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That’s a Question! by CGE

Guestwriter: Thessaly Tracy If you frequent online discussions of boardgames to any degree, it is almost assured that you have come across a fan asking the following: “What is a good game to bring to a family/friend gathering, where most of the other guests would not be familiar with modern style games?” “That’s a Question!” is one of the first …

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Welcome To Epsilon City

The original Science Fiction RPG adds an instant classic expansion.   When James Ward designed Metamorphosis Alpha, the only RPG to look to for inspiration was Dungeons&Dragons. Ward’s suggestion to Gary Gygax that there should be a “D&D” in space met with an historic retort. “You should do that.” And Ward did. When I look at Metamorphosis Alpha, what strikes …

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Going Abstract With TAK

Going Abstract With TAK Written by Ryan Barnard TAK is an entertaining spin on the game of Tic-Tac-Toe.  Originally a concept in the popular fantasy novel The Wise Man’s Fear (penned by Patrick Rothfuss,) TAK is described by the tale’s protagonist Kvothe as, “simple in its rules, [but] complex in its strategy.”  Although TAK’s rules were not created until after this novel was …

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A Peek At Midgard Worldbook

A Peek At Midgard Worldbook (created by Wolfgang Baur and Richard Green) Review by Ivar J Randall Midgard Worldbook was published in hardcover format, measuring 11 1/4th inches tall by 9 inches wide and 1 ½ inches thick. The book cover is chunky and very sturdy. The book has a heft about it, weighing nearly five pounds. The cover art …

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Dhavon: Avremier Supplement 1 from Mothshade Concepts

David A. Hill’s follow-up to Avremier offers a grand expansion to a uniquely fetching OSR world. Fans of the Original Edition and the many excellent retro-games that spring from it, take heed.   This is the second in a series of reviews focusing in on Mothshade Concepts “Original Fantasy RPG” supplements series. These supplements offer both a glimpse into a …

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The Great American Christmas Fable

Christmas Eve, and Buck was dreaming. Turkey on the table, steam rising from the perfectly browned skin, surrounded by a bed of oyster dressing. A boat of gravy and a huge bowl of mashed potatoes within easy reach, along with the yeast rolls and a platter of sliced ham. His mouth watered as the odors of Yuletide feast filled the …