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Article–Reflections on D&D novels

By Paco Garcia Jaen A while ago I had a conversation with my mate Neal Freeman about D&D novels. Although I disagree with him, I can understand why he thinks that way. I have read all the Dark Sun novels published –...

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Podcast Episode – The RPG Interview Room – Adventures in the East Mark with Extra-Dimensional Publishing

By Paco Garcia Jaen If you’re not tired of hearing me to on about it, please let me give you another reason to be. I have *loved* Aventuras en la Marca del Este – Adventures in the East Mark – since I saw it printed...

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UK Games Expo Seminar: Write your own Roleplaying Game

Pretty much any and every roleplaying gamer has, at some point, wanted or thought about write an RPG. And most of us have found the task daunting. With fairly good reason… it’s not something that makes itself! So hopefully this...

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You’re so fucking rude!

By Paco Garcia Jaen Recently my friend Mark Rivera made a bold statement: “Cards Against Humanity is Bad for the Hobby”. Then he ducked. Then some people supported his claim and some of us didn’t. For those of you who don’t...

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“That Scorpion in the Sea” Malta Besieged: 1940-42

The latest in the States of Siege Series of games brings Steve Carey’s design skills to an interesting aspect of the 2nd World War in the Mediterranean. Having set such a high standard with We Must Tell The Emperor, my expectations were high for Malta Beseiged: 1940-1942.

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Ace of Spies Hangout with the creators

By Paco Garcia Jaen Ace of Spies is a card game of set collecting and sneakiness that comes from the minds of two first time designers, Michael Fox and Mark Rivera with playtesting and development by industry legend Richard...

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Psionics Expanded: Find the Mark

This first part of the “Psionics Expanded”-series/book from Dreamscarred Press is 29 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving 26 pages, so what exactly do we get?

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The G*M*S Magazine Podcast: Episode 35 – Boardgames with Nevemore Games and Chicken Caesar

Theme can be a very important issue for some people. If the theme of a game doesn’t sound interesting, plenty of people will simply ignore the game and spend their money in something that is more interesting at first glance. Of course that doesn’t mean the game will be any better, but still appearances are important and one has to be discerning and careful spending money.

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Star Fluxx card game

You see, I’d never played the original game Fluxx from the good folks from Looney Labs and I assume that I am one of the few gamers out there for whom Fluxx never came to my attention. There is certainly mixed opinion about the Fluxx games system which has spawned a number of variations on the core theme. It seems that a lot of “serious” gamers who don’t like randomness in their games don’t like it. But there is clearly a following of fans as well.

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Test of Fire: Bull Run 1861

Now I will state up front that I’m not a huge fan of many Martin Wallace games as for the most part they are too “EuroGamey” for me. It’s a game style preference issue, nothing to do with the quality of his games. But I certainly bow to his obvious creativity and talent in board game design without question and interestingly, when I interviewed him at this year’s UK Expo, I found out that he is a long time war gamer.

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Review – Earth Reborn from Z-Man Games

Yep, another game with dice and miniatures hit the table. This one is a heavily SciFi themed beast called Earth Reborn from Z-Man Games. There are quite a few SciFi themed games out there and it can be tough to stand out. This is another set in the post-apocalyptic Earth (hence the name…) and is basically a miniatures skirmish game between 2 factions – NORAD and SALEMITES. The closest game in style that I have played is Space Hulk so that should give you an idea of the scale. Having said that, Earth Reborn is a very different game.

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Review – Command & Colors Napoleonics from GMT Games

Richard Borg has designed a series of games based on a similar system – Battle Cry, Memoir 44, Battlelore, Command & Colors Ancients and more latest incarnation of the system is Command & Colors Napoleonics. I’ve played them all and have a pretty good sense of how the core system works. Now just a couple pf points…

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