From The Shelf Of The NPC: Maelstrom Domesday

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 16 May 2018 One of the random things I’ve done after college was to grab any RPG I could get my hands on and read it, scouring it for useful information and ideas to utilize elsewhere. This has been exceptionally useful as I start looking at new editions of games coming…

Project 1v1 – Gearbox’s Not So Little Secret

By Zatheera 25 April 2018 *This game is currently under a limited non-disclosure agreement, which allows discussion about the game but no screenshots or videos.* For those that love Gearbox Games it’s exciting to discover that they’re working on their own PVP based product with deck building elements. I myself am a fan of many…

Getting Fragged In Aeternum

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico 18 April 2018 This post has been a long time coming. I’ve heard of Fragged Empire some time ago, and while it pinged my radar, I never had the opportunity to really follow up on it due to difficulties in finding a copy and, of course, just the time to read…

I Challenge You to Agni Kai: Legend of Korra Pro-Bending Arena

By CatLord 11 April 2018 Legend of Korra: Pro-Bending Arena is a tabletop board game by IDW Games. Legend of Korra (LoK) is a cartoon series that continues the story of Avatar: The Last Airbender from Nickelodeon. One of the gimmicks of the universe is that people have the ability to “bend” the elements of…

Worldbuilding: It’s Not Just In Your Head

While a large chunk of my time lately has been spent editing and doing real-life tasks, I’ve been discussing with friends some of the materials I’m reading, reviewing, and editing, and many of these conversations lead to concerns about building a world. “I can never make something that cool,” I’ll hear. Or, “How can someone…

Broadened Horizons: British vs Pirates Vol 2 (Sneak Peek)

By CatLord 28 March 2018 Back in November, a review was done for British vs Pirates. It scored well, with room for improvement. As of this posting, the Kickstarter is coming to a close, but let’s take a look at everything being introduced in this edition. Reviewer’s Note: It should be noted that I have…

Dungeons: The Dragoning. No, Really.

A few months back, I was talking to a few friends about a hairbrained idea I had for a Fate hack that would take the off-the-wall nature of “It’s Not My Fault” and add another totally off-the-rails element to it. Namely, players would literally build a sci-fantasy universe as they create their characters (Mutant Gallifreyan…

The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Quickstart

Like many tabletop gamers, the film version of The Princess Bride holds a special place in the gaming table of my heart. “Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles…” What’s not to love? Outside of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it is probably the most quoted film at gaming tables…

Battle for Battle Royale

By Tim Minahan, 14 February 2018 Recently, I streamed both Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite, two of Twitch’s most watched games, for a couple friends so that they could get a sense of what both were like. I played a solid hour or so of each, and of course, I was terrible at both…