Our latest article, the second in our "Forgotten Realms" series, takes a dive in to the eighth century BC and southeastern Iberia, where a fusion between Green and Punic trading culture and a mineral-rich local population gave rise to one of the most intriguing and mysterious states of antiquity - Tartessos!


Our friends at A Bunch of Hacks, a lovely game studio, are Kickstartering their first game, Epicinium!

Epicnium is a strategy wargame with environmental mechanics and scoring - a game is worth points depending on the state of the surviving world, and the requirements of war must be balanced with the dangers of pollution and global warming.

Is victory worth it, after all, if all you have to rule is mud and craters?

Check it out:

Please do have a read of our latest newsletter, Updates from the Forge issue 30! (And let us know what you think - feedback always appreciated!)

This time featuring a boardgame kickstarter, a webcomic, free resources for creative projects, and much more besides :)


Also, and finally for this batch of posts, the world needs a lot more fluffles in it.

This, despite what it looks like, is actually *not* a bear cub, it's a baby wolverine. And it's wonderful. You're very welcome:

Also, there's a couple of new strips of @JubalBarca's comic "Mountain Leopards", which combines the history and myths of Georgia with a comic fantasy plot and art style. Do take a look at that here:

Also in the same vein as the previous post, we have the Thirteenth Doctor skin, which transforms the Enchantress character to look like 's new TARDIS occupant!

You can find the original game's steam page here:

Eep, we've not been posting much! We do have lots to share, we're just having another patch where @JubalBarca is trying to do the jobs of ten people at once.

Anyway, the world is miserable so here's some cool stuff we've been doing!

Firstly, a samurai skin for Bigosaur's excellent indie game Son of a Witch. This one-file pack transforms your regular knight into a sword-swinging, bow wielding samurai:

A nice geek-music song from our YT channel - setting some lyrics to the classic theme song for Age of Empires II :)



Tamanduas are majestic and fluf.

Thank you, please carry on with your day.

How do you design a game that encompasses all of human history? In our most recent article, rbuxton tries to find out as he takes on what may be game design's greatest challenge:


Indie and hobbyist , , and more in our latest newsletter, Updates from the Forge issue 28!

Please do let us know what you think, we're always keen to get feedback and try to make the newsletter more useful to people :)


Our latest article is entitled 'A Cartload of Cartography 1: Ancient & Medieval Maps'!

In it, geographer Tar-Palantir talks you through various forms and styles of maps in the ancient world, why they were developed, and how you might use this when making your own maps for gaming, writing, and other setting design activities. :)

Read on:

Our latest Updates from the Forge newsletter - issue 26 - is out! Please do have a read :)

This month, we have updates from three devs including @silverspookgames and @JubalBarca, an announcement of a cool monster designing contest from a friend of our community, and the announcement that we're organising chain writing this summer!

Read on for more:

Folk of Mastodon - meet Updates from the Forge, issue 25!


This month we have , PC , resources, and more besides - do check it out, please boost to support the great independent creators in the newsletter, and do let us know what you think :)

(And revel in being on Masto and being ahead - Twitter and FB won't get this shared until tomorrow!)

Updates from the Forge 24 is out! Our monthly newsletter, this month we cover the release of Whovian adventure game LIFE, dev updates from three more game projects (including two new ones), and some poetry :) Do take a look, and let us know what you think - all feedback is appreciated.


New write-up thread from @JubalBarca. "Gold and Salt: A Trip to Salzburg".

If you're interested in , and/or the of central Europe, do have a read!


A new sculpting/art project from one of our members - find out how this was made & how to get a dragon to guard your cress! :)


What extra stuff would you like to see coming from this account? Should we toot older stuff from our articles section more? What about geek music & talks from our YT content? We could also plug more of where you can post your own projects/things on our site, but don't know if that'd be useful or annoying.

Thoughts (and boosts so we can get more thoughts) appreciated :)

Our latest article, "Axes and Arithmetic 1: Percentages and Probability", is the first in a new series where @JubalBarca will be explaining mathematical concepts through practical examples from gaming, wargaming, and game design. Take a look:


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