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Lost & Found: A Review and Play report of Trail of Cthulhu

This past weekend, I got a group together to play Pelgrane Press’ Trail of Cthulhu. Though the game came out in 2008, I never got a chance to play it, until now. Designed by Kenneth Hite, Trail of Cthulhu is one of several games powered by the GUMSHOE System. The design philosophy behind the GUMSHOE system is that in an […]

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Mashup: Lord of the Take This

This comic takes the iconic “It’s dangerous to go alone, take this” from the 1986 The Legend of Zelda and introduces Lord of the Rings. Gandalf was keen that Frodo take Sam with him… and in Zelda the old man is keen Link takes a wooden sword into the caves. The image above is sourced […]

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Competition: The Splintered Gods

The Splintered Gods is the latest book from Stephen Deas in the Memory of Flames series. The Dragon Queen is being forced to wage war on her new master’s rivals and the magic necklace that traps her ensures she cannot escape. Trapped in another body, Berren – the Bloody Judge – is on the hunt […]

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Apocalypse 2.0: A Review of Legacy: Life Among the Ruins

The latest game powered by the Apocalypse, Legacy: Life Among the Ruins serves as an elegant re-exploration of the trail first blazed by Vincent Baker in his revolutionary RPG, Apocalypse World.  Legacy is, essentially, a prettier, cleaner, and more-refined version of Baker’s game. Legacy is classic post-apocalypse adventure, complete with mutant monsters, weird and wild technology, and even a Maelstrom to […]