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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 […]

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 : 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 […]

Review : Torment-Tides of Numenera--The Explorer's Guide

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, […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

My Major Effect Numenera-Compatible  Dice Are Unbalanced...In the Worst Possible Way

My Major Effect Numenera-Compatible Dice Are Unbalanced…In the Worst Possible Way

A Kickstarter went off a while back that sold specialized d20 dice for Numenera/Cypher System games .  Rather than the usual 1-20 numbers, these dice had Cypher System/The Strange/Numenera levels printed on them. Basically a “level” in these games is equal to three numbers on a standard die. So, a six through eight on a […]

Gen Con 2016--Hotel Thunderdome Completed

Gen Con 2016–Hotel Thunderdome Completed

Gen Con’s yearly Thunderdome combat arena for downtown hotel rooms started today at noon Eastern time. As usual, interested gamers logged into their account and a timer counted down until noon. At noon everyone received an appointment time to actually get a reservation.  After years of attending Gen Con, I admire the elegance of the […]

Review: Direct Action Dragon Egg Tactical Backpack

Review: Direct Action Dragon Egg Tactical Backpack

A gamer’s bag is less a reflection of the gamer and more a reflection of whatever bag he had lying around that  fit his books and dice. My game bag history includes cheap backpacks,  messenger bags, laptop bags and of late  a free back pack from a seminar I attended.  All were adequate, but all […]