In Foreign Waters – A Review of The Shores of Tripoli

The Shores of Tripoli U.S. Navy & Marine Corp vs. The Pirates of Tripoli Author: Kevin Bertram Publisher: Fort Circle Games Format: Boxed Game Cost: $66.00 I hope I shall never again be sent to Algiers with tribute, unless I am authorized to deliver it from the mouth of our cannon. ~ Captain William Bainbridge…

News Desk: ‘Partners’ by Tin Star Games on Kickstarter

Our friends at Tin Star Games have recently launched a two-week Kickstarter campaign for their newest tabletop roleplaying game, Partners. Partners is a detective game storytelling game for exactly two players. Partners is a storytelling game for exactly two players. It emulates the genre of police procedural and mystery solving television. This popular form appears…

Mysterious Monday – Strange Mysteries Abound

The time is right for another installment of Mysterious Monday. We semi-regularly published these short, creepy, and weird story hooks for readers to use as inspiration for your next game. If you enjoy reading these or put any of them to use in your own game, let us know in the comments below. In writing…

Rome Wasn’t Built in A Day – A Review of Beak, Feather, & Bone

Beak, Feather, & Bone A Map Labeling Game Author: Tyler Crumrine Publisher: Possible Worlds Games Page Count: 32 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (Itch.io) – $5 Print (Itch.io) – $15 Recently, Tyler Crumrine of Possible Worlds Games contacted Rolling Boxcars regarding an upcoming Kickstarter campaign. In that press release, Beak, Feather, & Bone is mentioned….

Deep in Rim-Space – A Review of Gradient Descent

Gradient Descent Author: Luke Gearing Publisher: Tuesday Knight Games Page Count: 64 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $7.99 Print/PDF Bundle (TKG) – $14.99 Out there somewhere in rim-space is an abandoned android factory, formerly known as the Cloudbank Synthetics Production Facility. It is better known these days as The Deep. It is…

News Desk: TroikaFest! is Coming!

Rolling Boxcars received a most interesting press release, something to do with roleplaying game Troika! Keep reading… What Is TroikaFest! TroikaFest! is an open invitation to the TTRPG community to play in, create for, and explore the Troika system during the month of April. TroikaFest is open to everyone, but is focused on first time…

News Desk: Two Call of Cthulhu Classics Now Back in Print

Today, Chaosium announced the return of Horror on the Orient Express and Beyond the Mountains of Madness in physical form and available for purchase. Several months ago, we learned that these would be seeing new print editions, but that day is finally here! Each is a faithful reprinting of the original with a slightly modified…

A Hunting We Will Go – A Review of Beyond the Borderlands

Beyond the Borderlands  Issue #1 Author: Alex Damaceno (@gnarledmonster) Publisher: Alex Damaceno Distributed by: Swordfish Islands Page Count: 20 Available Formats: PDF & Print Print/PDF Combo – $15 Welcome to the Wicked Palovalley. Here stands Stronglaw Keep, located at the mouth of the valley, protecting the entrance to the Western Kingdoms. The keep stands atop…

They’re On Double Secret Probation! – A Review of Sci-Fi Beta Kappa

Sci-Fi Beta Kappa Author: Leo Marshall, Dan Marriott Publisher: indyhippo Page Count: 54 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $5.33 Softcover B&W – $12.17 Print/PDF Combo – $14.80 The expanse of space is endless; galaxies abound. Within those galaxies are planets home to unique and varied alien lifeforms, much like Terra (Earth) is home…

Forbidden Lands: A Humble Journey (Session Zero)

Welcome to another Rolling Boxcars exploratory series—”A Humble Journey.” A new series that is both an actual journaling of the ongoing tale of the heroes and a way for me to discuss the rules in more detail. As a new Forbidden Land Gamemaster, I found it challenging to find good, readable rules overviews and how they…