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OgreCave review: Brothers

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:58:41 +0000

To close out the year for us, Lars Roberts offers us a review of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from 505 Games. This adventure game for PC and consoles stands out for its unique controls, which both play off of and add to the game’s story. If you’re in the mood for a heartbreaking […]

Eleven Games to Play at your Stranger Things Party

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:15:32 +0000

More than anything, watching the kids on Stranger Things obsess over their favorite games hits us with heavy nostalgia for those classic games of the 1980s. When you celebrate this modern classic of kids against the supernatural, whether you binge-watch entire seasons or savor each episode slowly, you’ll want an ideal activity to symbolize that […]

Z-Man posts preview of Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +0000

Z-Man Games has posted a preview of Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2015 boardgame. Designers Rob Daviau and Matt Leacock have created a game of both exploration and resource management in the anticipated co-op sequel, which per the “Legacy” line, will permanently alter the year-long game campaign depending on player […]

Gen Con game convention wins 2017 Diana Jones Award

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:22:04 +0000

At Gen Con 50, the winner of this year’s Diana Jones Award for excellence in gaming has been announced as… Gen Con itself! First organized in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin by Gary Gygax himself, Gen Con has grown to become an annual gaming mecca and affirmation of the gaming hobby, currently raging onward in Indianapolis. Other […]

Gaming News Update – Anna Meade (Uprising: The Dystopian Universe RPG)

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 19:56:52 +0000

In this Gaming News Update interview, we throw new OgreCave contributor Lars Roberts to the wolves and have her interview Anna Meade, co-author of Uprising: The Dystopian Universe RPG from Evil Hat Productions. Due to hit Kickstarter for a 2018 publication date, Anna tells us about creating the roleplaying setting based on the card games […]

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KublaCon 2017 photo gallery – complete!

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 02:18:49 +0000

Okay, the flood of KublaCon photos has reached its peak, and all are now neatly contained in OgreCave’s KublaCon 2017 photo gallery (over at our Facebook page). Final attendee count was reportedly 3,321 – a good sized show! See if you can spot yourself in our gallery, or rather, see if you got spotted by […]

KublaCon 2017 photo gallery

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 01:25:08 +0000

Those of you who follow OgreCave’s Facebook page have already heard, but in case you missed it, the first half of OgreCave’s KublaCon 2017 photo gallery is up and running. Have a look, comment, like, and see if you got spotted at last weekend’s KublaCon Game Convention. We’ll have the other half added to the […]

MAID RPG, Tokyo Brain Pop, and why GTE couldn’t just fix their network

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:01:42 +0000

First, a public apology. A few years ago, Andy Kitkowski, publisher of Tenra Bansho Zero and co-publisher of MAID RPG, sent us a review copy of MAID and was very flattering in a note he attached to it. We’ve felt for a while that we let him down by not getting a review up. Not […]

Game Designer Eric Lang wins 2016 Diana Jones Award

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 20:00:48 +0000

At Gen Con 2016, the winner of this year’s Diana Jones Award for excellence in gaming has been announced as prolific and impressive game designer Eric M. Lang. Lang is known as the man behind Chaos in the Old World, the Living Card Game versions of A Game of Thrones and Star Wars, and more […]

Guest column: Dungeons & Dragons as Story

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:15:41 +0000

Today, a friend of the Cave, Aaron Teixeira, offers up his thoughts on the ongoing Dungeons & Dragons discussion: can the original roleplaying game be used as an inspired, artful storytelling device? Or is it merely a game of “killing things and taking their stuff”? Aaron’s been playing and running RPGs of all sorts for […]

OgreCave video: KublaCon 2015, Goodman Games, Cheapass Games

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 04:40:41 +0000

Because we got some great footage at KublaCon 2015, we’re doing our best to ambush you with some of it (Flashback Friday, anyone?). We’ve included a general look at parts of the convention, but also managed to talk with Joseph Goodman of Goodman Games, as well as James Ernest of Cheapass Games. Some of what […]

OgreCave video: Luke Laurie, CelestiCon

Sat, 05 Sep 2015 18:30:17 +0000

Around the Cave these past few months, Real Life (TM) has been busy, so gaming has suffered. But even hibernating ogres need to stretch, wake up, and hunt for good gaming now and then. To facilitate a good hunt for everyone, we have a new(ish) video from CelestiCon (going on this weekend in Fremont, CA. […]

OgreCave Audio Report 2.0 – March 2015

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 02:15:15 +0000

We’ve got a lot to say in the latest OgreCave Audio Report episode. First, we talk of DunDraCon 2015, wherein Allan describes some of the things he saw at the show. Then we hit Kickstarter hard, describing a variety of projects, both completed and upcoming, while voicing thoughts on what the crowdsourcing site should really […]

OgreCave Audio Report 2.0 – January 2015

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:11:08 +0000

In our first show of the new year, we’re already covering a lot of ground. In just the first half of the podcast, we go from Allan’s first impressions of Dungeons & Dragons: Fifth Edition to Mike’s obsession with space games, and back around to enjoying Magic: The Gathering after many years of abstinence. Then […]

OgreCave video: DunDraCon promo

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:41:06 +0000

For the Cave dwellers, the start of convention season is heralded by DunDraCon. Now that the annual gaming event and its impending awesomeness are nearly here, this seems like the time to premiere our DunDraCon promo video. Take it away, Sparky! (Be sure to subscribe on YouTube to see all of OgreCave’s video goodness.)