Review of Escape from Dino Island

The Powered by the Apocalypse game Escape from Dino Island is a not-so-subtle homage to stories like Jurassic Park and Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, but also island mysteries like Lost or (naturally) The Island. It’s short, punchy, and sure to fulfill your gaming needs, as long as those needs include running screaming from a T-rex.

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Cuticorium RPG Review

As if to prove that roleplaying games know no bounds, there’s a game where you play as a bug. To be clear, Cuticorium is not a game about playing as a humanoid bug or as someone transformed into a bug. You’re a literal bug and it’s pretty amazing.

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Wanderhome Review

I’ve got a treat for everyone today that I’m excited about. Kickstarter backers just got a full copy of the Wanderhome RPG and I bumped up my posting schedule to review it right away. Why? Because Wanderhome is one of those projects that seemed awesome when I read the pitch and has only got better.

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Sentinel Comics RPG Review

I’m very excited to bring you this review today for a game that I love very, very much. While I’ve actually never played the Sentinel Comics deck-building game, I’ve always heard really good things… Plus the company is in my city so there’s some civic pride there. When I saw the Sentinel Comics RPG come up on Kickstarter, though, I eagerly joined on and… Let me just cut to the chase and say I have a new favorite superhero RPG.

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Lex Arcana Review

Happy New Year! I’m here today with something that I’ve been chipping away at for the whole holiday season, which means it’s pretty long. Normally I’d split this sort of thing into a few different posts but I’m so into this game that I just want to start the year off with a massive post!

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We Are All Mad Here Review

Though it came out in September, I’ve had limited time to look through We Are All Mad Here, the fairytale sourcebook for Monte Cook Game’s Cypher system. This isn’t because I wasn’t interested in it, but more because I wanted some time to give it the attention it deserved. Today, let me tell you what I think about this beautiful book by the amazing Shanna Germain.

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Broken-Brother Epic Jumpstart Review

Hello again from the world of Werewolf: the Savage Age! I recently interviewed some of the creators behind Savage Age and they mentioned an upcoming product that could be an “epic jumpstart” to a chronicle set in the prehistory of Werewolf: The Apocalypse. They were kind enough to send me a complementary copy of the jumpstart to take a look and so today I bring you my thoughts on The Broken-Brother.

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Kids on Brooms

It’s just three days until Halloween (sorry for the late post, by the way) and if you’re looking for a fun and otherworldly game for the holiday then my recommendation this year is Kids on Brooms. The latest version of Kids on Bikes has all the same worldbuilding strengths and fun mechanics but instead of being the story of schoolkids in the 80s it’s the story of magical students doing their best.

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Good Strong Hands Review

In the past I’ve talked a lot about wanting alternatives to the assumed “adventurers for hire” mercenary campaign. There are alternative frameworks for campaigns (I wrote up a few some time ago) but if you want a high fantasy, wild adventure game that includes thoughtful, positive stories from the start, you should check out Good Strong Hands. You can back the game on Kickstarter to get it as soon as Craig at Nerdburger Games (maker of Capers and Die Laughing) finishes but he sent me a pre-art manuscript copy to look over. To put it bluntly, it’s fantastic.

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Scion: Titanomachy Review

The spread of Scion 2e books continues to grow! You can check out my previous reviews of Scion: Origin and Scion: Hero (plus more) and the upcoming Scion:Demigod is I’ve already backed on Kickstarter. Today I’m here to talk about the newest book from the game line, all about the enemies of the gods and potential destroyers of worlds: Scion: Titanomachy.

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