Will you be a good dog? A review of Pugmire

Mon 28 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Pugmire is a tabletop RPG set in the future of an Earth in which humanity has vanished and changed the planet forever. In this new world the races of uplifted dogs, cats, rats, lizards and badgers are carving out new kingdoms, fighting one another and against the deadly threat of invisible demons. This fantasy RPG […]


Impressive LEGO art from Ann Felkista

Sun 27 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Ann Felkista is a LEGO artist. The 25 year old Russian doesn’t use Photoshop using, instead, a ‘simple old program’ for her art. She likes LEGO buildings for her shots as they are beautiful and amazingly rich in functions. Meanwhile the LEGO mini figures inspire her to create her ...

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Harow’s arcade sofas

Sun 27 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

These sofa designs come from Harow, a French design studio. Harow’s philosophy is not tofollow any trend but to focus on the beauty of the objects. I think the result is both retro and functional! These Arcade Sofas are made from recycled wood, steel and velvet and weigh in ...

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SINS: Epic action horror in a dying world

Sun 27 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

SINS is a Kickstarter from the team of 20-year gaming industry vet Paul Moore, Jim Freeman and Sam Sleney. They’re asking for only £5,000 and with 22 days on the clock, at the time of writing, have slaughtered that goal with £16,000+ in the pot. You can ...

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Tor Gaming shutting down

Sun 27 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

In the very same week as Spartan Games closing Tor Games is also closing. Tor made the Relics tabletop miniatures game. Relics was all about having a small model acount, being able to play on 3’x’3 tables and having an unrestricted force composition. The problem? Increased competition by ...

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Spartan Games goes under

Sun 27 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Customers are being advised to contact their credit card providers to see if refunds are possible. Spartan Games the UK based company with the Halo Wars miniature games license has closed down. The company is also known for Uncharted Seas, Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Legions, Dystopian Wars and Spartan Scenics. No ...

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Ennies 2017 winners!

Sun 20 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Free League Publishing’s RPG Tales from the Loop took Best Game and a host of other Ennies in 2017. The game’s rules are based on Modiphius’s Mutant: Year Zero and while you can get the game from FLP’s site now you’ll have to wait until ...

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Mark Rein•Hagen returns to Vampire

Sun 20 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

At Gen Con White Wolf announced that Mark Rein•Hagen, creator of Vampire: The Masquerade first edition, is coming back to the title. He’s joining the team developing the 5th edition of the iconic roleplaying game. ANNOUNCEMENT: World of Darkness creator and author of Vampire: The Masquerade First Edition ...

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The Doctor reacts to her gender shift

Sun 20 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

It’s been too long since we’ve had some Only Leigh content on Geek Native. Her latest Doctor Who animation just pushed past 250,000 views. We catch up with the Doctor just as she regenerates and quickly learns life is going to be tough.

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Go Indiana Jones on your guests with these firepit skulls

Fri 18 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Want to jazz up your bonfire or large BBQ? Why not toss in some fireproof skulls? This is a clever idea from Myard. They are steel reinforced, made from lave granules and then treated in a ceramic refractory. The result are humanlike skulls that can be covered in flame without ...

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Star Wars: Legion – Miniatures skirmish game

Fri 18 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Fantasy Flight Games have big news in the form of Star Wars: Legion an infantry miniatures game. X-Wing has become a hugely popular space fight game, with dogfights, build strategy and collecting. It’s easy to see why the goal of Legion is to bring that to the skirmish tabletop ...

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White Wolf launch the Storytellers Vault

Fri 18 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

White Wolf have teamed up with DriveThruRPG to launch Storytellers Vault. This isn’t just a specialist site to download World of Darkness products. This is also a platform to create and sell your own non-canonical supplements. Here’s what the deal includes; Self-publishing platform. Storytellers Vault allows creators to ...

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The Expanse RPG due August 2018

Thu 17 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Popular sci-fi show The Expanse will be brought to live as a RPG by Green Ronin. The series has been published in 27 languages and the TV show is up to series 3. There’s even a board game coming. James S.A. Corey, known as the author of The ...

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Monte Cook announces Numenera 2

Thu 17 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

At Gen Con 50 Monte Cook Games announced Numenera 2. According to a tweet from Total Party Thrill’s Shane there are two books. The first is Numenera 2 Discovery which is designed to replace the original Numenera core book but not the whole line. Monte Cook’s latest Numenera ...

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Studio Gojira tee

Wed 16 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

[I want this!] This design blends Godzila into Studio Ghibli and scores extra points for using the original Japanese name for the Kaiju. The good news is that the t-shirt from Teepublic is currently on sale with 30% off and available in a range of colours. There’s a choice ...

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10 magnificent visuals from Jonathan Bach

Wed 16 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Jonathan Bach is a concept artist at Strange Frog Productions in LA. He’s been running a blog since 2009 and treats us with an update now and then. In 2017 he’s posted concept art from Tomorrowland, Ghost in the Shell and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.

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The Zach Best Family Benefit Bundle: $10 gets you $100+

Wed 16 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Geek Native picked up an eamil from DragonWing Games which said; I want to thank you for your support of our products. I want to direct your attention towards a bundle deal being offered by fellow publisher Thunderegg Productions. Gamers have long had a history of giving generously when others ...

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Iron Sky: The Roleplaying Game in the works

Wed 16 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Have you seen the indie film Iron Sky? It’s a quirky adventure that deals with Nazis secretly living on the dark side of the moon. In 2018 there will be a sequel and, perhaps, an Iron Sky RPG. There’s a Kickstarter campaign live today. [Back this Campaign] At ...

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This dice is between 1,700 and 4,000 years old

Wed 16 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Dating from the Ptolemaic Period, which is around 2nd century BC to the 4th century AD, is this icosahedron from Egypt. The ancient d20 sided die is held now by the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and rather nicely the image of the artifact is entirely in the public domain ...

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Star Wars: RPG 30th Anniversary Edition announced

Wed 16 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Fantasy Flight Games have an anniversary edition for the Star Wars RPG. The Star Wars Sourcebook is also being brought back – but both books will be limited editions. They’ll come in a stylized slipcase. The original game was first printed by West End Games back in 1987. At the ...

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Reaper Miniatures quickly reacts to alt-right employee’s Facebook rant

Wed 16 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Reaper Miniatures is known to many gamers because of a series of very successful Kickstarters. It’s Gen Con week and the company seems to be taking the steps necessary to ensure they don’t become known for other reasons. From Ed Pugh, CEO, Reaper Miniatures pic.twitter.com/hXIBfsww5x ...

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The Fallout board game will be out for Christmas

Mon 14 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Fantasy Flight Games and Bethesda’s Fallout board game has been announced for Q4 2017. That means you can put it on your Christmas wishlist. The game is for 1 to 4 players who must decide whether they work together or not. The game is based on the landscape of ...

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The secret origins of the Titans? Watermelons!

Mon 14 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Twitter is full of strange discoveries. This set of photographs comes from @bashauma_, aka Naruto But Mom likes Free Watermelon, and blends food with anime. Bashauma_ explains that their son is a fan of the show Attack on Titan. Obviously this meant carving a watermelon into a Titan and watching ...

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Warhammer 40K: Wrath & Glory RPG due in 2018

Mon 14 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Ulisses North America, a branch of Ulisses Spiele, has picked up the license for the Warhammer 40,000 RPG. Designer Ross Watson, known for Rogue Trader and Deathwatch, will lead development. Wrath & Glory will be set in the Gothic future, the Imperium of Man under threat and at endless war ...

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Petition started to beg IKEA to make gaming tables

Mon 14 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

We’ve seen gaming table good enough to dream about on Geek Native before. The story is always the same – they’re not cheap. Now gamer Brad Smoley of Nottingham, MD, has put together a Change.org petition to beg IKEA to make affordable gaming tables available. He notes; The ...

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GM Inspiration: Scary coin trap

Mon 14 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

What a fascinating trap! This dangerous coin trap was put together by Roman Booteen. He’s had lots of offers to buy it. I think a discovery like this is a good way to keep player characters distracted for a while. The snapping teeth don’t have to be all ...

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The Targaryens are attacking with this dragon kite!

Thu 10 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Coolest Kite ever Yup! This dragon kite is pretty cool. While it must take a lot of skill to get it into the air it would look impressive if you crested a hill with it flying along behind you. It would be an awful time to be caught trying to ...

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Someone has to be a chemistry ninja: Valence Plus

Thu 10 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

The game is designed to mix education and science. Ninja cards represent molecules and the interactions teach you about chemistry. It is doing well over on Kickstarter, with $15,000 pledged from 200+ backers and 20 days to go to hit the $18,000 target. You can check more more ...

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Fix: Crunchyroll queue missing on Amazon Fire TV

Thu 10 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Veteran anime streaming service Crunchyroll has an Amazon Fire TV app. This is a great help to anyone who wants to keep their tablet or phone free while a monitor streams for them. A bug I’ve encountered a few times now is that the queue and history on the ...

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The Fog Monster and Kickstarter

Wed 09 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

I rarely roleplay with minis and yet I’m tempted by the Fog Monster. Why not have a spooky fog breeze out over your RPG?  Real Game FX have their campaign up on Kickstarter and it’s going well. At the time of writing there’s 21 days to go ...

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Activist group demands Doctor Who becomes vegan

Wed 09 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

At the start of the year PETA complained about Games Workshop depicting fur on their miniatures. That call must have had some merit as PETA are back to pitch an idea to the geek community again. This time they’ve penned an open letter (PDF) to new showrunner Chris Chibnall ...

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Appleseed art print

Wed 09 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Michael Stephens is an artist, gamer and runner from the northwest of England. I rather like his Twitter profile which he describes as a backup drive for his mind. Stephens hasn’t done much with his Society6 profile, but has picked up 11 followers and has made this simple but ...

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Geeks trust their gut instinct more than facts

Mon 07 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

What follows is not rigorous science. The sample size is less than 150 people and participation in the survey was incentivised with a chance to win a prize. The headlines today is the claim that Games Workshop is being sued for $62.5m. There’s not much in the way ...

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Pimp your own board games!

Mon 07 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

I think geeky tumblr The Very Near Future has it right. Soon we won’t settle for playing board games as they come. Soon we’ll have our own custom pieces. In fact, even today, Etsy stores like Epic Tokens, Decked Out 3D and MK3D Crafts already offer basic 3D ...

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Wikihole: The song about losing time

Mon 07 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Ever gone online just to quickly check a thing… only to log off hours later? There’s now a song about it. Kraken Not Stirred call this the Wikihole.

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Games Workshop sued for $62,500,000

Mon 07 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Spikey Bits is reporting that a games store owner and legal council David Moore is suing Games Workshop for $62.5m in an American court. As the Spikey Bits video notes this lawsuit seems to have gone under the radar. It’s two months old. Indeed, a search on Google ...

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Plushie Digimon hats!

Mon 07 August 2017 by Andrew Girdwood from Geek Native

Do you need a fluffy Digimon hat to keep you warm? Good news. You can pop over to Bandai JP and pick up an Agumon and Patamon. Via RocketNews24.

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