Chuck’s Raw Reviews: Savage Sasquanaut

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Fungi Fight For Freedom (Kickstarter PREVIEW)

[Editor’s note: The following preview is based on a complete, but not finalized, product; in advance of a crowdfunding campaign. -dc]

If you are a regular reader of The Rat Hole, you will undoubtedly have noticed that I am personally quite fond of Endless Realms. It’s one of those games that I was lucky enough to discover going into their first Kickstarter, and follow it’s growth in the years since. So when I was asked to preview their new adventure, Fungi Fight For Freedom, in advance of the launch of their Kickstarter campaign, I was ecstatic.

Add to that, the fact that FFFF features a new Adventurer Race that (literally) evolved from one of my favourite entries in the Creature Compendium...

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Schlock Mercenary Book 14

Broken Wind
Written and Illustrated by Howard Tayler
Colors by Travis Walton

Bonus Story: Memorabilia Maximized
Written by Howard Taylor
Illustrated by Ben McSweeney

Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing the Planet Mercenary RPG and what was (when I picked it up) the most current print collection of Schlock Mercenary, Book 13: Random Access Memorabilia. So when the opportunity to grab Books 14 and 15 came up, it was a no brainer.

The most important thing to remember is that Schlock Mercenary is a daily webcomic. While it isn’t limited to the restrictions of a daily strip in a print newspaper, Howard Taylor usually keeps many of those conventions. Schlock Mercenary usually runs a single-tiered strip Monday to Saturday, with a longer strip on Sundays. 

Why does any of that matter...

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Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game (Starter Kit)

Superheroes are in. Marvel is king of the silver screen. DC is crushing television. The indies are finding new audiences thanks to streaming platforms. But there aren’t any truly iconic Superhero roleplaying games. Yes, there have been a few. Catalyst has the Valiant Universe, Monte Cooke Games Unmasked setting for the Cypher System are two that immediately come to mind, and I know there are more that I can’t think of.

“Sentinel Comics” takes its name from the Greater Than Games’ previous games, the Sentinels of the Multiverse card game, and Sentinels Tactics, and acknowledges the comic book inspiration of the games. I can’t speak for the previous games, but in the RPG everything is framed from the outside view that the action is all happening in a comic book...

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Chuck’s Raw Reviews: Xob the Lightning Wielder #2

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