Gaming News Roundup

Want to get up to speed on the latest news in tabletop gaming? You keep playing, and we’ll keep you informed. Here’s a rundown of all the biggest stories you may have missed over the past few weeks.

Role Playing Games:

- New Edition of D&D Gamma World Released: Wizards of the Coast brought back their Gamma World scenario for Dungeons & Dragons. As a stand-alone product set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world, the game is based upon D&D 4th Edition rules, so familiar players can jump right into this mode of play. [Gamma World]

- Mouse Guard RPG Deluxe Set Announced: Based on the popular comic book from David Peterson, Archaia Press announced a reprinting of the Mouse Guard RPG at New York Comic Con. This deluxe edition will include an extra 44 pages of rules and scenarios, as well as new custom dice and cards. [Mouse Guard]

- RPGs Raise Money for Charity: After a successful fundraiser for Haiti earthquake relief, DriveThruRPG once again teamed up with Doctors Without Borders to sell a great charity RPG package. This time around, gamers raised money for Pakistan flood relief through $25 donations, and received 70 downloadable RPG supplements valued at over $700. [DriveThruRPG]

Board & Card Games:

- The Hobbit Gets a Board Game: Fantasy Flight Games announced a new game from famed designer Reiner Knizia themed after J.R.R Tolkein’s The Hobbit, set for release at the end of this year. The news comes close to the announcement of resolved disputes surrounding the upcoming Hobbit feature film. [The Hobbit]

- Alien Frontiers Impresses with Brisk Sales: What originally began as a fund-raising project on Kickstarter.com to publish an independent game has now turned into one of the hottest games available. Alien Frontiers debuted to incredible critical reception, causing its pre-order copies to quickly sell out, but Clever Mojo Games has already announced a second printing for January 2011. [Alien Frontiers]

- Mage Knight Returns: Wizkids/NECA, Inc. are bringing back the Mage Knight franchise after many years of dormancy. Famous for being the originator of collectible, pre-painted miniatures war games, Mage Knight will return with a board game, RPG, and deck-building trading card game. The first product to hit shelves will be the board game designed by Vlaada Chvátil, who is famous for his work on Galaxy Trucker and Through the Ages. [Mage Knight]

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