Gaming

Book of Beasts: Hag – Pesta

A beautiful red-headed maiden, garbed in white, gaily waving a red scarf in one hand, an ashen-faced matron, with a grey hooded cloak, a red apron, a book, and a rake, or black-gowned crone wearing a ...

Book of Beasts: Hag – Soucriant

The sad-faced old woman, her eyes red from tears, takes off her skin, placing it in a calabash, and then the bloody flayed horror shrinks into a floating ball of fire.  Anger, Bargaining, Depress...

Book of Beasts: Hag – Cuca

A crocodile wearing a strawberry blonde wig and a hooded cloak reaches into her handbasket and pulls out a frightened child far too large to reasonably fit inside. “Naughty child soup!” she cries...

Thank the Gods for “Ancestry & Culture” — Someone Finally Fixed Race for D&D

Every once in a while, a roleplaying game product comes along that makes you grateful for its existence because it fixes a game problem you’ve been having for years and you don’t have to write the hou...

Designers of Color Talk On Diversity in Tabletop Gaming: Part Two

Last time on Brown Geeks, game designers of color (DOCs) discussed how representation matters in gaming. Recapping the designers involved: Omari Akil is a writer and marketing consultant, and one of t...

Designers of Color on Diversity in Tabletop Gaming: Part One

With a myriad of games coming out every year, it’s often hard to see the forest for the trees. So our focus is on the next big hit: the game that everyone talks about, with the pretty artwork and cust...

The Brown Geeks Virtually Play ‘Just One’ and ‘Codenames’

One of the most famous quotes in the board gaming scene comes from none other than Plato, who said: You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation. Still relativel...

Game Designers on Process and the Future of the Industry

In part 1 of our Comic Con 2020 panel on tabletop game design, the panelists talked about how COVID-19 affects their creative process and their playtesting. They also discussed the challenges of new d...

Comic Con @ Home: RPG Round-Up

I’ve been attending San Diego Comic Con International since I was 18 eighteen, and I’ve been a professional RPG writer since I was 21 twenty one, doing many projects over the years, and I’m currently ...

Tabletop Game Design During COVID-19

These days, we’re confined to our homes because of the coronavirus. That’s forced designers and publishers of tabletop games to think outside their 11×11-inch boxes. How has COVI...

Nitrate City: The Ultimate Monster Mash-Up Noir Tabletop RPG

Vampire private eyes. Frankenstein mobsters. Gambling werewolves. The invisible femme fatale. It’s a monster mash… up of noir, crime, and classic horror creatures. Welcome to Nitrate City,...

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