Repost: Predation Review

It’s summer time and there’s just too much going on in Mephitland! Today I’ve got a repost of something I originally reviewed five years ago (nearly to the day) but you might want to give it another look. Not only did Monte Cook Games just announce a revised third party license that makes it likely we’re about to see a lot more Cypher stuff, but the next Jurassic World movie is right on the horizon. Why not make Predation your summer fun game?

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Cortex Prime Game System Review

I’m here today with a long review of Cortex Prime game system, a big topic that I’m determined to get all into a single post. This is the next iteration of the game system behind Marvel Heroic Roleplaying and the Firefly RPG to name a few. I’m a big fan of those and I’ve been really enjoying trying out Cortex in a variety of ways.

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Dueling Fops of Vindamere Review

I’m here today with a short, fast game called Dueling Fops of Vindamere. While this isn’t a one-page RPG by any means it is very straightforward and speedy, an especially unexpected quality because it’s written by Greg Stolze of Godlike and Unknown Armies fame. Unlike these two games the mechanics of Dueling Fops are simple but it does carry the characteristic Stolze approach of an incredibly open-ended gaming experience.

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The One Ring 2e, Part One

Today I’m here with the first half of a look at The One Ring by Fria Ligan. This is the second edition of the Tolkien-inspired game originally published by Cubicle 7 who produced Adventures in Middle-earth alongside it and continue to support Warhammer games (fantasy and 40k), Dr. Who RPG, and Lone Wolf. Now the torch (and much of the writing staff) has passed to Fria Ligan who make Coriolis, Mutant Year Zero, and Tales From the Loop. This is definitely a continuation of the ruleset, but improved in some awesome ways. Let’s get into it!

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Fae’s Anatomy Review

I’m here today with a truly strange game. In Fae’s Anatomy: A Melodramatic Medical Mystery, or FAMMMM for short(?), you are a sorcerous doctor trying to solve complex medical problems while trying not to be overwhelmed by life’s chaos. It’s fast-paced, intense, and definitely worth checking out.

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Coyote & Crow Review, Part 2

I’m back today with the second half of my review of Coyote & Crow, the awesome sci-fi RPG written by and inspired by Native Americans. Following up on my first part where I covered the mechanics and setting, today I’m launching into the characters and stories of the game.

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Repost: Golden Sky Stories Review

I’m reposting an older review again since life continues to overwhelm, this time reminding you about the fun diceless RPG Golden Sky Stories. This is a great RPG for kids with low amounts of physical fighting, it’s beautifully presented, and also has images of small scenes of nature. As spring launches officially it’s good to have an outlet to revel in that sort of thing.

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Repost: The Warren Review

I’m reposting an older review today that might be relevant for those in the Northern Hemisphere headed into spring. The Warren is a game about playing bunnies and surviving together, something that’s just as relevant in this moment as the changing seasons.

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Repost: Good Society Review

I’m back today with another repost, this one for the Jane-Austen inspired game Good Society. I’ve waxed poetic recently about about the diceless game Wanderhome and Jay Dragon’s other Belonging Outside Belonging game Sleepaway is also amazing, but my first diceless, GM-optional game was Good Society and it remains firmly ensconced in my heart.

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