Drowning

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I’ve got a lot of games to review. A lot. I took a look at my review queue and counted 23 unplayed games on there. That’s actually not too bad for me. It means I’ve gotten a lot off the list in a good amount of time. Unfortunately I haven’t updated the list since PAX. I took home 13 new …

Review – Spellweaver

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Having just written about the release of the two new Spellweaver DLC packs, I realized I had never gotten around to actually reviewing the game. Spellweaver feels like a mix of Hearthstone, HEX, and Magic: The Gathering. It’s free-to-play, but supports microtransactions and DLC packs if you’re looking to expand your collection quickly. Of course you can unlock cards through …

Unboxing Monarch

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Dr. Mary Flanagan, designer and publisher of Monarch, sent me a prototype of the game while she was Kickstarting it a while back ago. Immediately I was hooked. Gameplay is simple, fast, and tight. Back then most of the art for the game hadn’t been finished, so there was a lot of placeholder art on the cards, tiles, etc… 2 …

Kickstarter – Avoid the Void

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One of the things I don’t regularly do is back Kickstarter projects. Sure, I cover plenty of them for Purple Pawn, but I generally ended up getting them for free for writing such coverage. I’d like to change that a bit here on A Pawn’s Perspective. Ideally I’d like to back a project per month. Something I’m really interested in. …

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Launches November 18

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The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have finally announced the release date of the latest Pokémon titles, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. On November 18th Pokémon fans will enter a new region, choosing from 3 new starter Pokémon: Grass and Flying-type Pokémon Rowlet, Fire-type Litten, and Water-type Popplio. Name: Rowlet Category: Grass Quill Pokémon Height: 1’00” Weight: 3.3 lbs. Type: …

Unboxing Mega Man

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Mega Man is a game I’ve been waiting to get my hands on for a while now. I still haven’t had a chance to get it to the table yet, but I couldn’t resist tearing into it and seeing all the wonderful bits inside. I’ve got pictures from both the base game and the Time Man/Oil Man expansion, so there …

Bacterionomicon – The Creatures of the Healing Blade

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Yesterday was the Connecticut Festival of Indie Games, and while there’s a ton I’m going to be posting on Purple Pawn soon, there was an item there that didn’t quite fit in with the regular fair that I wanted to write about. Bacterionomicon: The Creatures of the Healing Blade is a book of art based on Nerdcore Medical’s upcoming card …

CT FIG – The Games I Played

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Not only was yesterday CT FIG, but it was also International Tabletop Day. In the spirit of Tabletop Day, I’d like to give a shout out to all the awesome games I played while at the festival. Elements, by Rampage Games Originz, by Flavor Faction Flip the Table, by Kind Fortress Seikatsu, by Kind Fortress Shadow Strike, by Pure fun …

Eternal Destiny – Animation Card Battle

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Exploitive Anime: Animation Card Battle would have been a better name for this pile of rubbish. The original press release I got for this game promised “an epic card game inspired by myths, legends, and H.P. Lovecraft.” I don’t know what the hell they were talking about, because I’m not seeing much Lovecraft here. Eternal Destiny was a free-to-play card …

Coattails

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Thomas Deeny (@DenaghDesign), another Purple Pawn Editor, wins the award for making me laugh so hard I almost fell out of my seat today. Thomas handles our Crowdfunding Highlights, and has started reporting on “Marketplace Confusion/Parody/Coattail Riding” games. Generally these are party games that are following in the footsteps of Cards Against Humanity. Usually these games are terrible. Anyway, he …