Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

Funding: Legacy of the Elder Star

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 21, 2015

Since I was a child of the arcade era, shoot-em-ups (or “shmups”) hold a special place in my heart. Galaga remains high on my list of favorite games of all time, and a shining example of excellence in game design. I’m not as devoted to them as some other genres, however, so to this day […]


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That Old School Feeling: Forgotten Realms and Divinity: Original Sin 2

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 27, 2015

I’m gonna post a two-for-one today, because it’s all so cool. Number one: A great article from PC Gamer about how GOG.COM rescued thirteen Forgotten Realms D&D games from licensing hell. It’s both fascinating and a little disturbing as a retro-gamer. You think, “well, gee, why haven’t these guys gotten around to licensing this game […]


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Li’l Snarfquest Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 20, 2015

The truly “old school” among us may remember SnarfQuest, the humorous fantasy comic that graced the pages of Dragon Magazine back in the 80s, created by legendary fantasy artist Larry Elmore. As I mentioned many months ago, there is an actual game in development featuring the beloved zeetvah. As Larry himself has explained, any resemblance […]


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Reminder: Frayed Knights 2 at ToshoCON tomorrow, July 31

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 30, 2015

Tomorrow evening – from at least 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (though I may be there earlier), I’ll be at ToshoCON at the Viridian Event Center at 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT. You can check out the website here: ToshoCON 2015 It’s really geared for teens and anime / cosplay stuff. I expect there […]


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Not Quite 20 Years Later – A New Baldur’s Gate Expansion

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 10, 2015

Better late than never, huh? Beamdog has announced an all-new, 25-hour expansion for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.  Entitled Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, it bridges the gap between Baldur’s Gate I and II. Dang, and I think I lost my saved game from when I beat BGEE a couple of years ago. Hopefully I can […]


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Frayed Knights at Salt Lake Gaming Con

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 10, 2015

The new Salt Lake Gaming Convention is going to be at the South Towne Expo Center August 6th – 8th, and Rampant Games will have a booth there showing the current build of Frayed Knights 2: The Khan of Wrath. The playable demo will likely be the same dungeon as last time (it’s short — […]


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The Bard’s Tale In-Engine Video

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 4, 2015

The InXile folks released the in-engine video today for The Bard’s Tale IV. Okay. It’s only an in-engine demo. Not actual gameplay. More of a stake in the ground for what they want the experience to be like. I keep telling myself that. Dang. To have a budget and a bunch of brilliant artists able […]


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The Bard’s Tale IV Kickstarter Goes Live

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 2, 2015

It’s up. The Bard’s Tale IV Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter Those who pledge the first day get a free copy of one of three games … which, if you are like me, you already own. But oh, well. Maybe I can gift it. 🙂 While The Bard’s Tale isn’t the first game I reference when […]


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The Bard’s Tale IV Begins Its Spool-Up For Crowdfunding

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 19, 2015

The. Bard’s. Tale. Brian Fargo’s Vision for The Bard’s Tale Originally, the series was supposed to be called “Tales of the Unknown,” and the first game was to be “The Bard’s Tale.” Maybe future editions would have been called “The Magician’s Tale” and “The Knight’s Tale.” But it was “The Bard’s Tale” that stuck. It […]


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The “Big Indie” RPGs — Upgraded

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 15, 2015

A bunch of the “big indie” RPGs, all crowdfunded, are undergoing some major revisions. This means a lot of different things. Now, one could complain that they were all released too soon, due to the pressures of promised release dates and clearly limited budgets. That’d not be entirely wrong. But in all of these cases, the […]


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Cyberpunk Now! Upcoming and Recent Cyberpunk Computer RPGs

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 11, 2015

Back in the early 90s, I got into the science fiction subgenre called “Cyberpunk.” My gateway drug was primarily a tabletop role-playing game by the same name, by Mike Pondsmith through his label R. Talsorian Games. The rulebooks were full of drawings in a style reminiscent of Patrick Nagel, but with critical differences – particularly […]


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SnarfQuest Tales on Greenlight

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 6, 2015

In spite of the voice acting… I’m so there. It’s frickin’ –==SnarfQuest==– ! SnarfQuest Tales on Steam Greenlight Okay, now I get that some of you MAY be wondering, “What the heck is SnarfQuest?” You may even wonder, “Who is Larry Elmore?” For this, I shall have to leave you with your own Google-Fu skills. But […]


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Age of Fear 2: The Chaos Lord Now Available on Steam

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 30, 2015

My friend Leszek Sliwko emailed me to let me know that his turn-based fantasy strategy game, Age of Fear 2: The Chaos Lord, is now available on Steam. I’m just gonna cut to the chase and link to it here before commenting further: Age of Fear 2: The Chaos Lord on Steam Okay. So Age of Fear […]


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Funding: A Successor to the Gold Box D&D Games?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 20, 2015

My usual disclaimer about Kickstarter applies here – I’m only drawing attention to it, so don’t consider this a recommendation. There are never any guarantees on these. BUT… some of the old developers from SSI – makers of the “Gold Box” Advanced Dungeons & Dragons games back in the day… have put together a new […]


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Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter hits its final 72 hours

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 3, 2015

I don’t really mean to plug this thing, though I guess I really am. As always – buyer beware. I doubt it (or I wouldn’t be a backer), but there’s nothing preventing a Kickstarter-backed developer from taking the money and running. Or simply screwing things up royally. It’s happened before, and it will happen again. […]


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Underworld Enters Crowdfunding

Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 4, 2015

It’s funny how much I’ve been looking forward to throwing money at OtherSide Entertainment. I wish I had ten grand to send them, because I’d… well, no. Actually, I’d spend it on Frayed Knights. But I’d be tempted. The Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter is live. As of the time I’m writing this, they are 1/10th of the […]


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