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

The Book of the Tarrasque at Gen Con 50!

The Tarrasque, the unkillable challenge. Do you have what it takes to fight the monster? Do you have what it takes to run the Tarrasque?

How do you begin to tackle something so epic, so incredible? What do you do if your players are ready for it? That’s where The Book of the Tarrasque comes in!

The Book of the Tarrasque is 75+ pages of advice, rules, handouts, history, paper miniatures, and adventure. Plus an interactive handouts packet lets you make your own paper miniature, print maps, log the epic game, organize optional rules, and more!

The Book of the Tarrasque will be available in the IGDN booth (#2437) at GenCon 50!

The Book of the Tarrasque features:

  • New 5e rules that restore elements from previous editions (like regeneration and trample attacks) and add new options to challenge any group, no matter how powerful or prepared
  • An in-depth look at possible tactics brought to the table by players, as well as an in-depth look at the utility of many magic items against the Tarrasque
  • The most complete history anywhere of the Tarrasque in mythology, D&D history, other game systems, and even where it is an easter egg in other media
  • A foreword by Ed Greenwood
  • A robust set of handouts, recompiled stat sheets, paper miniatures, game logs, and large format scaled maps
  • A complete adventure to challenge 15th through 20th level characters and bring them against the Tarrasque.

The Book of the Tarrasque is for use with the 5th edition of the world’s most popular role playing game and grows it to epic proportions.

Are you ready to be epic? Find out by picking up The Book of the Tarrasque in the IGDN booth (#2437) at GenCon 50!