The Troublesome Legacy of H.P. Lovecraft

Like most gamers, I got my start with Dungeons & Dragons. However, my favorite RPG is most certainly Call of Cthulhu. As I write this, there is a lot of controversy about numerous allegations that Zak S. abused women he was in relationships with. In the interests of disclosure, I find those allegations to be…

The Little Devil Within — Why I love the horror genre

February is the month of love and here at Rolling Boxcars, we decided to write about a genre we love with guidance from our patrons, horror. Horror is defined in the dictionary as a painful and intense fear, aversion or repugnance. When used as an adjective it’s the feeling of dread or dismay. What about horror…

Finding Myself in Horror Games

February is a time of passion and love between lovers and would-be lovers, but for me, it’s a time enlighten others as to why I love the horror genre. This genre is something that has become near and dear to my heart, but it’s a love that came to me later in life. My childhood was…

2018 is A Wrap!

Well, it’s finally here, the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019. We wanted to take a few moments to think and reflect back over the past year. First, we want to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone for your readership. To our beloved Patrons, you mean more to us than you’ll ever…

Seasons Greetings to All

Seasons greetings Boxcar Nation! We’d like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and a wonderful New Year. We hope you get amazing gamer gifts and everything your heart desired this year. ~ The Rolling Boxcars Team (Keith, Stephen, & Cindy) Follow Modoc on G+ or on Twitter at @DM_Modoc Follow Stephen on G+ or on Twitter at @DadsAngry…

Double Trouble: Strange New Englands?

Double Trouble: Strange New Englands? Strange New England: A Compendium of History, Folklore, and Evidence of the Unexplained & Strange New England: A Field Guide to New England’s Legends, Curious History, and Wired Destinations   Before we get any farther let me address the elephant in the room. Yes, this article has two titles both…

Come Play Games with Us – Open Call for Online RPG Gamers

This is an open call of online RPG gamers. Stephen and I are looking to add a few new folks to our pool of players for our Sunday morning role-playing games. So, if you’d like to game with us, here’s your chance. Things to know:  Game time is always 8-11 AM Eastern US  We play…

French Quarter Ghost Tour Sparks My Imagination

For the past week, I was out of town for a work conference that took me to New Orleans. What an interesting city with a vibrant present and an amazingly rich past. While there, I had the opportunity to visit the famed French Quarter; my co-worker and I also took the opportunity to do a…

Which Activity is Nerdier LARPing or Tabletop RPG?

Which Activity is Nerdier LARPing or Tabletop RPG? So I saw this question come up on Reddit recently. My first response was LARPing, almost without hesitation. Then I began to think about it a little more. Was that truly accurate or did I came to that conclusion based on my own bias against LARPing? I…

Support Rolling Boxcars on Patreon

Good morning and Happy fourth of July! Just a quick note about our Patreon. Supporting us and the things we write is easier than ever through the Patreon. Every supporter puts a little closer to reaching our goals and bringing everyone new content and new forms of media. One of the advantages of Patreon is…