Board Games

Judging a Game by Its Cover

Just a short pictorial post today.  Having recently spent some time looking through the work of the late Wayne England, I’m struck by how much artistic talent exists within our fantastic little hobby and the industry that surrounds it.  This conviction was further reinforced by my recent reading of the Shadows of Esteren rulebook and viewing… Continue reading Judging a Game by Its Cover

RPGs

The Cover Up: D&D Players Handbook Part 4

Hello and welcome back to the Cover Up! Today we will be looking at the current version of the Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook in 5th edition. This was only released 2 years ago, with a public beta opening back in 2012. In that time it has found its way into the hands and selves… Continue reading The Cover Up: D&D Players Handbook Part 4

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The Cover Up: D&D Player’s Handbook Part 3

Welcome back to the Cover up! Today we’ll have a bit of a quick-fire round to analyse the 3.5 (the 3rd edition cover was essentially the same but less fancy, so for the sake of time it has been left out) and 4th edition players handbooks. So let’s get right to it. The 3.5 line… Continue reading The Cover Up: D&D Player’s Handbook Part 3

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The Cover Up: D&D Player’s Handbook Part 2

Last week we saw what image adorned the 1st Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook, and today we’ll be looking at what the 2nd edition of (Advanced) D&D has to offer. Over the course of its run 2nd edition saw a wide range of books, box sets and memorable settings, from the Mad Max flavored fantasy… Continue reading The Cover Up: D&D Player’s Handbook Part 2

RPGs

The Cover Up: D&D Player’s Handbook Part 1

Hello and welcome to The Cover Up! In this column I will be taking a look at probably the first thing you see picking up a new board game or RPG; The Cover. It has to grab the attention, as well as showing what the game inside entails. This is no easy task; as such… Continue reading The Cover Up: D&D Player’s Handbook Part 1