Ninefox Gambit

May 26, 2017
I don't often read military SF, but I've been reading through this year's Hugo finalists, including Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee. This is a great example of an awards list recommending books that I wouldn't pick up on my own but am glad I had the nudge. What makes this book...
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Free RPG Day is coming up on June 17, and we are looking for volunteers to run tables. Game Masters of all experience levels are welcome! If you are an experienced GM and have a 2–4 hour adventure you’d like to run in your favorite system, we are happy to have you. If...
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I absolutely loved Seanan McGuire's Every Heart a Doorway last year. It was the concept/world that I didn't know I had always been looking for—what happens to children who visit magical lands when they return home? This isn't the brooding Holden Caulfield-goes-to-Narnia of...
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Above and Below

May 4, 2017
When the buzz first started about Above and Below, I was curious. But then people said "storytelling," and I wasn't sure how I felt about it. Is it part RPG? How would this play at home, or across age levels? I finally got a chance to play last month, and storytelling just...
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Arkham Horror: The Card Game is the latest Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games, and has been one of Pandemonium's bestselling game lines since it came out last fall. With much tighter rules and faster playtime than its namesake (the original Arkham Horror board game) ...
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Machi Koro

April 7, 2017
One of the things I look for is a multiplayer game that also plays well with just two players. I especially like games that are perfect for that Friday night after a long week when I'm tired and just want takeout and a fun-but-not-too-taxing game to play with my spouse. Mac...
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Savage Worlds: Rifts

March 30, 2017
The people at Pinnacle Games have done a masterful job in reinterpreting the classic Rifts setting into the Savage Worlds rules system. It is more balanced and more nuanced than the original classic Rifts from the 1990s, yet keeps the same iconic feel. If you like the cla...
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Flash Point: Fire Rescue

March 14, 2017
We are huge fans of cooperative games in my household. While we enjoy competitive games, it is nice to not have to worry about the balance of players all the time....
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Getting Ready for PAX

March 6, 2017
It's that time of year again! We may appear more than a little harried... but please swing by the booth this weekend and see us at PAX!...
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Unexploded Cow

February 12, 2017
I am always looking for games that have a fairly simple mechanic with a good balance of chaos and strategy, as they are ideal for playing with my in-laws. I want something easy to explain with an edge of silliness. Unexploded Cow fits the bill nicely. The premise is simple:...
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