tabletop games

Adam Savage and Tested recently visited Weta Workshop to meet with sculptor Johnny Fraser-Allen, who developed miniatures for River Horse’s Labyrinth board game. In the video below, you’ll watch Adam gleefully examine Fraser-Allen’s personal Labyrinth project that includes a maze miniature and other amazing bits and pieces that will eventually come together to create a massive one-of-a-kind version of the board game. [click to continue…]

Okay, so you may not be able to make a custom D&D table like this, or a badass game room like this, but a glorious DM screen like the one pictured here might be little more approachable as a DIY project. It was built by Dave Henning as a gift for a very lucky friend.

It was made almost entirely from foam board and includes dice storage shelves with lighting, a place to hang reference material, a dice tower and additional storage for writing implements and NPC miniatures. Check out some additional angles below. [click to continue…]

I am surprised at how much I want this amigurumi Beholder by Wen Rou. There are a few problems with this. For one thing, it’s not for sale. Also? There’s no pattern. Also? I don’t know how to crochet. Hmmmm.

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AWE me has been making fan’s dreams come true for a while now with their Super-Fan Builds series, but goddamn….this Dungeons & Dragons table is something special. Check out all of the features and see how it came together in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Man, I wish I had these D20 String Lights when I put up my tree the other day. Part of my brain is like “there’s still time!” while the other part is like “re-stringing lights would be a pain in the ass!”.

Okay laziness, you win this round.

If you’re more ambitious than I am, now is the time to grab them. These are the kind of string lights you can have fun with year round. The bulbs can be easily replaced and the lights can be used indoors or out. [click to continue…]

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Hasbro recently unveiled a Star Wars-inspired version of their popular board game Clue, but with a big twist. Instead of the old school murder mystery theme, players of Clue: Star Wars Edition have to figure out how to escape the Death Star. [click to continue…]

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Settlers Of Catan went into space and got some amazing upgrades along the way thanks to artists Fuzzy Wobble and Amy Wang.

Deep Space Settlers keeps the basics of the game intact, but there’s a lot more to the changes than just calling resources “Space Wood, Space Sheep, Space Ore, Space Wheat, Space Brick”. As you’ll see below, they reworked both the aesthetic and rules of the game to make the entire experience more expansive and interesting. [click to continue…]

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This is the second day in a row I was surprised by something Skyrim-related. The first was the inclusion of the game in the the trailer for Nintendo’s upcoming Switch console (though, weirdly, Bethesda was quick to comment that the title hasn’t actually been confirmed for the system). The second occurred today when I headed on over to Merchoid to check out their new releases. Lo and behold, Skyrim Monopoly is coming in March 2017. The description reads: [click to continue…]

Forging A Steel D20 [Video]

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We’ve seen our share of unique dice, but this forged version by blacksmith Gil Ramierez is definitely a first. It’s just…appropriate, you know? See it come together in the video below. [click to continue…]

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The plot of Hamlet is crazy and intense. Now, imagine it as an “overzealous” D&D campaign. Ooh! now that’s an interesting idea.

After reading the exchange about the concept below, you might want to consider applying it to other works by Shakespeare—and beyond. [click to continue…]