First Steps Into A New Rokugan: Legend of the Five Rings 5th Edition

As a fan of Japanese history and culture, my friends in college were shocked that I had never heard of Legend of the Five Rings (well, outside of Miyamoto Musashi’s Book of Five Rings). Better known as L5R, the game lets you play as samurai or magician-priests in a setting that is culturally Japan and…

An Early View On Becoming A Monster: Vampire V5 Alpha

For years, Vampire: The Masquerade (and the rest of the World of Darkness offshoots/Storyteller line) was my go-to game for tabletop. I ran multiple campaigns during semesters, it was our default game for summers, and I even brought it with me during my travels to Japan (and I still have conversations with one of my…

Investigating Tales From The Loop

To be honest, Tales From The Loop didn’t jump out at me as a “need to play” game. The art looked interesting, and the idea of an alternate reality 1980’s looked appealing, but I’m not a big fan of playing or running games in which the characters are only children. I mean, I’ve looked at…

Sticky Bunton Saturday Survey

Hello Buntoneers, Buntonites, or whatever name you like best for our collective in the corner of the internet. We’re getting close to the end of 2017 and with that comes the new year. We’ve had a great 2017 on Sticky Bunton, with more articles and programs than we’ve had in years prior. We have site…

“Getting Started” With Warhammer 40k

Before I begin, a shameless plug and a call for help: I started a Patreon to help offset costs of the materials I’ve been acquiring for reviews. I want to keep my reviews as unbiased as possible, and prefer to not get a press copy so that I can give you all reviews in an…

Exploring Aventuria: The Dark Eye 5th Edition

My first experience with The Dark Eye was not actually with the English version, but rather the German version, Das Schwarze Auge, so please forgive me for using DSA as the acronym in this review. That said, my introduction to it was rather strange, even by my standards. I was in Japan from 2005-2006 and met…

Dragons Conquer America: Does It Conquer My Heart?

Update 3/20/2018: Burning Games originally cancelled the Kickstarter due to slow progress on gaining funds, but have recently launched a new Kickstarter for Dragons Conquer America! This time we’ll be getting a core rulebook instead of the adventure books originally pitched. It’s at 75% as of this writing, so make it happen!   In one…

Entering the Unknown: 7th Sea New World

It’s been a while since I’ve done any exploration of Théah in review form, and thanks to backing the 7th Sea 2nd Edition Kickstarter, I now have a new book to jump into. The early peek of the New World book dropped just a few days before the Khitai Kickstarter went live (and cleared the…

The Bag of Many Dice: A Review

While reviewing the Mimic Gamer Pouch last year, I commented that for just a few dollars more you could buy a “Bag of Many Dice” from the Etsy Shop “The DM’s Wife RPG Shop.” I decided to put my money where my mouth is and move forward with this comparison. I took some money from…