Thoughts on Bayt Al Azif – A New Mythos Infused Magazine

Here at Rolling Boxcars, we had the chance to once again, collaborate on a review. This time it’s the new Call of Cthulhu and Mythos infused magazine Bayt Al Azif. We both ordered copies of the magazine with high hopes and probably higher expectations that this would be groundbreaking, even a scene-changing product. We’re suitably…

Kickstarter Watch: The Sassoon Files

Crowdfunding is all the rage these days and we routinely get requests from creative types and their publishers to look over Kickstarters and help spread the word. We recently got a request to have a look at a new project called the Sassoon Files by a new company called Sons of the Singularity, LLC. Reviewing…

Cthulhu Insanity Dice – Mind Altering Afflictions

I recently contacted Dark Cult Games to inquire about ordering a set of their recently Kickstarted Cthulhu Insanity Dice. Despite them not being loaded into their online store yet, company owner, Ben, hooked me up and let me order a set. Obviously, reviewing dice is a short and sweet affair. So, what do I have…

The Journey – Episode 1: Character Creation

My gaming group came together in a rather strange way. The GM from a previous system gathered us together at a central location. The location happened to be one of the player’s home. We (the players) would gather and wait for the GM to arrive and start adventuring. However, more times than not, the GM…

The Journey – Roleplaying All Over Again

When I was a kid I looked for the crunch in games like AD&D,  Palladium, and  Rune Quest; these games were compelling challenges. I loved trying to figure out the system and creating an adventure in those worlds.  Now 45, at the age of Balloon Mortgages, Recurring Charges, and IRAs, I don’t like to work…

Dear Secret Santa! 15 RPG Gift Ideas

The other day I published a list of 10 RPGs (included below) I would recommend to anyone participating in any of this year’s Secret Santa programs or that needed some neat gift ideas. The post received quite a number of hits and then I realized that I left off a few items. This lead to the…

Hey Secret Santa! 10 RPG Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again for all those shifty Secret Santa programs and I have a few recommendations for those looking for neat ideas to get for your recipient. Secret Santa programs should be about giving an amazing gift that your target would love to have, but maybe just doesn’t know it quite yet….

RPG Geek Hosts: One Sheet GUMSHOE Contest

Are you a fan of the Gumshoe RPG system? Do you like Trail of Cthulhu, Night’s Black Agents, Ashen Stars or Fear Itself? If you answered yes to any of these questions, maybe you should consider entering the RPG Geek One Sheet GUMSHOE Contest. The details can be found here! If you’re not inclined to…

Bundle of Holding: Trail of Cthulhu

Late yesterday afternoon, the folks over at Bundle of Holding unleashed a Trail of Cthulhu bundle. While I am very new to Trail of Cthulhu, the bundle offers a great deal of value for a very small amount of money. Not only will you get the core rulebook, you will also receive a veritable plethora…