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Things Obi-Wan Never Told Me: Episode 7

Things Obi-Wan Never Told Me: Episode 7

June 24th, 2015

Published by: Jeff Hall

So there’s a new wave of starfighters coming out for X-WING… and this wave looks to be all about explosions![...]

Newsletter - June 23, 2015

Newsletter - June 23, 2015

June 23rd, 2015

Published by: Jeff Hall

Greetings and welcome to this week's G&S Newsletter. Summer is officially here, so be sure to keep up with all the latest and greatest gaming goings on to beat the heat![...]

[Card.Board.Box.] #25: Taste Them Again for the First Time

[Card.Board.Box.] #25: Taste Them Again for the First Time

June 22nd, 2015

Published by: Paul Butler

There are a large number of games released in the last ten years or so that missed their window of opportunity. They were released just a bit too soon, and disappeared before the now vastly increased numbers of board-game playing folks got to experience their wonders.[...]

Things Obi-Wan Never Told Me: Episode 6

Things Obi-Wan Never Told Me: Episode 6

June 18th, 2015

Published by: Jeff Hall

I got to try FFG’s IMPERIAL ASSAULT the other day. And I was impressed. First, it is really pretty. The pieces are good quality, the board pieces are distinct and well colored without being obnoxious, and the minis cry out to the RPG and miniature player in me for some paint – they look awesome naked but a semi-good painter would make them look even better![...]

Magic Origins Prerelease and Preorders

Magic Origins Prerelease and Preorders

June 17th, 2015

Published by: Parker Howard

For the upcoming Magic Origins prerelease events, we've made a couple of changes. For one, the Two-Headed Giant Sealed event has been moved to Sunday. This is so players who participate in the Main Event, easily the most popular event of the weekend, can also play this 2-vs-2 format. Secondly (and for me, more excitingly), online preregistration is available through our event listing for the Magic Origins Prerelease Weekend.[...]

Things Obi-Wan Never Told Me: Episode 5 - ARMADA!

Things Obi-Wan Never Told Me: Episode 5 - ARMADA!

May 26th, 2015

Published by: Philip Lyons

We’re just going to throw this right out front: the promise this game held for an awesome Star Wars capital ship combat game has been fulfilled! It looks and feels like the ships you see roaming over Hoth, or slugging it out over Endor. Starfighter squads zoom around, covering their larger brethren or setting up extra attacks on bigger ships, or just tying down enemy squadrons so they can’t interfere with the contests between the bigger ships. Characters like Moff Tarkin or General Dodonna add new options to your fleet, as do upgrades ranging from Gunnery or Engineering Teams to Extra Turbolasers.[...]

RPG Evolution Supplemental - Super RPG Smackdown!

RPG Evolution Supplemental - Super RPG Smackdown!

May 16th, 2015

Published by: Paul Butler

Well here we go. Pathfinder. Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition. PathfinderVSDD This has been a topic that has been discussed ad nauseam, eh? Well too bad, I've got a lot of thoughts about it, and if you're reading this, I imagine you do too.[...]

RPG Lab Report - Dungeon World

RPG Lab Report - Dungeon World

May 14th, 2015

Published by: George

I’m going to say it up front: Dungeon World was my favorite RPG.LAB to date with no visible runner up. I had heard a lot about Vincent Baker’s Apocalypse World (the game from which Dungeon World takes its entire mechanical basis) over the last few years and had pretty much written it off as an overly rules-lite storytelling game with a lot of controversial art and themes. I figured it was a post-apocalyptic hype game that had been artificially elevated to hipster grandiosity on no real merit of its own.[...]

Things Obi-Wan Never Told Me - May the Fourth Be With You!

Things Obi-Wan Never Told Me - May the Fourth Be With You!

May 4th, 2015

Published by: Jeff Hall

Today is May the Fourth, or Star Wars Day as many now refer to it. I heard someone on the radio this morning say it was one of the silliest things he had heard of in a long time. That really bothered me on many levels. Star Wars is a full on cultural phenomenon at this point in history. For over 30 years, it has captured the hearts and minds of millions of people. It is one of the largest grossing properties out there, and practically everyone in the country knows what you are talking about when you mention it. How is that silly? In a time when geek culture has reached a level of mainstream, something like Star Wars (which is already mainstream) is an even better way to bring people together. But enough about that - it's Star Wars Day! This[...]

RPG EVOLUTION - 2015 Q1

RPG EVOLUTION - 2015 Q1

May 2nd, 2015

Published by: Paul Butler

Hello to all the retailers just joining us after we spoke at the GAMA Trade Show in March. I hope you find this little ramble of mine useful. So, what's there to talk about? Well, let's start with the list. Here's the Top 20 RPGs by sales volume at Games and Stuff for the period of January 1 through March 31. (With last quarter's ranking where appropriate)[...]

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