Manage Your Realm – A Review of Seeds of Wars

Seeds of Wars: Strategy Roleplay Author: Nicolas Nayaert et al Publisher: Specta Solutions Page Count: 228 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $24.99 Print – $44.99 Back in 1984, I acquired the long-awaited D&D Companion Set. One of the things it offered was the idea of characters running their own dominions. This included rules…

A Look at The Hero’s Journey 2nd Edition

The Hero’s Journey 2nd Edition Author: James SpahnPublisher: Gallant Knight GamesAvailable Formats: PDF, Print (forthcoming)PDF (DTRPG) – $14.99 All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost ~ JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings The Hero’s Journey is a fantasy RPG by James Spahn. Like its first edition, it is based…

The Great Pendragon Campaign Recap 484-488

Welcome to the third installment of my Great Pendragon Campaign Recaps. Previous recaps have covered 480-481 and 482-483. This time we’ll push the timeline ahead quite a bit. I tweaked my style a bit with these writeups, going for a bit of a pseudo-Malory writing style. After these recaps, I’ll dive into my opinions and…

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…

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…

Dune as an Example of World-building

One of my first “grown-up” science fiction novels I read was Frank Herbert’s Dune, in my sophomore year of college. Over the next several months I found myself inhaling the rest of the classic Dune novels (this was long before the later prequels – which to be honest I did not particularly care for). The science fiction…

Who You Gonna Call? A Review of the Classic Ghostbusters RPG

Ghostbusters Author: Sandy Petersen, Greg Stafford, Lynn Willis Publisher: West End Games Available Formats: Boxed Set Print – Price Varies It’s probably safe to assume our audience is familiar with the film Ghostbusters. I’m old enough to remember it coming out in theaters – and how huge its impact was – that ghost logo was everywhere…

Carving Your Own Corner of a Galaxy Far, Far Away

During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Emperor’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Many Bothans died to bring us this information One common complaint about gaming in settings like the Star Wars universe, Middle Earth, etc. is that…

Visit Beautiful Barsoom – A Review of the John Carter of Mars RPG

John Carter of Mars Publisher: Modiphius Page Count: 288 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $19.99 Print (Noble Knight Games) – $44.95 I’ve always been on the periphery of the planetary romance genre. I know that to this day Edgar Rice Burroughs has some very passionate fans, but, while I greatly admire his…