Dice Hate Me Games

Issue #15: Better Gaming Through Chemistry

No, Dice Hate Me Games fans, your eyes do not deceive you - that is a DHMG logo attached to a new game on the right. We're proud to announce today that a new title will be joining the growing ranks of our board game family - Compounded!

Many of you may already be familiar with Darrell Louder's Compounded from our mentions on The State of Games and from coverage of Cartrunk Entertainment's Unpub events. For those who may be unfamiliar, Compounded is a game about building chemical compounds through careful management of elements, a fair bit of social play and trading, and just a bit of good old-fashioned luck. It's fast-moving, accommodates two to five budding chemists, and is a lot of fun. We fell in love with it the very first time we played, and Darrell has spent months since then refining the gameplay and gathering tons of feedback at various Unpub events and beyond.

Darrell and Compounded will be at Origins Game Fair next week, so if any of you are planning on attending the convention, make sure you stop by the Dice Hate Me Games booth (#809 in the Exhibition Hall) and check out the newest member of the family! And we'll be sharing much more about Compounded and when you can expect it to hit your lab tables in the coming months, so stay tuned!

The Golden Rules

We have another exciting announcement to make: Version 2.0 of the Carnival rules are complete and ready to download! We've spent a few months answering questions and gathering valuable feedback so that we could create a new rules set that is - with any hope - more clear and easy to reference than the single sheet that came inside the Carnival box. These rules (available in two handy formats right here) will be the official rules for the Carnival tournaments being held at conventions this summer, so be sure you're familiar with them before seeking fame and fortune. Speaking of tournaments, the first official tourney will be Saturday, June 2 at Origins Game Fair, so stop by, say hello and grab a taste of victory!

Games Galore

While Carnival will certainly be our flagship product at Origins Game Fair next week, there will still be tons of upcoming titles from Dice Hate Me Games to check out. First of all, we'll have four advance copies of VivaJava, hot off the presses! One copy will be permanently planted at Booth #809 for everyone to peruse, but the other three will be out and about for scheduled demos by designer T.C. Petty III, as well as Marc Specter and his amazing team. We'll also have the newly-minted beta of Take the Bait! on display in the booth and will be offering demos of that after hours in open gaming. And last, but certainly not least, we'll have the beta of our fun and frenetic card game Soapbox Derby! So look for the angry dice and come have some fun!
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