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Reviews You Can Use: Rampaging Jotunn

Lost Cog Games (designers Matthias Bonnici and Dave Simpson) have performed an impressive feat of gaming alchemy. Rampaging Jotunn combines the frost giants of Norse mythology with Viking society in a way that’s seldom seen at a gaming table. Welcome to the Saga of the Unnamed Land.  Ymir has awoken from his slumber and the stage is set. 2 players go head-to-head in …

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Sneak Peek: NINJAK #0

Valiant Presents NINJAK #0 – A Star-Studded Jumping-On Point from Matt Kindt, Francis Portela & Special Guests Galore in September!  Plus: The Road to NINJA-K #1 Begins with an Essential Prelude by Christos Gage & Tomas Giorello Valiant is proud to announce NINJAK #0 – an all-new jumping-on point for the Valiant Universe’s most dangerous intelligence operative, and a massive 40-page milestone, …

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Reviews You Can Use: DNDICE

If there’s one thing that DnDice (in Great Britain) does well, it’s innovation in polyhedral design and presentation.  Luckily for us tabletop gaming enthusiasts, DnDice does many things well. Inspired by metallic dragons and topped off with an electroplated finish, these British beauties were born for battle.  Each metal case containing the dice is lined with a specialty foam denser …

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Q&A Today: Bryan Kline

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Bryan Kline (Mystic Tiger Games) chime in on MANAFORGE and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What can you tell us about the mechanics of your dice-rolling tabletop game MANAFORGE? BK:  In Manaforge, players roll dice to obtain mana, the wizard’s basic resource. Mana …

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Q&A Today: Rich Handley

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing author Rich Handley chime in on Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone, Star Trek, Star Wars and more, so let’s do this, with relish. Q: Which characters from the first two PotA films (1968 and 1970) fascinate you the most, and why do you suppose that is? …

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Reviews You Can Use: Artisan Dice

Hats off to Artisan Dice for letting us have a look at their Aeneus dice and their Mpingo (African Blackwood) dice.  Now in their fifth year of creating handcrafted dice for the discerning gamer, Artisan Dice continues to impress, as you’ll see from the photos included here. Here we have a wooden dice set that’s been created from Mpingo (more …

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Reviews You Can Use: Onitama

Hats off to Japan’s game designer Shimpei Sato for creating this “elegant and simple game of martial tactics.” Onitama‘s complicated predecessor Shogi remains largely inaccessible to chess enthusiasts in the Western world (owing to Shogi’s two-dimensional complexity, prisoners of war, promoted pieces and Japanese characters.)  Here at last, is a delightfully accessible way to enjoy a Japanese spin on an …

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Q&A Today: Fedor Sosnin

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Fedor Sosnin chime in on DICE BAZAAR and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What can you tell us about your colorful DICE BAZAAR game?  What makes it different from other games? FS: Dice Bazaar is a bit different than other games because it …