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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 […]

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 […]

Scion 2nd Edition: “We can be heroes, just for one day…”

by Peter Ray Allisonon 12/07/2019
Onyx Path Publishing have revealed their new vision of the classic table-top roleplaying game Scion, with the combined release of Scion: Origin and Scion: Hero last month.  Scion: Origin contains the basic core rules for running games in the Scion universe, whilst Scion: Hero provides players with rules for playing characters who are descendants of […]

This time it’s war – Tomas Härenstam talks Alien

by Peter Ray Allisonon 18/06/2019
Despite the mixed response to the recent Prometheus and Covenant films, the Alien series still hold a special place in many geeks’ hearts.  The Alien and Aliens films are frequently praised and the colonial marine cosplayers remain a frequent sight at conventions. There has been a slew of video game adaptations of varying quality, from […]

Matthew Dawkins on the future of Vampire: The Masquerade

by Peter Ray Allisonon 07/06/2019
What can be said about Matthew Dawkins that hasn’t been said before?  Matthew Dawkins, otherwise known as the Gentleman Gamer, is a freelance writer and in-house developer for Onyx Path Publishing.  His credits are phenomenal and include pretty much every branch of the World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness. From the excellent Beckett’s Jyhad […]