November 30, 2011

Crazy Holiday Blow Out Sale at Eagle and Gryphon Games

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Puerto Rico PC game for $2 USD??? Yeah its a crazy blow out sale alright. Go check out the amazing deals they have going.

Eagle and Gryphon Games Sale

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November 30, 2011

November 20, 2011

Newsapalooza - Critical Gamers 11.20.11

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Free copy of Cargo Noir courtesy of Days of Wonder

Days of Wonder is giving away a free copy of Cargo Noir for anyone who spends more than $50USD in their webstore before Nov. 22. Time is running out on this deal, so get it while it's hot!!

At Days of Wonder


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First Expansion for "For the Crown" Available from Victory Point Games

Victory Point Games has released the first expansion for their deck-building game For the Crown, entitled Cover of Night. The expansion comes with 40 new cards including a new sovereign to throw at your opponent!

At For the Crown: Cover of Night


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Kickstarter Projects Galore!!

I can't even begin to explain how great Kickstarter has been to the industry and there doesn't look to be any slowing down on this trend. I won't go into explanation for each of these, but please check them all out and support your independent and small publishers!


Kings of Air and Steam from Tasty Minstrel Games
DiceAFARI from Stratus Games
Zong Shi from Gryphon Games
Pizza Theory from Gryphon Games

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November 10, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide - RPGs

Tonight's Critical Gamer's 2011 Gift Guide is going to focus on RPGs, the old pen and paper staple. The Gary Gygax inspired, culture changing, hated by old religious ladies around the globe, RPGs. No reason to fiddle around, so let's get right to it!

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Dresden Files

I pretty much think the picture covers it, but I'll give you a quick synopsis anyways. Voted as the Best Game and Best New Game for the 2011 ENnies, Dresden Files takes players into Jim Butcher's mythical universe. Using the Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment (FATE) system, DF is published by Evil Hat Productions. While also having very popular books and TV show, it's not hard to get into the universe that Jim has put together. Mix that possibility of playing a human, psychics, werewolf, Knights of the Sword,or a White Court Vampire with the FATE system and you have an award winning mix that has everyone excited.


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Warhammer 40K: Black Crusade

Deathwatch is the 4th installment of core rules in the Warhammer 40K line and it doesn't disappoint. Not only does it take the established rules from the existing installments, but lets you play Chaos characters, either human Disciples of Chaos or Chaos Space Marines. One of the interesting mechanics in Deathwatch is that characters have a looming end above their heads. They will either accrue enough infamy (set by the GM) to become a Daemon Prince or hit 100 corruption and become a Chaos Spawn, either way that character is finished. I like that aspect as it forces action, no more sitting around in bars waiting for something to happen.


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Pathfinder

Ever Paizo Publishing brought Pathfinder to the scene in 2009, it's had a stellar run. Looking to expand upon the D&D Revised 3rd Edition ruleset using the Open Game License, Pathfinder is meant to be backwards compatible with 3.5. If you have a friend or family member who enjoys D&D and hasn't played Pathfinder, then this is a must have. In addition they are releasing Bestiaries and Adventure Paths, which only help to expand an already solid and fun system.

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November 6, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide - Expansions

One of the best ways for publishers to capitalize on a successful franchise is by creating expansions. Not only does the creative property and lore already exist, but the game mechanics do too. This helps save time and money for the publisher and this is usually reflected in the price to the consumers. Not only that but as consumers we get the ability to continue playing the games we love by keeping things fresh and new. To that end we are going to start out the 2011 Holiday Gift Guide by listing some of our favorite or most anticipated expansions for this year.

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November 3, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide Plan

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We are going to try something different this year for the Holiday Gift Guide. In addition to doing one post that has all of our 2012 favorites, that all gamers should own, we are also going to release a few picks of specific category every few days. Categories like New Titles, Expansions, RPGs, Independent, Under $20 USD, etc. After all the separate categories have been posted, we will compile it into a full list. If you have any suggestions of categories you would like to see, post a comment below or email news@criticalgamers.com and let us know what you think!

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