Welcome to 1925, Old Sport

I’m writing this in early 2021. Over the past several years, something wonderful has happened each January 1st. In the United States, the copyright expires on an expansive collection of works. There was a long period of time when nothing expired, with copyrights repeatedly being extended, protecting works like Steamboat Willie from entering the public domain. In…

B2 Keep on the Borderlands – The Saga of Ublaf the Unbelievable

We have begun playing B2 Keep on the Borderlands. For some, it is our first time delving into this classic scenario and cave complex, but for others, it is a nostalgia trip, having first played it some forty years ago. On Monday afternoon/evening, players from South Carolina, Maryland, California, Texas, and the United Kingdom get…

Rolling Boxcar’s Best of 2020

This year has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride with the global pandemic. Even with employment and economic impacts here in the US, it’s been an amazing year for us here at Rolling Boxcars. So much has happened this year. We welcomed contributor Dingo, re-affirmed our “influencer” relationship with Chaosium, began working with new industry…

Merry Christmas

From all of us at Rolling Boxcars, to you and yours, Merry Christmas! ~ The Rolling Boxcars Team Join our Discord We’re on Facebook! Do you enjoy our News Desk, game reviews, articles, and opinion pieces? If so, please consider becoming one of our valued Patrons. Click the banner above to visit our Patreon site to learn…

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…

Connecting With the Rolling Boxcars Team

This year has been a wild ride for various reasons, and we’re happy readers have found Rolling Boxcars as a nice way to escape reality from time to time. Whether that was through reading our articles or by participating in one of our social media communities. We remain ever hopeful that 2021 will bring brighter…

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…

Game Conventions as we Move Into 2021

Let’s all take a pause for a moment and re-look at our new COVID reality, but first, let me preface this by saying that this is in no way a political argument for or against in-person events. Our collective reality has changed and will be changed for the foreseeable future. 2020 has seen a dramatic…

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…

What COVID-19 has Taught me About my Gaming Interests

For the last five and a half months, I have been working from home in some capacity. In that time, I have had a lot of time to reflect, to ponder many gaming related topics, and to read several gamebooks. As a result of this experience, which still continues to this day (well, as of…