...And the winner is... Louis Martineau, also known as Skyscraper. His concept to have a covert piece start from the opponents start area, rather than your own, places a novel and unique perspective on the game. We are releasing the card here.
As promised in the last announcement, a contest is coming, and this is it. Despite the number of years we've been around, I think this is actually our first design contest. I'm looking forward to seeing your ideas on display!
Here, we are releasing a new set of items for DDM; The Tools of Tyranny. This is an experiment in part, because here we do a theme we've not done before. I'm not talking about items dedicated to a race - we did that with the orcs. Rather, we are releasing a set of items where each can be used by only a single creature.
Tiles are making a comeback. Or at least, they might. I am releasing a beta version of the Dwarven Halls tile set we developed last spring for open playtest. Each tile is placed on a 3x4 section of the board, and may subtly, or not-so-subtly, change it.
This solves everything.
Ok, it doesn't quite solve everything, but it makes the cool artwork of Jared Von Hindeman legal again in the DDM game.
Gencon saw the release of four different promotional item cards. While these cards may be included in a future set, I can't see any reason not to release them for play right now.
The DDM Guild had a chance to do an Interview with Rob Heinsoo. (D&D Minis designer and presently lead designer at his own company, Fire Opal Media).
Here, our own Moraturi examines civilization, which has long been thought of as one of the strongest factions. And why not? How else would the lands be tamed...?
Having trouble with your GenCon warband? Moraturi has some suggestions.
Check out the synopsis in the 2013 Wild Toolkit, based on the original by Rakashaka.
Continuing our celebration of 10 years of DDM, we move on to greet an old friend and proponent of the Game. His contributions are the stuff of DDM legend, to both rules development and the development of the community as a whole. He's helped to make this game the friendly monster it is today, and we owe him a lot. So buy him a drink if you see him.