Expendable: A Review of Feng Shui 2

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I read the first edition of Feng Shui back in 1999. I was so excited by its presence, and I loved its many innovations…mooks who go down in a single hit? Not caring about ammo? Combat revolving around pulling off crazy stunts and not worrying about realism? This was awesome! I thought. Finally, a role-playing game that catered to the action […]

Back from the Dead: A Review of Chill, 3rd Edition

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Every long-time fan of tabletop role-playing has a game they consider amazing that slipped through the cracks, an unfortunate casualty in a hobby where only a few big names dominate the hobby’s attention. For many, that game was Chill, a horror RPG first released in the mid-80s. Overshadowed in the 80s by Call of Cthulhu, a second edition was released […]

22 reasons why your fantasy RPG world has so many monsters infested dungeons

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There are many different ways to involve exploring underground complexes filled with monsters in a roleplaying game. You and your group might prefer the straightforward challenge of dungeon crawls without much story to wrap the encounters together. Alternatively, you might enjoy games with complex layers of plots and a GM who tries to avoid anything […]

Is Ingress about to add levels 17 to 24?

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Ingress is Google’s alternative reality game. Two sides, the green Enlightened and the blue Resistance, battle it out for control of portals. I’ve written about why I feel Google is messing up the Resistance’s story, turning them into hypocrites but I and millions of others still love the game. For the last year the level […]

Break Out or Fall Out: review of Behind the Walls for Fate Core

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Evil Hat Production has leveraged the power of Patreon and burgeoning support for Fate Core material to crank out some top notch supplements and adventures for their game. Unlike crowd-funding, which drives people to contribute toward a lump sum, the Patreon-model supports ongoing and regular content. Evil Hat has used this regularly ‘income’ to draft […]

Periorbis mines success from Kickstarter

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Periorbis is an economic strategy game set in space around the business of mining asteroids has cleared it’s Kickstarter funding goal with days left on the clock. It’s worth a look at the campaign page. [Back this Campaign] The early bird pledge slots are all gone so the first tier that might interest you comes […]