For Your Listening Pleasure: Radio Dramas to Stimulate the Mind

Welcome and step right in. Rolling Boxcars has a new article series called “For Your Listening Pleasure”. In this new series, I’ll showcase my favorite podcasts and radio dramas; admittedly I lean heavily towards radio dramas. So, sit back, stay awhile and I hope you find some listening pleasures. Since my childhood, I have enjoyed radio…

News Desk: Cthulhu Dark Ages 3rd Ed Now Available

Chaosium has announced that Cthulhu Dark Ages is once again available. This time in its 3rd edition and is currently available only in PDF, with a print edition to follow later this year. I would surmise it will likely be available by June. As with all Chaosium releases, if you buy the PDF now, your…

Nordic Horror Never Looked so Good – A Town Called Malice

a town called Malice Author: David Kizzia Publisher: Monkey Fun Available Formats: PDF and Print PDF (DTRPG) – $14.99 Print (DTRPG Hardcover/PDF combo) – $34.99 In April 2019, a town called Malice, a newly launched  Kickstarter popped up on my radar. Having enjoyed other Monkeyfun Studios games, I read the pitch and pledged my money….

A Review of Midnight Riot

In November of 2019, Chaosium announced they were producing an RPG for Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London urban fantasy series. The series sounded familiar to me and sure enough, I had the first book, Midnight Riot in my Kindle and Audible libraries, Unread, alas. (Note – Midnight Riot is the US name of the work…

Holocron Lessons for Playing the D6 Star Wars RPG

In the 1980s and 1990s, I played a lot of Star Wars using West End Games Star Wars Roleplaying Game. Even after Wizards of the Coast and Fantasy Flight came out with their versions I still find myself going back to it from time to time. With the recent Mandalorian television show on Disney+ I’ve…

Tube Screamer Dungeon- Part Four: An Isometric Point of View

Tube Screamer Dungeon Part Four: An Isometric Point of View Welcome back to Part Four of my exploration into converting the electrical schematics of the Ibanez’s TS-808 Tube Screamer guitar effects pedal into a dungeon map. In Part One: Proof of Concept, I converted the TS-808 schematics into a basic dungeon. Next in Part Two:…

News Desk: Sons of the Singularity to Launch Camlann Chronicles Kickstarter

Are you familiar with the Sons of the Singularity, LLC.? Maybe from our recent review of their Call of Cthulhu and Trail of Cthulhu supplement – The Sassoon Files (An attempt to Destroy the Truth; The Sassoon Files Review)?  How about their most recent 5e supplement, Rational Magic?  If you’re not familiar with this small…

Gangbusters B/X Edition Basic Rule Book

Gangbusters B/X Edition Basic Rule Book Author: Mark HuntPublisher: Mark Hunt, LLCAvailable Formats: PDF and PrintPDF (DTRPG) – $4.99Print/PDF Combo – $14.99 Gangbusters was one of the first RPGs I was exposed to after D&D. One of the players in my first D&D group had a copy of it – I was always happy when…

Planet of the Apes – Variation on a Theme

The book was better than the film. How many times have you heard that? A lot I bet. When a book translates into another medium like films it becomes restrained by budget, run times, practical effects, and other factors. The story is usually altered to fit the medium. In the case of Planet of the…

Rolling Boxcars – 2020 State of the Blog

We thought we’d take a look back at some of our high points of 2019 and give you a look at what we have in store for 2020. In 2019, we hit some pretty high high-water marks that we’re really proud of. First, let me point out that during the holiday season we did a…