Board Games, Card Games, Tabletop Games

Game Art: Century Golem Edition

The modern board game is, in addition to being functionally playable, often a beautiful object in its own right.  Companies put a lot of money and effort into the artwork and it's always great to see a really beautifully illustrated game.  One such game that I adore is the Golem Edition of Century from Plan… Continue reading Game Art: Century Golem Edition

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Pop Culture, RPGs, Tabletop Games

Best System for a Rick and Morty RPG

It's nice when companies release licensed RPGs.  The books are not only games in themselves, but are usually full of cool art and background information on the franchises you love.  Put simply, they are often celebrations of the subject matter.   The thing is, you often don't need a whole new RPG system to run games… Continue reading Best System for a Rick and Morty RPG

Learning, RPGs, Tabletop Games

RPGs with Kids: So Much Fun

I run an RPG group for children.  Well, we're a general tabletop gaming group, actually, but D&D is the current focus.  For the past few years, we've mainly played board games with an occasional go at the D&D or Star Wars: Edge of the Empire starter sets thrown in.   We've always hovered at between 3… Continue reading RPGs with Kids: So Much Fun

Board Games, Tabletop Games

Looking Ahead to This Year’s Top 50

For the past two years I have compiled a lit of my top 50 tabletop games.  I really enjoy making these lists as they make me really take a look at the games I've played this year and consider them on a number of different levels.   As we approach November, when these lists are written,… Continue reading Looking Ahead to This Year’s Top 50

Rant, RPGs, Tabletop Games

There’s Something to be said for Unsullied Plans

I'm working away on some notes, NPCs, locations and the like for my upcoming Dresden Files RPG campaign.  I love this part of being a GM.  I really enjoy plotting out what I want to happen and how to bring each of my players into the fold.  I like sitting down at the table, knowing… Continue reading There’s Something to be said for Unsullied Plans

RPGs, Tabletop Games

My RPG Collection

Today, I thought I'd take you through my collection of RPG books.  That is, my physical collection.  As you can probably surmise from my frequent links to Bundles of Holding, I have a lot of digital copies of RPG books, too.  Those folders are vast, but also unimpressive and ultimately less satisfying from a collector's… Continue reading My RPG Collection

Board Games, Tabletop Games

Are Modern Games Overproduced?

Modern games.  Many of them are not only fun and interesting games, but are beautiful objects in their own right.  The thing is, these huge, impressive production values come at a price and can mask an otherwise disappointing game.  Let's have a little think about these beautiful, possibly overproduced games.  I am still sans-computer so… Continue reading Are Modern Games Overproduced?

Card Games, Image Dump, Triple Triad, Video Games

Triple Triad Cards: My Final Fantasy IV Deck

A while back, there was a Triple Triad site called TripleTriadX.  They were the second of the browser-based (rather than client-based) Triple Triad sites, and they represented my peak interest in Triple Triad.  I was very much into this game. They were the first of the browser-based sites to add cards that were not from… Continue reading Triple Triad Cards: My Final Fantasy IV Deck

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Chronicles of Darkness on Sale at DriveThruRPG

I almost missed this sale! As much as I love the World of Darkness, I actually much prefer Chronicles of Darkness as a setting.  I prefer most of the games in the range (though Vampire: The Masquerade remains my favourite White Wolf game, overall) and I like the approach taken in building a setting for you… Continue reading Chronicles of Darkness on Sale at DriveThruRPG

Books, RPGs, Tabletop Games

Box of Books

We've skipped our usual 5 on Friday and Hobby Update posts this week as I'm currently without a computer.  This is a particular pain for the 5 on Friday posts as the format is tricky to replicate on the mobile WordPress app.   I have an order in for my new machine, but until it arrives,… Continue reading Box of Books