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EN World Review – Amethyst: Renaissance by Dias Ex Machina

Editor-in-Chief | January 30, 2013

Here we are, Gentle Readers, and it’s Wednesday once again!  I hope all my fellow gamers are doing well, and surviving both the flu epidemic and the bizarre wintry-rainy weather we’ve been having.  I myself am happy to report I have avoided the flu bug this year so far, and plan to keep it that [...]

EN World Review – Amethyst: Evolution by D.E.M.

Editor-in-Chief | July 27, 2011

Well it’s Wednesday once again, and only one week to GenCon 2011, and you can almost feel the gaming community twitching in anticipation!  But as it is Wednesday once again, it is also the day for another installment of my review on EN World, and this week is no exception – impending convention or not!
This [...]

Return of the Techans: A Preview of Amethyst: Evolution

Editor-in-Chief | March 14, 2011

early one year ago, I had the opportunity to do a preview review of an exciting adaptation of the 4E rules.  Dias Ex Machina Games, or DEM Games for short, was producing a sci-fi/fantasy game setting in which high-tech and magic battled for dominance of a post-apocalyptic future Earth.  Amethyst: Foundations daringly mixed genres under [...]

Pre-Release Review of Amethyst: Foundations by Dias Ex Machina (Part 2)

Editor-in-Chief | April 14, 2010

“If technology worked, the science behind it also had to.  Science declared magic as myth.  You can’t throw fire from your hands.  You can’t fly without proper wings.  You can’t be succumbed by the temptations of an elvish princess.  “There’s nothing out there,” his brother said.  He lied. There were dragons.”  ~ Amethyst: Foundations
On Monday [...]

Pre-Release Review of Amethyst: Foundations by Dias Ex Machina (Part 1)

Editor-in-Chief | April 12, 2010

“Let me ‘splain.  No, there is too much, let me sum up.” ~ Inigo Montoya (Princess Bride,1987)
For a project of this magnitude, even a summation might not be sufficient!  I know this is deviating a bit from my usual style for a review, which would be to introduce the product with a bit of musing [...]