Goldieblox Releases Invention Mansion

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We’re huge fans of Goldieblox in our house. For those who don’t know, Goldieblox puts out STEM-related products focused at girls in the form of building and invention sets. We’ve got a few sets ranging from a simple zipline to a zoetrope animation studio. Everything they do has been thought of from the ground up. Building manuals are written in …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 18

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What innovation could RPG groups most benefit from? Well here’s an interesting topic. Two main technologies come to mind: VR, and Holographic Projection. How better become immersed in the fictional worlds we play in? Of course both would take a lot of time and money invested to properly work, and in my opinion would take away from one of the …

Review – Formula μ

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I received a copy of Formula μ (Formula Micro) from Michael Groll’s Games when I had requested a review copy of Operation Dandelion. Originally I wasn’t planning on writing a review of the game, but I figured I might as well give it a shot since it was sitting on the shelf. I’m glad I did. Formula μ manages to …

Kickstarter – Mint Works

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My next pick for the month of August is Mint Works, by Five24 Labs. It’s a pocket-sized, light worker placement game for 2-4 players, and fits in a mint tin. Mint Works supposedly plays in 20 minutes, yet provides a level of depth beyond it’s size and easy of play. Download the rules A brief overview of the game from …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 17

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What fictional character would be the best fit in your group? The longer I go on with this RPGaDay challenge, the more I regret participating. I’m half tempted to stop and delete all the current posts I’ve done. I won’t though. I’ll push on. What fictional character would be the best fit? I have no idea. If I were to …

Hand of Fate 2 – New Companion

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I enjoyed the original Hate of Fate, though I got burnt out on it fairly quickly. It felt like a great start, but it needed a bit more. Hand of Fate 2 looks like it may deliver that, though I’ll have to see once it’s actually released. Today Defiant Development announced a new companion to help players. Colbjorn is a …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 16

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Historical person you’d like in your group? What Game? Gygax. It’s gotta be Gygax. He’s the daddy of modern RPGs, and I’d love to play Chainmail with him. Of course I’d want to play in the back at the beginning when everything was fresh and new. I feel like if I were to play now it wouldn’t feel as magical. …

Review – Tally Ho!

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I’ve always enjoyed the Kosmos 2-player line. Classics like Odin’s Ravens, Hera and Zeus, Lost Cities, Blue Moon, etc… I was really excited when Thames and Kosmos wanted to send me a few of their latest 2-player games for 2016. One of these is a new edition of Tally Ho!, a game about hunters and wildlife. It’s a two player …

Review – 4 the Birds

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I’m going to say, right off the bat, that I was skeptical about 4 the Birds when it first arrived on my doorstep. Just from reading the flavor text on the back of the box I though it may be a bit boring. I was wrong. That isn’t to say the game doesn’t have any issues, but the ones it …

#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 15

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Your best source of inspiration of RPGs? Everything. That’s kind of a lame answer, but I’m sure it’s one most people would choose. Everything is inspiration. A hike through the woods. The sights/sounds while driving to work every day. Every movie I’ve ever watched. Every book I’ve ever read. The awesome art I saw online, or even some other great …