Save Humanity from the Vaesen – Rebuild the Society

Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying Author: Nils Hintze, Rickard Antroia, Nils Karlén Publisher: Fria Ligan (Free League) Page Count: 240 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $24.99 Print/PDF Combo (Free League) – 448.00 Kr or $54.83 As an American, not surprisingly, my first language is English; I still know a smattering of Spanish…

Anarchy in the (Not) UK – The Great Pendragon Campaign’s Anarchy Period

It’s been a while since I touched upon Pendragon, so I’ll give a little background about it and the campaign  If you’re a Pendragon veteran, feel free to skip the next paragraph. In Pendragon, you play knights in King Arthur’s Britain. Actually, you begin as playing knights in the Britain of Uther, Arthur’s father. The…

Chippin’ In to Cyberpunk Red

Cyberpunk Red Author: Mike Pondsmith, James Hutt, Cody Pondsmith, et al Publisher: R. Talsorian Games, Inc. Page Count: 459 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $30 Print – $60 Disclosure – Rolling Boxcars received a complimentary copy of this game for review purposes. It’s been gratifying to see R. Talsorian showing signs of…

Mörk Borg – A Döôm Metal Review

Mörk Borg Author: Pelle Nilsson Publisher: Free League Publishing Page Count: 96 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $14.99 Print (Free League) – 278.00 kr It seems all of the contributors to Rolling Boxcars have been trying out Mörk Borg over the past few weeks. It won our Patreon poll for October’s Featured…

Let’s Be Bad Guys – A Review of Free Spacer

Free Spacer Author: Christoph Sapinsky Publisher: Random Alien Games Page Count: 354 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $20.00 PDF (IPR) – $20.00 Print+PDF, Softcover (IPR) – $35.00 Print+PDF, Hardcover (IPR) – $50.00   Note – I received a free copy of the PDF for review purposes and participated in an online game run…

You That Kid From TikTok

I’ve spent the past few weeks experimenting with TikTok. Mainly because I realized my mental health was getting shredded by “doom scrolling” on Facebook, especially after discovering a decent chunk of people I grew up with really should be getting fitted for their KKK robes. I’m the dad of two Gen-Z-ers, one 18 in college…

Warriors, Come Out to Play!

Can you count, suckers? I say, the future is ours… if you can count! I recently wrote about urban environments in RPGs. One of the films I mentioned is an all-time favorite of mine, The Warriors. In brief, the film follows one momentous night for nine members of a fictional New York City street gang,…

Urban Wonderland — Adventuring in the City

  It’s survival in the city; When you live from day to day City streets don’t have much pity; When you’re down, that’s where you’ll stay Joe Walsh, “In the City” I’m a Brooklyn boy, I may take some gettin’ use to Jay-Z featuring Santigold, “Brooklyn (Go Hard)” Some of my favorite settings in fiction…

Cthulhu Dark – Looking into the Darkest Corners

Cthulhu Dark Author: Graham Walmsley Publisher: Graham Walmsley Page Count: 4 (original version) or 200 (expanded version) Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (catchyourhare) – Free PDF (IPR) – $21.00 Print+PDF (IPR) – $43.00 H.P. Lovecraft’s “cosmic horror” genre has another of RPGs that seek to emulate it. Obviously, there is Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu…

What’s the Story Mother? Alien RPG Review

Alien RPG Author: Tomas Härenstam, Andrew E.C. Gaska Publisher: Free League Distributor: Modiphius Page Count: 400 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $24.99 Print (Modiphius) – $53.00 Print (Free League) – 448 kr Ripley: Wait a minute. If we let it in, the ship could be infected. You know the quarantine procedure. Twenty-four…