Category: #RPG

  • The Art of Conan Sourcebook, review

    The Art of Conan Sourcebook, review

    This was originally written for The British Fantasy Society. Art inspired by genre fiction sometimes struggles to find an audience. It generally doesn’t hang in galleries, and the artists that create it aren’t necessarily well-known. While it won’t solve those problems, The Art of Conan by Modiphius is a compilation of the art from the entire Conan: Adventure […]

  • Conan: Kull of Atlantis, review

    Conan: Kull of Atlantis, review

    This was originally written for The British Fantasy Society. Before Conan, there was Kull, Robert E. Howard’s precursor to the infamous Cimerrian. The barbarian that paved the road for Conan is formally adapted for gaming, and Modiphius’ supplement, Kull of Atlantis, allows gamers to explore the ancient past of the world of Conan. This book stands […]

  • Gaming doesn’t need marketing, it needs librarians

    Gaming doesn’t need marketing, it needs librarians

    The other day I read an article from another site dedicated to RPGs, Cannibal Halfling Gaming. Some of what was in the article were very interesting and illuminating. Some of it was less engaging. (Link below) There was one part of it that stood out to me, the idea that what TTRPGs needed now, more […]

  • Hasbro is making headlines in all the wrong places

    Hasbro is making headlines in all the wrong places

    For the most, nerds often see themselves as a marginalized group. There are classic nerd stereotypes of people who are unattractive and poorly adjusted socially. Do an image search in Google for the term “nerd”. The results shouldn’t be particularly shocking. The concept has bred a cliche, and a common trait among nerds is that […]

  • Star Trek Adventures: Klingon Core Rule Book, review

    Star Trek Adventures: Klingon Core Rule Book, review

    This was originally written for The British Fantasy Society. Today is a good day to die! game! And with that sentiment, Modiphius has published Star Trek Adventures: Klingon Core Rulebook to explore the cosmos from an entirely different perspective. This is as unique, as it is unexpected because the book is not a supplement building on the Star Trek Adventures Core Rulebook. […]

  • Star Trek Adventures Back to Reality, review

    Star Trek Adventures Back to Reality, review

    This was originally written for The British Fantasy Society. Mysterious anomalies have been discovered in a dense asteroid belt, and the Federation wants to investigate. This module puts players in an area of space that has a bizarrely high concentration of quantum disturbances. Characters will be tasked with bringing back samples of the asteroids that […]

  • Why ruining the relationship WotC created via the OGL is a good thing

    Why ruining the relationship WotC created via the OGL is a good thing

    If you play tabletop role-playing games, you’ve probably heard by now that the there may be some changes coming to the hobby. Wizards of the Coast (WotC), and by extension Hasbro, are terminating re-creating the Open Game License (OGL) that was introduced with the third edition of Dungeons & Dragons. There has been a recent […]

  • Cults of Cthulhu by Chaosium, review

    Cults of Cthulhu by Chaosium, review

    This was originally written for The British Fantasy Society. Cults are a TTRPG staple, it doesn’t matter what the genre is. However, some games need cults, and Chaosium has published a supplement for The Call of Cthulhu that is, frankly, an obvious addition to the game’s catalogue. This wide-ranging book invites players to explore the deranged sects populating the […]

  • Achtung! Cthulhu: Operation Marseille

    Achtung! Cthulhu: Operation Marseille

    *This was originally written for The British Fantasy Society. A race against time in three acts to stop Black Sun Agents from completing a ritual in the French city of Marseille. Section M  must try to stop the creation of a weapon that is powerful enough to affect an entire city. Modiphius offers a tense […]

  • Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20: Operation Snowstorm, review

    Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20: Operation Snowstorm, review

    This was originally written for The British Fantasy Society. With so much focus on the European front, that World War 2 was a global affair often feels a bit taken for granted. Modiphius brought the conflict to Western Canada (British Columbia) with the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 mission, Operation Snowstorm. Set in the Canadian Rockies, players will navigate their […]