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Bite Marks Review

Even when the popularity of the game line was gaining momentum in the early nineties, I didn’t jump on the World of Darkness trend. When I looked at the lines produced by White Wolf, the game that appealed to me the most was Werewolf The Apocalypse. I didn’t really want to play a vampire preying...

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A Passionate Playtest: Pasion de las Pasiones

Now that the Kickstarter for Pasión de las Pasiones is upon us, I thought it might be a good time to revisit the playthrough that my home group did for this game. We were all very excited to get this game to the table. If you would like to see the original version of this article, you can swing by...

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Game Bag Review – Synik 30L by Tom Bihn

For those who know me, aside from TTRPG’s my other big obsession is bags. I have a modest collection of various backpacks, sling bags, messengers, and satchels from a number of designers. I also have a large collection of pouches and other bag accessories. When I am not coming up with new games to...

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Fate of Cthulhu Review

I think for today’s review, I’ll look at something nice and simple that shouldn’t be at all controversial. Let me just check the internet for a moment. Oh. Oh my. Well, let’s see what this controversy is all about then. Wait, really? People didn’t know all of that? And there is a rising wave of...

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Returning to Olympia in Style w/Agon

As at least 2,661 of you from the Kickstarter might have heard, but Agon is coming out sometime in April! In case some of you are wondering just what Agon is: “Agon is a game of fast-paced heroic adventure inspired by ancient legends,” or at least by how the super successful...

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Descent into Midnight First Look

Games that use the framework originally established by Apocalypse World have often been praised for their ability to model existing genres, due to the ability of the rules to heavily customize results to the narrative. Because the building blocks of most games that have descended from Apocalypse...

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Infinite Galaxies Review

Space Opera is one of the earliest genres to enter the roleplaying game space, along with fantasy and cosmic horror. While it’s never quite broken through to the same popularity, space opera is always out there, on the fringes of imagination, waiting to go where no campaign has gone before. If you...

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Imp of the Perverse Review

There are times when I am drawn to a game because it seems like a twist to a similar concept that already interests me. Anyone that has read a good number of my reviews knows that I’m an easy mark for urban fantasy and monster...

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Ironsworn Review

I don’t know if you have noticed this, but there are a lot of fantasy RPGs out there. So many that you may wonder what it takes to catch someone’s attention, with all of the options that exist. This is a game that is about gritty fantasy, where it is more important to survive than to have courtly...

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Headspace: Dystopian Dreams Review

There has been a lot of discussion in the past year about cyberpunk as a genre, and the core purpose of the genre. Much of this discussion has focused on the comparison of cyberpunk as an aesthetic versus cyberpunk as a parable. Is it about looking cool as the world burns down around you, or is it...

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