GYGO TTRPGs: AI Art and Chicken Sandwiches

GYGO TTRPGs: AI Art and Chicken Sandwiches

I’ve always been terrible at introductions: How do I start a campaign, how do I get players hooked, how do I entice my friends into spending two hours learning the rules of my favorite board games, how do I start a GYGO post? The answer continues to elude me and, I suspect, it always will. I’m more of an in media res kind of gal. Likewise, I always find the start of the year awkward; it seems like all the good things, the juiciest new releases and events, always happen far later in the year. Until then, it looks like we’re stuck with D&D and Pathfinder carrot-on-a-stick-type promises of Gen Con playtest material being dangled in front of our faces. And the threat of Chick-Fil-A themed games. (more…)

GYGO TTRPGs: AI Art and Chicken Sandwiches

GYGO D&D and TTRPGs: The Year Ahead for D&D

Hey folks, Evelyn here back again with more news from the kitchen table (or wherever it is you play your tabletops). To help differentiate my two segments of GYGO, you can think of this one as primarily focused on TTRPGs, with D&D at the forefront, while my other segment will focus on tabletops outside the realm of TTRPGS—Root, Wingspan, Catan, and so on.

Palestine is still in the middle of an ethnic cleansing, if not a full-out genocide. With over 22,000 dead total, over 7,000 still missing, nearly 10,000 dead children, and roughly 2 million displaced people, silence is complicity. For those of us in the United States, check out the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights’ toolkit. Doctors without Borders, or MSF, has maintained a presence in Gaza and the West Bank since 1989. The organization is one of very few international organizations to keep a meaningful presence in occupied Palestine. If you have the ability to do so, consider a small donation to MSF. (more…)

GYGO Tabletop: Tabletop News, or the Many Questionable Decisions of Wizards of the Coast

GYGO Tabletop: Tabletop News, or the Many Questionable Decisions of Wizards of the Coast

Hello folks, I’m Evelyn, bringing you the latest news in the tabletop space, from TCGs to TTRPGs and everything in between. If it’s played on top of a table, you’ll find it in this GYGO space. As somebody whose foray into gaming started with video games and the digital world, there’s something magical in the tactile and sensory input of a game around a table with friends face-to-face. I say this as if the majority of my tabletop experience isn’t relegated to the digital realm of running TTRPG campaigns on virtual table tops (the woes of the pandemic and moving across state lines). But I do own a pristine copy of Fury of Dracula 4th Edition, so legally I’m an expert on all things tabletop. (more…)

GYGO: New Releases and Nintendo’s Anti-Piracy Ruthlessness

GYGO: New Releases and Nintendo’s Anti-Piracy Ruthlessness

We’re switching gears to a new biweekly schedule of GYGO. This way we get an even grander batch of gaming news! (more…)

GYGO: New Releases and Nintendo’s Anti-Piracy Ruthlessness

GYGO: At This Point We Might As Well Call This Roundup “This Week in Layoffs”

Another week, another Wednesday! I haven’t been playing many games recently, though I did just try Horrified, a co-op monster-hunting board game. It was a lot of fun! The rules seem complex at first, but once you get into the groove of things it’s a lot of fun with flexible difficulty. We took Dracula and the Creature from the Black Lagoon down on our first try, so you’re welcome for saving the world from a double monster menace.

Anyway, here’s the gaming news this week. (more…)