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PNP News - October 28, 2017 - November 13, 2017

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Welcome to the PNP News! This week there's several new games and a few great crowdfunded games as well. As always, there are lots of ways for you to participate in the PNP community. The current contests are listed below as well as the PNP exchanges that you can still sign up for.

For those who support the blog on Patreon, I wanted to let you know that I've added a few new pledge levels. The blog can now be supported there for monthly donations of $1, $2, $3, or $5. Thank you to those who have supported the blog! Your support really means the world to me! I'd like to emphasize that this blog is totally free and no one should feel obligated to donate anything financially.
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PNP Contests

2017 Children's Game Print and Play Design Contest
This is the 3rd annual print and play contest dedicated to games that you can play with your children. I am the host of this contest. There are separate categories for different age levels and categories for parents to design games with their kids. This is a fun contest for families!
Entry Deadline: November 26th, 2017
Voting Deadline: December 17th, 2017

2017 Mint Tin Design Contest
In this contest, all components must fit into a single mint tin. This is a great place to find games that are easy to carry with you and don't take up a lot of room to store.
Entry Deadline: November 21st, 2017
Voting Deadline: December 5th, 2017

2017 18 Card Microgame Contest
This is the annual contest for microgames that are exactly 18 cards.
Entry Deadline: December 15th, 2017
Voting Deadline: December 30th, 2017



PNP Secret Santa Events[/b]

The 2017 Mini PNP Secret Santa
If the full PNP Santa event is too much, the mini Santa event is much lower stress and includes much easier entry requirements. In this gift exchange, you cannot craft more than 10 pages of components. This is a great way for people less comfortable with PNP to still participate in a BGG exchange.
You may sign up until November 17th, 2017. The sign up date is later because you don't need as much time to craft games as you do in the full exchange.) Be sure to create a wishlist to give your Santa some ideas!



PNP Items in the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction

I wanted to remind everyone again about the few items I have in the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund auction. These are all handmade PNP games and the funds they raise will benefit families in need from our community,

Yeomen: The 9 Card Agincourt Game - This is one of my designs and was the winner of the 2016 9-card Nanogame PnP Design Contest.
9 Card Siege - This is another one of my designs. It is a simple game based on the States of Siege Series. The winner of this auction will be the first to get the brand new artwork I'm currently creating for the game!
Black Sonata - This game was the winner of the 2017 Solitaire Print and Play Contest. I've included it with permission from the designer, John Kean.
PNP Game of Your Choice - This item is for any PNP game of your choice (with a few limitations). If there's a PNP game that you've seen in the blog that you'd like to try but haven't made yourself, you can win this auction and I will make it for you! I'm excited to find out what game I'll b crafting this year!

You can find links to all these games as well as hundreds more at the The 2017 Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction. Bidding is open until November 14th, 2017. I hope you'll consider bidding on these or the other games to support this incredible charity!



New Games

Shadows Upon Lassadar: Ruin & Renewal I with design and art by Todd Sanders
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Shadows Upon Lassadar: Ruin & Renewal I is a 2 player game. This is the first game in the third trilogy in the Shadows Upon Lassadar Series. This game takes place after the wars and sieges of the previous two trilogies in a world that has been damaged by the constant magical battles. One player will take the role of the Lassadar Wardens and the other will be the Shadowmajik. The game uses a nomograph table to resolve battles and is contains just nine cards.

Image credit: Todd Sanders



Raging Bulls: Further Afield with design and art by Mark Tuck
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Raging Bulls: Further Afield is a solitaire game. This is an expansion for Raging Bulls that ads new challenges such as holes, cows, and trees. Thankfully you also get the ability to move the bulls to a more favorable position. This is a roll and write game that doesn't require any assembly.

Image credit: Mark Tuck



Crop Rotation designed by Eduardo Guerra
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Crop Rotation is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, you will have to plant and harvest your crops using random layouts as dictated by cards. The game is meant to simulate the process of letting the soil replenish between planting years. The game was previously only available in Portuguese but has recently been translated to English. The PNP file includes 9 pages of boards, cards, and tiles.

Image credit: Renato Martins



Dungeon of Darkness designed by Julius Hsu with art by Pedro Wu
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Dungeon of Darkness is a solitaire game. This is a dungeon crawl game in which you must explore a dungeon, battle monsters, brave the dark, and collect as much gold as you can. The PNP file includes 7 pages or cards and a page of optional card backs.

Image credit: Janine Viglietti



Unstable designed by Steve Dee, Shannon Kelly, and Alex Wynnter with art by Rex Smeal
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Unstable is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are horses vying for control of earth after all humans have died. You must try to defeat your opponents and avoid getting turned into glue. The game includes nine pages of boards and cards and a sheet of tiles.

Image credit: Shannon Kelly



Fire Emblem Print & Play Board Game designed by MingYang Lu
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Fire Emblem Print & Play Board Game is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a fanmade game based on the Fire Emblem anime series. This uses a player vs player mechanic with simple stats and fast action battles. The PNP file includes 7 sheets of cards and a large board.

Image credit: MingYang Lu



Red Aurora designed by Stepan Stepanov with art by Maria Caruso
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Red Aurora is a solitaire game. This is a historical simulation of the October 1917 in Petrograd in which the Military Revolutionary Committee attempted to overthrow the Russian Provisional Government. You got to seize and control important areas such as train stations and power plants while pushing back against the government forces. The game includes two map boards, a single-sided countersheet, and a deck of cards.

Image credit: Stevenson Junior



The Spooks Journey Game II: The Killer Sequel – Halloween Expansion designed by Elliott Monroe
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
The Spooks Journey Game II: The Killer Sequel – Halloween Expansion is a 2 to 4 player game. This is an expansion for The Spooks Journey that adds new boards and characters to the game.

Image credit: Elliott Monroe



Meownarchy designed by chronodumb with art by Kimcchirific
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Meownarchy is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a solo deduction game in which players are cats trying to take over a kingdom. The roll that you play is unknown to your opponents so you must carefully try to deduce which player is which character and eliminate all of their cards. The PNP file has 8 pages of cards including card backs.

Image credit: chronodumb



Crowdfunded Games with Free PNP Options

Root designed by Cole Wehrle with art by Kyle Ferrin
This is available on Kickstarter until November 21, 2017. The PNP files are free for the demo version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Root on Kickstarter
Root is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, woodland creatures are battling for control of a vast wilderness. Each player in the game controls a different creature with unique powers and victory conditions. The PNP file contains 18 pages of boards and cards (including card backs)

Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Battle of Golems: The Algorithmic Card Game designed by Aleksandr Kazantcev and Michael Kazantsev with art by Aleksandr Kazantcev
This is available on Indiegogo until December 2017. The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Battle of Golems: The Algorithmic Card Game on Indiegogo
Battle of Golems: The Algorithmic Card Game is a 2 to 4 player game. This game is designed to teach arithmetic and programming concepts (such as loops, conditions, etc) to children. The players control fighting robots that must be programmed to attack each other. The PNP file includes 8 pages of cards and 3D models of the playing pieces.

Image credit: Aleksandr Kazantcev



Feeding Zombies with design and art by Julien Charbonnier
This is available on Kickstarter until November 30, 2017. The PNP files are free for the black and white version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Feeding Zombies on Kickstarter
Feeding Zombies is a 1 to 2 player game. There is a zombie onslaught and you must lure the zombies toward your opponent by cooking them the best food. The PNP file includes 18 pages of cards.

Image credit: Veljko Vukovic (note that the free PNP files are in B&W)



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