Category: Reviews

Grim Hollow–The Players Guide Review

Grey moral choices, overcast skies, and long shadows make me think of fall, and since I’m not a fan of the summer (especially not this summer), I thought I’d review something that reminds me of something a bit more autumnal. Today I’m going to take a dive into Grim Hollow–The Players Guide,...

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Hard Wired Island Review

Every time I sit down to write a review for a cyberpunk game, I’m a little disappointed at how relevant these games often are when looking at current affairs. So, let’s throw a curve ball into the equation. What happens when we look at a cyberpunk RPG that isn’t set in our future, but in the...

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Iron Kingdoms Requiem Campaign Setting Review

Way back in 2005, a product came out that caught my eye. That product was the Monsternomicon, a collection of monsters from the Iron Kingdoms setting, converted to the D&D 3.5 SRD. I knew absolutely nothing about the Warmachine tabletop game. I was fascinated by the world being described in...

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Kingdom 2nd Edition Review

It probably isn’t a stretch to say that the point of view of most roleplaying games comes from the perspective of characters that the players create. Those RPGs that allow for more player input into the setting often frame this as a “break” in the expected action, and the players decide to fill in...

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World Wide Wrestling Second Edition Review

I would get up really early on Saturday mornings to get ready to watch cartoons. Sometimes I got up so early that I would see these shows that looked like the sports broadcasts that my family would watch in the afternoon, except that the people that were getting ready to compete would spend...

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Inkwell Ideas Sidequest Decks First Impression

The people at Inkwell Ideas have been producing Sidequest Decks, decks that have an inspirational map on one side, with a sketched-out adventure outline on the back of the card. While these cards lean on particular genres, they don’t have any specific game mechanics included in the outline....

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Loke Battle Mats First Impression

I recently received a copy of the Loke Battle Mats products, The Giant Book of Sci-Fi Battle Mats, and the Giant Book of Battle Mats Volume II. These are big 62-page spiral bound books that contain map spreads that include grids or hexes to establish a scale for use at a table. Since these review...

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Hit the Streets: Defend the Block Review

Superhero media contains multitudes. There are tactical, military-themed super-agent teams. There are magical heroes that fight off demons and vampires. Some heroes travel into the depths of space and deal with alien fleets and cosmic criminal syndicates. But for many people, their first...

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