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Magicka Review

It has been a good while since I last had the opportunity to review a game. Although Endless Bag of Games has mainly focused game reviews on console games, that doesn’t mean that it is going to stay that way: especially now that I have good new chair to rest my buttocks while enjoying PC

Magicka Review

It has been a good while since I last had the opportunity to review a game. Although Endless Bag of Games has mainly focused game reviews on console games, that doesn’t mean that it is going to stay that way: especially now that I have good new chair to rest my buttocks while enjoying PC

The Mindripper, or, You Want Me to do What With my Adventure?

In the time that I have been writing for TC, I have tried to push myself as a gamer. I enjoy many different facets of the hobby so if I have had a good opportunity to make myself a better GM or a better player, I have tried to take it. One part of the hobby that has gotten my attention recently has been the writing side of things, …

Old School Podcast: Fantasy Flight Games at PAX East talk Mansions of Madness, Warhammer 40k, and more

In his extremely productive wanderings around PAX East, Tracy stalked and successfully caught the Fantasy Flight Games booth, where he procured an interview talking about Mansions of Madness, Warhammer 40k and a product that is almost released, and almost talked about. As always, this podcast is available right here, through DriveThruRPG and on iTunes . Technorati Tags: fantasy flight games , ffg , warhammer , mansions of madness , board…

Meeples 4 Peoples: Games For Foster Children

Meeples 4 Peoples is a new Phoenix, AZ based initiative by Patrick Nickell. Its object is to provide Eurogames, game sessions, and game groups for private group homes, foster homes, and local organization that cater towards foster / state ward kids. Says Patrick: We want to be able to give them positive, social and intellectual options to not only learn life and social skills but have a sense of belonging…

Board Game Doom Tee from RedBubble

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My homework for you today: try out a new game

Ok, you don’t have to do it today, but if you try out a new roleplaying game in the next six month at least, I would be very pleased. As most of you probably already know I am the total opposite of a monogameist. I have played and run dozens of different game systems from the venerable Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st Edition to …

The Keys To Your Horror Campaign

Sometimes lost beneath the piles of fantasy RPGs, followed by the various incarnations of sci-fi and superhero games, falls the incredibly compelling, but often overlooked genre of horror. I don’t mean a game where player character take on the roles of dark creatures as you might see in White Wolf’s various World of Darkness titles, or Nightbane from Palladium Books, but a game where…

The Keys To Your Horror Campaign

Sometimes lost beneath the piles of fantasy RPGs, followed by the various incarnations of sci-fi and superhero games, falls the incredibly compelling, but often overlooked genre of horror. I don’t mean a game where player character take on the roles of dark creatures as you might see in White Wolf’s various World of Darkness titles, or Nightbane from Palladium Books, but a …

Waiting for Vlad

Pity the poor Vampire Bride. Alone at night, sleepless, and wondering whether he will return before dawn. DAZ Studio, cross-processing in Photoshop. Click to embiggen.

Waiting for Vlad

Pity the poor Vampire Bride. Alone at night, sleepless, and wondering whether he will return before dawn. DAZ Studio, cross-processing in Photoshop. Click to embiggen.

On The Nature Of Flaws

Disclaimer: This article was prompted and inspired by my receipt of a free copy of Player’s Option: Flaws from 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming, but it is largely based on my experience with the Hero System. 4 Winds did not solicit this review and did not recieve notice of the content. /Disclaimer So that we’re all on the same page, let’s start with a quick review of just…

Reclaiming the Blade: A Must See for Fantasy Gamers

If you haven’t seen this documentary, you really should. Even if you aren’t a gamer but have some interest in the the history of swordplay, watch it. This documentary is focused the history of the sword and especially in the scope of the Western world. The rise and fall the art and those attempting to

One of those annoying coming soon posts. And a fantasy babe.

Coming soon to a Greywulf Lair near you! Here’s what you can expect over the new few weeks. Hold on tight folks. It’s going to be one heck of a ride! Ok, enough over-enthusiastic hyperbole. Here’s the list, as much for my use as a reminder as for your entertainment and erudition. The question for you is: which should…

Ask the readers: Does not play well with others…

Over in the  Paizo Blog I’ve been reading with some interest their proposed changes to the  Pathfinder Society Organized Play program. I have never participated on such programs. When I began role playing I was intrigued by the  RPGA , joined and got their  Polyhedron Magazine . I still have the laminated card and the pin somewhere, but besides reading the magazine I never…

Print OSRIC

OSRIC , the game that clones first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, is now available from Black Blade Publishing in hardback format. The 400 page book is priced at $26 and includes corrections to previous errata, as well as new illustrations and an expanded index.

Fighting The Gods: Supreme Beings As RPG Enemies

Any time you apply stats to gods for your RPG, you’re playing with fire. Most fantasy games with an epic component allow for this sort of representation of any game’s most powerful beings, but we as designers and Game Masters have to be a little careful when it comes to implementation. If we’re not, we often end up with a big letdown as the endgame comes to …

Chametz, a Passover Board Game

Just in time for Passover, Chametz (leavened bread) is a new Passover board game designed by Jay Falk and published by Hazakah . While containing Jewish trivia questions, the game play is also based on the board game Clue to some degree (no writing necessary). ( source )

Homemade TRON Light Cycle Board Game

Brett King made a home made luminescent TRON light cycle board game: Build instructions and tentative rules are in the video’s description . ( source , via )

Can’t Stop Cover Design Contest

A new version of Can’t Stop will be released by Gryphon Games towards the end of this year, and they’re running a contest where they’re allowing people to try and design the new cover of the game. While they’re not guarenteeing they’ll choose a user submitted design, if they do the winner will receive 12 copies of the game and their name…