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I Spent $539.00 on a Role-Playing Game Kickstarter and You Should Too
By on September 12, 2016  |  Comments 0

I Spent $539.00 on a Role-Playing Game Kickstarter and You Should Too

I speak of “Invisible Sun,”  the new Kickstarter from Monte Cook Games announced at Gen Con 2016. MCG is noted for “Numenera,” “The Strange” and  “No Thank you, Evil” role-playing games, but IS is completely different from those earlier offerings. The basic premise is the “real” world is a gray shadow of the Actuality, a […]

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Review : Elderwood Academy Spellbook Game Box
By on September 03, 2016  |  Comments 1

Review : Elderwood Academy Spellbook Game Box

Review : Elderwood Academy Spellbook Game BoxElderwood Academy produces a line of leather-bound, wooden game accessory storage boxes that stormed onto the gaming scene at Gen Con 2016. Elderwood kindly forwarded one of the Spellbooks to me and this is my review. The unboxing surprised me a bit as the Spellbook came in a protective […]

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Review : Torment-Tides of Numenera--The Explorer's Guide
By on July 17, 2016  |  Comments 0

Review : Torment-Tides of Numenera–The Explorer’s Guide

Monte Cook Games kindly provided a copy  of the “Torment: Tides of Numenera The Explorer’s Guide” before its official release and this is my review. Before continuing I must mention that this book is a supplement for the Numenera tabletop role-playing game. It does not contain any walk-through or hints regarding the upcoming video game, […]

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Review: Easy Roller Dice Company Serpent's Blood and Legendary Copper Metal RPG Dice Sets
By on May 26, 2016  |  Comments 0

Review: Easy Roller Dice Company Serpent’s Blood and Legendary Copper Metal RPG Dice Sets

I remember my first set of RPG dice in the original red box so very long ago. TSR helpfully included a white crayon to fill in the numbers, lest you squint to read how badly the orc cleaved your skull.  Time passed and I upgraded my dice bag, first with crystal dice of multiple types […]

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Cyphers, Submergines and a Drunk Tank--My Numenera Campaign Begins
By on April 30, 2016  |  Comments 0

Cyphers, Submergines and a Drunk Tank–My Numenera Campaign Begins

Numenera is my system of choice for RPG’s, but my last campaign ( Star Wars universe with Cypher System rules) collapsed after the GM bowed out. Not being a huge Star Wars fan anymore (Jar Jar and those damn Ewoks killed it for me), I volunteered to run a straight “Ninth World” Numenera campaign.  Running […]

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Review: No Mercy Card Game from BeanleafPress

Review: No Mercy Card Game from BeanleafPress

“No Mercy” from BeanLeafPress is a fresh take on the classic card game “War.” I ran into the game’s creator and artist Travis Hanson at Phoenix Fanfest 2016 and he kindly provided a copy for review.   “No Mercy” is a two to four player card game based on “War.” Players take turns flipping cards […]

Review: Elderwood Academy Scroll and Codex Dice Tower and Tray

Review: Elderwood Academy Scroll and Codex Dice Tower and Tray

Elderwood Academy is back with a lovely tabletop role-playing game accessory, the “Scroll and Codex” dice tower and dice tray set. Scroll and Codex is currently  running on Kickstarter and fully funded with 11 days remaining.  Elderwood kindly sent me a prototype  of the set for review, so the final version may vary slightly when […]

Vurt: Cypher System

Vurt: Cypher System

Like Trask and Stuart, I attended Gencon this year. It was an epic Con; possibly my favorite to date. Stu and Trask covered many of the games I went to, so I won’t be rehashing those experiences. But, I was lucky to venture out on my own and play some good games. I’ll be covering […]

Review: Steel Commander Deck Box

Review: Steel Commander Deck Box

I bought a REP Gaming Products Steel Deck Commander box at Gen Con and this is my review. The box is solid steel and has interior dimensions of  3.625″ tall x 3″wide x 3″ deep. It is capable of holding 110 sleeved or double-sleeved decks of cards. Constructed from galvanealed, powder-coated steel, it looks sharp. […]

I Spent $539.00 on a Role-Playing Game Kickstarter and You Should Too

I Spent $539.00 on a Role-Playing Game Kickstarter and You Should Too

I speak of “Invisible Sun,”  the new Kickstarter from Monte Cook Games announced at Gen Con 2016. MCG is noted for “Numenera,” “The Strange” and  “No Thank you, Evil” role-playing games, but IS is completely different from those earlier offerings. The basic premise is the “real” world is a gray shadow of the Actuality, a […]

Review: Card Caddy Box

Review: Card Caddy Box

Narrow Hills had a booth setup at Gen Con 2016 that caught my attention. Narrow Hills has a line of protective card boxes that convert to discard trays. They were kind enough to forward a couple of samples to me and this is my review. This is the Card Caddy assembled. The two halves fit […]

Numenera Campaign Complete-The Dark Secret of the Submergines

Numenera Campaign Complete–The Dark Secret of the SubmerginesMy current Numenera campaign reached a “ending,” in that the first phase of the campaign reached an exciting conclusion. Now that the PCs are past the spoiler elements, I can write about my evil plan. Warning! For those that have not read the “Into the Deep” supplement, there […]

Elderwood Academy Scroll and Codex Dice Tower

Elderwood Academy Scroll and Codex Dice Tower

Elderwood Academy produced my very attractive Spellbook  box for my dice and pens, but they are teasing a new project that looks amazing. Codex and Scrolls dice tray and towers. These are simply stunning and if it is not clear, the dice trays have rigid outer frames, but the base is leather.  This means they […]

Review : Elderwood Academy Spellbook Game Box

Review : Elderwood Academy Spellbook Game Box

Review : Elderwood Academy Spellbook Game BoxElderwood Academy produces a line of leather-bound, wooden game accessory storage boxes that stormed onto the gaming scene at Gen Con 2016. Elderwood kindly forwarded one of the Spellbooks to me and this is my review. The unboxing surprised me a bit as the Spellbook came in a protective […]