Thoughts on Bayt Al Azif – A New Mythos Infused Magazine

Here at Rolling Boxcars, we had the chance to once again, collaborate on a review. This time it’s the new Call of Cthulhu and Mythos infused magazine Bayt Al Azif. We both ordered copies of the magazine with high hopes and probably higher expectations that this would be groundbreaking, even a scene-changing product. We’re suitably…

The Winter Sheppard is Coming – A Review of The Quiet Year

The Quiet Year Author: Avery Alder Artist: Ariel Norris Publisher: Buried Without Ceremony Page count: 32 + Deck of Cards Binding: Saddle Stitched Available Format: Pocket booklet w/ Deck of cards and PDF Cost: PDF-$6 or Print & PDF-$25   GAME CONCEPT: For a long time, we were at war with The Jackals. But now, we’ve driven…

Challenge Yourself With Two RPG Challenges in 2019

Do you like challenges? If so, I have two RPG challenges that I think many of you will find to be fun and challenging. Both of these challenges are hosted over at RPG Geek and for clarity sake, I am the organizer of one of the challenges. The first challenge in the RPG Geek GMs…

Kids, Bikes and Mysteries, Oh My!

Kids on Bikes Authors: Jonathan Gilmour & Doug Levandowski Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Page Count: Varies by version Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – See Below Print (other options available) – See Below   What is Kids on Bikes? Kids on Bikes is a Collaborative Storytelling RPG set in small towns with big adventure!…

Beyond the Dice: Creating Exceptional 1st Level Fantasy Characters

So, here you are, it’s come down to this. You’ve played every type of character you can think of that you’ve ever wanted to play. You’ve exhausted your creativity in trying to come up with something that is significantly different enough that nobody automatically calls you out for rehashing an old character. Here you are,…

Inner Sanctum – A Look Under the Hood [Prototype Game]

Inner Sanctum Designer: Ben Burns Publisher: New Comet Games Game Type: Card (Prototype) Prime Mechanic: Set Collection Available for Purchase: NO Recently, I had the chance to play a prototype of Inner Sanctum, a forthcoming release from New Comet Games. As both a playtester and reviewer, I want to caution readers this game is not in…

King Arthur Pendragon & Prince Valiant RPGs Return to Chaosium

It was announced yesterday by Chaosium, Inc. that the rights previously held by Nocturnal Media for King Arthur Pendragon (KAP) and Prince Valiant RPGs have returned to Chaosium. From Nocturnal’s statement in the press release, this appears to be a willing decision supported by both companies and the widow of Greg Stafford. Chaosium is retaining…

Mysterious Monday – 5 Plot Hooks for Your Next Horror Game [3 Dec 18]

I recently ran a Twitter poll that asked followers to vote on the theme of the next Mysterious Monday article. Of the choices presented, historically themed story seeds that focused on Charleston, SC was the clear winner. Therefore, I give to you, five new plot hooks that are inspired by my own local history. If…

Mountjoy! Mountjoy! A look at Paladin: Warriors of Charlemagne

This review is of the PDF version of Paladin: Warriors of Charlemagne roleplaying game. Hard copies have not yet been released as the Kickstarter, that funded back in Aug of 2017, is still in the process of fulfilling. At the time of writing, the PDF is the only item released by Nocturnal Media and that…

Hourra! – A look at OWB: Stalingrad on Fire

WWII: Operation WhiteBox™ Stalingrad on Fire Author: Peter C. Spahn Artwork: Luigi Castellani, Morne Schaap, Public Domain Resources Publisher: Small Niche Games Page Count: 28 Available Formats: PDF PDF (DTRPG) – $3.99 “The Germans underestimated our artillery. And they underestimated the effectiveness of our infantry against their tanks. This battle showed that tanks forced to…