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…

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…