Cthulhu in the House Coming From CoolMiniOrNot

Cthulhu in the House Coming From CoolMiniOrNot

Jul 19, 2016

  It seems that good old Cthulhu will not stay away. CoolMiniOrNot, Spaghetti Western Games and Flatlined Games bring board game fans Cthulhu in the House, a new title based on the popular Rumble in the Dungeon and Rumble in the House games from Flatlined Games. Featuring all-new art from legendary artist John Kovalic and new gameplay mechanics, Cthulhu in...

Tunnels & Trolls Comes To The Digital Age Via MetaArcade

Tunnels & Trolls Comes To The Digital Age Via MetaArcade

Jul 15, 2016

  The beloved class RPG Tunnels & Trolls will be coming into digital age. Developer MetaArcade has announced it will debut the prototype of its digital remastering of iconic tabletop role-playing game Tunnels & Trolls at Gen Con, held Aug. 4-7 in Indianapolis. Tunnels & Trolls is set up to be played like a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure experience,...

Syrinscape releases Official Gen Con Soundset

Syrinscape releases Official Gen Con Soundset

Jun 30, 2016

  The Syrinscape Gen Con SoundSet transports attendees to the crowds and stalls of the legendary Gen Con Exhibit Hall, regales with cosplayers and character stories and unleashes a massive monster attack on the convention. Further, the new SoundSet includes the mighty roar of the official Gen Con dragon courtesy of 2015 attendee Simon Cantwell, whose...

AsmodeeNA Gives A Preview Of Cash ‘N’ Guns Team Spirit

AsmodeeNA Gives A Preview Of Cash ‘N’ Guns Team Spirit

Jun 29, 2016

  We told you a few months ago about the new expansion for Cash ‘N’ Guns Team Spirit was coming out. AsmodeeNA is pulling back the covers a bit and showing off a bit what we can expect. Team Spirit brings to the game some long-awaited rules for team play, which can be used in games of six to nine players. That alone adds new ways to conspire,...

We Have The Official Beer Name of Gen Con 2016

We Have The Official Beer Name of Gen Con 2016

Jun 24, 2016

  Sun King Brewery announced After thousands of votes in the contest for the winning beer name of Gen Con 2016, one choice took an early voting lead and never looked back. And has been selected as the name of the Official Beer of Gen Con 2016. The Official Beer will be … 20-Sided Rye! 20-Sided Rye will tap live on Georgia Street outside of the Indiana...

DDO Players Origins 2016 We Come In Peace Interview With Game Designer Mike Richie

DDO Players Origins 2016 We Come In Peace Interview With Game Designer Mike Richie

Jun 20, 2016

  Drac had a chat with Rather Dashing Games Game Designer Mike Richie about the upcoming “We Come In Peace” Dice Game   He also got a a few shots of the game, here is your first...

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Board Game Interview At Origins 2016

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Board Game Interview At Origins 2016

Jun 19, 2016

  Drac had a chance to stop by the Jasco Games booth at Origins 2016 and talked with Jason about the upcoming Buffy The Vampire Slayer Game!   Not only that, but also got a few shots of the game and board! So here is your first...

Origins Award 2016 Winners

Origins Award 2016 Winners

Jun 19, 2016

  The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design is pleased to announce the 42nd Annual Origins Awards winners. The Origins Awards are the oldest and only peer-based award system for the hobby games market. The winners were voted on by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design. The Fan Favorite Awards were voted on by attendees at the Origins Game...

Mayfair Games Acquires Twilight Games

Mayfair Games Acquires Twilight Games

Jun 3, 2016

The zombies are taking over!   Mayfair Games is excited to announce the purchase of a controlling interest in Twilight Creations, the award winning board game publisher of the well-known Zombies!!! series of games in addition to a horror-themed line of games including The Haunting House. During this change, Kerry Breitenstein will remain an integral part...

Con*Quest Journals Taking PreOrders

Con*Quest Journals Taking PreOrders

May 26, 2016

  Not only has Con*Quest announced they signed a 2 year deal with Gen Con, but they are taking preorders for this years journal. You might be asking yourself, “What the heck is Con*Quest Journal” It’s a journal for everything you do at a con. It’s that simple. There are seven sections that cover the con experience: Autograph Quest Artist Quest...

52% of Gen Con’s Industry Insiders this year are female.

52% of Gen Con’s Industry Insiders this year are female.

May 19, 2016

  We tend to not to get to “political” here at DDO Players, but sometimes something happens in our hobby that we need to talk about.     Each year Gen Con features 25 guests as their most important showcases, called the  Industry Insider Feature Presenters. These are the industry insiders that have been deemed important enough to put...

Is Hasbro Planning Its Own Convention?

Is Hasbro Planning Its Own Convention?

May 17, 2016

  We normally don’t post or report on anything that is the rumor mill, but this is too interesting not to post!   Hasbro has filed for a new Trademark this week at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Titled as HASBROCON, the trademark is described as : “Organizing and conducting conventions, exhibitions, fan clubs and gatherings for...

We Come in Peace Coming From Rather Dashing Games

We Come in Peace Coming From Rather Dashing Games

May 12, 2016

Rather Dashing Games will release a dice game called We Come in Peace at Gen Con this August. Ready your blasters and scramble your missiles in this game of exponential chaos! The Alliance of Six Planets has come to an end – and now you must do what it takes to defend your home world from the hordes of flying saucers that darken the skies and lay waste to your...

Gen Con 2016 Exhibit Hall Map Released

Gen Con 2016 Exhibit Hall Map Released

May 5, 2016

  The calendar says May 5th. (Happy Cinco de Mayo!) That means summer is fast approaching, and the biggest event for gamers everywhere is Gen Con. As of this posting there are 90 days till the doors open, but who’s counting anyway! DDO Players will once again, be covering Gen Con in full this year. We plan to do MORE coverage than we did last year....

Gen Con Sends Out Survery To Judge Reaction To Adding ANOTHER Convention

Gen Con Sends Out Survery To Judge Reaction To Adding ANOTHER Convention

Feb 18, 2016

Gen Con has an survey they want you to take, They seemed to be testing the waters to see how the public would react to another Gen Con (As in running another convention along with the Summer Gen Con) I have to say at least for me this came out of left field. I’ll be interested to watch this and see where it goes. If you want add your 2 cents to the survey...

Gen Con 2016 Badge Registration Now Open

Gen Con 2016 Badge Registration Now Open

Jan 22, 2016

Today is the day! As the clock struck 12 noon here in the Eastern time zone, the floodgates opened and you can now buy your Gen Con 2016 Badges! As you can see from our screenshot Prices are as follows : 4-Day – $90.00 Thursday – $55.00 Friday – $55.00 Saturday – $55.00 VIG Companion – $150.00 VIG Comp Upgrade – $60.00 Trade...

Here Is Where You Can Find The Dungeon And Dragons Team In 2016

Here Is Where You Can Find The Dungeon And Dragons Team In 2016

Jan 21, 2016

Wizards Of The Coast has laid out the convention schedule for the D&D Team. Here is where you can find them Winter Fantasy February 3-7 Fort Wayne, IN Chris Lindsay and Mike Mearls will be heading to Fort Wayne to speak about the D&D Adventurers League and to answer all your questions about the Dungeon Masters Guild. We’ll have the world premiere of the...

Gen Con 2016 Badge and Hotel Planning Information

Gen Con 2016 Badge and Hotel Planning Information

Dec 16, 2015

231 Days (as of this writing) till Gen Con 2016! But who is counting right?   Badge Pre-Registration will begin on January 22 at noon (Eastern) with Hotel Registration starting two days later at noon (Eastern) on Sunday, January 24. Gen Con will again randomize each customer’s access to the Gen Con Housing Portal to book hotel rooms. After extensive...

True Dungeon Cogwind’s Revenge Game Released

True Dungeon Cogwind’s Revenge Game Released

Dec 11, 2015

True Dungeon has announced that a iPad game has been released inspired by the 2014 True Dungeon modules Golembane and Flight of the Zephyr. Cogwind’s Revenge is a game app for iPad patterned after True Dungeon. True Dungeon is a live action D&D adventure available at gaming conventions. In Cogwind’s Revenge you will match wits with the gnome...

Gen Con to Expand in to Lucas Oil Stadium in 2016

Gen Con to Expand in to Lucas Oil Stadium in 2016

Dec 4, 2015

Gen Con continues to grow year after year and while the Indianapolis Convention Center is pretty huge, space was tight. The convention has announced that for 2016 they will be expanding in to events space location in Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium. The stadium, located adjacent  to the Convention Center  is the home for the Indianapolis Colts. With the added...