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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Free RPG Day 2016--Game Depot Tempe, AZ

Free RPG Day 2016–Game Depot Tempe, AZ

Free RPG Day 2016 ran worldwide, but my local venue was Game Depot in Tempe, Arizona. There was much free swag to be had. Behold! Game Depot bought the “Large” Free RPG Day kit, so there was plenty to go around.  Most of the offerings were introductory game kits for less well-known games (eg. The Dark […]

Phoenix Comicon 2016 Gaming Report

Phoenix Comicon 2016 Gaming Report

Phoenix Comicon 2016 has come and gone in a flurry of cosplay and comics, but there was substantial gaming too.   Though I must focus on the gaming for this post (this is a game site, after all) a few words about the convention itself is appropriate. Phoenix Comicon is friggin’ HUGE!  I make that statement […]

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 […]