Board Games

Dungeon Crawls Part 2: In Your SPACE Dungeon, Killin' Your SPACE Dudes

In my previous post, I discussed the classic fantasy dungeon crawl genre of board games. I took a look at classic examples of the genre and at more modern iterations. Today I intend to do pretty much the same thing, but with a focus on sci-fi games. In considering the classic historical example of the genre,… Continue reading Dungeon Crawls Part 2: In Your SPACE Dungeon, Killin' Your SPACE Dudes

RPGs

Playing in the Star Wars Galaxy: Part 1 (The Past)

With the recent revival of the Star Wars franchise in the form of the theatrical (and more recent DVD) release of The Force Awakens, along with the excellent TV shows, The Clone Wars and Rebels, I think it's safe to say I've been on something of a Star Wars kick.  With that in mind, I feel that it's as good a… Continue reading Playing in the Star Wars Galaxy: Part 1 (The Past)

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The Dresden Files RPG: Session 5

This week, we returned to our much-delayed Dresden Files Roleplaying Game campaign.  Although the events of the session took place over a relatively short period of in-game time, our play was dense with action and full of laughter. Last time, we left off in the midst of a fight with a toad-like demon that was proving… Continue reading The Dresden Files RPG: Session 5

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When Worlds Collide: Introducing Plane Shift: Zendikar

Wizards of the Coast have a number of very successful properties and, as a member of the Hasbro family, are part of a corporation with many, many more.  The biggest property that Wizards of the Coast owns is Magic: The Gathering (MtG).  Magic is huge, and is often credited as the engine that keeps many hobby… Continue reading When Worlds Collide: Introducing Plane Shift: Zendikar

Blogging

Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends, Once More: An Introduction to Alex!

Meaning behind this - Let us try again one more time. The reason I am stating the above is because this is the fourth... perhaps fifth time of trying to successfully write this. So let's do this! My name is Alex, I am 23 and currently working in Edinburgh I know the other writers (at… Continue reading Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends, Once More: An Introduction to Alex!

Board Games

Dungeon Crawls Part 1: In Your Dungeon, Killin' Your Dudes

The dungeon crawl is a common theme in tabletop gaming. Simply put, there is nothing more fun than gathering a group of adventurers and descending into the dark places of the world in search of fun and profit. It is a genre that was originally made popular by classic roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons. My first experience… Continue reading Dungeon Crawls Part 1: In Your Dungeon, Killin' Your Dudes

Board Games

Starting a Board game Collection: Part 3 (Revenge of the Eurocube)

In the final part of this series, I'm going to look at heavier "gamer" games and lighter "filler" games. 6. The Heavier "Gamer" Game The games covered thus far have all been reasonably straightforward and easy to pick up and play. This category looks at games that are slightly more complex. These games tend to… Continue reading Starting a Board game Collection: Part 3 (Revenge of the Eurocube)

Blogging, Tabletop Games

Thoughts on Iello's New Policy on Preorders

Last week saw an interesting announcement from Iello, publishers of games like King of Tokyo, King of New York, Welcome to the Dungeon and Heroes of Normandie.  Here's what they said in a blog post: From now on, IELLO is promoting preorders for all new releases by shipping out preorders two weeks ahead of regular orders. We are not shipping… Continue reading Thoughts on Iello's New Policy on Preorders