• Review: Dungeons on a Dime 03 – Blood in the Water

    In a time where most RPG content turns up as a formless PDF there’s something rather wonderful about flicking through the weighty pages of Dungeons on a Dime’s Blood in the Water. However, while it’s a beautiful little book supported with solid writing, a messy structure makes running the adventure a trickier task than you’d hope

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  • Thumbing Through Zweihander’s Phone-Friendly New Design

    Isn’t it kind of weird that trying to read RPGs on our phones has always been a crappy experience, full of pinch-zooming into columns and blindly scrolling in search of the rule you need? Well, the folks behind Zweihander seem to think so, and are showing off what they think phone-friendly RPGs should look like with a new take on their core rulebook.

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  • Reckless Heroics: My Love for Magic the Gathering’s Goblins

    “The Boros banner stands tall even if its bearer doesn’t.” Those words make up the flavour text on the Magic the Gathering card ‘Goblin Banneret’, and they’re a small but vital part of explaining how a bunch of trading cards completely reshaped the way I think about an iconic RPG monster. Importantly, I don’t really think of them as monsters.

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  • Wendy’s Feast of Legends: Great Advert, Baffling RPG

    If you had told me that one day I’d be sitting at my desk, trying to write a serious article about a tabletop RPG produced by a fast-food chain I would have wondered what weird alternate dimension you’d crawled out of, and probably smacked you with a shovel. And yet here we are, taking a look at Feast of Legends, a D&D-Lite RPG about fighting the evil forces of frozen beef using war-skillets.

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  • Spell Overload with Deep Magic

    If you’ve ever pawed through the back of the Player’s Handbook you’ll know that D&D 5E isn’t exactly lacking for spells, but do you ever wish you just had a few more options? Well, that’s exactly what Kobold Press is hoping to achieve with it’s Deep Magic sourcebook.

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  • Preview: Heart – The City Beneath

    Have you ever thought we throw ‘dungeon’ around a little too casually? That it shouldn’t conjure up clean stone corridors perfectly sized for heroes marching two abreast, brimming with treasure and level-appropriate villains, but rather something truly foul, dark and inscrutable?

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  • Preview: Root – The Tabletop RPG

    You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover nor an RPG by its art direction, but there’s no denying that I was first drawn to Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game by its beautiful design.

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  • Review: D&D Essentials Kit

    This affordable little box set may not be the most exciting or revolutionary RPG product in the world, but hot damn it’s good at getting new players rolling dice, delving dungeons and having plain, simple fun.

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  • Review: Band of Blades

    Every new game takes a certain amount of time to click into place within my brain – for there to be a sudden moment of focus that has me muttering “so that’s how it works.” With Band of Blades this process was agonisingly slow.

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  • Review: Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG

    For a game that revels in being dark, dingy and blood-spattered there’s something strangely charming about Zweihander.

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Blogs

Thumbing Through Zweihander’s Phone-Friendly New Design

Isn’t it kind of weird that trying to read RPGs on our phones has always been a crappy experience, full of pinch-zooming into columns and blindly scrolling in search of the rule you need? Well, the folks behind Zweihander seem to think so, and are showing off what they think phone-friendly RPGs should look like with a new take on their core rulebook.

Wendy’s Feast of Legends: Great Advert, Baffling RPG

If you had told me that one day I’d be sitting at my desk, trying to write a serious article about a tabletop RPG produced by a fast-food chain I would have wondered what weird alternate dimension you’d crawled out of, and probably smacked you with a shovel. And yet here we are, taking a look at Feast of Legends, a D&D-Lite RPG about fighting the evil forces of frozen beef using war-skillets.

Reviews & Previews

Review: Dungeons on a Dime 03 – Blood in the Water

In a time where most RPG content turns up as a formless PDF there’s something rather wonderful about flicking through the weighty pages of Dungeons on a Dime’s Blood in the Water. However, while it’s a beautiful little book supported with solid writing, a messy structure makes running the adventure a trickier task than you’d hope

Preview: Heart – The City Beneath

Have you ever thought we throw ‘dungeon’ around a little too casually? That it shouldn’t conjure up clean stone corridors perfectly sized for heroes marching two abreast, brimming with treasure and level-appropriate villains, but rather something truly foul, dark and inscrutable?