Heroes and Treasure Role-Playing Game Review (prepublished version)

German-American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst, Erik Erikson, said “The playing adult steps side-ward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.” Role-playing games challenge people to create concrete solutions from abstract ideas. Imagination in such games is an invaluable tool. Children have an incredible imagination, and now thanks to this game, they have an opportunity to explore new worlds with their family. Continue reading

Faith: A Garden in Hell Role-Playing Game Review

In another time and another place, humanity has lost its grasp of its own destiny and now relies on alien races to help guide and lead them. While seemingly benevolent, each alien race has their own plans and uses humanity like a pawn to attack their foes. But in the darkness of outer space a colder and more malevolent force emerges tipping the balance of power. Test your faith in those who command and your ability to survive. Continue reading

Robit Riddle Game Review (prepublished version)

In Tink Town, everything is built to order. From the car to the road, from the yard to the house, and from the robot to the robit. What’s a robit you ask? Why it’s the greatest companion a robot could ask for. That’s why the town fell into gloom when all the robits went missing. But a few robots want their friends back and are willing to do whatever it takes to find them! Continue reading

Pathfinder RPG: Horror Adventures Book Review

American author, H.P. Lovecraft, said “Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.” In this book for the popular roleplaying game (RPG) Pathfinder, those dark and disturbing places can be visited. All that is necessary for the Game Master and their players to traverse the dark places of the world can be found in this one book. Dare you venture into lands no man was meant to travel? Continue reading

Legends of Idunia Game Review

A mutinous crew have tossed you and two companions overboard. You are now adrift in a small boat with nothing but ocean to be seen. Death will come soon, but fate is fickle and easily misinterpreted. Adventure awaits you on a distant shore growing larger on the horizon. Continue reading

Pocket Adventures Card System (Set II) Review

I have many fond memories of being a Child Geek and playing Dungeons & Dragons with my friends. Our role-playing games were little more than kicking down doors, killing all that moved, and looting everything to buy bigger and better gear. We loved it. But that was when I was a kid and had all the time in the world. As an adult, I am constantly scrambling to make time, find time, or be on time. But I still miss my days of exploring dungeons and beating up the bad guys. That’s why I’m so pleased to have found the Pocket Adventures Card System and a pocket to put it in. Continue reading

The Fiasco Companion Book Review

The role-playing game, Fiasco, focuses on storytelling that has some very tragic and hopelessly flawed characters. And while the story the players cooperatively share is most certainly the highlight of the experience, one cannot discount the importance of the character and story development it includes. For those looking to improve their game play experience, a companion is available to help guide them in strange new directions! Continue reading

Fiasco Role Playing Game Review

Salvador Dali, a prominent Spanish surrealist painter, once said that “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” I say that ambition without intelligence is like a bird who smacks into a window at high-speed. Ambition can blind a person and drive them forward like a hot poker. While goals are important, one must not forget to stop and observe to ensure they know where they are going and avoid pitfalls. Continue reading

Forsooth Role Playing Game Review

Shakespeare’s stories have survived centuries of cultural change and yet still remain relevant. It is a true testament to Shakespeare’s ability to write stories about our human nature that we continue to republish his work, create movies from his stories, and pay scholars to ponder his words. It was only a matter of time before geeks got their hands on his work and made it a game. Honestly, surprised it took this long. Continue reading

Official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Coloring Album (1979)!

The 1979 Official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Coloring Album, illustrated by Greg Irons and written by Gary Gygax, is now available for you to go grab and share with your little geeks! Stop what you are doing…well…finish reading this first, but then stop what you are doing and go grab the coloring album! Continue reading