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Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

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 […]

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 7 - An Evening with Monte Cook

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 7 – An Evening with Monte Cook

The title ruined the surprise. In my previous post, I teased how Gen Con, on Thursday night, was one of the best gaming experiences of my life. Now you know. I played a game of Numenera run by the legendary Monte Cook. This opportunity came, indirectly, through the “Numenera: Into the Ninth world” Kickstarter. Monte […]

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 4--The Exhibitor Hall

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 4–The Exhibitor Hall

My retrospective of the Gen Con 2016 exhibitor hall continues with Mistborn: House War   I am watching this game with interest both for the fascinating world that inspired it and some fun mechanics in the game. Players assume the role of noble houses under the reign of  “The Lord Ruler,” an immortal tyrant. The noble […]

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