And The Nominees Are…

If summer is a time for people to get outside and relax, the opposite applies in the tabletop RPG industry as the biggest convention of the year is only weeks away. That’s right, GenCon. Mixed into the midst of the booth setups and takedowns, handshakes, demos, and meet & greet with fans, the con is also a time to look at what made the industry a success in the past year and recognize those who made something to endure the ages.

The ENnie nominations were announced on July 4th, 2017, and there are a few IGDN members who received some worthy recognition for their work this past year. Started in 2001 primarily as an annual award show for the d20 boom, the ENnies now covers the tabletop RPG industry and has become one of the premier award shows of the season.

With voting currently open to the public until July 21st, all of us at the IGDN want to congratulate the nominees and draw attention to those within our ranks eagerly waiting to see if they will walk away with one of those finely crafted medallions.

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GM’s Day Sale on DriveThruRPG!

GM's Day Sale 2017 DriveThruRPG

The GM. We call them by many names: Gamemaster; Dungeon Master; Dragonmaster; Loremaster; MC; Navigator; friend; enemy; frenemy. They keep the games moving, usually downwards along with our HP, oversee the rules, and generally plot our demise. They are, at once, cruise director, narrator, evil mastermind, and the nucleus of our gaming atom. On March 4th each year, we honor these special individuals with GM’s Day, and the IGDN is helping the festivities by offering some of our favorite games at a nice, tidy discount. But you don’t need to be a GM to enjoy the savings! Here are just a few of our offerings this year.

GM's Day Sale 2017TAG Sessions has numerous games for sale and Tobie Abad’s excellent A Single Moment is right at the top of that list. This innovative RPG is about the flashing moment of a samurai duel, and is for two players.

Eloy Lasanta and Third Eye Games’ entire catalog is participating in the sale! Sins of the Father is one of his newest creations. It’s a game about “spiritual debt”, magic, and evil and uses an especially cool playing card-based resolution mechanic. Give it a look, along with all the other favorites like the AMP series and Ninja Crusade.

Have a look at Todd Crapper’s many games, including ScreenPlay. In this unique story game, you star as writers creating a great work together, developing characters, and telling tales. Based on this ruleset is the Ironbound setting, a dark fantasy game where you tell the story of magick hunters in an original world. Continue reading

IGDN at Dreamation 2017

Several IGDN members will be at Dreamation, a gaming convention held in Morristown, New Jersey, hosted by the Double Exposure team. The convention features tabletop RPGs, board games, and LARPs. This year Dreamation goes from Thursday, February 16th through Sunday, February 19th. Come play games with some of the designers, or just hang out with them during down time!

Check out the following games by IGDN companies:

Encoded Designs will be running:

Hydro Hackers

Hydro Hacker Operatives: Red Water Blues is a game where you are a team of hydropunk Robin Hoods stealing water from rich corporations in order to keep your neighborhood alive.

Genesis of Legend will be running:

Circle of Power

Circles of Power is a game about social justice wizards, powered by the apocalypse. It’s a game about the Wise, who wield the secret fire in service to their marginalized communities.

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GenCon 2014 – IGDN Booth 1539

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The IGDN is back for GenCon 2014: Booth #1539!

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The booth showcases indie games sold by independent game designers.

Joining us this year will be:

          • Brooklyn Indie Games
          • End Transmission Games
          • Calico Games
          • Genesis of Legend Productions
          • Glittercats Fine Amusements
          • Growling Door
          • Joel Sparks
          • John Wick Presents
          • Khepera Publishing
          • Kotodama Heavy Industries
          • Magpie Games
          • Metal Weave Designs
          • Sand and Steam
          • Team Edara
          • Wunderwerks

Don’t be afraid to stop by say hello, meet some of the designers, and check out our new games and demos at booth 1539.

Hope to see you there!

IGDN GenCon 2014 Social

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WELCOME TO GENCON SOCIAL

— Let us buy you a drink! —

WHEN: Wednesday, August 13th – 7:00-9:00pm

WHERE: @ Loughmiller’s Pub & Eatery (301 W. Washington)

Come hang out with these awesome indie game designers:

    • John Adamus
    • Tracy Barnett
    • Mik Barree
    • Justin Bow
    • Stentor Danielson
    • Mark Truman
    • Marissa Kelly
    • Shoshana Kessock
    • Eloy Lasanta
    • Matthew McFarland
    • Michelle Lyons-McFarland
    • Devon Oratz
    • Jason Pitre
    • Steve Radabaugh
    • Mark Richardson
    • Ryan Schoom
    • Caleb Stoles
    • Rob Trimarco
    • John Wick
    • Ben Woerner 

Loughmiller’s will have indie game themed drinksso come by, say hello, socialize, and drink!

Drink tickets available while supplies last.

Sponsored by: Genesis oF Legend, Green Fairy Games, Greenhat Designs, Growling Door Games, Magpie Games, Metal Weave Designs, and Radicalbomb Games.

Urban Shadows Kickstarter

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After nearly a year and a half of hard work, Magpie Games is proud to announce that Andrew Medeiros has launched the Kickstarter for Urban Shadows, a Powered by the Apocalypse urban fantasy game. And we are publishing it!
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A dark urban fantasy tabletop RPG Powered by the Apocalypse. Fight the darkness or let it swallow you whole!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1287928832/urban-shadows-rpg

Here are a few words from Magpie’s Mark Diaz Truman about the release:

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So for the last year and a half, Mark and Andrew have been working to get Urban Shadows ready. Now we need your help to get it finished, funding the art, the layout, and the printing for our first run of books. And if we can get a little extra to get us started, we’ll be able to work on new Playbooks (The Hallowed! The Dragon!) and City Guides for cities around the United States (and maybe the world?). In other words, help us make this an awesome game!

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The IGDN at GenCon 2013! Booth #571

This year the IGDN will be returning to GenCon!

gencon (1)Joining us this year will be:

  • Magpie Games
  • Genesis of Legend
  • Obatron Productions
  • John Wick Presents
  • Growling Door
  • Galileo Games
  • Sand and Steam Productions
  • Sage Kobold
  • Corey Reid

 

Don’t be afraid to say hello!Meet some of the designers and check out our games and demos at booth 571.

Hope to see you there!

Magpie Games Publishes ‘We are Dust’

Exciting News from Magpie Games!

It’s official. The short story collection We Are Dust is finished!

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We Are Dust is a collection of short stories inspired by Our Last Best Hope, an RPG published by Magpie Games. In the game, players work together to try to save Humanity from a terrible Crisis…

Edited by Mark Diaz Truman and featuring the works of:

  • Matthew McFarland
  • Monica Valentinelli
  • Will Hindmarch
  • J.R. Blackwell
  • Jason Corley
  • Eddy Webb
  • Joel Sparks
  • Crysa Leflar
  • Rob Wieland
  • Pete Woodworth
  • Jess Hartley

(Download contains PDF, MOBI, and EPUB versions of the anthology)

For more about Our Last Best Hope, please visit www.magpiegames.com/OLBH

Pick up your copy and sread the word! Let your friends and neighbors know that the file is available via DriveThru here:

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/109313/We-Are-Dust