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Reviews You Can Use: The Secret Vault of the Queen of Thieves

Written by Carlos A. S. Lising Veteran Game Masters and Players of RPGs often approach published adventures with jaded eyes. They’ve seen it all before, and experienced just about everything the hobby can present them. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that such folks often greet the release of newly-published adventures with a mild sigh and a shrug of …

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Sunken Treasure: MD2 The Curse of Harken Hall

Written by Christopher Bishop MD2 is the second product from Simon Todd in the Sins of the Father story arc.  MD1 was released at Gary Con in 2015, and the intent is to have this be a series in five parts.  My review sticks only to the second offering in the series, but man oh man, if the rest of …

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Reviews You Can Use: Mad’s Bags

Mad’s Bags in Citrus Heights CA was kind enough to share a few of their handmade dice bags with us.  There’s a lot to love about these little beauties. Crafted from durable specialty fabrics, they feel fantastic when held, especially when filled to two-thirds capacity with lucky polyhedrals. The stitchwork is aces and the pullstraps are adorned with an eye-catching …

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Sunken Treasure: Sword of Air

Bill Webb’s Swords & Wizardry/Pathfinder massive sandbox adventure hits big By Joe Bingaman . Bill Webb (he of the Dirty Tricks book covered here not long ago) has unleashed his mind on us again, this time with a MASSIVE sandbox adventure titled “Sword of Air”. This book clocks in at a hefty 429 pages, and is based off Webb’s own …

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MODIPHIA #1 has arrived

Modiphius Entertainment announced the release of the first issue of Modiphia, the new FREE digital magazine. Inside this issue you’ll find: – New content – Strategy guides and background articles for Modiphius’ complete range of games, including… Achtung! Cthulhu, Star Trek, Thunderbirds, Mutant Chronicles, Conan – FREE new Airfix Battles unit cards! You’ll also find all the latest info from Modiphius, including …

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Shapeways: The Review

Advancements in 3D printing have thrust 3D printers forward into the limelight (and the tabletop RPG hobby is the richer for it.)   Technology that didn’t exist when tabletop RPGing emerged as a phenomenon during the Carter administration is finally here; enabling us to now further create what we can visualize in our minds, in a new way, not unlike …

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Genghis Con 40: The Review

Written by Christopher Bishop Genghis Con is an annual event going on its 40th anniversary.  Originally focusing on Roleplaying Games and Board Games, as well as War gaming, it has since expanded its scope to include Cosplay events, and Video Games as well.  While nowhere near the size of Gen Con, or Game hole Con is still attracts a decent …

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Sunken Treasure: 1e AD&D Monster Manual

Written by Nick Monitto It has fallen into my lap to review the “Monster Manual” from the 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game.  Or really, it would be more accurately said that I leapt at the opportunity when it came about!  Why the strong enthusiasm?  Well, let me set the table for you here… I was introduced to Role-Playing …