REVIEW: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

This review is spoiler-free. Despite having a cinephile as a close friend, I don't see a lot of movies in an actual theater. Even discounting the last few years of shutdown, going to a theater was still fairly rare. It only happened when there was a film interesting enough to get one person riling everyone … Continue reading REVIEW: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

REVIEW: Origins of the Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan's megalithic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time, holds a special and complicated place within my heart, like it does for many modern writers of fantasy. It's a series which I love, but never dare recommend due to its length and inconsistent pacing. Michael Livingston's recent release, Origins of the Wheel of Time, is … Continue reading REVIEW: Origins of the Wheel of Time

REVIEW: Ruins of the Lost Realm

The thick red leatherbound second edition of The One Ring (TOR) roleplaying game enchanted me the moment I opened the Kickstarter reward. Reminiscent of the "Red Book of Westmarch" described in Tolkien's prologue to The Fellowship of the Ring, that volume's illustration, graphic design, and rules design together presented a game which said to me, … Continue reading REVIEW: Ruins of the Lost Realm

The Best Game Aid for RuneQuest

Since its release in 2018, Chaosium's new edition of RuneQuest has accrued a small, but notable, number of licensed game aids. Wooden trackers for strike ranks or hit points, a variety of miniatures, and most of all, dice. Q Workshop—known for its decorative dice for many different roleplaying games—produces a line of dice for RuneQuest … Continue reading The Best Game Aid for RuneQuest

REVIEW: Six Paths

Well-written and beautifully presented. Six Paths discusses gender, sex, and sexuality with nuance and care. What drew me most in this supplement is the integration of gender with the Orlanthi religion. Six Paths goes above-and-beyond other LGBT-advocacy publications by entwining its material with established lore of the setting. This is well-developed through a collection of … Continue reading REVIEW: Six Paths

REVIEW: The Spiral

Disclaimer: The author of this work, Nikki DeKeuster, is one of my colleagues and friends. I was a beta reader for her connected novelette Red String. I was not solicited to review her debut novel. The finest compliment I can give to a work of fiction is my time. I bull-rushed through the back half … Continue reading REVIEW: The Spiral

REVIEW: The Armies & Enemies of Dragon Pass

I originally posted this review over on my Facebook page, but decided to repost it on the blog as well upon a friend's suggestion—easier for posterity to find than through FB. If you think A&E sounds interesting, it's available over on the Jonstown Compendium. (Oh, and I am still working on that yearly round-up. Hopefully … Continue reading REVIEW: The Armies & Enemies of Dragon Pass

First Impressions — “The Red Book of Magic”

I've just finished my first read-through of Chaosium's new release for RuneQuest, The Red Book of Magic. Since my "First Impressions" post was popular last time, I've decided to do so once more. This article is not a review! I haven't played any of the new content provided for RuneQuest, and my read-through was done … Continue reading First Impressions — “The Red Book of Magic”

Review — A Rough Guide to Glamour

The Jonstown Compendium—Chaosium's community content program for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha—has on offer a variety of fan-produced game supplements, all in digital formats. Until now! A Rough Guide to Glamour, from Nick Brooke, Chris Gidlow, and Mike Hagen, is the first release on the storefront available in hard copy, printed on demand. Consequently, this review will … Continue reading Review — A Rough Guide to Glamour

Overlight Review

"A roleplaying game of kaleidoscopic fantasy." That tagline, combined with the above cover art, intrigued me enough to pick up this 2018 tabletop roleplaying game from Renegade Games. An unusual claim, juxtaposed with thrillingly colorful artwork, offered me enough promise to pick up the core rulebook from my local gaming store. I read the 332-page … Continue reading Overlight Review