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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 6 - A New Perspective

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 6 – A New Perspective

Much like Trask, my Gen Con 2016 was a great experience!  The issues were minor, the fun was major, and the logistics went smoothly. My gaming calendar differed from Trask’s enough that I can add some unique commentary. Without further ado, here is my perspective. Today’s post is covering Wednesday and Thursday. GMing for Monte Cook Games This year, […]

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 […]

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 5--The Exhibitor Hall

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 5–The Exhibitor Hall

Gen Con 2016 is now in the rear-view mirror and I finally have time to stop and write down the more interesting vendors I encountered in the exhibitor hall. This list is not inclusive as some of the vendors will get full review posts in the near future and there were something like 450+ vendors, […]

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 3– Games Played

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 3– Games Played

Saturday at Gencon 2016 brought more games…eventually. Jumping right into it with: Cosmic Patrol That I did not play. Oh, I had a ticket, but from long experience I knew Saturday morning would dawn with me an exhausted wreck and once again I was proven correct. So I intentionally chose a game that would be […]