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Hey! What happened to ‘The Battle of Dorking’ and ‘Last Stand at Surbiton’?   Leave a comment

Good question! A while back I got an email from the nice people at Tiny Battle Publishing, a new company just launching its first titles. They had heard of 1871: The Battle of Dorking and were interested in buying the rights to it. I must admit I was torn. On the one hand, I’m very proud of Dorking: it’s true to the story that inspired it and I still love playing it. It is easily my best selling wargame and it’s been great to have it as part of the Draken Games portfolio. On the other hand, sales have dwindled over the years and it would be great to see a nicely produced physical version of the game, finished with the sort of production values I’ll just never be able to manage.

So after some deliberation I am bidding a fond farewell to the game. I am also retiring the free expansion 1871: Last Stand at Surbiton.

The new game will be called Dorking 1875: The German Conquest of Britain. Why the name change? Well, firstly to make it clear it’s a different version of the game. I’ve been working with the TBP people to update the rules. No changes to the game mechanics, but the format is quite different. And… ahem… the date? Well it turned out that while the battle is usually associated with the date of Chesney’s original story (1871), if you check the dates he gives in that story, it must actually be set in 1875. Oops. Well, at least that is rectified now!

I’ll post an update when TBP launch the re-vamped Dorking. Meanwhile, why not check out their website?

Congrats to the RPG Brigade   Leave a comment

Sounds like the inaugural BrigadeCon went down a storm! Well done all concerned, including the three lucky winners of Argor FRPG downloads!

Same time next year, everyone?

Posted November 19, 2014 by drakengames in General games news

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Latest update video from BrigadeCon 2014   Leave a comment

Posted October 19, 2014 by drakengames in General games news

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Draken Games sponsors BrigadeCon 2014   1 comment

Ok here’s something that looks really intriguing, and I’m glad to be doing my bit to support it: BrigadeCon offers all the fun of a physical convention, only from the comfort of your home! Yep, it’s an entirely online event. Draken Games are happy to be one of the con’s sponsors, and a lucky few attendees will get the chance to win a copy of Argor FRPG.

Just click on the image below to visit their site. The event takes place on 15th November.

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Posted October 8, 2014 by drakengames in General games news

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New Players’ Poll up   Leave a comment

New poll added! What do you want from a new fantasy RPG? I’d like your opinion, so feel free to go to the Player’s Poll page and give it!

Unless of course you really couldn’t care less about new fantasy RPGs, in which case… don’t.

Posted March 25, 2014 by drakengames in General games news

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New links page added   Leave a comment

I’ve added some of my favourite game-related links to this site as a separate page. The one called ‘Links’, obviously. Check them out, there’s some good stuff!

Posted March 15, 2014 by drakengames in General games news

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Cool Youtube channel for GMs   Leave a comment

I’ve been made aware of a Youtube channel run by a past Draken Games customer that is aimed at those who want to hone their skills in the arcane craft of Games Mastery.  As you can probably tell from the ‘RPG resources’ section, producing stuff that helps GMs is close to my heart, so I can definitely recommend that you go and have a look at BeABetterGameMaster.

Posted March 4, 2014 by drakengames in General games news

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