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Module C2: The Ghost Tower of Inverness

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto During my main gaming period of the 1980’s, I spent most of my time on the Player side. My friend Tim was the long-time Dungeon Master for our group, taking us through his homebrew world for many years. I enjoyed it a lot, but there were times when I wanted to do something a little different, …

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Family Friendly Gaming With Burger Joint

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series reviewing family friendly and party friendly games. Guest Writer:  Rob Johnson Game Designer:  Joe Huber Game Publisher:  Rio Grande Games Age:  13+ (manufacturer’s recommendation)  7+ would be fine Burger Joint is a game for 2+ players Hello again everyone! I must tell you about the game, Burger Joint, that McKinna (age 5) …

Guest Review: Knockspell Magazine

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto Today’s review is on the debut issue of “Knockspell Magazine”. This was published early in 2009, identified in its contents as “Spring 2009”, but also as “February 2009” in the page footers. In the lead Editor’s note, Matt Finch describes it as “…the official magazine of the Swords & Wizardry project, a fan-based group dedicated to …

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Guest Review: Harps Corp Dice Tray

Guest Writer: Bryan Parke I’ve been searching for a good dice tray for a long time. I’ve tried various boxes, trays, and even researched different methods for making my own and whilst some of the alternatives have been okay, nothing has ever really truly shone as a solution for me. However, whilst browsing the various stalls at the recent MCM …

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Family Friendly Review: Treasures & Traps

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series reviewing family friendly and party friendly games. Guest Writer: Rob Johnson Studio 9 Games Age: 10+ 2-4 Players INTRO: Treasures and Traps™ is a complete card game that puts you in the role of the hero. Your quest is to collect three treasures before anyone else. Sounds simple enough, right? Now throw …

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Guest Review: Golgotha #1

Guest Writer: Stonie Williams – This review was brought to you by the gift of a review copy, the letters QWERTY and rolling natural 20s. Writer- Matt Hawkins Artist- Yuki Saeki Colorist – Bryan Valenza Letterer – Troy Peteri The only survivor of a military operation gone wrong, Captain Michael Lawton has to make a choice. Military prison or Golgotha. …

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Guest Review: Vortex #1

Guest Writer: Katherine Cooper Butland – This review was brought to you by the gift of a review copy, the letters QWERTY and rolling natural 20s. Writer: Mike Sizemore Art and colors: Dave Kennedy Vortex is a new horror comic written by Mike Sizemore, with art and colours by Dave Kennedy, and is published by Storm King comics. It comes …

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Family Friendly Review: Scattered at Sea

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series reviewing family friendly and party friendly games. Guest Writer: Rob Johnson The Game Crafter Age: 10+ 2-4 players How long can you tread water? Lost at sea on floating debris that could sink at any minute. You are in a race to survive by finding the tools and food you need. But …

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Guest Review: The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

Guest Writer: Shane Davis “Desolate and abandoned, the evil alchemist’s mansion stands alone on the cliff, looking out towards the sea. Mysterious lights and ghostly hauntings have kept away the people of Saltmarsh, despite rumors of a fabulous forgotten treasure.” So begins “The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh”, the premiere module of the U-Series and the first module published by TSR …