Our Dark Parallel – A Review of Sigil & Shadow

Sigil & Shadow Author: R. E. Davis Publisher: Osprey Games Page Count: 209 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF – $24.50 Print (Hardcover) – $35.00 Urban fantasy and occult horror are not new genres in tabletop roleplaying. To one degree or another, their individuals roots date back decades. Occasionally these two genres are married in games…

Living In Harmony – The Bone Age

The Bone Age Author: Bill Edmunds Artwork: Joseph “Badashski” Woiak Publisher: Cunning Plan Page Count: 146 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $10 Print – $25 On a living planet, there exist two cultures of primitive humans. Their survival is threatened by an alien race known as the Invaders. These Invaders possess technologies far greater…

Little Orange Books – Hidden Hand of the Horla

T:1 Hidden Hand of the Horla Author: R.J. Thompson Publisher: Appendix N Entertainment Page Count: 24 Available Formats: PDF/Print PDF (DTRPG) – $5 Print (white cover; Exalted Funeral) – $10 Over the past few years, small publishers have embraced the “zine” format with the advent of campaigns like Kickstarter’s ZineQuest—there’s been a revival of this…

Dungeons, Dragons, and Rock n’ Roll – Loot The Body

Hex Volume One Artist: Loot the Body Released: June 4, 2021 Available at: Bandcamp $6 We get a lot of requests for reviews here at Rolling Boxcars. Most are for roleplaying games for us to review. Though once in a while, we get a request for something adjacent. These adjacent topics to the hobby of Roleplaying…

May I Introduce the Worm Witch?

Worm Witch The Life and Death of Belinda Blood Author: Wind Lothamer & Ahimsa Kerp Publisher: Knight Owl Publishing Page Count: 72 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $12 Print (Hardcover) – $26 Print/PDF Bundle – $30 Old-School Essentials is a dominant force in the OSR gaming scene, with a growing number of…

Rediscovering the Past – Against the Darkmaster

Against the Darkmaster Author: Massimiliano Caracristi Publisher: Open Ended Games Page Count: 576 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $24.99 Print (Publisher Site) – $65.00 In the ’80s and ’90s, Middle-Earth Role Playing (MERP) was certainly popular in some gaming circles—enough so to warrant two editions. Some enjoyed the Middle Earth setting and…

Gaming in the Age of Enlightenment

I’m writing this article in the week before America’s Independence Day. And that has me thinking about RPGs set in a Colonial or Revolutionary America. Or during the Age of Enlightenment in general, roughly the 17th and 18th centuries. It occurred to me there’s not a bit of a dearth of RPGs set during that period….

Welcome to the Apocalypse – Old School & Cool Vol. 2

Old School & Cool Vol. 2 Author: Ahimsa Kerp & Wind Lothamer Publisher: Knight Owl Publishing Page Count: 40 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $9 Print – $13 Print/PDF Bundle – $16 Welcome to the Apocalypse! Old School & Cool Vol. 2 is the second issue in the Old School & Cool…

A Lever to Move Planets: Dune RPG Review

Dune: Adventures in the Imperium Author: Nathan Dowdell, et al. Publisher: Modiphius Page Count: 339 Available Formats: PDF, Print forthcoming PDF – $19.99 Given the right lever, you can move a planet. – Dune by Frank Herbert Some twenty years ago, Last Unicorn Games acquired the license to make a Dune RPG that, alas, was…

Don’t Forget Your Protractor — Delta Force: Terror At Sea

Terror At Sea Author: William H. Keith, Jr. Publisher: Task Force Games Year Published: 1986 Page Count: 48 In 1985 the Italian cruise ship MS Achille Lauro was hijacked by armed terrorists representing the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) off the coast of Egypt as the ship made its way to Port Said, at the mouth…