Author: Paco G. Jaen

Icarus from Renegade Games: Unboxing

Icarus came out in Kickstarter in 2018 to be delivered in 2019. I backed it because I am a bit of a sucker for narrative RPGs, but is this game worth the amount of money you have to pay to get your hands on it? I tell you! Icarus is a #ttrpg that comes in a box with a fair number of #cards and #dice rather than the more traditional #rpg that come in book form. In Icarus we play a civilisation that is slowly decaying and falling apart and we are witnessing it’s last few moments. With a...

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Blades and Blasters. Interview with Seth Tomlinson

Blades and Blasters is a book created by Seth Tomlinson that funded in Kickstarter in 2018 and in 2019 has seen the light. It mixes science fiction and fantasy. But does it do it well? In Blades and Blasters you can find all you need to add alien invasions to your games. That is what caught the attention of this book. Although I could not do a review right away, at least I could do the interview and find out about the book and its creator. As it happens, the book seems to be full of great ideas and...

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“Everyone is welcome at my table”? For real, Dear Some Straight Gamer?

Many times, when I ask people to consider adding or including LGTQI in their RPGs, I get back the argument “everyone’s welcome at my table”. I even hear that when I am trying to talk about having more LGBTQI in the books, not around the table. And yet, it invariably comes up. This video has been produced for www.gmsmagazine.com. Please help us by subscribing to the channel and liking/commenting on the videos. Firstly, are you being honest here? Because I sure as hell wouldn’t welcome just anyone at my table. Heck! A few days ago I told someone he...

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Consent in Gaming – Have we lost it?

Seems a lot of people have lost it when is about the Consent in Gaming book from Monte Cook Games. On every side of the argument. I stopped to listen to the detractors and this is what I found out. This video has been produced for www.gmsmagazine.com. Please help us by subscribing to the channel and liking/commenting on the videos. There have been many detractors to Consent in Gaming and some people have used better founded arguments than others. There have been knee-jerk reactions to the document without even looking at it. There have been some people who have...

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Consent in Gaming from Monte Cook Games RPG Review

Consent in #Gaming is a new free product from Monte Cook Games about the need to have consensual content and interaction in roleplaying games. This is my review. This video has been produced for www.gmsmagazine.com. Please help us by subscribing to the channel and liking/commenting on the videos. #MonteCookGames has a enormous history of writing fantastic #RPG content. Now, Sean K. Reynolds and Shanna Germain have produced a 13 pages #pdf guide about the topic of consent around the gaming table. As can be expected, it has created a fair amount of controversy, so I decided to take a...

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