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TableTakes News Briefing for April 13, 2020

Weekly Tabletop Gaming News Highlights, Selected by the Hosts and Producers of TableTakes Want to get this in your inbox every Monday? Sign up here! Headlines Free League Releasing Another Cinematic Scenario for Alien RPG This Summer Free League: Free League Newsletter Stay at Home, Play at Home From Wizards WotC: Remote D&D Tips and […]

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Gen Con Staff Are Working (And Gaming) From Home #5

PR & Advertising Manager Jackie Miserany on Party Games for Sheltered-in-Place Adults (With Suggested Drink Pairings) What’s up party people?! Jackie here, PR & Advertising Manager at Gen Con and party game enthusiast. If you’re like me in California, you’ve been sheltering in place for what feels like forever and social distancing has you missing […]

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Author Guest of Honor Q&A With R. A. Salvatore

R. A. Salvatore on His First Gen Con, Staying Inspired, and What He’s Playing During Social Distancing It must be said that these are strange times, dark times, and one thing we can all use right now is our sense of imagination. Luckily, we have access to an expert in imagining alternative worlds. We reached […]

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TableTakes News Briefing for April 6, 2020

Weekly Tabletop Gaming News Highlights, Selected by the Hosts and Producers of TableTakes Want to get this in your inbox every Monday? Sign up here! Headlines Gloomhaven Surpasses Kickstarter Goal, Currently Over $6.6 Million Kickstarter: Frosthaven by Isaac Childres IGN: Gloomhaven Sequel Frosthaven Revealed, Hits $3 Million on Kickstarter in Hours Pokemon Organized Play Canceled […]

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Gen Con Staff Are Working (And Gaming) From Home #4

Customer Service Manager Mike Boozer on Playing D&D Remotely From His Hobbit Hole Hello, Mike Boozer here from the Gen Con staff! I have been playing Dungeons & Dragons since 1978, and like many of you, I’m not about to stop just because I’m staying home, so I’ve been playing remotely! I run my own […]

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Gen Con Staff Are Working (And Gaming) From Home #3

Event Manager Marian McBrine on Fun and Accessible Games for Families and Pairs Hi, my name is Marian McBrine and I’m an Event Manager for Gen Con. I joined the team full-time in early 2016; however, I started working as a contractor for Gen Con in 2003, the year the convention was first in Indianapolis. […]

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Gen Con Staff Are Working (And Gaming) From Home #2

Operations Manager Cyra Valenzuela Benedict on Kid-Friendly Games (That Adults Will Like Too) Hi there! Cyra here, Gen Con Operations Manager. School’s been closed for almost three weeks now in Washington, and the struggle is real to keep our five-year-old — and ourselves — sane! Board games to the rescue! But when you’re playing games […]

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Gen Con Staff Are Working (And Gaming) From Home #1

Marketing Manager Kristen Jensen on Staying Sharp With Abstract Strategy Games Heya! Kristen here, I manage brand and communications for Gen Con. While we’ve had official stay-at-home orders in Washington State for only a week now, our intrepid leadership at the company had the foresight to have us work from home since the first week […]

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TableTakes News Briefing for March 30, 2020

Weekly Tabletop Gaming News Highlights, Selected by the Hosts and Producers of TableTakes Want to get this in your inbox every Monday? Sign up here! Headlines Coronavirus Updates: Most Stores Are Closed, Tabletop Publishers and GAMA Organize Assistance Polygon: The board game industry is coming together to help indie stores during the pandemic GAMA: COVID-19 […]

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Games to Play During Social Distancing

One-Player, Two-Player, and Family-Friendly Games Recommended by Our Community Here at Gen Con HQ in Seattle, we’ve all been working from home for two weeks and practicing social distancing. At least … I think it’s been two weeks. Time has become a loose concept. If you’re anything like us, you still need to game during […]