This week is TROIKAfest! a casula celebration of all things TROIKA! rpg by Melsonian Arts Council related. It iwll feature actual play streams, a game jam and assisted by Plus One Exp. Also a new supplemtent the Academies of the Arcane will be released. Long out-of-print Call of Cthulhu campaigns will be released after 20 years. Beyond the Mountains of Madness and Horror on the Orient Express are back in print. A charity bundle on Itch.io for Tiago Rolim, a Latin American game designer suffering from COVID-19. The bundle featuring 72 items by Latin AMerican deigners. Some of the games included are Lucas Rolim’s Pacts & Blades, M. A. Gaux’s Mínimo, and Melo’s CBR+PNK. Finally, we puzzle over the Minecraft generation’s comments section on the Polygon article about the career of Tex Avery.
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We take a look at the Kickstarter deluxe version of Bristol 1350 by Facade Games. Designed by Travis and Holly Hancock with wonderful illustrations by Sarah Keele. The deluxe edition contains some upgrade metal components and an Alms expansion using six metal coins.
From the Kickstarter page:
“The dreaded Black Death has descended upon the town of Bristol. You are racing down the streets, desperate to escape into the safety of the countryside. If your cart is the first out of town you and your cart-mates win! Or do you? Some villagers on your cart may secretly already have the plague. If you leave town with a plagued villager on your cart, you will catch the plague and lose! What will you do to make sure that doesn’t happen? And who will you trust (or betray) along the way?”
Bristol 1350 is a social deduction and light strategy game for 1-9 players. Learn in 10 minutes and play in 20-40 minutes.
After some technical difficulties, we discuss San Diego Comic-Con 2021 being inevitably cancelled following the cancellation of their WonderCon. They will hold Comic-Con@Home on July 23rd-25th and also announced Comic-Con Special Edition. Special Edition is a scaled-down version of the live event scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend. Should be interesting. Marvel Comics announced they will be ending their 27 year-old exclusive relationship with Diamond Distributors. They signed a new exclusive world-wide deal with Penguin Random House. Later on the day of this announcement Diamond Distributors sent a letter to comic retailers telling them that they will still be carrying Marvel books. A non-exclusive exclusive deal? Your guess is as good as ours. Also, after fallout of the cancellation of the Perfect RPG Kickstarter, Luke Crane will be departing his position at Kickstarter as community head. Finally, we discuss the evolution of the GM from their tribal beginnings to the more recent role of another kind of player, inspired by the article at Cannibal Halfling Gaming.