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EN World Review – Mana Punks Game Guide by Hot Goblin Press

mana punk coverHappy May Day, Fellow Gamers!

Or as might be more appropriate for some of my Gentle Readers… Joyous Beltane!

It’s hard to believe how quickly summer is approaching and I’m already counting the days until Origins Game Fair, which a mere five and a half weeks away in mid-June.  This year’s Origins should be a lot of fun, and I’m really looking forward to heading down to Columbus for the weekend to take in the Origins Awards and possibly to meet their Guest of Honor – Tracy Hickman!

And of course, in just a mere 17 days, the Event Registration for GenCon 2014 opens, which is a very important day for those of us attending this year and want to get tickets our favorite games and seminars.  I’m looking forward to attending a wide range of RPG events and seminars, including the release events which will inevitably surround the release of Wizards of the Coast’s newest edition of Dungeons & Dragons!  That alone is going to create some highly contested event tickets, and if you’re wise, you’ll register as quickly as possible to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun!

As per my usual weekly schedule, I have a new RPG review posted on EN World yesterday – and I must admit this product was something of a disappointment.  Hot Goblin Press released an RPG in a genre they called Mana Punk, offering a world and game system which combined high fantasy with some Steampunk elements included.  The Mana Punk Game Guide was not quite as unique and promising as one might expect, and you’ll have to read the full review for more details.

Please click on the link below to port over to EN World and take a look at my review:

Mana Punk Game Guide: Medieval Shadowrun with a Steam Punk Twist?

I’m always a little disappointed when I have to write a review that ends with a low score for the product in question, but given the circumstances with the Mana Punk Game Guide I felt that I had little recourse.  I like to pride myself on giving fair and honest assessments of new RPG products, and over the years this has lead me to discover some amazing new variations on the role playing game type, which I might never have been exposed to if I did not write for EN World.  But to be fair to one requires I be fair to all – even if that means delivering a bad score for the reviewer’s gradecard.

So until next review… I wish you Happy Gaming!

About The Author

Michael is an Adept of a Secret Order of Dungeon Masters, and dwells in a hidden realm with his two evil cat-familiars, deep within the Vale of Wolverines, called by some "Michigan". He has been esoterically conjuring D&D Campaigns for nearly a Third of a Century, and has been known to cast ritual blogs concerning Dungeons & Dragons every few days with some regularity. Michael has freelanced for Wizards of the Coast, and writes reviews of D&D and other Role-Playing Game products on EN World News.


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