The Journey: Masks of Nyarlathotep Session #2

What follows is session 2 of my ongoing Masks of Nyarlathotep game that I am running for four players. Nick Jones – Investigative Reporter. Sam Switch – Mechanic (who has a deep dislike for Henry Ford), Daisy Elizabeth Tillinghast – Cat Burglar (her cover is governess/nanny), John  Bigbeautea – Occultist. SPOILERS AHEAD Session 2 opens…

Editor’s Desk: Two New D&D Books Nearing Release

For all you 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons fans, you might want to keep the following books on your radar over the next month or so. Pre-order them at Amazon or your FLGS. Do you have something you want the editor to be aware of? Submit newsworthy tidbits to our email at rollingboxcarsblog@gmail.com Ghost Ships…

Making the Kessel Run through the Star Wars RPG Universe

A long time ago on a gaming table far, far away… It is a period of choice. Star Wars Roleplaying games, some out of print, are finding their way back to the gaming table. During these decisions, gamers are unsure or not aware of the choices available to them. ROLLING BOXCARS, the best blog for…

Editor’s Desk: Select D&D 5e Books on Sale at Amazon

For those of you interested in picking up a few D&D 5th edition books, today on Amazon, there are a select few that are super cheap. If we missed some of the sale items, please comment below so others will know what else is on sale. Player’s Handbook – $21.13 Monster Manual – $20.94 D&D…

Editor’s Desk: Annual D&D Sale at DriveThruRPG

The regular DriveThruRPG newsletter just arrived in my inbox. It’s that time of year again! The annual Dungeons and Dragon sale has commenced over on DriveThruRPG andthe  DMsGuild. Lots of great stuff at amazing discounts. Thousands of PDFs on sale including: Classic D&D, AD&D, OGL, Community Content, and more! PDFs from Wizards of the Coast,…

Crushing Alien Species: A Review of Aliens & Asteroids

Aliens & Asteroids Author: Brian Fitzpatrick Editors: George Fields, Gene Fitzpatrick, and Jim White Illustrations: Jason Adams, Kris Mc Dermott, Peter Saga, Adobe Stock Published by: Moebius Adventures, a subsidiary of Gallant Knight Games Page Count: 114 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $11.99 Print (other options available) – $19.99 “This is for all you new…

Twisted Menagerie Manual: An Umerican Post Apocalyptic Bestiary Review

Twisted Menagerie Manual: an Umerican Post Apocalyptic Bestiary Author: Reid San Filippo & Bob Brinkman Publisher: Shield of Faith Studios Page Count: 276 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $9.99 Print (other options available) – $30.00 – $45.00 Not all gamemasters have the time or the creativity to produce their own monsters to spring on…

Editor’s Desk: A Town Called Malice & Fate Cthulhu Kickstarters

Yesterday, nearly simultaneously, two awesome looking Kickstarters launched from two well established companies. Both of them excite me, but A Town Called Malice from Monkeyfun Studios appeals to me a little more than Fate Cthulhu from Evil Hat. Have yourself a look at these campaigns and thrown them some support if either or both are…

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…