Monday, December 24, 2012

Things I Would Like for Christmas Part 1



TableTop to keep running new episodes through the Christmas season AND to get a second season pick-up form YouTube. With the exception of WOTC, TableTop has done more to promote games this year than anything else of which I can think and the series has promoted a much wider selection of games than any single company could or would (Cannot justifiably expect WOTC to launch a promotion for Gloom, after all).  I would have certainly liked to see TableTop run through the Christmas season, showing people how much fun it is to play Alhambra and Dragon’s Age.  It appears that TableTop has proven successful enough that NBC has announceddevelopment of “Hollywood Game Night”, a proposed series which, according to the press release  will feature “ A-list celebrities hanging out and living it up in a cocktail party atmosphere. In the series which has an eight-episode order, two contestants in each episode will be transported from their everyday lives into a once-in-a-lifetime night of fun and celebration as they step beyond the velvet rope and rub shoulders with the celebrity crowd”, though one has to wonder if said celebrities will play Monopoly or Munchkin.