The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Review: A Peculiarly Amazing RPG

The Ministry Initiative

This week I reviewed The Ministry Initiative: The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Before I dig into the meat of the review I have a couple of things I’d like to note. First, I’m a systems person. If you read the Age of Electrotech review, you already know what I’m going to say next; I’m going […]

The weakest class will thrive with The Adequate Commoner

The Adequate Commoner

J.M. Perkins has a great idea for Pathfinder and other RPGs. This isn’t a sourcebook that brings in even more powers. This is a sourcebook, if published, that will look at the weakest class in the game. [Back this Campaign] The Kickstarter asks for $2,500. It’s going to hit that goal so it’s a good […]

The Evil DM chair


How’s this for a robust chair for your evil DM? Created by Yaara Dekel and submitted to Design Boom this chair really is the clever juxtaposition of the familiar with the unfamiliar. The design is known as “Thonet” who’s style is characterised with a minimal look, round lines and monstrous shadow forms. Dekal calls this […]

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 […]

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, […]

This is Your Brain on Slugs: a Review of Brain Slugs from Planet X


For the GM on a tight time-budget, the internet is overflowing with adventures for just about any RPG system, many of which are very affordably priced. Buyer beware, however, as many of these adventures are a “you get what you pay for” deal. “Brain Slugs from Planet X” is one such example. “Brain Slugs from […]