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Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick and Morty RPG Is Stupid, Irreverent Fun…Especially for DMs

Rick and Morty has returned with season four, and with it has come a bunch of corporate tie-ins. One of the latest is a Dungeons & Dragons game based on a comic book crossover series about Rick’s adventures as a power-hungry Dungeon Master. It may not be the best D&D game out there, but for […]

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Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick and Morty RPG Is Stupid, Irreverent Fun…Especially for DMs

Rick and Morty has returned with season four, and with it has come a bunch of corporate tie-ins. One of the latest is a Dungeons & Dragons game based on a comic book crossover series about Rick’s adventures as a power-hungry Dungeon Master. It may not be the best D&D game out there, but for […]

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Handmade Gaming Dice Kickstarter Raises $1.5 Million In A Day

Up until the moment she launched the Kickstarter campaign yesterday, Dispel Dice creator Karen Wang was worried that no one would want her handcrafted, sharp-edged, custom gaming dice. A day later, more than 12,000 backers have pledged over $1.5 million toward her dazzling gemlike creations. Turns out people like…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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An Adorable Robot-Themed Role-Playing Game Totally Disrupted My Best-Laid Gaming Plans

Into a crowded fall gaming season packed with games I had planned to cover weeks in advance comes Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers, which took me completely by surprise. It’s an incredibly charming and cartoonish turn-based role-playing game filled with cute kids and even cuter robots. Out this week for the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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I Want To Play Trails Of Cold Steel III But Can’t Force Myself To Skip The First 2

The third game in Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel JRPG series finally arrives in North America for the PlayStation 4 today. Picking up a year and a half after the events of the previous game, Trails of Cold Steel III stars a compelling mix of new and old characters and […]

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The Outer Worlds Will Rattle Your Idea Of A Perfect Planet

The very first quest in The Outer Worlds, Obsidian’s highly anticipated first-person RPG out October 25, asked me to make what felt like an impossible choice. On one side was a community of outsiders frustrated by corporate control. Their outpost was something like a worker’s paradise—they were well fed and mostly…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Pokémon Studio’s New RPG Sets Itself Apart

Little Town Hero, out October 16 for the Nintendo Switch, is a Game Freak role-playing game about a young boy who’s charged with fighting a bunch of viciously powerful monsters as adults stand idly by. No, not that one. Little Town Hero is totally its own thing: a deceptively simple RPG-card-game hybrid with light…Read more… […]

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The First Puzzle Quest Is Still The Best

2007's Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords combined tile-matching puzzles and role-playing game mechanics to create an incredibly compelling hybrid game that was near impossible to put down. One sequel, several spin-offs, and countless copycats later, the Switch version of the original Puzzle Quest is just as…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The First Puzzle Quest Is Still The Best

2007's Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords combined tile-matching puzzles and role-playing game mechanics to create an incredibly compelling hybrid game that was near impossible to put down. One sequel, several spin-offs, and countless copycats later, the Switch version of the original Puzzle Quest is just as…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Hasbro Bans Plastic, Evil Dead 2 Fans Get a Guardian Angel, and More in Tabletop News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This time around, we’ve got a cool campaign from the folks behind Reigns: Game of Thrones, and a design contest to make figures for the classic tabletop game Labyrinth. Plus, a failed Kickstarter campaign for an …Read more… Continue […]

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Hasbro Bans Plastic, Evil Dead 2 Fans Get a Guardian Angel, and More in Tabletop News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This time around, we’ve got a cool campaign from the folks behind Reigns: Game of Thrones, and a design contest to make figures for the classic tabletop game Labyrinth. Plus, a failed Kickstarter campaign for an …Read more… Continue […]

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Grandia Has Reignited My Love For Role-Playing Games

When I was in my impressionable pre-teen years, I spent vast amounts of my summer tucked away in a musty little basement down the street. My closest friends would visit at their grandma’s house near me every year while school was out, and when we weren’t “ripping and running,” playing basketball with the “mannish”…Read more… […]

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Grandia Has Reignited My Love For Role-Playing Games

When I was in my impressionable pre-teen years, I spent vast amounts of my summer tucked away in a musty little basement down the street. My closest friends would visit at their grandma’s house near me every year while school was out, and when we weren’t “ripping and running,” playing basketball with the “mannish”…Read more… […]

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Grandia Has Reignited My Love For Role-Playing Games

When I was in my impressionable pre-teen years, I spent vast amounts of my summer tucked away in a musty little basement down the street. My closest friends would visit at their grandma’s house near me every year while school was out, and when we weren’t “ripping and running,” playing basketball with the “mannish”…Read more… […]

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Oninaki: The Kotaku Review

When I first played the demo for Oninaki, an action role-playing game out tomorrow from Lost Sphear and I Am Setsuna creators Tokyo RPG Factory, I was optimistic. The gameplay wasn’t particularly captivating, but the story seemed unique and dark enough for me to push through the repetitive combat. Unfortunately, by…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Oninaki: The Kotaku Review

When I first played the demo for Oninaki, an action role-playing game out tomorrow from Lost Sphear and I Am Setsuna creators Tokyo RPG Factory, I was optimistic. The gameplay wasn’t particularly captivating, but the story seemed unique and dark enough for me to push through the repetitive combat. Unfortunately, by…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Upcoming Exploration RPG Greedfall Has My Attention

When I was first asked to preview Greedfall, an upcoming RPG by Spiders, I didn’t really know what to expect. Its vast world, packed with ruins and frontier towns, captured a sense of discovery but also evoked a strange apprehension in me. Greedfall brims with potential and clever ideas, yet even after playing it, I…Read […]

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Upcoming Exploration RPG Greedfall Has My Attention

When I was first asked to preview Greedfall, an upcoming RPG by Spiders, I didn’t really know what to expect. Its vast world, packed with ruins and frontier towns, captured a sense of discovery but also evoked a strange apprehension in me. Greedfall brims with potential and clever ideas, yet even after playing it, I…Read […]

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