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The Tainted Continent – A Sleeping Gods Review

Ryan Laukat has made a career pairing Euro-style adventure mechanisms with threaded narrative content. This is most directly seen in Near & Far, but it’s also present in Above & Below and Empires of the Void II. Unfortunately none of those games have felt perfectly comfortable or expertly integrated between their various elements. Iteration, however,…

A Lesson of Interpretation, Legacy, and Scope – A Devil May Cry: The Bloody Palace Review

Devil May Cry: The Bloody Palace is a Steamforged Games title. There’s some baggage there. It’s also a James Hewitt lead work. And there lies expectation. Like Sabertooth meeting Wolverine, impediment meet badass. May the stronger come out on top. I know a bit of the Devil May Cry series. Enough to examine this game…

Running the Gamut – A Core Space Dangerous Days Review

Core Space is a semi-cooperative miniatures skirmish system that was one of my most beloved releases of 2019. It continues to see a substantial amount of play and my enthusiasm remains elevated. Dangerous Days functions as the second season of this system, featuring the first expansion material developed post-release. I’m using the title Dangerous Days,…

Partaking in Jyhad – A Vampire: The Eternal Struggle Fifth Edition Review

The “Jyhad” is the eternal war between ancient Methuselahs in White Wolf’s popular World of Darkness setting. It’s a conflict of clandestine offensives launched from the shadows. Vampires endlessly crave, desiring not just cruor but demonstrable power. Perhaps its their lingering vestiges of humanity, perhaps its a heightened need to control others. Regardless, we Methuselahs…