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Batman Ninja

T’was the night before GenCon,
And all through the halls,
Many people were stirring, because the setup was still happening and 70,000 people would be descending on the Indianapolis Convention Center in the morning and stuff wasn’t done yet.

(Hey, when I started writing this I’d just gotten back from a 3-day drive and was back on the road a day later. If you want poetry you’re in the wrong place.)

Anywhoo, there I was chatting with people and the setup crew was working away, coordinating 2 lifts to put up this giant 20′ x 30′ banner. They were having some technical difficulties, so we had sort of stopped to watch. What was on this giant banner, you may wonder? Well my rambling usually brings us to a point, so the banner was for Batman Ninja.

Eventually, I made it around to Bush...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: The Floor Is Lava

This will be a small CrowdFUNding Spotlight for a small game from a small company. Before I go into this campaign, let me tell you about Orcs Unlimited. Before The Rat Hole opened, I backed their first RPG campaign for a trio of RPGs: Teddy Bear Island, Bad Day To Be A Kaiju, and We Hunt Bugs. (I also found myself with a copy of Space Pirates: The Musical, which I even had time to review.) There were some very small glitches with fulfillment on part of my pledge, but they went above and beyond and didn’t just fix it, but the made things better than right with a smile. 6 out of 5 stars and 3 thumbs up for customer service.

All right. On to the topic at hand. Even if you grew up as one of the few kids who didn’t jump around the furniture yelling “the floor is lava” you probably know it...

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Pre-production Game Review – Tiny Ninjas

Tiny Ninjas is a small fast game that fits in your pocket and plays anywhere. I had the chance to try out a pre-production version at FallCon 30.

Tiny Ninjas sprang from the desire to have a game that was fun for just two people and had lots of replayability. I’m going to go out on a limb and say they’re onto something here.

Each player draws five ninjas from the Dojo and attempts to triumph over their opponent by reducing their ten points to zero. Ninjas have different skills that influence your options. Some whittle away at your opponent, others have ‘Go big or go home.’ skills, and others give you options beyond simple attack or defence.

Defeated Ninjas go into the Pit on the other side of the box from the Dojo...

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Campy Creatures

I’m just going to say this to start: Campy Creatures from Keymaster Games is one of the most gorgeously illustrated card games I’ve played in a VERY long time.

There are three main types of game components in a Campy Creatures box: Creature Cards, Mortal Cards, and other components. Working backwards: the components include a well laid out rule book that feels thematically suitable, a small “Clash-o-Meter” board for breaking ties and keeping score, individual player markers for the Clash-o-Meter, and individual “Creeples” for the score track.

Each player gets the same individual Creature Deck, composed of nine different Creature Cards numbered 0-8...

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Before I Kill You, Mister Spy…

Before I Kill You, Mister Spy is a quick card game for 2-6 Maniacal Super Villains. If you are not a Super Villain, you may wish to consider a career change prior to playing this game. If you already are a Super Villain, please ensure that you have obtained Maniacal status. You are not required to have mastered your evil laugh, but it may help.

This game was originally released in the late 90s under a more English name that may not be uttered for trademark reasons, although during the 90s he would have technically been Irish, or arguably forever Scottish. Either way, the game was forced out of print, and eventually republished as James Ernest’s Totally Renamed Spy Game four years later, with double the cards...

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