Welcome to the Gamerati News Update for Monday, August 29. I’m Marcelo and here are four news about gaming.
Evil Hat wants to know if you’re a good neighbor with this new Fate World of Adventure book.
The Fair Folk have lived in peace with the humans of Still Hollow for centuries. But now, outsiders are coming into Still Hollow in search of gas deep beneath the earth.
In Good Neighbors by Paul Stefko, players take on two roles: a human who must deal with the politics of this new industry, and a fairy who feels the full spiritual damage of the Industry. Can your humans enact change to make Still Hollow safe again, or will your fairies need to enact their own justice?
The adventure includes the necessary mechanics to play with two characters at the same time. As always, you can get a copy via Evil Hat’s Patreon, or on a Pay What You Want basis on DriveThruRPG.
Calliope Games announces Roll For It! in Target stores.
Roll For It! features simple rules and fast-paced, but thoughtful gameplay. Players take turns rolling vibrant dice, matching them to cards on the table, and scoring points when they completely match a card. The brilliantly colored opaque dice are attractive on the table and the game has a new box designed by Mathew McInelly with a windowed display that teases the colorful game cards and rainbow of dice inside.
Roll For It! by Chris Leder is a dice game with humble beginnings that’s soaring really high. It began as a small Kickstarter that outsold the initial estimates three times over and was recently on Wil Wheaton’s TableTop. With a fresh new presentation, Roll For It! is now available in Target stores for only $12!
There’s also a deluxe version of the game, aimed at game stores, which features translucent and pearl dice and it’s packaged in a elegantly designed flocked tin that doubles as a dice tray.
The gaming library will be back to WashingCon 2
Like last year, WashingCon will have a full gaming library with hundreds of games that attendees can check out and play for free in the open gaming hall. Volunteers will be on hand to help teach games to people who want to learn a particular game. The gaming library will be open on Saturday, Sept 10 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and on Sunday the 11th from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
In addition to the full-range of games, the gaming library will feature a “play-to-win” section. As with other games, WashingCon attendees can check out and play these games. At the end of the convention, however, they will randomly select one person who played the game and award it to them to keep. Winners must be present to take home their prizes. You can check out the list of games at washingcon.com.
WashingCon 2 happens on September 10th and 11th at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC.
Moving to the other end of the United States, let’s talk about Telltale Games and PAX West.
While you won’t see a Telltale booth on the expo hall floor this year, they’ll still be there. On Saturday at 8:30 PM, Telltale will be playing Batman — the Telltale Series on the big screen in the Wyvern Theatre at the Westin. Attendees will get an exclusive extended first look at the upcoming Episode 2: Children of Arkham.
If you’re there, you’ll also be able to play the game with the Crowd Play feature, similar to what they did last year with Tales from the Borderlands. Basically, you help direct the happenings on-screen using your own cellphone or tablet
PAX West happens in Seattle, WA at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle, from Sept 2–5.
And that is it for this fine Monday morning. You can find links to a transcript of the show in the shownotes as well as links to today’s news. Don’t forget to like and subscribe if you haven’t done so and be sure to have a great week. I’ll see you again here Thursday.