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Guest Article: 30th Anniversary of West End’s Star Wars RPG

Guest Writer: Jeffrey Webb I have been a gamer since I was eleven years old.  I know, compared to many here I’m a Johnny-come-lately.  I started rolling dice in the summer of 1986 and haven’t ever looked back.  Very quickly after my descent into the throes of a gaming addiction that’s resulted in a garage full of books, West End …

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Guest Review– Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame

Guest Writer: Matthew Stephen Sunrich When it comes to video games, I am strictly a classicist. I obsessively played arcade games all throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, starting, appropriately enough, with Pac-Man and ending sometime around the release of the original Mortal Kombat. The last home console I owned was the NES, which was a major force in my …

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Teaching Someone to be Bad: Boss Monster

Although I’d played with friends at game shops before, getting my own copy of Boss Monster for review really let me delve into it. Especially, since now I had to be the one to teach someone how to play a game that is the opposite of what you usually do in a game. Especially a video game. You go through …

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Book Review: Wizards From Merlin to Faust

Before they began publishing such interesting games, Osprey Publishing was known for it’s source books that could be used for wargaming and RPGs. I was given a copy of one of their Myth and Legends line to review. Wizards From Merlin to Faust caught my attention right away. Mostly because it reminded me of a set of books I’d always …

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Guest Review: White Dwarf #6

Guest Writer: Matthew Stephen Sunrich   British game publisher Games Workshop has, for a few decades now, been known for its superb board games, such as Space Hulk and Blood Bowl, and miniatures games, such as Warhammer Fantasy Battle and The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, but it got its start distributing Dungeons & Dragons rule books in …

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Handling the Table Personality: The Rules Lawyer

(and the lesser known counterpart the Rules Guru) Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop Ahh, the indomitable Rules Lawyer!  At some point in a Gamemaster’s career, you are bound to run into this crafty table personality.  Not to be confused with the Meta-Gamer, this personalities chief purpose is safety and control for themselves.  While many of them might view every game as …

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Guest Review: Imagine Games Magazine #5

Guest Writer: Matthew Stephen Sunrich   It’s hard to deny that we live in a wonderful age. Thanks to the Internet, we can access vast amounts of information on just about any topic with a few simple keystrokes. We can find out about upcoming books and games directly from publishers, as well as revisit classic ones, on websites and myriad …

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Guest Review Dave Arneson: True Genius

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto   I would imagine it is a safe presumption that anyone reading this website is a fan of Role-Playing Games.  Given the strong emphasis on here for original old-school and OSR products, it is also probably a good bet that readers will know of the original TSR and its stable of games, led by the well-known …