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Mad Trad (Madison Traditional Gaming)
Get your RPG on with Mad Trad! Play and try a bunch of different TTRPGs. | Every Tuesday @ 6:00 | Click me for more info
Are you a wiz at Scrabble? Looking for others to challenge you or learn from? Join us for Scrabble at Noble Knight Games | Fridays from 1:30 - 3:00
September 4, 2023
Paint Contest | Spooky Diorama
All skill levels welcome. Let your creativity get scary and create a spooky diorama for a chance to win. Click here to see more info!
September 30, 2023
The Long Halloween 2023 - Batman Miniature Game Tournament
Join us for up to 4 rounds of Batman Miniature Game from Knight Models action! | 10am - $20 Entry | Click me for more information!
October 1, 2023
Store Closing Early @ 6:00
The store will be closing early at 6:00 for staff training and leveling up
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The Big Show: Sports Board Games
"Discover the thrill of sports through tabletop strategy in 'The Big Show: Sports Board Games.' From fantasy football in 'Blood Bowl' to futuristic battles in 'Aristeia!' and fast-paced racing in 'Formula D,' these games offer unique experiences. Explore dynamic racing in 'Cubitos' and 'Flamme Rouge,' or relive key moments in 'Baseball and Football Highlights.' Try your luck with horse racing in 'Long Shot' and 'Ready, Set, Bet.' Swing into action with '18 Holes' golf or shred in 'Skate Summer.' Elevate game nights with sports excitement."
Universal RPG Systems
This article explores whether RPGs should use one rule set for all genres or unique rules for each setting. It presents universal systems like GURPS, Fudge, D6 System, FATE, Savage Worlds, and Cypher System, describing their mechanics and adaptability to various genres. The text also includes interesting facts about each system's origins and growth.
Beer Board Games
Today we discuss several brewing-themed board games perfect for transitioning from summer to fall. "Brew-Opoly" offers a humorous take on microbrews, "Beer & Bread" involves a competitive game of brewing and baking, "Heaven & Ale" features monastery brewing with strategy, "Taverns of Tiefenthal" simulates managing a bar, and "Distilled" challenges players to create cocktails. Each game offers distinct gameplay mechanics and strategic elements, catering to various player preferences, from light-hearted to more complex experiences.
RPG Guide: The Cypher System
The Cypher System by Monte Cook Games is a flexible tabletop roleplaying game spanning various genres. Its concise ruleset prioritizes storytelling over tactics, with characters defined by three-word descriptions that influence both mechanics and roleplaying. Core to the system are "cyphers," one-use items granting unique abilities. With a straightforward difficulty-based mechanic, low prep time for Game Masters, and a focus on non-combat goals, the system offers versatility. While easy to pick up, it's also a toolkit, requiring GM effort for optimal use. Various rulebooks and stand-alone games using the system provide tailored experiences across genres.
Video Game to Board Game Adaptations
Board game publishers adapt popular video games into engaging tabletop experiences, offering role-playing, tactical battles, and cooperative quests. Games like Witcher, Monster Hunter, Skyrim, Assassin's Creed, and others bring favorite worlds to life in a new way. From competitive Civilization to tactical Fallout: Wasteland Warfare and Warhammer, these adaptations showcase the love and care put into bridging the digital and physical gaming worlds.