April 2016

Nintendo of Japan Release Amiibo Stands

Having only just returned to Nintendo after my recent purchase of a New 3DS, the whole Amiibo scene is quite new to me.  There’s a lot of potential in them, and many games make good…


Music Video Monday: Real Emotion (Nylon Pink)

Real Emotion was the opening song to the video game, Final Fantasy X-2.  Whatever you thought of that game, and I quite liked it, the song and accompanying video certainly set the tone.  The original song…


The Beauty of Asymmetry

A lot of the board games that are considered mainstream family games (Monopoly, Cluedo, Uno et al) are what we might call symmetrical games. By this I mean that in these games all players begin…


Sabin Suplexes a Train

Final Fantasy VI is a total classic.  It has one of the best stories of any game in the series, and has beautiful pixel art. In the game, there is a character called Sabin.  In…


Freebie Friday: Board Game Rules Summaries

This week’s freebies are a selection of player aids and rules summaries for a large selection of board, miniature and roleplaying games.  These are courtesy of a fantastic website, named The Esoteric order of Gamers….


Droll and Move

I’ve bitched and moaned about the roll and move mechanism extensively in my previous posts and, although I generally consider it lazy design, it’s not always as bad as I make it out to be….


The Show That Was Not Shown: Star Wars Detours

So, apparently lots of people knew about this unreleased Star Wars comedy series called Detours that was announced in 2012, developed by the Robot Chicken guys, and then shelved in 2013 after Disney bought Lucasfilm.  I did not…



The Dresden Files RPG: Session 4

On Thursday, after taking a week off from the group, we had out fourth session of our The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game campaign.  It started off well for the group, with their missing member being unceremoniously…


Wyrd at Adepticon

Just a very quick set of pictures from Wyrd Games’ presence at Adepticon.  There were a number of new, painted mini at their booth.  Behold: All of these models look fantastic, but the one I…


Freebie Friday: Lady Blackbird

In the first of the Freebie Friday segments, let’s look at a great, free, minimalist RPG from One.Seven Design, Lady Blackbird. Lady Blackbird is an adventure module for 2-6 people. It contains a starting situation, setting,…