the original game and how the new version, Top Secret: New World Order, came about, plus Kylan finally gets the answer to a question that he’s wondered about for years. Listen now!  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – You’re It!

When I was in college and the Cold War was ending, but the effects were still everywhere, I participated in an unofficial game called T.A.G. – The Assassination Game. The idea was that we were all agents or assassins and each of us was given a target. You had a plethora of ways to eliminate your mark, from shooting, with a toy gun of course, to “mailing” a poison envelope. I’m not sure if anyone ever finished their mark in that way, but you get the idea.  Continue reading

Playing Around – Flying the Wild Skies

Ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be a literal animal fighting great battles in an alternate 1930s? Want to be a freedom fighter, revolutionary or pirate? Well now is your chance with Wild Skies: Europa Tempest. Wet Ink Games has just released a digital version of the core rulebook and print versions will be available later this year.  Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Publisher’s Spotlight: Passport Game Studios

Our friends at The Malted Meeple like to give some extra attention to their favorite board game publishers and designers. In their Publisher’s Spotlight they provide a bit of a background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives!  Continue reading

Playing Around – Elder Gods Gaming

If you’re a tabletop gamer into the horror genre, you very likely have played at least one game that involves Lovecraft monsters or storytelling. There’s a high probability that it’s been a version of the popular Arkham Horror series. (No, Bat fans, this has nothing to do with the asylum in the bat-verse.) For those unfamiliar, it’s a Lovecraftian horror cooperative game that, essentially, involves defeating (or escaping) lots of nasty monsters. But that’s not the only tabletop game dedicated to the Elder Gods.  Continue reading