Dec 072014
 

moralityandethicsimg[1]There is a lot to be said for ethics in games journalism. The fact is that it’s a very grey area because most of the journalism that goes on is done by amateurs for the love of it. Whether it is for boardgames or roleplaying games, there are just a handful of professional websites that are businesses.

And those numbers are *tiny* compared with the number of bloggers and video-bloggers out there. People writing reviews, articles and giving opinions about games of all sorts.

But are we an ethical lot? Probably not, though we also probably try our best and we’re not unethical maliciously.

There’s just not an established code of ethics in our media and, let’s face it, we all do what we want to do.

So what’s the solution?

We discuss some options in this episode.

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Nov 112014
 

FriendComputer[1]Paranoia stormed on the tables of gamers all over the world in the 80 and has remained an iconic game that lots and lots of people were rather looking forward to see rebooted.

Hence it’s no surprise that when it came out in Kickstarter just a few days ago, it smashed its funding goal in less than a day and it’s still gathering a lot of money. And rightly so!

The authors chosen to bring this new edition of the game to life have all a tremendous record in game design and publishing, so that alone makes betting on this game a very safe procedure. No doubt the combination of James Wallis, Paul Dean and Grant Howitt should put anyone and everyone’s fears to rest.

In any event, and to make sure you have every single possible reason to back this project, I got together with two of the traitors designers to find out more about exiting new edition of the game.

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Nov 032014
 

<KENOX S630  / Samsung S630>A bit later than expected and planned, our tenth episode of the RPG room, where  Vickey Beaver, Jim Pinto and myself talk about games.

This episode was meant to come out on time for Halloween, but life in the shape of a Kickstarter and another crowd funding campaign in Spain have taken me away from everything I should actually be doing!

I apologies for the delay.

Anyway, how do you go about adding atmosphere to your games? Music? Sounds? Light? Props? Combination of them all?

Nothing?

We tell you what we do in this podcast. How about what you do?

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Nov 012014
 

realms-of-twilightRealms of Twilight is a fantasy campaign setting created by Daniel Marshal and BJ Hensley from Silver Crescent Publishing currently being funded in Kickstarter.

Now, Pathfinder setting campaigns are three a penny (or a dime, if you will) and it is actually rather hard to find something that’s different and adds something new, not just from the point of view of setting originality, but also to what they add to the rules and feel of the game.

Realms of Twilight tried to fund a while ago and, unfortunately, it didn’t hit its target and the authors decided to keep working on it, refine it and now they are back to have a second go.

After some trying, we managed to get together for an interview and find out what makes this setting so special. It transpires that it is quite a lot!

Warning, I messed up the times and I had to do the interview from my office, so the sound quality from our end is not as good as it normally is. My apologies for that.

Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy the show!


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Oct 302014
 

pic1970559_tWhen Sentinels of the Multiverse came out, it rightly turned some faces. Because the game is rather terrific. Or I think so at least.

Not everyone liked it, like my colleague Michael, who found it too bland for his card games tastes. To each their own!

Now, after a few expansion, a few more hundred illustrations, more heroes, more villains and more games, Greater than Games has brought to us a new game; Sentinel Tactics. Same heroes, same villains, same super powers.

Different game.

This time is a really tactical game in which superheroes will band together to fight the villains who want to destroy your beloved city. In this game, the story develops as the rules evolve and the challenges become harder and harder as the game advances.

But is it any good? We sat around the table and had a go to see how this game plays for the first time.

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Oct 132014
 

superhumanSuperhuman: Rise to Power is the super hero based boardgame by newly created company Thought Tank Games LLC, from Alburquerque, NM.

Superhuman: Rise to Power puts the players in the shoes of heroes saving a city or villains trying to destroy it. Which is really cool.

Shawn Avery, Forest Agee and Ross Sanchez are the three minds behind the game and after having seen the prototype they very kindly sent me for review, I had to have a chat with them to find out more about where the game comes from and where it’s going.

And I was really pleased to have spoken to them. As I hope you will too!

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