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Ghost Review: The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan

Ghost Writer: Johnny “Danger” Morris The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan, Adventure C1 by Harold Johnson and Jeff R. Leason is designed for characters level 5-7. It is the first in a series of modules from TSR called the Competition Series. It was originally used for the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons tournament at Origins ’79. The look and feel of this …

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Ghost Review: Puppetland – A Storytelling Game with Strings in a Grim World of Make-Believe

Ghost Writer: Christopher Bishop I was completely unsure what to expect when I chose Puppetland for review.  Part of the fun in reviewing games is sometimes stepping outside your comfort zone and trying new things you would normally pass by.  I recall seeing the Puppetland Kickstarter come about during the 2014 year, but at the time I was distracted with real …

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Movie Review: Napping Princess

Guest Writer: Heidi Berthiaume Napping Princess is a Japanese animated fantasy movie where a girl’s dreams and her reality begin to overlap, leading to adventure and hidden truths about her family. Directed by Kenji Kamiyama of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex fame, this anime also features the music of Yoko Shimomura, known for her Kingdom Hearts and Mario & …

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Guest Review: White Dwarf #8

Guest Writer: Jonathan J. Reinhart A long time ago on an island across the pond a group of tabletop gamers decided to publish a magazine about the burgeoning hobby they love. These gamers knew they wanted to publish articles diving into the many aspects of their hobby. But, what should they name their magazine? There is much power in a name …

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Warlock Tome with Black Dragon Metal Dice Review

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto Dice. They are the most important foundation to nearly all of the games we love. Yes, there are rulebooks, but we learn them pretty quickly; most of us can quote what we need right at the table. There are modules, but the adventures can come from our own minds when we want them to. Dice, though, …

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Game in Review: Unearth

Guest Writer: Robert Bird Game Type: Unique Category: Card, Dice Game Mechanics: Dice Rolling, Set Collecting, Dice Placement Number of Players: 2 to 4 Age: 8+ Family friendly Price range: Varies from $22.99 (Cardhaus) up to $29.95 (Noble Knight Games).  Median is$26.47 Game Time: Developers say 30 – 60 minutes, and that’s pretty accurate.  The first time I played through …

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Battle for Greyport: Game Review

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop Red Dragon Inn has been a popular title for quite a while.  Even late comers to the product line such as myself find instant value in its clever, satirical homages to various character types played at the table.  Battle for Greyport however, while still having a little tongue in cheek involved, is a slightly more serious game.  …

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Because It’s Cool: A review of Gene Simmons Vault Experience by a man who will NEVER be able to afford it

Guest Writer: Kevin Birge Gene Simmons Vault Experience. Heard of it yet? Ten discs, one hundred and fifty unreleased tracks. This by itself would be a yawn. Why, you will likely be able to Pirate Bay that stuff to your cell phone before the set is even in the stores. Business as usual. Except it isn’t. Gene has a problem …

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Wake Me Up Before You Go Go: A Review of Paranoia by Mongoose Games

Guest Writer:  Kevin Birge The Jitterbug! (Clap.Clap.Clap.Clap.) The Jitterbug! (Clap.Clap.Clap.Clap.) And as the long forgotten pop earworm bites into the brain of the sleeping clone, the clone thinks “It’s cold. I’m cold. It’s cold.” And sits up, awake, and his Cerebral Coretech is flashing 12:00. His breath fills the room with vapor, a new and terrifying thing. Is the smoke toxic? …