24 February 2020
Issue 40 is bursting with adventure with Frosthaven, Minecraft and Dungeon Degenerates
If you’re hankering for a quest – issue 40 of Tabletop Gaming is for you. Like a slightly over excited tutorial NPC, we’re offering you so many ways to slake your wanderlust
In the first instance that’s the cover story. We talk to Isaac Childres about Frosthaven and ask whether it was the equivalent of the “tricky second album”. Isaac takes us on a tour of the frosty far reaches of the game, and asks us to work together to build hope in this desolate place. He also hinted at a few of the classes that might currently be under wraps (but not in a spoilery way). To find out what we found you, you’ll need to pick up the mag.
Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom is a neon-punk world from the mind of Sean Aaberg. Aside from the obviously incredibly vivid art, the game offers us a chance to talk about whether games should be read at their mechanics alone, or whether they should be read as fiction. Oh, and if you’re a subscriber, your special subs cover offers a lurid look into that world.
But that’s not all – with a Minecraft game hitting our shelves we talk about making a procedurally generated world work on our tabletops with Ulrich Blum, the designer. And we invite you to play Legends of Andor in our regular “Have you played…” column.
Our Ten of the Best this month is all about political games, whether that’s influencing the people, backstabbing your friends, or collecting the most wigs. Yes, you read that last one right.
Fans of locomotion aren’t to be left out – with a conversation about Alexa’s new Ticket to Ride AI, and a masterclass in slapstick banditry from Colt Express in All the Jahres.
We also have reviews of…
Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom
Minecraft: Builders & Biomes
The Mind Extreme
Tiny Epic Tactics
Villainous: Perfectly Wretched
Terraforming Mars: Turmoil
And many more in this issue!