Dizzle Review

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Roll-and-write games are entering a renaissance period it seems and Stronghold Games has already released a few hits in the genre. Dizzle, their latest entry, is nothing more than a pad of level cards, dice, and markers, yet it manages to pack a healthy dose of fun as have previous roll-and-writes in the Stronghold lineup. With 4 levels of play, …

A Chat with Luke Laurie – Dwellings of Eldervale

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Dwellings of Eldervale is currently wrapping up a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. I got a chance to chat with Luke Laurie, the game’s designer, and ask him a few questions about Dwellings and the world where the game takes place. Why don’t you start by telling me a bit about yourself? I’ve been designing for about seven years or so. …

Forbidden Lands Review

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Full Forbidden Lands Review Opening Free League’s Forbidden Lands is like opening a box of nostalgia…really high-end nostalgia. The boxed set harkens back to the days of red box D&D but with beautifully made books, a map, stickers, etc… Everything you need to play, minus optional custom dice and cards, is included inside, and all with such care and quality …

Fateforge Preview

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If there’s one thing I love about RPGs, it’s vast lore, setting, and expanded content. Fateforge looks to be all that and more wrapped up into a solid, 2-book package. Currently up on Kickstarter, I had a chance to take a look at digital versions of both the Adventurers and Grimoire books. The first is the core book, covering Wizards …

Brikks Review

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Full Brikks Review You can almost hear that familiar tune as you open Brikks. Korobeiniki, or “Type A” as many know it from the NES days. You may even find yourself humming the tune as you fill in boxes on your sheet in this roll and write from Stronghold Games. That’s because Brikks captures the feel of the classic video …

Alicematic Heroes Review

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Full Alicematic Heroes Review As if Wonderland wasn’t strange enough already, there are now a whole army of Alices running about! With the Nothing invading Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts has summed Alice to help rebuild the ravished world. Something went awry, and Too Many Alices arrived! These Alices have formed into teams to see who can put the war-torn …

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Call to Adventure Review

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Full Call to Adventure Review Tales of exceptional individuals are nothing new. Sometimes tales are told of courageous heroes, whose self-sacrifice and dedication to all that is good is far beyond what a normal person can even comprehend. Sometimes tales are of the morally corrupt. Villains whose life was spent exploiting others, looking out only for themselves and thirsting for …