Midgard UpdatedMidgard is a atmospheric viking game with a smart system that makes you feel like you're crouched around a fire in a wattle-and-daub hut casting stones into a pit to divine the future. I reviewed it in January 2009 and since then have nagged its author, Ben Redmond, to give it a setting. Now it has and a new cover and some other tightened sections. Hurrah! Ben is also experimenting with an at-cost Lulu print on demand version too.
Dominion Rules UpdatedThe Mysterious Anonymous Benefactor (MAB), who will remain anonymous (even to me) has produced a sparkling new version of the Dominion Rules (3.1). Do not be fooled by the "point one" on the version number. There is lots of new content and revisions to the rules. when I reviewed Dominion I felt it needed a setting and to a certain extent, I still do. However, it is a superb rule compost on which to grow your homebrew low-fantasy/historic setting.
Here Be Gamers podcast reviews free gamesAround the other side of the planet from me are two Australian gentlemen who run the Here Be Gamers Podcast. It's a laid back (please excuse the racial stereotyping) and jolly affair where Marty and Nathan extol their gaming
One to watch out for: PDF of 1 Page DungeonsYou may have noticed the One Page Dungeon Contest, which is nearly at a close (21st May 08:00 EST). The aim is to create an entire dungeon on a single page of US Letter paper. The part where you get excited is now. All of these submitted dungeons, the good, the bad and the ugly are going to be compiled into a single PDF and available for free download. Fabulous! A PDF of 70 (or more) dungeons for you to use, crib from or just laugh at! It's going to be brilliant and definitely one to watch for. I'll be posting my dungeon entry toward the end of the week.
1KM1KT/FRPGB 24 Hour RPG Contest
The contest is going great guns. We're about halfway through and there are already some superb free 24 hour RPGs. I cannot review just yet, seeing as I am a judge but I certainly will review the best after the end of the competition. Here are the entries so far:
- Verge - Nathan (Peril Planet)
- Extended Mission - Starglim
- Out of Frame - John Laviolette (talysman)
- Geodesic Gnomes -
- Joe in Ten Persons - Peccable
- Medium - Uffe Thorsen
- The Great Hamster Rebellion - Antti Hukkanen
- Keeton Must Die! TBBS - snikle
- Bloody Stuffing - Shinobicow
- The LHC Destroyed the World - Edgar
You have until the end of June to have a go. Just pop along to 1KM1KT's Community and check out the rules. If the monkey judges at 1KM1KT like your game a lot, you might win £30 in Amazon Vouchers. Imagine that!