Tag Archives: RPG

ZineQuest 2 News – Anna’s Highlights

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ZineQuest 2 games are dropping next month and if you don’t know what that means, you’re in luck because it’s time for a history lesson! What? No… Too late! What In Sam Heck Is A Zine? A zine (/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts […]

Pressure In Last Fleet – Designer Insights

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Pressure Mechanics Last Fleet is a roleplaying game about a rag-tag fleet of ships, fleeing across space from an implacable inhuman foe. You play the brave pilots, officers, engineers, politicians and journalists who battle to keep the fleet – and themselves – in one piece. The theme of the game is pressure, and in this […]

Table Top 5 of 2019

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It’s the end of the year (almost) and that means its time for a Table Top 5 list! Is it self indulgent? Yes! Is it a good way to find out about games we haven’t covered? Of course! There have been some good and some bad games release this year and in the interests of […]

Exploring Emotions Through Solo RPGS

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I appreciate that the title sounds a bit essayish but today we’re talking about ancient artefacts and monster sex so, y’know, its not all that dry. Quick note: all the images in this article lead to their respective game’s itch.io page. Some are free so check them out. What are Solo RPGs? For anyone unfamiliar […]

Spire – Review

Reviewing games can be difficult at times. Enjoyment is subjective and while we try our best to be objective, our opinions and tastes ultimately decide how we get on with a game. Which leads me to the strange journey of reviewing Spire. Ever since first coming across Spire at the UK Games Expo last year, […]

The Artefact – Review

Role-playing can be a powerful tool. It can help us explore difficult emotions like loneliness in a safe environment. But it is important to be safe while exploring these emotions as it possible to go diving into them and struggle to resurface. Especially with solo play. To that end, The Artefact thankfully comes with a […]

The Storymaster’s Tales: Weirding Woods – Preview

Like I said in my Dark Castle review, choose-your-own-adventure games seem to be cropping up everywhere this year and I couldn’t be happier. While Escape the Dark Castle focused on dark Gothic dungeoneering to evoke a feeling similar to the Dracula, Frankenstein, and a little bit of Lovecraft and Fighting Fantasy, Weirding Woods opts instead […]

Escape the Dark Castle – Review

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Choose-Your-Own-Adventures seem to be making a comeback. Or maybe I’m just noticing them more as I get back into the interactive fiction scene. It’s the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon of game journalism. Once you learn about a unique new concept, its suddenly everywhere. With that said, this week I’ve been having a blast with Weirding Woods (review […]

Barpig and After Hours Expansion – Review

The best way to describe Barpig is that, much like Mario Party, the game is just there to support the challenges. Distilled down to its key elements, Barpig is essentially just rolling a D6 and getting points and playing cards to switch things up every now and then. But none of that matters as the […]