Journey to Ragnarok Review, Part 1

I’ve been eyeing Journey to Ragnarok by Mana Project Studio for some time. With all the games on my shelves already waiting for more time and an ongoing and firmly-established Adventures in Middle-earth campaign underway I just couldn’t justify it. The reviews and reaction, though, have kept this product firmly in my mind and I recently used up some of my earned credit to purchase it. Let’s see what’s inside!

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Coriolis Character Generation

With the recent release of the awesome Emissary Lost campaign, I’ve been focusing once again on the Coriolis: The Third Horizon sci-fi game from Fria Ligan. I never actually got around to writing a review of the game so I’m setting out today to write a review… of sorts. Usually I go through every section to let you know what’s in the book but instead I’m going to go through the process of character creation to let you know why you might be interested and then review the awesome parts of the setting in a future post to hopefully set the hook. Bottom line, I think this is an awesome game that you should definitely check out.

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Review of Pasión de las Pasiones

Today I’m taking a look at a Powered by the Apocalypse game Pasión de las Pasiones by the amazing storyteller Brandon Leon-Gambetta. As the principle GM for the Protean City podcast you can be sure that Leon-Gambetta knows both awesome stories and PbtA so I have high hopes for this game. The fact that its designed to tell stories like telenovelas just seals the deal.

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The Crew: Tea Party Investigators

I’m back with more for my City of Mist campaign skeleton! Having described Alexis, Anna, Heather, and Ophelia (as well as a villain for good measure) I’m here to take the next step and and make a Crew playbook for these gals. I really love social mechanics like this so let’s see how it goes!

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Die Laughing Review

Today I have another review for Nerdburger Games but this one has nothing to do with CAPERS (much as I love that game and I’m looking forward to the CAPERS Noir Kickstarter). Instead, I’m looking at a horror-comedy game by Craig Campbell called Die Laughing. It’s an ambitious game with a lot to recommend it, so let’s see what’s between the covers!

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Character Generation in Eclipse Phase 2e

From the most recent updates of the Eclipse Phase Second Edition Kickstarter, the new edition is heading for production in the fairly near future. The rules sections seem pretty well established and it’s just the source material to work out before at least the electronic forms can be sent. With that in mind, I thought I’d go through the backer preview and let all of you who aren’t in the Insiders’ Club know just what’s changed for characters from the first edition.

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New Heroes for Scion!

I started looking at Scion Second Edition with the first book in the series Origin. To showcase the character creation process in that book I made a sample band of characters that I’ve grown to love. Since that time I reviewed the second book, Hero, and updated the sample band to Hero-level. Today I’m back with another character creation showcase, this time developing two brand-new Hero-level Scions to take a look at making Heroes from scratch instead of updating them. Take a look and see what you think!

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Podcasts to Improve Your Game

Today I want to share a trio of podcasts with you, shows that I’ve been listening to lately. These are some great podcasts to add to your commute schedule as a way to improve your games after work. In addition to checking out amazing podcasts like Mistconceptions and Protean City to improve your GMing, try these podcasts out to exercise your creative muscles.

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The Warren Review

 

When I kickstarted the game Star Crossed from Bully Pulpit Games, I got the chance to add a few interesting items from their catalog to my order. Among their games I saw an interesting gem called The Warren: “a tabletop role-playing game about intelligent rabbits trying to make the best of a world filled with hazards, predators and, worst of all, other rabbits.” Immediately wanting to know more, I added it and found it interesting and unique. I didn’t have time to review it when I got it but now that Netflix’s series Watership Down has started to show up in my feed, it reminded me that this is a game that deserves some attention.

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Review of the Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica

The newest campaign setting for D&D 5e is out and it’s an old setting! Confusing? Yeah, for me too. There are tons of settings for D&D that haven’t been updated to 5e including Dragonlance, Brighright, Spelljammer, Dark Sun, and my favorite setting of Planescape. But for some reason Wizards decided to go with a setting borrowed from Magic: the Gathering. The weirdest part? I don’t hate it.

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