Getting Lost In Translation With Dialect

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 15 August 2018 Spend any prolonged amount of time with a group, and you’ll star to develop your own language. Inside jokes give new meanings to rather innocuous words, localized slang meshes together, and even foreign language words get blended together. Every group eventually develops their own language, but what happens…

Repeating the Signal: A SIGMATA Review

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 08 August 2018 I came for the 1980s Dystopian Cyberpunk, and I left with learning something new. Chad Walker’s newest game, SIGMATA: This Signal Kills Fascists, brings is a game that revolves around a tough to approach topic that both educates and entertains. Like his previous game, Cryptomancer, we find a…

Marching Onward: Iron Edda Accelerated

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 01 August 2018 When I think of games set in an era of vikings, I think of heroes slaying beasts, gods guiding humans to great deeds or follies, and events that involve weaving of epic tales and showcasing the hubris of both man and god. I would not have expected mecha-like…

Tea Time With “The Other Tracy”

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 27 July 2018 As promised earlier this week, this is the full interview I had the pleasure of having with Tracy Barnett, the mind behind the recently funded RPG Iron Edda Accelerated. If you would like to see more of Tracy and their antics, be sure to check them out on…

An Interview With “The Other Tracy”

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 25 July 2018 Prior to my visit to CharCon earlier this month, I had the pleasure to sit and have a wonderful conversation with Tracy Barnett, an RPG writer, author, one half of Exploding Rogue Studios, and the mind behind The Other Cast. Having a chance to talk to them about…

On The Road With The Nomad Armory

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 18 July 2018 It’s no small secret that I’ve been trying to streamline my RPG kit over the years. From buying gimmicky dice bags to bags designed for organization, to having long conversations with fellow convention GMs to building a budget GM kit, I’ve been striving to find that nice balance…

An Elaborate Tail: Mice & Mystics

By Carl Rosa, 11 July 2018 Mice and Mystics (M&M) is a game from Plaid Hat Games. It is designed as a cooperative game for up to four players (with the ability to squeeze a fifth in to maintain “the board”). The game features a fantasy-type setting where an evil sorceress queen named Vanestra is…

Taking Off With Tachyon Squadron

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 27 June 2018 Being a sci-fi fan, I do love spaceships…and watching small fighters doing amazing things. There’s a great deal of sci-fi materials focusing around a group of pilots, their (mis)adventures, how they grow, cope with their losses, and still overcome whatever it is the Universe decides to throw at…

Perilous Adventures With Zweihänder

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 13 June 2018 While I like to consider myself relatively well-read with tabletop games, there is on genre that has been a glaring weakness for me: Grimdark. There are a number of reasons, but they mostly boiled down to accessibility, interest, and sheer costs. By the time I got into the…