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 →
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 & 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 →
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 →