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Wizards of the Coast has revealed to MTV Geek that at Hasbro ToyShop in San Diego Comic-Con they will be offering a limited edition collection of "Magic: The Gathering" 2014's Planeswalker cards. The five cards will be presented with unique black-on-black art by Steve Prescott, variants of those found in the core Magic 2014 set. Below you will find both the Magic 2014 and the SDCC version of Garruk.

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Hobby gamers, rejoice! Wizards of the Coast has revealed exclusively the line up for Chandra's "Firewave" Deck from "Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers." "Duels" is the digital version of the long-running collectible card game "Magic: the Gathering," which will be released for iOS and Android devices, as well as downloadable games for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Another venerable RPG is finding new life through crowdfunding. Chaosium launched the Kickstarter for a 7th Edition of "Call of Cthulhu" earlier this week and raised their goal of $40,000 in less than a day. I spoke to Chaosium's President Charlie Krank about the new edition of the horror RPG.

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Hasbro, owners of "Dungeons and Dragons" publisher Wizards of the Coast have announced that they are partnering with mobile game company DeNA to release "Dungeons and Dragons: Arena of War" for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

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The cult RPG "Exalted" has been brought back to life for a Third edition by Onyx Path Publishing, through a Kickstarter project. "Exalted" hit its goal of $60,000 in only 18 minutes and raised $380,000 in one week. I spoke to Richard Thomas, the founder and creative director of Onyx Path, about the resurrection of "Exalted" and the decision to use Kickstarter.

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The "Adventure Time" merchandise onslaught continues, as Cartoon Network partners up with USAopoly to announce a special Land of Ooo-themed Monopoly board.

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It used to be you would buy a board game like "Sorry" or "Monopoly" and just play it. But in the last twenty years, game companies have begun releasing expansions to their games, giving themselves new sources of profit and players new ways to enjoy their favorite games. We spoke with the creators of "Pandemic," "7 Wonders," and "Settlers of Catan" about why they expand their games and how they create the expansions.

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By Aaron Sagers

Since leaving his post on "Ghost Hunters," Grant Wilson has developed some serious game. Really. The reality-TV paranormal investigator from Syfy has shifted his focus to tabletop game company Rather Dashing Games. And now, for his newest gaming adventure, he's mining new territory.

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Thor Olavsrud and Luke Crane are a pair of indie RPG designers known for their previous games "Burning Wheel" and "Mouse Guard," based on the graphic novel. Today they've launched on Kickstarter a new fantasy RPG, "Torchbearer." I spoke to them about the unique survival rules of "Torchbearer" and their approach to Kickstarter.

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Palladium Books recently launched a project on Kickstarter, Robotech RPG Tactics. In Part 1 of our exclusive interview, Palladium's founder and Chief Game Designer Kevin Siembieda discussed how the project was initially launched and how they partnered with Ninja Division. In Part 2, Siembieda discusses the rules of the game and how playtesting help shaped it. Read More...

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Last week, Palladium Books launched a project on Kickstarter, Robotech RPG Tactics. It hit its goal of $70,000 in 3 hours and has raised over $350,000 in one week. In Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Palladium's founder and Chief Game Designer Kevin Siembieda we about how the project got off the ground and the partnerships they made to create the miniatures.

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Steve Jackson Games, publishers of RPGs and other games has announced that its hugely successful Munchkin card game will be getting a book, published by Smart Pop  this Fall as, simply, The Munchkin Book.  Read More...

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Roleplaying game company Palladium Books launched today a new project on Kickstarter, the Robotech RPG Tactics game. The project reached its goal of $70,000 in a mere three hours. Read More...

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Since last year, Wizards of the Coast has been revitalising the Dungeons and Dragons brand with a series of reprints and PDF releases, all building toward the upcoming D&D Next.

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Dungeons and Dragons has been around for nearly 40 years. It's no surprise that a niche community would emerge to support older versions of the rules. "Petty Gods" is a project to support such old-school gaming, with a self-published collection of deities, including entries from well-known writers and veteran RPG designers. We spoke with editor Greg Gorgonmilk.

As Dungeons and Dragons has gone from 3rd edition, to 3.5, and then to 4th, a niche group of roleplayers has grown. They play using "original RPG" or "old-school" rules, derived from the earliest versions of Dungeon and Dragons circa the 70s and early 80s. Several games have resulted: OSRIC, Labyrinth Lord, Adventure Conqueror King, for example. And little projects from many publishers or self-publishing writers and editors have emerged to support such games. Petty Gods is one such project. Read More...

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