Awaiting Pai Sho

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Ever since gamers saw Pai Sho played on Nickelodean’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, they’ve been coming up with ways to play. Pai Sho, in a playable form, has come a long way. There’s been many rules sets, and even tile sets, and lots of people have made their own boards and pieces. You can find a bunch on Etsy, but …

Review – New BCW Products

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Every once and a while BCW shoots me some samples of their new products to take a look at. It’s nice, seeing as I’m a huge fan of their line of stuff, and we can always use some new deck boxes, card protectors, and folios in the house. This time around they sent me a deck box filled with 80 …

Total War – WARHAMMER Stream

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Today I was lucky enough to receive and early access copy of Total War: WARHAMMER for review/streaming. I did a quick stream of the game’s Campaign Mode using the Empire and running through the tutorial. I’ve exported the video to YouTube. It runs about 19 minutes long, and you can watch me play while having no idea what the hell …

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 …