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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.

Brightline Configurable Gear Bags for Tabletop Gamers

Brightline Configurable Gear Bags for Tabletop Gamers

Brightline configurable gear bags target pilots that need a multi-functional bag with excellent organizational features.  A bag that can change its capacity and features to meet the needs of any given day.  A large bag one day for charts and large manuals for long hauls and a trim laptop case with an exterior pocket for […]

Gencon 2017 Hotel Hunger Games

Gencon 2017 Hotel Hunger Games

The yearly Gencon hotel scramble began at 12:00 EST today. Unlike last year, Gencon 2017 notified aspiring downtown dwellers in advance when their hotel reservation link would go live. So, although the system went online at 12:00 EST, you would have a time assigned, rather than wait for a queue to drain. I got  1:14 EST. For […]

Arizona Game Fair 2017 Report

Arizona Game Fair 2017 Report

Arizona Game Fair 2017, its inaugural year, ran January 21st and 22nd at the Mesa Convention Center. And it was amazing. Behold, the fruits of good marketing and a pleasant venue. I spoke with the organizer, Andrew Long of Spielpro about attendance and mid-day on Sunday it was upwards of 400 people. Arizona Game Fair is the […]

Volunteers?

For-Profit Conventions and Volunteer Staff–The End of an Era?

Conventions, once the realm of a few friends and a horticultural hall are now monstrous, thriving businesses. The advent of  for-profit gaming and comic book conventions brought about an era of unprecedented growth and scale to the gaming/comic convention scene. Professional management combined with passionate volunteers produced amazing conventions and events.  Everybody was happy. The production company […]

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 […]