Category: Reviews

G.I. Joe Roleplaying Game Review

It’s going to be really hard for me not to share some of my thoughts on G.I. Joe as a property in this review, because in a lot of ways, G.I. Joe was as central to my geeky interests as Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Batman. I received a Snake Eyes action figure almost as soon as the line hit shelves,...

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Death in Space Review

I love optimistic science fiction. I love being able to envision a future where the world is full of wonder and advancements for the betterment of all. I would argue that Star Trek has been instrumental in maintaining my mental health over the last couple of years. Despite that yearning for an...

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Uncaged: Goddesses Review

If you have never encountered them, the Uncaged anthology series is a series of adventures that revisit tropes in Dungeons & Dragons and view those tropes from a more feminist perspective. The first four anthologies in the series involved expanding the perspectives and the motivations for...

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Swords of the Serpentine Review

Outside of co-creating Dungeons & Dragons, the next biggest contribution Gygax may have made to fantasy gaming is Appendix N. I’m not going to defend Gygax’s taste in fantasy as being definitive by any means, but Appendix N introduced the concept of mapping your inspirational media. In my...

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Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide Review

Way back when Star Trek Adventures was ramping up, the organized play campaign that Modiphius started specifically mentioned the Shackleton Expanse, a region of space between the Klingon Empire and the Romulans. This region wasn’t canonically detailed and was specifically created for development...

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Tal’Dorei Reborn Review

Back in the pre-cataclysm days of 2017, I was aware of the growing phenomenon of Critical Role, but I hadn’t spent much time investigating it myself. Then I watched the Stream of Annihilation, WOTC’s online live promotion for the release of the Tomb of Annihilation adventure. Not only were there...

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Coyote & Crow First Impression

Back in April 2021, Coyote and Crow funded on Kickstarter. This was a roleplaying game that didn’t look much like other games that were funding at the time. The concept behind Coyote and Crow was a future science fiction setting where the Americas were never colonized by Europeans, and the...

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The Islands of Sina Una Review

I grew up in a time where it was unfortunately common to see various real-world cultures added to a fantasy setting, written by white men. In fantasy worlds where reality was formed around the myths and folklore of Europe, there were some unfortunately common tendencies when adding cultures that...

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It Came From The Stew Pot

Hey you. Yeah, you. Do you know about Gnomecast 21? Why isn’t it in the archives? What are they hiding? If you value your safety… don’t go searching for Gnomecast 21…

Gnomecast 21 poster with a beared gnome and the words "I survived Gnomecast #21

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