The Beginning Of An Epic: Scion: Origin

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico,  17 October 2018 I frequently find myself gravitating to Scion and games like it (including The Dresden Files, Part-Time Gods, and City of Mist). There’s just something about playing someone gifted with powers beyond their imagination, often from a legendary being, and playing that growth from mere mortal to (possibly) becoming…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

From the Shelf of the NPC: Celtic Legends

As I’ve promised before, I’m adding reviews of books “From the Shelf of the NPC,” regardless of age or how good (or bad) it is. These can be considered “filler”, but at the same time, I like the idea of finding random books (usually on the cheap) that people may have missed in general and…