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Anime-Manga

Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks

Posted September 24, 2012 by E. Ortiz

UDON Entertainment Proudly Presents The third and final entry in the stunning Valkyria Chronicles  series of artbooks! Coming December 2012 www.UdonEntertainment.com Fans of the Valkyria Chronicles series of artbooks—we’ve been listening! For months you’ve been begging, pleading, and demanding the release of the third and final artworks collection based on SEGA’s critically acclaimed Valkyria Chronicles tactical RPG series… well the wait […]

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Gaming News

A Universe of Adventure! Planet Crashers 3DS Coming to Your World

Posted July 23, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Planet Crashers is a playful, story-driven RPG with a colorful range of characters and a massive universe to explore. Players take on the role of one of the youngest and brightest cadets to graduate from the esteemed Planet Crashers Academy. Your first assignment couldn’t be much bigger…destroy the unknown evil which has emerged from a […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Endless Space Provides Endless Opportunities – Game Review

Posted July 20, 2012 by JayRain

Just when I thought my little empire was beginning to flourish, I got my butt kicked by Amoebas. All the work I’d put into research to make my planets ready for colonization? Gone. All my ships in my fleets? Destroyed. Even after my catastrophic defeat I watched my planets limp along as they tried to […]

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Cosplay & Style

Chocolate Covered Cosplay: Breaking Racial Barriers

Posted July 11, 2012 by Kari Lane

Check out these great set of videos from Kari Lane with members of Chocolate Covered Cosplay. There are not too many African American women voices in the cosplay community and Chocolate Covered Cosplay (C3) work hard to share their love for all things nerdy through their cosplay and skits. If you ever felt like an outsider […]

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Tech & Games

Dungeon Overlord: Making Facebook Games Cool

Posted April 27, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Dungeon Overlord could be the first game I can find where not only I can have a good time playing on Facebook but also won’t annoy my friends with needless posts and countless invitations. What’s it about exactly? Check out our interview with Harlan Beverly of Night Owl Games about the full details about this […]

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Tech & Games

Don’t Poke the Evil God With a Stick! Reviewing Carcosa

Posted April 10, 2012 by Matt Timmins

Carcosa by Geoffery McKinney is a weird game and it revels in it.   Set on a blasted world “153 light years away from Earth, orbiting a star in the Hyades Cluster,” it is a brutal game of barbarians hopelessly battling (or insanely aiding) Cthuloid monstrosities with swords and clubs and left-over alien ray guns.  Packaged […]

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Tech & Games

Hunger Gaming

Posted March 30, 2012 by Matt Timmins

Last weekend I saw The Hunger Games. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the movie quite a bit. It was exciting and well acted; the effects were evocative and believable but not over done. The future world presented was at once strange and familiar. Just the sort of film to inspire role-playing. Possible spoilers ahead. […]

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Tech & Games

Failure: The RPG

Posted March 5, 2012 by Matt Timmins

We were wrapping up an epic campaign set in a low-magic fantasy world — knights, evil priests, etc. The PCs had reached the climatic battle with the nefarious sorcerer. Sir Knight had his legendary sword at the ready; a rune-covered bladed handed down through the generations, the sword was a magic-bane conferring 10 dice of […]

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Articles

“Truth from Chaos:” Stumbling through Totalcon XXVI

Posted March 2, 2012 by Matt Timmins

Last weekend I threw myself into the chaos that is TotalCon, “New England’s Largest Game Convention.” Held in a beautiful hotel hidden away in Mansfield, MA, this was the convention’s 26th showing and it showed no signs of slowing. Their motto, “Truth from chaos,” seems appropriate as I wandered through the mass of gamers headed […]

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Tech & Games

Super-Powered Killer Jedi

Posted February 24, 2012 by Matt Timmins

Recently, I ran a Star Wars game (West End edition) by request for a friend of mine and some friends of his. It was not a rousing success. The friends of the friend were unknown to me and fairly new to tabletop RPGs. I sensed the first disturbance in the Force when they were choosing […]

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Tech & Games

Toys at the Table: Props in Role-Playing Games

Posted February 16, 2012 by Matt Timmins

Let face it: RPGs are not a spectator sport. To the outsider, tabletop role-playing games can look awfully dull. When we sit down at the table we don’t have the stunning graphics of a computer game, we tend not to wear the elaborate costumes of LARPers, and – with the exception of miniature-heavy games – […]

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RPG Review: Visiting “The Isle of the Unknown”

Posted January 29, 2012 by Matt Timmins

When I reviewed Lamentations of the Flame Princess, I complained that the game wasn’t weird enough. Well, that’s not a complaint I can make about Isle of the Unknown, a supplement using the LotFP rules but easily converted to any fantasy RPG, especially a retro-clone. Isle of the Unknown is not just weird, it’s bizarre. […]

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Parents, & Teachers, & Radioactive Monstrosities from Beyond Space-Time, Oh My! Reviewing Monsters and Other Childish Things

Posted November 22, 2011 by E. Ortiz

In Monsters and Other Childish Things, players take the role of ordinary kids – powerless, playful, and put upon – with vicious and single-minded monsters looking out for them. Hilarity ensues. Or horror. Or both. Published by Cubicle Seven, the latest “pocketbook” edition of the game is a solid trade paperback with spooky black-&-white (but […]

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Con Reports

Behind The Scenes: King Richard’s Faire

Posted September 28, 2011 by Kelley Griffin

King Richard’s Faire has been a staple of the New England Renaissance Fair tradition for the past thirty years. Renaissance fairs offer the perfect environment for kids and adults to immerse themselves in a fantasy world filled with villains, heroes, monsters and magic. There is no where else where you can shoot arrows, cross swords, […]

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Avast! Ye Scurvy Post-apocalyptic, Time-skipping, Brass-fancier! — Reviewing Abney Park’s Airship Pirates

Posted September 27, 2011 by Matt Timmins

First Look Airship Pirates is a game of flying post-apocalyptic steampunk based on the music of the “quintessential steampunk band,” Abney Park. The game casts the player-characters as pirates plying the skies above a harsh wasteland in an Age-of-Sail-inspired airship. Like all games published by Cubicle 7 Entertainment, it boasts excellent production value: a good […]

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A Trio of Terrors for Call of Cthulhu: Age of Cthulhu – The Long Reach of Evil Review

Posted September 4, 2011 by Matt Timmins

Age of Cthulhu: the Long Reach of Evil is the 5th in Goodman Games’ series of Call of Cthulhu scenarios.  Set in the 1920’s, this trio of terrors lops madly across the globe from Sumatra to Tibet to the Amazon presenting a concoction of mystery, terror, and violence, as well as some nasty surprises. Though […]

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Cosplay & Style

GEN CON Indy 2011 – Day Three: Final Day of Cosplay

Posted August 19, 2011 by Elle Knight

This is the final collection of photos that was taken on the last day of Gen Con Indy 2011. [nggallery id=22]

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Cosplay & Style

GEN CON Indy 2011 Day Two – Cosplay Pictorial

Posted August 14, 2011 by Elle Knight

Day two had arrived, and I got costumed and ready to take in the sights. I was ready for some cosplay, and I definitely got it. [nggallery id=23]

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Con Reports

GEN CON Indy 2011 – Day One Report

Posted August 14, 2011 by Elle Knight

It hit me sometime around mid-morning on Wednesday. It was the eve of the beginning of GENCON, and my boyfriend and I were about to embark on our epic three hour drive full of NPR and dance music to reach our beloved Indianapolis destination. If only I could get through my long and arduous half-day […]

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A Look Into Dungeons & Dragons Encounters

Posted April 11, 2011 by Sammy Pipeline

At PAX East 2011, we interview Kierin Chase, Brand Manager of Wizards of The Coast’s Dungeons and Dragons, about the D&D Encounters game and how it can change your roleplay sessions. Whether you are a noob, or interested in roleplaying but may have trouble finding the time, check out how D&D Encounters might make the […]

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TotalCon 2011 Pictorial

Posted March 18, 2011 by ShutterBugB

Total Confusion 2011, which took place in Mansfield, Massachusetts, was one of the most exciting and yet relaxing conventions I had ever been to. Here you can sit back, make new friends or find old ones, geek about in the vendors area and most importantly, over the next four days, take part of the hundreds […]

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