Tag: miniatures

I Walk in the Rain, in the Rain – A Godtear Review

Godtear is not what I expected. It’s tighter and more succinct than the standard Steamforged Games release. The ruleset is very clean and sensible, surprisingly so. Better yet, it manages to avoid any native sense of sterility that is common in stripped down conflict-oriented designs. All things told, this is a fantastic work. Before I…

Idiosyncratic Bliss – An Unmatched: Battle of Legends Volume Two Review

Uncertainty dominates our lives. Events continue to be postponed or canceled. Kickstarter delivery dates have shifted from optimistic white lies to blatant punch lines. My preferred grocer hasn’t restocked frozen broccoli in three months. But there has been one constant; that is the quality of Restoration Games’ Unmatched. This system, comprised of many standalone sets,…

A Bag of Chex Mix – Dungeon Bowl in Review

Games Workshop’s Dungeon Bowl is frivolous and incoherent in the best of ways. This subterranean take on Blood Bowl was originally released in 1989 and returns this year with a deluxe boxset. It’s an over-the-top zany thing where randomness trumps strategy. Each play unfolds as a silly story with weirdos reliving the glory days of…

The Crowdfunding Paradox – An Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice Review

There is a complex logos at work in Triton Noir’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice. The elaboration is not found in the fairly lean ruleset, an evolution of the stealth mechanisms found in the sublime V-Sabotage (formerly V-Commandos), rather, it’s embedded in the larger arrangement of expansive content and its tenuous relationship with physical capacity.…

The Hum of Neon – An OverDrive Review

OverDrive is a new kind of sports game that is best described as the flow of Dreadball with the format of TimeSplitters 2 and the showmanship of the WWE. Perhaps that makes sense and your attention is secured. Maybe it doesn’t and I may as well be speaking whatever language the big shark-man on the…

Here I Go Again – A Ruination Review

It’s easy to dismiss Ruination. Its another one of those games with dudes walking across a map so they can battle other dudes, petroleum leaking from broken plastic bodies as slaughter begets slaughter. But this one takes place in the post-apocalypse. Or rather the post-post-apocalypse as the primary mode of transportation is foot and hoof.…