IGDN at PAX Unplugged!

Pax Unplugged 2017

Some members of the IGDN have headed off to Philly to take part in the first ever PAX Unplugged. With its emphasis on tabletop fun, the IGDN decided to get a booth as well as participate in panels, run games, and see what all the excitement is about.

The IGDN booth is #343, and will include such games as: Synthicide, Dreamchaser, Catthulhu, Murders & Acquisitions, and the CAPERS preview edition. There will also be GM screens, dice, and other accessories for some games. Pete Petrusha will be at the booth throughout the con, and will have a matching word game for people to try out. Other IGDN members you might spot at the booth or around the convention are Craig Campbell, John Kennedy, and Jack Berberette.

The Indie Game Bazaar booth is #414, and will be selling Emily Care Boss’s Romance Trilogy, along with her other games. They will have other small press indie rpgs as well.

The Magpie Games booth is #442, and will include new releases like Bluebeard’s Bride, Pasión de las Pasiones, and The Ward. They’ll also have copies of Urban Shadows, Masks: A New Generation, Epyllion: A Dragon EpicVelvet Glove, and more!

Make sure to catch Danielle at her GMing panel at noon on Saturday in the Dragon Auditorium. If you miss her there, drop by the John Wick Presents booth (#438) to say hi!

Joel Sparks will be running his new board game at Unpub on Saturday, CRUISE — The Game of Competitive Tourism!. Craig Campbell will be running both CAPERS and Die Laughing while Pete Petrusha will be running Dreamchaser and the Whispering Road over at the Games on Demand room, so be sure to check out these games.

And don’t miss Marissa Kelly’s Small Talk: Proper Game Mastering at 1 pm on Sunday! She’ll be sitting down with Luke Crane at the Kickstarter booth, #740.

Have a great con!

CAPERS Preview Edition Available!

Capers Nerdburger 2017

Heads up, Macs and Janes. The CAPERS Preview Edition is available at DriveThruRPG.com. $4 PDF. $10 softcover. Grab a copy, throw on your fanciest duds, and take a stiff shot of hooch cuz CAPERS is the bee’s knees.

Capers Nerdburger 2017CAPERS is a super-powered game of 1920s gangsters. Players portray gangsters and bootleggers looking to make their fortunes in illegal alcohol, gambling, prostitution, and racketeering. And they have superpowers. But so do the feds. It’s the Jazz Age with Tommy guns and eye beams!

http://drivethrurpg.com/product/221668/CAPERS-Preview-Edition&affiliate_id=362474

This 44-page preview edition of CAPERS gives you everything you need to give the game a whirl. Full rules, some setting info, a smattering of powers, an introductory adventure, and some pre-generated characters. This version features simple layout and b/w artwork. The final version of the game will be much fancier and 150+ pages of full color super-powered gangster fun.

The game uses playing cards rather than dice as the randomizing element. Each player has their own deck, as does the GM. For each trait check, you will be able to flip a limited number of cards, stopping at the card you want to keep. The card describes success vs. failure (the pip value) as well as degree of success/failure (the suit). So, you might succeed, but barely, and choose to gamble for a better success by flipping another card…only to fail in the end.

You can learn more about CAPERS and NerdBurger Games at NerdBurgerGames.com

Nerdburger Craig Campbell 2017

The Blog page is full of info on how the game has progressed, from initial inception to current efforts. There’s info on their first game, Murders & Acquisitions, a bunch of free, 1-page micro-games, the lead designer’s upcoming convention schedules, and more!

http://www.nerdburgergames.com/

CAPERS will go to Kickstarter on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 to fund final artwork, layout, and a few other things. So stay tuned!

CAPERS is the second RPG from NerdBurger Games, the game design imprint of Craig Campbell.

Gen Con 50 Highlights

Each and every year the frothing hordes of gamers the world over crash land in Indianapolis, IN for the best four days in gaming. Of course we’re talking about GEN CON, the Super Bowl of tabletop gaming. This year the IGDN was there en masse. Our companies were represented well and everyone had a complete and total blast. To all those who came by our booths and played our games and hung out, thank you! Here is a recap of some the goings-on from IGDNers.

The ENnie Awards

“Evil Hat’s Bubblegumshoe was in fierce competition for the Best Family Game, along with two other amazing IGDN games: Epyllion and Masks: A New Generation. But the care taken by Tiara Lynn Agresta in making it beautiful and readable, and by the whole creative team in making it a game adults and younger folks could enjoy seems to have paid off. It felt good to see the Silver go to Magpie’s Masks. So many thanks to the people who fell in love with our sleuths and gave Bubblegumshoe the gold!”

– Emily Care Boss

The ENnies, EN World’s annual award show, is an industry shaper. That site is the one-stop shop for RPG reviews online, so we’re very pleased to have had numerous winners and nominees across many categories!

One of the highlights of the evening was Bubblegumshoe, co-designed by our very own Emily Care Boss, taking the gold in the Best Family Game category. This category also featured Magpie Games’ Masks (which won silver) and Epyllion. Continue reading

Murders & Acquisitions at Gen Con 50!

Itinerary: March 29th, 2017

8:00am Team meeting.

9:00am File TPS report.

10:30am Bug phone while Smithson is in the restroom.

11:00am Snag Ronnie and Anne and teach Lumbergh a lesson.

12:00pm Lunch (bribe Hallie).

1:30pm Hack Dalton’s account. Confirm passwords.

3:00pm Sell passwords.

3:30pm Firing range with Ronnie.

4:15pm Pay off Valesquez.

6:00pm Drinks with the gals!!!

11:30pm Terminate John.

Murders & AcquisitionsMurders & Acquisitions is a tabletop RPG of subterfuge, espionage, intrigue, theft, and murder set in an absurd corporate world. Players portray office go-getters determined to get the corner office by whatever means necessary. Anything is fair game in an over-the-top, cut-throat corporate world.

Murders & Acquisitions will be available in the IGDN booth (#2437) at GenCon 50!

Murders & Acquisitions features:

  • An all-in-one game book. Character creations. Full rule set. GM guidelines and tools. Everything you need to play in one place.
  • Eight company backdrops within which you can set your story.
  • Five chapters of modular, add-on rules to bring a variety of fantastical elements to the game – magic, monsters, future tech, cosmic horror, and the apocalypse – allowing players to craft a unique play experience for each campaign.
  • Guidelines for creating your own custom material.
  • A host of free PDF support materials available for download at DriveThruRPG.com.

A four-part actual play is available at DSPN Presents on the Don’t Split the Podcast Network. Continue reading

Murders & Acquisitions: Downsized But Still Twitching

Murders & AcquisitionsMurders & Acquisitions News!

NerdBurger Games’ inaugural RPG, Murders & Acquisitions, has gotten downsized. 

M&A is a tabletop RPG of subterfuge, espionage, intrigue, theft, and murder in an absurd, tongue-in-cheek corporate world. The game has been available at DriveThruRPG.com since December of 2016. PDF for $15. Softcover for $30. Hardcover for $35. Buying the physical book gets you the PDF for free.

BUT, there’s an even more economical version of the game available now! Murders & Acquisitions: Downsized Edition is the complete core game, but without the 5 chapters/70 pages of optional plug-and-play rules that add fantastic elements to the game. If you like your corporate shenanigans straight-forward, M&A Downsized is right for you. Just $8 for a 100-page PDF. Continue reading