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Tale From The Loop – The Roleplaying Game (Our Friends The Machines & Other Mysteries)

[We’ve presented several Tales from the Loop reviews lately. Our Friends The Machines & Other Mysteries is a sourcebook for the roleplaying game. If you don’t know the game, you may want to start with our review of the Core Rulebook.]

Tales from the Loop is a roleplaying game that, more than anything, is driven by story. So it makes a certain amount of sense that the first sourcebook would focus primarily on Mysteries, the adventures undertaken by Kids in the game. The three main Mysteries in the book are Our Friends the Machines, Horror Movie Mayhem, and The Mummy in the Mist.

Our Friends the Machines has players investigating strange happenings after a line of robot action figures is launched at the local toy store...

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Tale From The Loop – The Roleplaying Game

This is the first Tales from the Loop product I started, but the third review I’ve written on it this week. First I wrote a CrowdFUNding Spotlight on the upcoming board game (that funded in the blink of an eye). I followed that up with a review of Amazon Prime Video’s new 8 episode television adaptation, over at

Today I get to take us all the way back to the beginning, sort of. Not the actual beginning, but the beginning for many people and certainly for most gamers. Tales from the Loop: “Roleplaying in the ’80s that never was.”

Originally created as a personal side-project by artist Simon Stålenhag, Tales from the Loop was FIRST published as a narrative art book in 2014, followed by Things from the Flood in 2016...

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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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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: Magical Kitties Save the Day

“You are Cute. You are Cunning. You are Fierce. You are Magical Kitties, and it’s time to Save the Day!”

Magical Kitties Save the Day is a family-oriented roleplaying game, where players take on the part of a kitty with magical powers, trying to save the day. That may seem unusual, based on the title, but there you have it.

The game itself is surprisingly simple, especially for a roleplaying game. Characters have three stats, Cute, Cunning, and Fierce. When they try to do something, they get a pool of six-sided dice based on the attribute they are using, plus any Talents or Powers they want to use...

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