Posted By Editor-in-Chief on May 15, 2013
Greetings and salutations, Fellow Gamers, on what is an incredibly balmy Wednesday in May! There’s an old saying in the Vale of Wolverines that “if you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes”, but I don’t think I was quite ready for a change of 40 degrees Fahrenheit from one day to the next!
But frankly, I’m barely noticing the various meteorological fluctuations due to my absolute white-knuckled anticipation of the new Star Trek movie, Into Darkness, hitting theatres this weekend! I’ve was really pleased with the way the franchise was rebooted a few years ago, and I can’t wait to see the new release, particularly to see how Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock; Voice of Smaug in The Hobbit) rises to the role of a Star Trek super-villain! (more…)
Posted By Editor-in-Chief on May 9, 2013
Welcome Fellow Gamers and Blogosphere Surfers to another installment of my weekly review. I hope the week is going well for you all, and that much gaming lies in your future as we come into the weekend. This week has been completely hectic for me, but I managed to persevere and get a review done amidst all the other little details stealing away my time.
I want to remind everyone that it’s only a little more than a month before Origins Game Fair 2013 in Columbus, Ohio (June 12-16). So if you’re planning on going, make sure to register for games and get your hotel plans made before they’re all gone! I’ll be there Friday and Saturday this year, and will be staying for the Origins Game Awards show on Saturday night!
Posted By Editor-in-Chief on May 1, 2013
Happy Humpday, Fellow Gamers! I hope this week is going well for you, and have some great gaming plans for the weekend! My own DCC Campaign is still going strong and we’re scheduled for another sessions this coming Saturday – although I might find it hard to tear my players away from their computers seeing as the Beta for Neverwinter Nights is live now! You can sign up to play in the open beta by heading over to the official D&D Neverwinter site. FYI, I have heard from friends that the queues are quite long since the test servers have gone live and as many as 6000+ players might be in line in front of you to get in!
Being humpday, I do have another review posted over at EN World News. And today I happen to be doing a review of a D&D product, although it’s not for 4E. (more…)
Posted By Editor-in-Chief on April 24, 2013
Greeting and warmest welcomes to you Fellow Gamers and Devoted Readers! I hope that this “hump day” finds you all well, and that the April “showers” of late have not been too awful in the lands you hail from. Sadly, here in the vale of the Wolverines, “snain” has been the weather dominating this week, that hideous mixture of rain with bits of snow in it that is miserable to see and even worse to have fall on one’s head. Thankfully, snainfall has been fitful and not long lasting at any one time, although I doubt that such showers will be conducive to the growth of anything in May except puddles, wilted grass, and mud!
Today I have posted another review over at EN World News, featuring a look at a new game system by the artist Grant Gould. Mr. Gould’s work has been featured in a number of projects, and his portfolio can be seen over at DeviantArt. Unsurprisingly, his new fantasy role-playing game, Blade Raiders, features his artwork inside and out, and offers some inventive new combinations of rules and gameplay.
For more information about this new FRPG, please click on the link below to head over to EN World News for the complete review:
Blade Raiders is an interesting mix of features, with a few quirks, but strongly oriented to maximizing role-playing and storytelling without bogging the game down with rules. The setting is not the normal fantasy faire, but for gamers looking sample a new realm unlike the D&D/Pathfinder style of world, Blade Raiders is definitely a game to take a look at.
So until next blog… I wish you happy gaming!
Posted By Editor-in-Chief on April 18, 2013
Welcome Fellow Gamers and Gentle Readers! I trust this week finds you all well, and looking forward to a weekend of gaming! As I’m sure you’ve noted, I’m a day behind on releasing my review, but better late than never as the old saying goes, and I’ll use it as my defense this time around.
Before I get on to discussing my review, I want to take an opportunity to urge everyone to consider offering aide to the victims of horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon. One of the easiest ways is to give a donation of money or blood to the American Red Cross, who has been on the scene assisting the victims since the bombs went off. Of course, we all hope the terrorists will be brought to justice, but helping out the victims as best we can is essential to recovering from this national tragedy. (more…)