The Essential List of King Arthur Pendragon Roleplaying Books

Earlier this year I was part of an engaging online conversation about King Arthur Pendragon and what books were essential versus nice to have. The following is a really well laid out synopsis by Reddit user Bimbarian. The following is used with permission. All of the mentioned books can be purchased from DriveThruRPG. The rulebook…

Are Local Gaming Stores Going Extinct?

I wrote the following article nearly three years and while some of my assertions then still hold true, our plethora of local gaming stores are drying up! The latest victim is a combination used bookstore and gaming store. They have done very well for themselves over the last eleven years, but they recently announced they…

Bumps Along the Road – Slowly Getting Back to Normal

Things are slowly getting back to normal at Rolling Boxcars. This summer has been absolutely a mess! We were on a roll reviewing and writing great articles and then work got crazy with the passing of a co-worker. Having pulled double duty for a number of weeks and then along comes hurricane Irma and several…

Preparing for Hurricane Irma

I just wanted to let everyone know that the Rolling Boxcars crew are in the direct path (coastal South Carolina) of Hurricane Irma and we are preparing to hunker down Sunday/Monday at Chateau Modoc unless it gets too bad; then we’re going to haul ass further inland. I hope to take advantage of the time…

Over The Top – The Future of Horrors of War: A Covenant of Death Kickstarter

In light of a newly published update, posted just recently from Adam Scott Glancy, president of Pagan Publishing, on the Horrors of War: A Covenant of Death Kickstarter. I’ve decided to refocus this article and not highlight the problems, but rather the successes of the project. In Scott’s latest update, which I encourage everyone to read,…

Home Before the Leaves Fall – A Look at Horrors of War

The Call of Cthulhu Role-Playing Game is undeniably a horror game, but it’s also a historical RPG, thanks to the creator, Sandy Peterson, for setting the original game, published in 1981, in the United States during the prohibition era of the 1920s. Other writers for the game have followed suit. Expanding the paradigm by continuing…

Hollandspiele Sale – Celebrating One Year!

The awesome folks over at Hollandspiele are having a sale starting on 16 August and will run for one week to celebrate their one year anniversary. It’s hard to believe that a company that has only been in business for one year has already published seventeen games in that time! I have reviewed two of their games…

Don’t Walk in Winter Wood, I Dare you!

Don’t Walk in Winter Wood (2nd Edition) Author: Clint Krause Publisher: Red Moon Medicine Show Page Count: 44 Available Formats: PDF and Print PDF (DTRPG) – $5.00 Print – None (except from 2011 Kickstarter campaign) PREMISE: Don’t Walk in Winter Wood is a game designed to create the tension and spooky nature of those campfire…

Miniature Market is Having a Huge Boardgame Sale

Calling all thrifty gamers! Miniature Market is have a huge clearance sale. The sale began earlier today and included 700+ boardgames! For you wargamers, there were some titles by GMT Games and Decisions that I saw. I think I also recall a title or two from Worthington Games. Go forth and fill your shelves, but…

Paladin: Warriors of Charlemagne Adds New Stretch Goals

With 16 days to go in the Kickstarter campaign for Paladin: Warriors of Charlemagne, new stretch goals have been announced. The new stretch goals are modest, but would be really cool to see them become reality. The latest info on these is below. Your time is running out to support what is likely to be…

Dear Game Store Owner

Dear Game Store Owner, I am trying to understand why you don’t regularly sponsor, support or promote diverse gaming at your establishment. Well, except for magic the Gathering and other card based games. Yes, we the gaming public, understands these games pay the bills and keep the lights on, but to the near exclusion of…