Dear Rolling Boxcars: Recommendations for Clockwork Mages & Demonic Forces

Dear Dana A., Thank you for sending in a question with regards to wanting a suggestion about what game system would work for your particular situation. The question with setup info: “Thinking of creating rpg campaign that has clockwork mages [energy, techno, machine, radiation, metal / plastic & enchantment colleges] fighting off invading demonic forces…

Cat’s Cradle – A Miskatonic Repository Review [Call of Cthulhu]

Cat’s Cradle Authors: Aaron Sinner, Todd Walden, and Christopher Olson Publisher: Ruined Relic Games Page Count: 54 Available Formats: PDF PDF (DTRPG) – $3.99 The Chapel of Contemplation may be gone, but its legacy continues. Rumors and whispers of Walter Corbitt and his blasphemous house resurface. It has been over a year since those events,…

Welcome to Hell! – Extraction From Demon-Fucked Cleveland 1996

Extraction From Demon-Fucked Cleveland 1996 Author: Logan Dean Publisher: MegaCorp Games Page Count: 2 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (Itch.io) – Name Your Price Print (U.S.) – $12 Print (International) – $18 Twenty years ago, Gregory Hines, using occult forces, successfully managed to create a rift between worlds and summoned the demon Queen Sharamuth…

Killing For A Living – A Review of Silencers

Silencers Author: Sue Savage Publisher:  Savage Spiel Page Count: 2 Available Formats: PDF PDF (DTRPG) – Pay What You Want (Suggested $1.17) Sue Savage is best known for her game, Matrons of Mystery. However, you may be unaware she authored another game shortly before Matrons was published—Silencers. Like Matrons of Mystery, Silencers is an independently…

For Your Listening Pleasure – Bump in the Night

Welcome to the next installment of the “For Your Listening Pleasure” series—a series in which we highlight and showcase podcasts and radio dramas that we enjoy. In this installment, I (Modoc) will introduce you to one radio drama and one actual play podcast I have been listening to lately. I invite you to get comfortable,…

Don’t Crack The Mask – Vast Grimm Quickstart & I Want Your Skulls

Vast Grimm Quickstart Rules & I Want Your Skulls Adventure Author: Brian Colin, Ross Brandt Publisher: Infinite Black/Creature Curation Page Count: 17 Available Formats: Print Print – Available at GenCon 2022 (not yet available in distribution) Earth, or what we once called Earth, has been sliced and diced, gnawed at, chewed up, and spit out….

Reaching The Apex – Old-School Essentials Advanced Edition

Old-School Essentials Advanced Edition Author: Gavin Norman Publisher: Necrotic Gnome Page Count: 2 books, 250 pages each Available Formats: PDF & Print Player’s Tome & Referee’s Tomes PDF (DTRPG) – $15 / $15 Print & Print/PDF Combo – $40 / $40 The Old School Renaissance (OSR) has been around for around 15 years. Broadly speaking,…

Could it be… Satan?

In the fourth season of Stranger Things, we witness the 1980s “Satanic Panic”—an actual phenomenon I remember, though I was thankfully not much affected by it. The Satanic Panic was a fairly broad phenomenon, much of it originating from a rash of false allegations against daycare centers that were supposedly committing “satanic ritual abuse.” There…

GenCon Round-up – The Overall Experience

GenCon is the second largest gaming convention in the world, with a 2022 attendance level exceeding 50,000 gamers. It is only eclipsed by Essen SPIEL with a reported 91,000 gamers, exhibitors, educators, and fans in attendance in 2021. The U.K. Games Expo takes the number three spot, with 2022 attendance topping 46,000. There may be…

The Russians are Coming! – The Price of Freedom RPG

The Price of Freedom Roleplaying in Occupied America Author: Greg Costikyan Publisher: West End Games Available Formats: Out of Print The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! America has surrendered. Its European allies are no longer part of NATO. The Soviet Union is mobilizing its forces to occupy the recently subjugated United States of…