Assault Suit Leynos

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I get a lot of press releases, and more often than not I skip a lot of the video game related ones. Every once and a while something catches my eye. This time it’s Assault Suit Leynos, a side-scrolling-bullet-hell-mech game from Rising Star Games. Available now for Steam and PS4 at $19.99 for the standard edition, with a digital-only special …

The Final Station is Out Today

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I’ve been playing a beta build of The Final Station for some time now, but it’s finally been released on Steam and the PS4. The game is a post-apocalyptic train game where you’re scavenging cities for supplies and survivors, trying to keep your train running, and trying to keep the survivors alive. It’s a constant juggling that provides an excellent …

Kickstarter – The Lords of Rock

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After ruling the universe for millennia, the gods have found their power diminishing and some have faded away completely. Those remaining are forced into a battle for their very survival: War would only lead to annihilation. They have agreed that their battle for souls and power must be played out on the cosmic stage… … and that stage only allows …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 27

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Most unusual circumstance or location in which you’ve game? I’ve already mentioned this back on Day 10. There were times during summer camp where we’d play AD&D 2nd while in the camp van. It’s not super unusual, but it’s what I’ve got. It really wasn’t too hard. The Planescape setting at the time came in a box, so that’s where …

Review – Pixel Glory

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Prelude Zafty Games had a small booth setup at PAX East 2016 with tons of copies of Pixel Glory stacked all over their table. The minimalist black box and game’s 8-bit art immediately drew me to the game, and I was lucky enough to get a copy for review not too long after the show. It’s a super simple game …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 26

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What hobbies go well with RPGs? Just about anything. Stupid question. Move on. Please. Rob Kalajian Father of 4. Husband to 1. Overall Geek. Rob is the owner of A Pawn’s Perspective. During the day he’s a Senior Web Developer for an ad agency in Avon, CT. In his free time…he has no free time. Games. Toys. Books. Scouting.

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 25

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What makes a good character? The player makes a good character. I’m not just talking about assigning stats, creating the backstory, etc… It’s all about how the player actually plays their character. Even the most tired tropes and cliches can be great when in the hands of a good player. What makes a good player is hard to describe, but …

Review – Go Away Monster

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Prelude Gamewright has released a new edition of their classic kid’s game, Go Away Monster. Originally printed in 1997, and again in 2003, 2005, and 2008, the game had previously looked pretty much the same up until this new release. The 2016 edition features a new box footprint, and brand new art to bring a bit more of a modern …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 24

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What game are you likely to give to others? Different strokes for different folks. I can’t say there’s one game I’d give universally. D&D is a solid choice for many fantasy fans, but even then it may not be the best choice. I’d love to give Dungeon World for its simplicity. Apocalypse World for those who may not be into …

Force Grey: Giant Hunters

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I never thought I’d enjoy watching people play RPGs. I couldn’t quite get into Critical Role, though I love Matthew Mercer and crew. It’s just too long. Too raw. Then came Wil Wheaton’s Titansgrave. It was edited into one hour chunks, had some cool art to go with it, and was a joy to watch. I also really enjoyed the …