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Gary Gygax’s table-top fantasy game survived ridicule and the Satanic panic of the ‘80s to earn its spot as a landmark game for anyone with an active imagination or the need for an outlet. 4 Reasons You Need To Play This 38 Year-Old RPG Now. RuneQuest‘s first edition.
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So much so that a Kickstarter to reprint the second edition of the game (which went out of print in 1983) raised over $200,000. So why is a game written when bell-bottoms were cool still so popular? The RuneQuest system was significantly different from that of Dungeons & Dragons, which was and still is the most popular RPG on the block. Awesome Online D&D Resources to Make Your Games That Much Cooler. It is a glorious time to be a Dungeons & Dragons player.
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Game on! The best board games of 2016. Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games.
Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Do you get unhealthy levels of enjoyment from unwrapping decks of cards, punching out cardboard tiles, and evaluating the heft and finish of wooden cubes? We do, too—we're gamers, after all—and 2016 was a tremendous year for tabletop gaming. The tireless members of the Ars Cardboard crew spent a lot of time playing, replaying, and dissecting the year's new titles, and we're ready to tell you what we enjoyed most. A caveat: because so many games appear each year, and because the board game release calendar is so heavily weighted toward the latter half of the year, we didn't (and simply couldn't) play absolutely everything. So here, in no particular order, are our 20 favorite tabletop games of 2016—along with a few runners-up and notable new editions.
Scythe Scythe is a huge, lavish production with top-of-the-line components and fantastic gameplay. Taking Catan to the Next Level with Expansions. Catan is rightly credited with being instrumental in ushering in the eurogame to American audiences.
The rules are simple to explain – removing or reducing one of the biggest barriers to entry into board gaming. The theme isn’t war or fantasy (or fantasy war), but instead about settling a remote island.