A Sneak Peek Of The Slaughter – Unboxing Monster Slaughter

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico,  28 November 2018 While November has been a chaotic month of illness, emergencies, and other not-so-nice-things, I didn’t want to leave all of you without a regular post. So, in lieu of my in-depth post of City of Mist, I’m here this week to give you a look into the board game Monster Slaughter. I…

Labyrinth the Board Game: Put That Magic Jump on Me

By Carl “CatLord” Rosa II, 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…

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…

Hacking Into Cryptomancer

Mixing sci-fi and fantasy is often a risky gamble, but it has worked for some stories. Having the game Cryptomancer described to me as “Computer Hacking Meet Tolkien,” I was already wary. I am admittedly not a fan of Tolkein, and Shadowrun often comes off as too clunky for my taste, so I wasn’t sure…

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…

From The Shelf Of The NPC: Amusing Salvage in Scavengers

I recently did a poll on Twitter asking what people would like to see, and the votes quickly skewed to random RPGs from my shelf. Thankfully, with some good wheeling and dealing, I’ve gotten a bunch of new-to-me books in that I’ve been slowly reading, giving me plenty of potential old(er) games to review. The…