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Tommy’s take on Age Past Preview.

Age Past is an upcoming fantasy RPG by Jeff Mechlinkski, and I have been given the opportunity to preview the book. Now, this is just that, a preview…I won’t be doing a full review here. The PDF I was given clocks in currently at 253 pages, with some material still missing as well as several placeholders for art. The estimated completion date is September 2011, so I think they still have time.

Agency in scenario driven eLearning

First of all I will make this very clear; I am a game player -a big, big games fan. I have been playing videogames, board games and role playing games since I was a child and they have had a massive impact in developing my imagination, my visualisation skills, my social skills and even my empathy skills. This is important for me to make clear since the start of this article because I want everyone to know that I am biased. Yes, I believe in games as a medium to develop healthy personality traits and interaction skills.

Crafty news!

Crafty Games will be pre-releasing their latest book, the Adventure Companion at NeoCon in less than three weeks.

Terrible Sharp Sword

Terrible Sharp Sword is the latest supplement for Sharp Practice, covering the American Civil War with a complete list of rule amendments that allow you to recreate this heroic and desperate struggle on the tabletop.

Blades, Dungeon Dwellers & Dragons

Another in Misfit Studios’ line of microsupplements, we get 5 magic blades. The introduction informs us that each Blade’s powers should be hidden, and gives guidelines on researching them…complete with a table to roll on (there is a unique one for each blade), detailing just how much information the researcher finds. A Critical Failure means that they get it ALL wrong. This is a great concept, but stumbles just a bit in execution: If they players roll it, they will know they got a Critical Failure, and will suspect something. If the GM rolls it, they essentially lose the right to use a benny to modify the roll, which some could construe as unfair. Other than that, I love it…and I have been told by the author that a benny solution is coming soon.