Knocking Them Down With Harder They Fall

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico,  3 October 2018 We all have a franchise we think has the most epic of battles, and want a way to recreate them. The idea of large armies going toe-to-toe, or giant mecha taking on kaiju (à la Pacific Rim), usually requires a great deal of mechanical labor when it comes…

Revving Up The Forge Engine

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico,  5 September 2018 There’s a long running joke in the tabletop community regarding the collection of generic, universal RPGs.  Of course, most gamers know that you can buy a dozen games before finding the right one. Sure, anyone can pick up a copy of GURPS, QAGS, Fate, or Unisystem for a…

Feeling the Wrath and Glory of Warhammer 40,000

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico,  22 August 2018 As I have stated in the past, the theme of grimdark hasn’t exactly been my forte. But, as previously mentioned, I am a sucker for power armor and the aesthetic behind Warhammer 40,000 (40k). Once I learned Ulisses Spiele/Ulisses North America was releasing the new Warhammer 40k RPG,…

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…