Opening the Case File – A Review of the Delta Green RPG

Authors: Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, Kenneth Hite, Shane Ivey, Greg Stolze Development/Editing: Dennis Detwiller & Shane Ivey Published by: ArcDream Publishing. Page Count: Two Volumes – Agent’s Handbook (194 pages) and Case Officer’s Handbook (370 pages) Available Formats: PDF, Print (Slipcase) I’d been on the periphery of Delta Green since shortly after the release…

Justice for Innsmouth – Winter Tide by Ruthana Emrys

Everything cleaned up in the mornin’—but they was traces. . . . Obed he kinder takes charge an’ says things is goin’ to be changed . . . others’ll worship with us at meetin’-time, an’ sarten haouses hez got to entertain guests . . . they wanted to mix like they done with the Kanakys,…

Mapping out David Schirduan’s Bone Marshes

Bone Marshes Author: David Schirduan Page Count: 48 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $10.00 Print (other options available) – $20.00 Perpetual daylight is scorching the Bone Marshes. An unnatural phenomenon is destroying the wetlands, drying it up and setting it ablaze. A failed merchant with a bookish demeanor and an interest in the…

RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha Review

Chaosium’s newest incarnation receives a lot of well-deserved praise. However, I’m a little surprised to be writing a playtest review where I indicate it didn’t quite work for my group. To be fair I think there’s a lot of groups it will work for and I’d love to give it another chance. In this review,…

Cryptworld RPG — I’m Getting Chills and They’re Multiplying

Cryptworld Chilling Adventures into the Unexplained Designers: Daniel Proctor and Tim Snider Artists: Jim Holloway, Brian Thomas, Tim Tyler  Publisher: Goblinoid Games Published in: 2013 Page Count: 92 Available Formats: PDF and print (DTRPG) PDF – $7.95  —  (DTRPG) Print – $18.95 Cryptworld: Chilling Adventures into the Unexplained is an investigation horror roleplaying game, a retro-clone of Pacesetters…

Things That Go Bump in the Night – A Review of The Spirits of London

The Spirits of London Author: Robert Grayston Publisher: Stygian Fox Page Count: 22 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $2.99 Print (options available) – $7.99 – $10.98 Have you ever read a game supplement and thought, that was great, but it would be better if they had included <insert topic>. That’s how I…

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…