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Card Game Review: Super Fantasy Rumble

Card Game Review: Super Fantasy Rumble

January 25, 2015 No Comments

Super Fantasy Rumble is a tactical card game inspired by 1980’s Saturday morning cartoons and features a unique and dynamic movement system that pushes and pulls heroes around a gridded board to battle other groups of random heroes.   Components In my unboxing video here, you can see my initial take on the components. The […]

RPG First Look: The D&D 5th Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide

RPG First Look: The D&D 5th Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide

December 9, 2014 No Comments

Today is the release day for the DMG, and it is incredible! Want to know what’s inside? Take a look with me!

Unboxing Video: Mercs Conflict

Unboxing Video: Mercs Conflict

October 22, 2014 1 Comment

My brother’s brand new dice building game, Mercs Conflict, is going to be released soon! We decided to sit down and do an unboxing so you can see just what’s inside the box! Keep an eye open. I’ll be doing a review soon, with a giveaway of the game!

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”: Conclusion & Bibliography

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”: Conclusion & Bibliography

October 12, 2014 No Comments

The history of Marvel Comics is one fifty-three years in the making. In this last month we examined Marvel’s use of retroactive continuity and how it criticized the rewriting of American history, the examination of the death of newspapers, the role of Captain America as a counter-cultural icon, the division of both superhero teams and […]

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”, Part 6: What is a Family?

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”, Part 6: What is a Family?

October 11, 2014 No Comments

Stan Lee, in the establishment of the Marvel Universe, took the traditional concept of “family” and flipped it on its head. By twisting the concept of the nuclear family, Lee showed that the idea of family could be far broader than traditional consensus allowed for. The Fantastic Four were the first superhero team established under […]

Board Game Review: Quarantine

Board Game Review: Quarantine

October 8, 2014 1 Comment

I recently picked up Quarantine, due to some reviews I’ve seen online, and my general enjoyment of tile-placement games. In Quarantine,  each player is running their own hospital, checking in patients, treating them, and sending them on their way. The patient cubes also are used as the currency in the game, so each cube you […]

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”, Part 5: The ‘Enemy’ Among Us: Comparing Russian Heroes and Villains to Middle Eastern Heroes and Villains

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”, Part 5: The ‘Enemy’ Among Us: Comparing Russian Heroes and Villains to Middle Eastern Heroes and Villains

October 4, 2014 1 Comment

In 1975, Poitr Rasputin made his first appearance as Colossus in Giant-Size X-Men #1.1 What made Colossus so unique among Marvel heroes was that he was a Russian hero in a time of war. Colossus came along when the Cold War with Russia was still active and well at hand. Colossus stepped in and displayed […]

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Star Wars: Edge of the Rebellion Session 0: Character Creation

So, we've been getting a Star Wars campaign set up for my home group, and I think we've finally...

A Simple Sheet of Races, Classes, Specialties, Obligations and Duties for My Players

I know, I know, I'm on a Star Wars kick, but I'm going to be running a weekly session...

Two DMs, One Table: It Works!

Last week, at our weekly D&D Encounters table, we finally tried running two DMs at the same table. I...