Short film: Shadow of Mordor

shadow of mordor

YouTuber’s Corridor Digital have put together this short film set in Middle-earth to support the launch of the computer RPG “Shadow of Mordor”. No surprise then that the film is also Shadow of Mordor and features Lord of the Rings orcs and goblins trying to chase down a pesky human. The question – will hard […]

Future fantasy: A first look at Tides of Numenera


The unofficial sequel to Planescape: Torment and official computer RPG for Monte Cooke’s Numenera is Torment: Tides of Numenera. You can watch 3 minutes of “pre-alpha footage” here. That’s awfully early in the cycle but it still looks good. What you get in your 3 preview are clips for choice-based focus of the game and […]

World War Fhtagn: A Review of Achtung! Cthulhu: Investigator’s Guide


Alternate worlds provide heady potential for gaming groups. With a little knowledge and a wealth of imagination, you can turn something commonplace in an extraordinary gaming experience. Sometimes, those experiences go to dark places, but then we need to show some respect and understand the difference between reality and the fictional world. When it comes […]

Yep, there’s a gadget for that: Age of Electrotech review

Age of Electrotech

The Age of Electrotech (Radiance House) is an expansion for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game system and seeks to stand technology alongside the more typical swords and magic of the fantasy RPG fare. Before I delve too deep, I want to take a moment to explain my focus for this review. I’m a systems geek. Most […]

Dungeon Master’s Guide delay justifies Wizards release strategy


Did you find is a bit strange that Dungeons & Dragons 5e was not released in a single go? You have to wait. The first of the core books to come out is the Player’s Guide. The Monster Manual is due next. The Dungeon Master’s Guide will be out last. There’s been no shortage of […]

Battle wizards with the Grimoire Kickstarter


It’s a MOBA without guns. Grimoire puts a spin on the classic online battle by bringing in the wizards. The result? It looks very different…. but maybe it’s just the pointy hats. [Back this Campaign] These sorts of Kickstarters are always a challenge. There’s the need for money in a competitive but not rich marketplace. […]

A Beastly Bestiary: A Review of the 13th Age Bestiary


Like a well-meaning-but-sort-of-annoying-best-friend, I worry about the future of 13th Age. The 3rd/4th edition fantasy RPG house blend by Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet hit the perfect note, melding those two polarizing editions together into something that is fast, playable, and fun, all the while being its own thing and fostering the creativity of players, […]