Yearly Archives: 2013

Space Hulk: Death Angel

This review has been a long time coming. I’ve has this game for quite a while, and have played over a dozen sessions, both solo and with teammates. Death Angel was one of the first few games I picked up

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Elder Sign

Having just played my first solo game of Elder Sign (after my first couple plays through Elder Sign: Omens on my iPad) I can say I thoroughly enjoy the game. The gist of the game is similar to other Cthulhu

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Trajan

Just got this one for my birthday! It combines elements of several fun games/game types/game elements: mancala trick-taking games simple area control worker placement bonus stacking/combos populace fulfillment While there are a lot of actions, commodities, and lots of special

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Latest and Greatest (and one flop)

Now that I’m working again and in better spirits, I’ve also been picking up a few new games. Mostly, they’ve been awesome. Here’s a review of all of them in brief. The Duke – http://www.catalystgamelabs.com/casual-games/the-duke/ This was a real winner.

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Star Wars: the LCG

So now that my personal life is ever-so-slightly calming down and I’m working again (at Gannett Digital) I finally picked up a copy of Star Wars: the Card Game, an LCG by Fantasy Flight. Quick takeaway: it’s a lot of

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Creative Content: Story Seeds

Some of the coolest gaming aids I have are what I think of as story generators. These include random tables like Mythic (I’ll review this shortly), visual inspiration a la Everway’s Vision Cards (easily one of the more driving forces

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Review: Mystic Empyrean

The setting is sketchy, but that’s ok. Not a universal RPG – far from it! – but a flavorful multiverse along the lines of Everway or [and my knowledge of this is quite minimal, so forgive me if I’m wrong]

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Nova Praxis: Core

After reading a bit more of the NP PDF than I had before my previous post, I’m certain I’ll be playing Nova Praxis using the newer Fate Core rules. This is partially due to my preference for simplicity vs explicitness,

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Nova Praxis: First Take

If you haven’t heard of Nova Praxis, you’ve got lots of company. It’s an indie RPG from the maker of Strands of Fate, itself a Fate 2 add-ons bonanza for those who prefer their aspect-oriented roleplay a little crunchier. The

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Review of PORTAL

The following review was originally written up on Lulu.com for the universal RPG PORTAL, which can be found at the following address: http://www.lulu.com/shop/jared-presler/portal-player-oriented-roleplaying-timing-action-lucidity/ebook/product-17516076.html ‘Not having played this, I can only speak to the philosophies, writing style and mechanics based on

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