Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 27-JUL-2012

Happy Friday fellow gamers! It’s gaming news time!

It’s been a weird week. Nothing exciting in the weirdness however, so I’ll avoid boring you to death… zzzzzzz

Here at Game Knight Reviews, I chugged right along…

Next week we have an interview with Tim Loya from the great folks at the Kickstarter project “The Expedition Journals of Amestus Armen,” with a new narrative approach to RPG supplements I’m excited about. They’re in the last week of funding, so I’d ask you to hop in and toss a few bucks in the bucket if you can so they can get over their small funding goal – they’re sooooooo close! Beyond that, who knows what we’ll see!

Couple of things and we’ll move on… If you haven’t partaken of the RPGNow/DriveThruRPG “Christmas in July” sale, be sure you do before time runs out! Santa will return to the North Pole eventually and we’ll have to wait another few months for the real Christmas to get here!

Lastly, next week I’m going to kick off a new RPG blog carnival on Wednesday August 1st, so keep an eye out for that. ūüôā

And on that note (short intro today, yay!) – on to the news!!

Food for Thought

Games and Gaming


  • “The Dwarven Adventurers Box Set” project from Stonehaven Miniatures closed this week at more than 100x its funding goal. But don’t be depressed… There are a couple of new miniatures projects to check out.¬†Red Box Games has a new project for Fantasy Miniatures¬†that looks cool. And¬†Reaper Miniatures has a new project as well. Both are already going gangbusters with funding and have some amazing looking little minis for your games.
  • In one of the stranger mash-ups I’ve seen in a while is “Rotted Capes” – a Super Hero Zombie RPG from Henry Lopez. Super heroes? Super zombies? Zombies with powers is bad enough, but cunning and intelligent super zombies? Doesn’t bode well for the rest of our heroes!
  • Apparently RPG designer Chris Avellone is tempted to use Kickstarter to revive the PC RPG Planescape: Torment! (News from Robert Purchese @ Very interesting! As I recall, Planescape: Torment¬†was the last of the D&D RPGs that I played to heck and back on my old PC. I look forward to seeing what Avellone could do with today’s technology and the story ideas of that genre… (Along the same lines, Baldur’s Gate¬†is back and being released September 18, so I’m getting giddy to see how it looks on the iPad!)
  • John Berry is running an IndieGoGo campaign to fund his game Hulks and Horrors, which mashes up science fiction and dungeon crawling… Love the art and the concept seems fun.
  • And the RPG Splat Book¬†sounds similar to Engine Publishing’s Masks¬†in that it offers descriptions of cool, ready-to-use characters for NPCs, villains, and more. ¬†I can always use more NPCs, so I threw some $$ into the hat. They’ve got a fair chunk to raise to make their goal, so please check ’em out.
  • Billiam Babble @ Adventures and Shopping has a different opinion of the whole crowdsourcing madness that’s hit the gaming community. I obviously support it. Billiam does not. And he makes some compelling arguments why he feels that way.

Publisher News


That’s it for this week on the news front. If you want a bit more, check out:

There’s definitely plenty of news go go around!

Before I sign off, I have to ask for a moment of silence for Nevermet Press, which closed its doors this week. I suspect Jonathan Jacobs will be back for another gaming project of some kind before too long, but hope he enjoys the extra free time for now!

I hope everybody has a great weekend!

As always, if you feel I missed something (and it would be impossible NOT to), drop me a quick note via the contact page or drop me an e-mail at news(at)gameknightreviews(dot)com and I’ll add it to the list for next week!

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