Thursday, October 12, 2017

1879 (Mechanics First Look)

Hey Game Fans, we’re back with another look at a different role-playing game than we normally cover.  Today’s entry is 1879, a different take on the concepts of colonialism and exploration through the lens of Steampunk, travel to alien worlds and magic.  Let’s take a look at the core mechanic for task resolution and how that shapes the rest of the game (we’ll dig into building a character later on, and we’ll see if we can’t discuss some of the underlying concepts and ideas that shape the game).  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Adventurer's League Season 4 (Part 5)

DDAL 4-9 The Tempter

All right Game Fans, Season 4 of Adventurer’s League (The Curse of Strahd Story Arc) rolls on through with DDAL 4-9, The Tempter.  Disaster has struck and the resources to pay for Orasnou taxes have been gravely reduced. If something can’t be done, the town will either starve or risk the unforgiving wrath of the Lord of Barovia.  There are rumors of wealth and resources that can be gained from a nearby estate, but these will not be given freely.  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Test of Honour (Skill Cards)

Hey Game Fans, we’re back with another article on our new favorite skirmish game, Test of Honour.  Today we’re going to finish up our look at the Starter Set by taking a look at the rest of the cards in the Starter Set.  These fall into one of three broad categories, Skills, Dishonor, and Injuries. Each of these interacts with the game in a different way and allow you to do things that operate outside the rules.  Let’s dig into the skill cards and see where we get to.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Plot Traps: Bad Guy Example (The Unbroken Circle)

Hey Game Fans, we’ve shown you the theoretically steps for how to put together an Antagonist/bad guy for your RPG fun, but that’s a theoretical.  Today i’d like to take to an opportunity to show you how this works in actual practice.  I haven’t exactly decided what kind of a Big Bad Monster that’s Going to Break Your Tiny Face ™ to use in this, but let’s dig into the idea and see what we can come up with.  As always, we start with the Antagonist and work our way down from there.  

Friday, October 6, 2017

Test of Honour Unboxing (Pauper Soldiers)

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Hey Game Fans, we’re back with an unboxing article on one of the expansion sets for Test of Honour.  We’re going to take a look at the sprues, the cards, and any other odds and ends that come in the box.  Now most of these expansion sets (aside from the Samurai Warband) have additional metal components (typically metal heads) and a metal hero character.  Let’s dig into the components and see what you can put together out of the box.


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Test of Honour Unboxing (Masked Men)

Masked Men

Hey Game Fans, we’re back with an unboxing article on one of the expansion sets for Test of Honour.  We’re going to take a look at the sprues, the cards, and any other odds and ends that come in the box.  Now most of these expansion sets (aside from the Samurai Warband) have additional metal components (typically metal heads) and a metal hero character.  Let’s dig into the components and see what you can put together out of the box.


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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Test of Honour Unboxing (Mounted Samurai)

Mounted Samurai

Hey Game Fans, we’re back with an unboxing article on one of the expansion sets for Test of Honour.  We’re going to take a look at the sprues, the cards, and any other odds and ends that come in the box.  Now most of these expansion sets (aside from the Samurai Warband) have additional metal components (typically metal heads) and a metal hero character.  Let’s dig into the components and see what you can put together out of the box.


 
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