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…

From The Desk Of The NPC: Incoming Lag

This is something I’ve been putting off for some time now, but it looks like the world has finally caught up with me. For the foreseeable future, I will be reducing my reviews to every-other week instead of weekly. Additionally, there will not be another post from me for the month of January. This new…

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…

A Good Time For Legacy Gamers

The last year has been good to older gamers and for the games they’ve played, while also being good to new gamers who are interested in these games but can’t find them. John Wick Presents brought us 7th Sea Second Edition with a record-breaking Kickstarter, and has successfully funded Khitai as an expansion to the…

Priming The Pump For Cortex Prime

To be quite honest, I have quite the checkered history with Cortex. I was feeling rather ambivalent about Serenity and Battlestar Galactica for a number of reasons, but I was quite frankly absorbed into Marvel Heroic Roleplaying (and made a number of friends on forums, conventions, and comic shops because of it). Sadly, I was…

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…

DIY Portable GM Kit!

Prior to CharCon, I mentioned that I was working on a bit of a project for said convention. It just so happens that I lucked out with getting it done not only on-time, but with days enough to spare to get the best loadout. As I was on crutches for this convention, I began to…

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…