News & Updates

Thursday, March 23, 2017:
The Kickstarter campaign to fund MapForge’s development has ended, achieving a record-breaking $82K in funding (911% of the minimum funding goal)! Thanks to all the backers and artists who supported the project. If you missed the campaign, you will have to wait until September, when the MapForge web store launches, in order to purchase MapForge and/or Add-Ons for it.

Monday, February 20, 2017:
MapForge, the next big software project from Battlegrounds Games, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the program’s development. Check it out, and score a discounted MapForge license while supplies last.

Friday, December 30, 2016:
I’ve announced what my next software project (and Kickstarter campaign) will be about. Read about it here.

Monday, December 12, 2016:
Canceled the Kickstarter campaign intended to fund development of BGU. Sadly, it only reached 37% of the low funding goal. Might try again in 2018.

Sunday, November 30, 2016:
Released the free “Star Trek: The Dice Game” digital conversion for BGE. Read about it and download it here.

Thursday, November 24, 2016:
In an effort to boost my ongoing Kickstarter campaign, which is not going as well as I’d hoped (understatement!), I’ve added a number of items to the Add-Ons section at discounted prices (primarily BRPG licenses and bundles). Go snag a bargain.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016:
A “Free Use” promo is in effect for both BGE and BRPG. For more information about this promotion, see this post. If you’ve been curious to try out the fully-unlocked software, take advantage of this opportunity. The promo lasts about 4 weeks.

Sunday, November 13, 2016:
Released the free “Zombies in our Neighborhood” boardgame conversion for BGE. Read about it and download it here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016:
BIG NEWS! Just launched our second Kickstarter campaign! This is for funding the next generation of the Battlegrounds virtual tabletop software, which we’ll be calling “Battlegrounds Ultimate”. Check it out here. Tell all your gamer friends! Head to this forum thread to follow this topic, ask questions, etc.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #45 (Heroic Characters 1), #46 (Heroic Characters 2) and #47 (Heroic Characters 3) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #43 (Many-Legged Fiends) and #44 (Space Characters) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Monday, October 17, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #41 (Two-Legged Fiends) and #42 (Four-Legged Fiends) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Sunday, October 16, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #39 (Winged Fiends) and #40 (No-Legged Fiends) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Saturday, October 15, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #37 (Summoned Helpers) and #38 (Undead 2) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Friday, October 14, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #35 (Demons & Devils) and #36 (Humanoid Monsters) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Thursday, October 13, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #33 (Vikings) and #34 (Animals) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #31 (Modern Tokens 1) and #32 (Modern Tokens 2) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #29 (Townsfolk 2) and #30 (Pig-Faced Orcs) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Monday, October 10, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #27 (Forged Kin) and #28 (Giants) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Sunday, October 9, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #25 (Dragon Kin) and #26 (Undead 1) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Saturday, October 8, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #23 (Goblins & Orcs) and #24 (The Frozen North) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Friday, October 7, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs #21 (Brigands) and #22 (Amazons) are now available for purchase individually on the Battlegrounds Store.

Thursday, October 6, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Packs are now available for purchase in smaller 3-Pack, 6-Pack, and 10-Pack bundles (on the Battlegrounds Store, in the Bundles section).

Tuesday, October 4, 2016:
Devin Night’s Token Pack Mega-Bundle (Packs #21-47) is now available for purchase on the Battlegrounds Store, in the Bundles section.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016:
BRPG v1.9 has been released to backers of the Kickstarter campaign for testing while it’s in beta. All 27 of Devin Night’s token artpacks have been completed and delivered to backers. This completes fulfillment of all backer Rewards for the first Kickstarter campaign, “Content Drive #1”.

Sunday, July 31, 2016:
Posted a video that previews the new features that will be coming out in BRPG v1.9 and BGE v1.8. Check it out here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016:
Battlegrounds Content Drive #1 has concluded successfully. Thanks to all the backers for making this happen!

Friday, July 22, 2016:
Battlegrounds Content Drive #1 has achieved the minimum funding goal! 27 of Devin Night’s token packs will be recreated in Battlegrounds’ artpack format. Now let’s see if we can reach any of the campaign’s Stretch Goals in the remaining 4 days.

Saturday, July 19, 2016:
Battlegrounds Content Drive #1 (our first Kickstarter campaign) has relaunched! Check it out here. Tell all your gamer friends! Head to this forum thread to follow this topic, ask questions, etc.

Monday, July 18, 2016:
Had to cancel the Kickstarter campaign, which never recovered from the slow launch. But never fear, I’ll be relaunching it soon.

Friday, July 15, 2016:
BGE is currently free to use (no license required). Take the program for a spin and try it out, fully unlocked. Tell all your friends!

Thursday, July 8, 2016:
Video Update 1 has been posted in the current Kickstarter campaign. Please watch it, especially if you’ve decided not to support the campaign. You might just change your mind.

Saturday, June 25, 2016:
BIG NEWS! Battlegrounds Content Drive #1 (our first Kickstarter campaign) is now LIVE! Check it out here. Tell all your gamer friends! Head to this forum thread to follow this topic, ask questions, etc.

Monday, June 13, 2016:
Released a “cinematic-style” teaser trailer intended to help promote BRPG. Check it out here. Then I’d appreciate it if you would help me get the word out by sharing the link on your social media feeds.

Monday, June 6, 2016:
Updated the VTT Comparison Chart to the new WordPress site’s format. Check it out here. Note that I removed the columns for ViewingDale and GRiP, since those VTTs went the way of the dodo long ago.

Friday, April 22, 2016:
Check out the latest addition to this new website, the Battlegrounds DLC Gallery. It’s also linked to on the Sidebar menu.

Wednesday, March 3, 2016:
The Battlegrounds Games website has gotten a complete makeover and been recreated in WordPress. This new site should look better on larger displays, and is now also mobile-friendly. May the old website, which looked like a holdout from the 1990s, rest in peace. Goodbye, white text on a black background! I’m proud of this new site, and in particular of the new BG Store page, and it represents an important milestone in the ongoing reboot of Battlegrounds Games. Oh, and the BG forums got a facelift to better match the new website’s color scheme.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016:
Released the free “Ostfront” boardgame conversion for BGE. Read about it and download it here.

Thursday, February 11, 2016:
Released a beta of BGE v1.7. Read about it and download it here.

Friday, January 29, 2016:
Started selling some BRPG products on Sellfy. This may provide a decent alternative for people who for whatever reason prefer not to use PayPal. Also added a Store tab to the Battlegrounds Facebook page.

Friday, January 8, 2016:
Released the free “Thrones” boardgame conversion for BGE. Read about it and download it here.

Monday, December 21, 2015:
Released Issue #4 of the Battlegrounds Games Newsletter. You can read it here.

Friday, November 20, 2015:
For the first time ever, BRPG and BGE are now available on a subscription basis. Check out the announcement.

Thursday, November 12, 2015:
Big things are coming, folks! Get ready for a massive reboot of Battlegrounds Games! Read all about it here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015:
BGE v1.5 is now out of beta, and has become the new official release on the Downloads page (replacing the previous official release, which was v1.3).

Wednesday, January 7, 2015:
Released a beta of BGE v1.6. Read about it and download it here.

Sunday, November 30, 2014:
CyberMonday discounts are currently available on the Store page. It’s been a long time since the last sale, so I made sure to make this sale a good one.

Sunday, October 19, 2014:
Posted part 2 of a 2-part tutorial for creating digital game conversions using BGE. Watch it on YouTube.

Monday, April 28, 2014:
Released a beta of BRPG v1.8c. Read about it and download it here.

Thursday, April 3, 2014:
BRPG v1.8b is now out of beta, and has become the new official release on the Downloads page (replacing the previous official release, which was v1.7d).

Sunday, February 9, 2014:
Posted part 1 of a 2-part tutorial for creating digital game conversions using BGE. Watch it on YouTube.

Monday, December 2, 2013:
Several BRPG-related items are currently discounted for Cyber Monday. See the BG Store for details.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013:
Released the free “Dice of the Living Dead” boardgame conversion for BGE. Read about it and download it here.

Saturday, May 25, 2013:
Released a beta of BGE v1.5. Read about it and download it here.

Friday, May 17, 2013:
Released a beta of BRPG v1.8b. Read about it and download it here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013:
Released a beta of BGE v1.4. Read about it and download it here.

Saturday, November 24, 2012:
Released a beta of BRPG v1.8a. Read about it and download it here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012:
Posted “An Introduction to Battlegrounds Gaming Engine“, an article submitted by Rab46, a BGE user.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012:
Added a Testimonials page to the website, for both BRPG and BGE.

Monday, October 1, 2012:
Released Issue #3 of the Battlegrounds Games Newsletter. You can read it here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012:
Released a beta of BRPG v1.8. Read about it and download it here.

Monday, June 18, 2012:
Released two new artpacks for “Devin Night’s Token Collection”, bringing the total number of artpacks in this collection to 14. Read all about it here.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012:
Released another free artpack for BRPG, “Modern Streets Tile Pack”. Read all about it here.

Thursday, May 31, 2012:
BGE v1.3 is now out of beta, and has become the new official release on the Downloads page (replacing the previous official release, which was v1.0).

Thursday, May 31, 2012:
BRPG v1.7d is now out of beta, and has become the new official release on the Downloads page (replacing the previous official release, which was v1.6m).

Sunday, May 14, 2012:
Re-released the “Aliens: This Time It’s War” digital conversion for BGE, to give it a much-needed graphical facelift. Read about it here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012:
Released the free “Outrider” digital card game conversion for BGE. Read about it and download it here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012:
Released a beta of BRPG v1.7e. Read about it and download it here.

Tuesday, February 27, 2012:
Released a beta of BGE v1.3. Read about it and download it here.

Sunday, January 15, 2012:
Released the Intruder digital conversion for BGE. Read about it here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011:
Released the Close Assault (Advanced) digital conversion for BGE. Read about it here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011:
Released a beta of BRPG v1.7d. Read about it and download it here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011:
Released a beta of BGE v1.2. Read about it and download it here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011:
Released the free “Fantasy Quest” digital card game conversion for BGE. Read about it and download it here.

Sunday, September 25, 2011:
Released a beta of BGE v1.1. Read about it and download it here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011:
Released another commercial add-on product for BRPG, “LZW’s Battlemap Bundle 1”. Read all about it here.

Monday, July 25, 2011:
Released the free “Battle Line” and “Schotten-Totten” digital boardgame conversions for BGE. Read about them and download them here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011:
Released a beta of BRPG v1.7c. Read about it and download it here.

Saturday, July 9, 2011:
Released another commercial artpack for BRPG, “Armies of the Deep”. Read all about it here.

Monday, June 27, 2011:
Battlegrounds Gaming Engine v1.0 has been released! You can download the free BGE Demo from the Downloads page , and you can order a license from the BG Store.

Sunday, June 19, 2011:
Released the free “Aliens: This Time It’s War” digital card game conversion for BGE. Read about it and download it here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011:
Released BGE beta 3. If you are interested in being a beta tester, download it from the Downloads page, then email me your BGE Challenge Code and you will be provided with a temporary license.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011:
Released the free “Pioneer in Peril” digital boardgame conversion for BGE. Read about it and download it here.

Sunday, June 5, 2011:
Released two new artpacks for “Devin Night’s Token Collection”, bringing the total number of artpacks in this collection to 12. Read all about it here.

Thursday, June 2, 2011:
Released BGE beta 2. BGE is no longer in closed beta. Anyone can download it from the Downloads page. If you are interested in being a beta tester, email me your BGE Challenge Code and you will be provided with a temporary license.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011:
Released a beta of BRPG v1.7b. Read about it and download it here.

Thursday, May 12, 2011:
Updated the entire Battlegrounds website to add a section devoted to the soon-to-be-released Battlegrounds Gaming Engine (aka BGE).

Tuesday, May 10, 2011:
Battlegrounds Gaming Engine (aka BGE) beta 1 has begun closed beta testing.

Thursday, April 21, 2011:
Released a beta of BRPG v1.7a. Read about it and download it here.

Saturday, April 16, 2011:
Released an updated User Manual for BRPG, which covers up through BRPG v1.7. Download it from the Downloads page. Be sure to also download the new Addendum posted there.

Saturday, March 19, 2011:
Released Issue #2 of the Battlegrounds Games Newsletter. You can read it here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011:
The Battlegrounds: RPG Edition software, including the GM Client, the Player Client, and Floating Licenses, is now available for purchase on RPGNow, DriveThruRPG, and Wargame Vault.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011:
Released another free artpack for BRPG, “Roads & Vehicles”. Read all about it here.

Monday, February 28, 2011:
Released a beta of BRPG v1.7. Read about it and download it here.

Friday, February 25, 2011:
Released four new artpacks for “Devin Night’s Token Collection”. Read all about it here.

Friday, January 28, 2011:
Published a “Guide to Choosing a Virtual Tabletop”. You can read it here (PDF).

Monday, January 3, 2011:
BRPG v1.6m is now out of beta, and has become the new official release on the Downloads page (replacing the previous official release, which was v1.4i).


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