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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 […]

The Factions of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

by Peter Ray Allisonon 26/10/2019
Bloodlines 2 is the forthcoming sequel to the classic Vampire: The Masquerade video game Bloodlines.  Continuing the story of the first game, Bloodlines 2 presents players with the opportunity to explore the vampiric underworld of Seattle. In the first Bloodlines, players had the choice of between the masquerade upholding Camarilla sect or the freedom-espousing Anarchs, […]

Chris Shepperson of Nightfall Games talks SLA Industries

by Peter Ray Allisonon 24/10/2019
The SLA Industries roleplaying game first appeared twenty-five years ago.  As an entirely new setting, SLA (pronounced “Slay”) Industries was praised for its originality and iconic themes, for which it won numerous awards. The game is based around a far-future dystopia.  Much of the known universe is owned, or indirectly controlled, by the eponymous corporation […]

Battletech – One Year On

by Peter Ray Allisonon 20/08/2019
Peter Ray Allison climbs into the cockpit once again to lead his squad of mechs into battle in Paradox Interactive's acclaimed videogame Battletech .

BattleTech: The Clans are coming!

by Peter Ray Allisonon 17/07/2019
Catalyst Games Lab launch their first kickstarter for Classic Battletech with the Clan Invasion xox set, that has everything for games of armoured combat.