Orphans of the Sky – Adopting Ideas

Orphans of the Sky Author: Robert A. Heinlein Publisher: Signet Books Published: 1965 Page Count: 128 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies   Cruising through the blackness of space to Centaurus, a mutiny among the crew erupts on the colonization spaceship Vanguard. The conflict leaves no one left alive with the knowledge to continue the mission….

News Desk: Chaosium Cancels Chaosium Con Down Under 2020

Today, amidst rising global concerns with COVID-19, Chaosium Inc. announced that they have canceled Chaosium Con Down Under 2020. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution for the safety of all involved (attendees and their families, staff, etc). Chaosium is now in the planning stages Chaosium Con Down Under 2021. While I…

Edit or Dye, or is it Die? The Importance of an Editor

Each month at Rolling Boxcars I purchase or receive a number of roleplaying games and supplements to review, for personal use, and in some cases, for collecting. As a reviewer and consumer of almost any roleplaying game-related product, I have begun noticing an uptick in self-publishing authors and small press publishers not using the services…

News Desk: Danial Carroll’s The Big-Game Hunt Now Available

Call of Cthulhu fans, can I have your attention? One of our Discord friends and longtime supporters, Danial Carroll, has published another Call of Cthulhu scenario, The Big-Game Hunt, through the Miskatonic Repository. You may recall that we recently reviewed one of his previously released scenarios, My Guardian Monster. Danial’s creativity is always refreshing and…

A Look at The Hero’s Journey 2nd Edition

The Hero’s Journey 2nd Edition Author: James SpahnPublisher: Gallant Knight GamesAvailable Formats: PDF, Print (forthcoming)PDF (DTRPG) – $14.99 All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost ~ JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings The Hero’s Journey is a fantasy RPG by James Spahn. Like its first edition, it is based…

News Desk: DTRPG Launches GM’s Day Sale

It’s that time of year again! DTRPG has launched its annual GM’s Day sale. This year there are over 53K titles included in the sale. This is a great time to pick up on some great products (PDFs) at discount prices. Who doesn’t like a deal, right? Let us know what you scored this year…

Interview With Nicolas Nayaert – Creative Lead Behind Seeds of Wars

Today, we have the pleasure of bringing you a followup interview with Nicolas Nayaert, the creative lead of the new Seeds of Wars roleplaying game. We previously interviewed Nicolas in September of 2018 just as he and his team’s Kickstarter campaign was gaining momentum. The fulfillment of Seeds of Wars is nearly complete and feedback is starting…

News Desk: Shadow of Mogg – A Post-Brexit RPG Zine

One of our industry friends, Panny, just launched his first Kickstarter for a really cool sounding game, Shadow of Mogg, in zine format. Shadow of Mogg is a post-apocalyptic roleplaying game set in the London underground following a catastrophic occurrence known only as ‘the event’. It uses a simple d6 system as well as innovative…

The Great Pendragon Campaign Recap 484-488

Welcome to the third installment of my Great Pendragon Campaign Recaps. Previous recaps have covered 480-481 and 482-483. This time we’ll push the timeline ahead quite a bit. I tweaked my style a bit with these writeups, going for a bit of a pseudo-Malory writing style. After these recaps, I’ll dive into my opinions and…

For Your Listening Pleasure: Radio Dramas to Stimulate the Mind

Welcome and step right in. Rolling Boxcars has a new article series called “For Your Listening Pleasure”. In this new series, I’ll showcase my favorite podcasts and radio dramas; admittedly I lean heavily towards radio dramas. So, sit back, stay awhile and I hope you find some listening pleasures. Since my childhood, I have enjoyed radio…