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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? …

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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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Dicecapades Second Edition: Fun for the entire party!

Dicecapades Second Edition has been released, and quite a bit has changed, it seems from the original Dicecapades. However, this does not mean the game is any less fun; quite the contrary. Dicecapades has evolved from a board game with a lot of dice (over 100 dice in the original!) to a party game with 50 dice and plenty of …

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Q&A with Trevor Harron

It’s not every day we get to enjoy seeing game designer Trevor Harron chime in on Collectors and Capers, and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What can you share with us about your game Collectors and Capers, without giving away too much? TH: Collectors and Capers™ is a game where you and the other players …

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Guest Review Dark Souls Board Game

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop   Dark Souls…a name synonymous with several other descriptions of woe such as brutally hard, not for the weak, or several other colorful metaphors that I will leave to your imagination. Very few video games have inspired the absolute rage and love as the Dark Souls franchise. I must admit, I have been a glutton for …

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Handling the Table Personality: The Grognard

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop   Our previous installment revolved around the meta-gamer.  This installment focuses on the Grognard, the veteran of many table forays.  Since the advent of tabletop roleplaying in 1974 folks have been crowding around the table to roll bones for decades now.  Some, played in high school, a little in college or the military (or all of …

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Shall We Play a Game? [Part 9 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …