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Dragon Dice: The Undead

If you want a bit longer tale of what Dragon Dice is, go back and read my previous review from last year. In short, Dragon Dice was the first collectible dice game, originally released in the mid-90’s by TSR before the company was bought out by Wizards of the Coast. WotC eventually mothballed the game and the newly formed SFR Inc. purchased the rights and the remaining stock that was destined for the dump. Flash forward to now.  Dragon Dice is still rolling (pun intended) and have just re-released kicker packs of their classic Undead race.

Most races in Dragon Dice are composed of two colours, representing various magical elements...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: Dized

Like with most fun things, you really just want to jump in to the actual fun part and would rather skip the rulebook. Well what if you could? This week’s spotlight is a new app that is going to help you do exactly that. Dized let’s you play right out of the box, with enjoyable tutorials that make learning the game actually fun. That sounds great to me and I’m sure many of you, so check out the Indiegogo to learn more.

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Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 6

If I told you I was excited about the new Bestiary 6 for the Pathfinder RPG, I’d be lying. I’m a player, a fairly casual player even. I really only care about the monster in front of my party: give me a sword and let me stab something. Actually, I’m more likely to use a ranged attack and snipe at it from behind a bush or something, but that’s completely off topic right now. My point is that I generally attempt to avoid GMing whatever game I’m playing. It’s just not my passion. So when I saw that Bestiary 6 was being released, I was fairly disinterested as I read the preview description. Then I saw two little words: Four Horsemen. Wait, what? Like, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Horsemen? Yes...

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Epyllion

I am primarily based out of a smaller city with limited access to brick and mortar tabletop gaming and comic stores so, when I manage to get into one, I always try to see what gems I can find. It was on one such adventure that I came across a beautiful black hardcover with gold embossing, sadly shrinkwrapped in plastic. This was my first encounter with Epyllion: A Dragon Epic from Magpie Games.

Epyllion is an incredibly unique game in which you play through the life of a dragon. As the game progresses, you (and the other players) will explore the world and society of Dragonia as you grow from a young drake to an elder dragon and until you ascend on to a higher plane.

The game uses the increasingly popular Powered by the Apocalypse rule system, which is reasonably simple to learn and allow...

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The Shadow Over Westminster

The Shadow Over Westminster is a cooperative deckbuilding game for 1-4 players. Players each take the role of a member of The Agency, a mysterious group tasked with protecting the world from the Darkness and the impending Cataclysm it brings.

Each player selects a character, each with a unique starting ability and a second ability that can be unlocked later in the game. They also start play with a standard seven card starting deck. As the game progresses and smaller encounters are overcome, Agents will be able to acquire new cards as well as earn larger hand sizes and abilities, all with the hope of saving the world from one of 16 randomly selected Cataclysmic events.

The game feels a little bit like Arkham Horror (or several other Lovecraft themed games), although the game mechanics are ...

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