Monday, 14 April 2014

Fan brings USR beasts to life in Bestiary

I've seen some great USR projects recently and I was chuffed when David Garrett got in touch to say he had done a bestiary for the system.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The path to the tiger: reviewing Ninja!

It's a difficult decision. Do I just give in and offer him all my worldly possessions right there and then? Or do I risk lying and joining him in his murderous gang in the hope of taking it down from the inside? 

Bofu glares at me as I step forward, swearing fealty to him and his people. It's not an action I take lightly, knowing that this could cost me in the ranks of the Kwon, my people. He tells me that to trust me, I must cut any allegiance I have to my gods. 

My gods are vengeful.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

The Swamp of Doom saga continues in Candlelight and Murky Water

Good news, everyone. Tom K Loney has just released his latest entry into the Trollish Delver/Peryton Publishing Tunnels and Trolls campaign with new adventure Candlelight and Murky Water.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Are we sick of European fantasy yet?

Art by Daandric/DeviantArt

""African games don't sell," people say. "People can't identify with African character art." "Medieval Africa hasn't got the variety and flavor of medieval Europe." "Players aren't comfortable with an African-flavored setting."  These are the words of Kevin Crawford, designer of Spears of the Dawn, a decidedly old-school tabletop game with a medieval African feel. 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

My new cocaine is Threes!

It's 11pm and I'm sliding the number 24 into its numerical clone. The game then alerts me that I've discovered a new character: 48! That must be a good thing. The screen begins to fill with blue '1s' and red '2s' and I strategically shuffle each row around, adding them together to make threes, matching threes to make sixes and so on.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Seven months in the Ninth World

Art credit: Monte Cook Games

Possible spoilers ahead.

"The there are several heads here, sticking out of the water. Most are screaming, horrific blood-curdling screams," I wait for the players to take the bait.

The Jack surveyed the situation cautiously. He quickly discovered that the disembodied heads were attached to stalks that disappeared under the water, connected to a large, vicious crab-like being waiting on the floor.