The Long Road Ahead

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After yesterday’s post I decided to sit down and take inventory of everything that’s come in recently. In line with my estimates, I’ve got 50 games on the dot that need to get played and reviewed. Again, this doesn’t include games already played, digital titles, toys, or gaming accessories. There’s a long road ahead, but I’ve already started planning r_day, …

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 …