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Talisman Adventures Fantasy Roleplaying Game Review

The game we’re looking at today is Talisman Adventures, which is converting the Talisman board game into its own roleplaying game. For anyone not familiar with Talisman, you pick a different character type to play, acquire spells, magic items, and followers to give you additional abilities, and...

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For the Queen Review

This review is going to be a little bit different, for two reasons. The first is that this is one of those instances where I had the time to playtest a game before writing a review. The second is, much of the content regarding my actual play experience has appeared on other social media, as I was...

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Disposable Heroes Review

The game I’m reviewing today is non-standard in a lot of ways. It is a Powered by the Apocalypse game, but it doesn’t use playbooks. It still uses moves and a 2d6 + a bonus to determine the resolution of various moves, but the various cards you have will modify what unique moves you have available...

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Rebel Crown Review

There have been a lot of Forged in the Dark games, taking on a wide range of topics within the same procedural structure introduced in Blades in the Dark. Some of the earliest, beyond Blades in the Dark itself, were Scum and Villainy and Band of Blades. Beyond moving the genre away from the...

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For the Lesbians of the Lake; Reviewing Thirsty Sword Lesbians

Loud! If there’s a single thing that screams to me about Thirsty Sword Lesbians, the tabletop brain child of April Kit Walsh, it’s how loud it all is. From the aesthetics, the vibrant cover-to-cover art, and even the flavor of rules text itself, Thirsty Sword Lesbians is a powerfully...

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Alice is Missing Review

Every so often, an idea really jumps out at you. Roleplaying games that use cards, dice with special symbols, or function entirely on the spending of narrative currency. Adding to that list, for me, is a roleplaying game that is played entirely by text message. Alice is Missing is a game where...

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Flames of Freedom First Impressions

There is a lot going on in the RPG Kickstarter space this month. Today I’m going to take a look at another game currently being funded on Kickstarter. This time we’re going to look at Flames of Freedom, a “Grim and Perilous” rpg, meaning that it uses the same core resolution engine used in...

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Good Strong Hands First Impression

Have you ever wandered through a portal into a magical land and found out that while that magical land is usually idyllic and dream-like, currently there is a darkness spreading that is making the lives of the people that live there miserable? That sounds like it would make a good plot for a...

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Cortex Prime Review

When I returned to gaming after a few years away from the hobby, I lost a little of the flexibility that I had previously possessed. My horizons opened slowly. It took me years to move away from d20 games, and even longer to transition from more traditional games to games that were more focused on...

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The Wagadu Chronicles First Impression

This first impression was originally published on my blog on 9/22/2020, and is reprinted here with slight modifications. A few months back, I saw the preview art for the Wagadu setting, an Afrofantasy setting by Twin Drums. The artwork was beautiful and evocative, so I signed up to get a...

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