Shock: Human Contact is a hard scifi RPG where the players construct a story around the first meeting between an egalitarian, advanced civilization and the alien cultures they encounter when they travel through wormholes in space.
Can't get enough military mecha fighting scifi battles on distant worlds? Classic game Heavy Gear offers a rich pseudohistorical backdrop for mech-on-mech warfare, and a deep suite of tactical rules. It's sure to please both wargamers and giant robot fans.
Arc Dreams' Wild Talents Second Edition dropped last week, and it's ten times as awesome as I'd hoped it would be. This book contains what is probably the most thorough and fascinating treatise on superhero worldbuilding I've ever read.
All good things must end, and so it is with the Star Wars Miniatures game. Masters of the Force, the final expansion, is packed with the best classic characters, and cool monsters. Here are four previews.
I'm not talking about gold and platinum pieces, or even bronze dragons. I'm saying throw those devil signs in the air and bang your head to these ten metal songs that are perfect for a night around the gaming table.
You can't wander into the speculative future (or alternative past) blindly – you need a guide to show you the way. These five game manuals are the best at explaining aliens, mutants, angry robots and even non-sparkly vampires.
Just when you were craving more mega-bot destruction of vast urban wastelands, MechWarrior comes to save you. And it's not your grandmother's game - this is a brand-new reboot, with slicker graphics and more multiplayer strategy.
If you can't wait to expand your Star Wars Miniatures game into new territory, we've got a treat for you. It's a sneak peek at one of the characters in the upcoming Jedi Academy expansion, who will quickly become your favorite tentacled pal.
WorldWorks Games has a set of tabletop gaming sets that would make the perfect setting for a mutant raid on a gas station, or for an I Am Legend scenario.
Rumors have swirled about a possible live action Voltron movie for next year, but there's one piece of Voltron news that's solid. The cat-fisted giant robot is joining tabletop game Monsterpocalypse next year.
Does the idea of a new collectible monsters game get you amped? Then you'll be apoplectic with glee over new microscopic lifeform smackdown, Nanovor, from revolutionary game maker Jordan Weisman.
Tomorrow sees the release of the latest expansion for the Star Wars miniatures game, Imperial Entanglements. As you can see from this preview card posted on Robot Viking by io9 co-conspirator Ed Grabianowski, one of the delightful characters you can tangle with is Princess Leia. Check out the whole story at Robot…
If you want to participate in some old-school scifi swashbuckling on savage planets with alien women, your rocket ship has arrived. The game is the latest from Savage Worlds, which specializes in adventures organized around Plot Points rather than GM-created scenarios. io9 co-conspirator Ed Grabianowski writes on his …
It's about time that Dungeons & Dragons grew a little goth lace. Over at Robot Viking, io9 pal Ed Grabianowski reviews the latest D&D manual, Open Grave: Secrets of the Undead. He writes:
Are you hungry to get the latest news on tabletop games? Now you've got a place to go for the scoop - today, io9's Ed Grabianowski launched his new, dice-centric blog Robot Viking.