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Twilight Imperium 4th Edition – How to play with only 2 players

by Matt Gearyon 06/03/2020
TI4  is a 3+ player game, therefore if you only have two people you are pretty scuppered and your options are: don’t play; use one of the internet’s homebrews, which knocks out phases and adds restrictions ORRRRRR you could do what we did and play the 3rd player between us. Now this sounds strange but […]

Twilight Imperium 4th Edition- Review

by Matt Gearyon 06/03/2020
All in all, TI4 is a great game (though not the cheapest), balanced, not overly complex, quicker than you might think and with so much replayability. If you are the long hall war gaming type then you'll need to go into it understanding that it isn’t really a wargame, despite its look, it’s a game of diplomacy and threat… with the ability to war it out, if you must.

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 […]

Why I’ll never be a top table player in 40k and 5 ways you can be.

by Matt Gearyon 23/01/2020
With the LVO nearly upon us and the tournament calendar beginning again I thought i’d explain my down falls as a tournament player and how I think, you could do better. I’ve been playing tournaments in 40k for about 4 years now and despite a 2nd in a one dayer, a 6th and a lucky […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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