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Game Night Reviews

Game Night: Magic

Welcome to the new Game Night Blog Carnival! This is a new feature that I’ll be doing once a month along with a few other RPG blogs. You can get more info about it at the main Game Night site. I played my first game of Magic: the Gathering sometime in 1994 when Fallen Empires […]

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Gamma World Reviews

Legion of Gold

Legion of Gold, the second expansion for Gamma World, was released earlier this week. It is similar to the previous expansion, Famine in Far-Go, in that it includes new origins and monsters, new cards, and an adventure. The box also introduces new mechanics for character vocations. Only 8 origins are included with Legion of Gold: […]

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Dungeons & Dragons Reviews

D&D Essentials Review

I posted a while ago that I was confused about the goals of the D&D Essentials product line (Confused about D&D Essentials), but otherwise I’ve been waiting to see the entire product line before trying to review them.  Last weekend, I picked up the Monster Vault and Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms, and while I […]

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Dungeons & Dragons Reviews

HeroQuest versus the Red Box

As mentioned in an earlier post, the HeroQuest board game served as my gateway into the world of pen-and-paper role-playing games.  Writing that post made me think about how that introduction compares to what a new gamer would get with the Dungeons & Dragons Red Box. Presentation Where the HeroQuest box art focuses on a big illustration of […]

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HeroQuest: My Gateway Into RPGs

While my journey as a role-playing game enthusiast arguably started with playing the original Final Fantasy at my best friend’s house, my first step into pen-and-paper gaming and game mastering was the HeroQuest board game that was sold by Milton Bradley in the early 90s.  It was my first experience with sitting behind a screen […]

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BattleTech Reviews

BattleTech

One of the games on my bookshelf is BattleTech.  It’s a strategy game where players control opposing forces of mechs, battle armor, tanks, helicopters, and other units.  It was originally developed by FASA, but the game has changed ownership several times and the books are now published by Catalyst Game Labs. How I Started Playing […]