Book ’em, Danno – A Review of Chronicles of Crime

Chronicles of Crime Designer: David Cicurel Publisher: Lucky Duck Games (2018) Players: 1-4 Playing Time: 60-90 mins Age: 14+ Genres: Murder Mystery, Deduction Primary Mechanics: Cooperative, Storytelling Available at Amazon.com While shopping online for a historical wargame on the Napoleonic battle of Ligny in 1815, the retailer’s website auto-recommended Chronicles of Crime for me. Well,…

Peter Haining Presents the Freak Show

Peter Haining presents the FREAK SHOW Freaks, Monsters, Ghouls etc. by Masters of the Macabre Edited by: Peter Haining Pages: 240 Published: 1970 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc. Amazon: Price may vary Freak shows and carnival acts are all but extinct, but their legacy lives on through Peter Haining presents the FREAK SHOW: Freaks, Monsters, Ghouls,…

Back to Basics with 1987’s Star Wars RPG

Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game (1987) Author: Greg Costikan (Rulebook), Bill Slavicsek & Curtis Smith (Sourcebook) Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games (Originally West End Games) Page Count: Two 144 page books Available Formats: Print Print  –$59.95 $47.94 on Amazon The Return of the Jedi, released in 1983, was seen at the time as the last Star…

Gamma World 2e: Wild and Wahoo?

Gamma World has a reputation as a “wild and wahoo” game. To be honest, I’ve never gotten that characterization, at least with regards to the early editions – the later ones embraced a bit of silliness in my opinion. Let’s start with what Gamma World is, to begin with. My first encounter with Gamma World was in the “Gateway to…

Solo Roleplaying for Those Lonely Nights – Four Against Darkness (Book 1)

Four Against Darkness (Book 1) Author: Andrea Sfiligoi Publisher: Ganesha Games Page Count: 90 ISBN-10: 9781976371455 ISBN-13: 978-1976371455 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $8.00 Print (Amazon) – $12.99 Have you ever found yourself jonesing to play a roleplaying but lack the players or even a gamemaster? Ever thought to yourself while traveling, I’m bored? If…

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…

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…

Onward to Rome! A Review of 7th Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus

Guide to Cthulhu Invictus Author: Oscar Rios with William Adcock, Stuart Boom, and Chad Bowser Publisher: Golden Goblin Press Page Count: 198 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (Golden Goblin Press) – $24.99 Print (Golden Goblin Press) – $49.95 Print+PDF (Golden Goblin Press) – $65.00 Introduction Cthulhu Invictus, a supplement for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu…