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New stories in the World of Darkness

by Peter Ray Allisonon 01/04/2020
Tor are releasing an audiobook set in the world of Vampire: The Masquerade, with stories by Genevieve Gornichec, Cassandra Khaw and Caitlin Starling

Brace for impact! SFW XI announces their guest line-up

by Peter Ray Allisonon 01/03/2020
With only four months since their tenth anniversary, Sci-Fi Weekender proves that they are only going to get bigger and better with their next geek fest!

Vampire: The Masquerade – The Fall of London

by Peter Ray Allisonon 25/02/2020
The second inquisition’s taking of London and their purge of the city’s vampires is one of the major changes to the metaplot of the 5th edition (aka: V5) of Vampire: The Masquerade (reviewed here).  Much of what happened has been hinted at in sourcebooks, but in The Fall of London we finally learn the truth. […]

Kickstarting Vampire: The Masquerade – Chapters

by Peter Ray Allisonon 04/02/2020
Vampire: The Masquerade – Chapters is the forthcoming game by Flyos Games.  Intended to translate the White Wolf roleplaying game Vampire: The Masquerade into a board game, Chapters will be a story-driven game where players take on the role of a coterie of vampires, tasked with investigating the former Sabbat territory of Montreal. It would […]

Scion: Hero PhonePDF

by Peter Ray Allisonon 10/01/2020
As much as we love Scion, this is not a review of the game itself (which was reviewed here), but of the medium in which it is presented. PDFs of roleplaying games have – in some ways – helped save the roleplaying industry.  PDFs are making roleplaying games more accessible by making them more easily […]

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries review

by Peter Ray Allisonon 06/01/2020
Geek Pride's Peter Ray Allison straps himself into the pilot seat and powers up his mech to take MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries for a spin.

Phoenix Point

by Peter Ray Allisonon 21/12/2019
It would be fair to say that Julian Gollop invented turn-based tactical squad-combat computer games, when he released Rebelstar Raiders on the Spectrum in 1984.  From there, he created Laser Squad and later UFO: Enemy Unknown (also known as X-COM) and its sequels.  Each game introduced new elements, from the Geoscape strategic overlay of the […]

Alien: The Roleplaying Game

by Peter Ray Allisonon 20/12/2019
Peter Ray Allison grabs his pulse rifle and joins the colonial marines to check out Free League Publishing's Alien: The Roleplaying Game. Spoiler: It's a bit good...

Flyos Games on Vampire: The Masquerade – Chapters

by Peter Ray Allisonon 15/11/2019
2020 promises to be the year of the vampire.  Don’t worry, we are not expecting a plague of blood suckers.  Neither has the Chinese zodiac started including sparkly vampires.  Instead, we will witness the classic nineties roleplaying game of personal horror; Vampire: The Masquerade dominating gaming. Following the recent release of V5 (reviewed here), next […]

SFW-X: Sci-Fi Weekender 10 – Part 2

by Peter Ray Allisonon 09/11/2019
Sci Fi Weekender (SFW) is an event like no other.  Less like a convention and more of a festival, SFW is the UK’s largest geek camp and there is literally nothing else like it in the UK. The weekend-long geek-fest officially commenced on the Friday morning, with the opening ceremony where event organiser Jonni Davis […]