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Post Apocalypse: Shattered Immersion

by Tom Sorsbyon 12/04/2016
It’s a funny thing, the post-apocalyptic genre, and I don’t mean in a comedic sense, not that there aren’t end-times comedies out there. No, I just mean that no other genre breaks my willing suspension of disbelief quite like it, the tiniest of logic errors turns something that should be scary and suspenseful into something I […]

“The Dice Cup” Interview – Tabletop Pride

by Tom Sorsbyon 14/03/2016
I used to be a frequent visitor to the fair city of Nottingham, as my other half was living there for a good while. Now she’s moved up to sunny Sheffield with me, visiting our friends in Nottingham has sadly become a rare trip. On my last visit however, I was fortunate to be taken […]

XCOM 2: First Impressions

by Tom Sorsbyon 08/02/2016
XCOM 2 finally arrived on shelves and digital storefronts on the 5th of February, having been delayed from its original November release date so Firaxis could iron out the remaining kinks with their new procedural world generator – theoretically, this is now a game you can play a hundred times without ever getting a repeated […]

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition

by Tom Sorsbyon 06/01/2016
Originally released in 2000 by Black Isle, running the 2nd Edition D&D rules, Icewind Dale was given an injection of fresh life by Beamdog in 2014 with the release of the Enhanced Edition. While anybody with even a passing interest in D&D or its gaming adaptations will have heard of Baldur’s Gate, in my experience, […]

Darkest Dungeon 2: Die Darker

by Tom Sorsbyon 04/12/2015
You’ll be forgiven if Darkest Dungeon has passed you by – I mean, it was a successful Kickstarter, it’s been on Steam Early Access for ages, and it’s regularly on sale. But if its somehow passed you by, then now’s the right time to get hyped about Darkest Dungeon. With a release date just around […]

Supergirl: Super Average

by Tom Sorsbyon 31/10/2015
I recently started a new job which has kept me pretty busy – last week, doubly so. This means time spent on the tabletop or before a TV screen has been at a premium, reserved only for The Walking Dead and Zombicide (which you can expect a review of soon. Spoiler: it’s brilliant). However, at the end […]

The Battle for Wesnoth

by Tom Sorsbyon 14/09/2015
The Battle for Wesnoth, for the many of you I’m sure who don’t know, is a turn-based fantasy-themed strategy game for the PC (and now tablet) which you can go and download right now. Usually I would go on for a bit longer before making the final recommendation, but since this game is completely free […]

Fallout 3 – One Last Time

by Tom Sorsbyon 02/09/2015
If you’re anything like me, which is to say a living human being who likes video games, then you’ll have heard that Fallout 4 is coming out in November and it looks like it’s going to be the best thing since sliced Skyrim. I’m sure you cannot wait to sink your teeth into all that crafting, […]

Sir Terry’s “The Witches” – Discworld Arkham

by Tom Sorsbyon 01/09/2015
The late, great Sir Terry Pratchett wrote some of my favourite reading material, supplying me with fantastic stories of stoic watchmen and bumbling wizards from my pre-teens right through to adulthood. If you clicked on this article, you probably already know who he is, so I’ll spare you the bio-recap (though this first paragraph is a […]

A Game of Boards – Fantasy Flight’s GoT

by Tom Sorsbyon 11/08/2015
In the wibbly-wobbly misty-wisty days of 2003, before your televisions had been thrown out of the window after the events of, well, [Insert Scene Here], Fantasy Flight Games made an adaptation of Game of Thrones. It was a strategy game, akin to Risk in some ways, but with a dozen layers of complexity, intrigue and […]