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…

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…

From The Forge To The Table: Custom Minis From Hero Forge

Last November, I decided to do something I didn’t think I would ever do: I bought a custom miniature from Hero Forge. Miniatures haven’t exactly been my thing, and most of the minis I use in games usually came from something else (like my old MicroMachines from Star Wars being used in that game). Even…

Labyrinth the Board Game: Put That Magic Jump on Me

By CatLord 24 January 2018 Labyrinth the Board Game is a game based on the classic 80s movie by River Horse. The below review does not include the expansion, only the retail version of the core set. In this game, players take on the Labyrinth in their own quest to rescue Toby from the Goblin…

Starting From The Beginning With Genesys

For some, a game that requires unique dice outside of the “standard set” (also known as “D&D Dice” in some circles) tends to be a hard sell. Players don’t want to invest in the dice for themselves, GMs don’t have the funds to buy multiple sets for the group, and both parties are usually wary…