The Wizards & The Wastes 2e: Review

I forget exactly how I found The Wizards & The Wastes by John Batts. (Available on the Nerves website). I do know, the hook that sold me was the spellcasting mechanic. I’m always on the look for unique mechanics that lead to interesting stories, and TWTW has a great one. The Wizards and the WastesContinue reading “The Wizards & The Wastes 2e: Review”

A5E Advanced Player’s Guide: Thoughts

Level Up was a big push for a 5.5e, or advanced 5e, or whatever 5e. They are using the term A5E, so I will too in the review. The idea was it would be the Pathfinder 1e answer to 3.5. A complete rewrite that takes the knowledge gained from the edition’s lifecycle, and modernized RPGContinue reading “A5E Advanced Player’s Guide: Thoughts”

The Traveler’s Guide to the Darkwood: Review

The Traveler’s Guide to the Darkwood is the first in the new, second series of Chamomile’s guides to everything. Whereas the first series was about types of adventurers and monsters, this series is more focused on places and what to do there. The Darkwood is both a specific place in Chamomile’s hinted setting, the BladeContinue reading “The Traveler’s Guide to the Darkwood: Review”

Staged Heroism: Review

Staged Heroism is a loving tribute to Venture Brothers. That perpetually canceled classic of television whose fans will continually beg you to watch it, while simultaneously knowing you won’t. It’s a show that defies expectation and explanation and means a lot to a lot of people. As one of those fans, it’s hard for meContinue reading “Staged Heroism: Review”

Orrinyath’s Guide to Dragons: Review

Orrinyath’s Guide to Dinosaurs is the final in this series of Chamomile’s guides to everything. This is the guidebook to Dragons, obviously, but also sorcerer’s and even more Kaiju. I’m using a hard copy for the review with screenshots cropped from the pdf (with permission). You can pick one up at Drivethrough or itch, inContinue reading “Orrinyath’s Guide to Dragons: Review”

Overlight: Review

Occasionally a tabletop role playing game will appear out of nowhere and immediately distance itself from its peers. Today‚Äôs review, Overlight, is perhaps the quintessential example of unconventional fantasy. It has been sitting on the back burner of my review schedule for some time, yet never out of mind. Today is the day to getContinue reading “Overlight: Review”

Alien the Roleplaying Game Review

When you think of horror and role-playing games, I bet one of the first thoughts that come to mind center around the likes of cosmic horror, made popular by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Titles like Call of Cthulhu have ascended from cult status to nearly the gold standard of horror RPGs despite being aContinue reading “Alien the Roleplaying Game Review”

BattleTech A Time of War Review

While talking to a friend not too long ago, the subject of BattleTech came up and I was reminded of a particular TTRPG book called BattleTech A Time of War. Even though this edition has been surpassed by another book called MechWarrior Destiny, I find the original fascinating. After borrowing a copy, I decided toContinue reading “BattleTech A Time of War Review”