In honor of Women's history month, I take a look at a couple of RPGs that women had a big hand in creating.
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The Star Trek Adventures RPG from Modiphius Entertainment is a RPG where you can create your own Star Trek-like episodes as you explore new worlds in the massive universe. In this video, I give a brief look at how the game plays and my thoughts on the game.Read More
Emerald Empire is the first sourcebook from Fantasy Flight Games for its Legend of the Five Rings RPG. In this video, I go over my thoughts on the book and ponder how learning the lore can help enrich the card game experience.Read More
Oh Seafall. I picked you up on discount, not really expecting a lot. Everyone else had already downplayed this game, but I figured for $20-30, how bad could it be? For those of you who aren't aware, Seafall was a 2016 Age of sail/Nautical themed Legacy game (a type of game where one game can drastically change the next time you play the game) released by Plaid Hat Games. It was highly anticipated at the time as it was the first legacy game that wasn't based on another game like Risk Legacy or Pandemic Legacy, however that anticipation didn't last very long. For me, I did get my money's worth out of this game, but I might need therapy after playing this game. It made me experience just about every emotion out there, to the point where I can't continue this conversation without throwing up a huge SPOILER WARNING!Read More
You probably don't know this about me, but I LOVE card games. The fact that last year two of the games in my Top 10 of all time had the words "the Card Game" in them probably didn't give that away at all. CCG/TCG/LCG/LOL/BBQ I've tried a lot of them. So from the moment that I heard about Millennium Blades, a game from Level 99 Games where you simulate playing a CCG, I was intrigued.Read More
Jac, who started as a fellow board game friend on instagram and twitter, but is now a player on Girl’s Game Shelf joins us for some good times. We also pitch some games by playing But Wait There’s More!Read More
I gotta be honest with all of y’all. The past year or so I’ve put a lot of focus on making the Boards & Swords podcast the best that it can be. That has had the unfortunate side-effect of not putting enough time and energy on The Dirtbags of Holding podcast. Plus, we’ve had a lot of us moving/traveling/working/etc, so it made it hard to get the multi-session games scheduled. Well, that’s all changing. Now its time to put that same energy into making The Dirtbags of Holding an awesome podcast, and I think we’ve got the plan to do so.Read More
I originally started this website with the name Obsessive Comics Disorder because 1) I was really into comic books at the time and 2) I’ve dealt with mild OCD all my life and it felt like a positive way to channel that stigma.Read More
Fantasy Flight Games has released a new version of the Legend of the Five Rings (L5R) Roleplaying game. I look at all the starter level products and give you an idea of where you should start.Read More
Enough with this 2018 garbage! We gotta look ahead to 2019! That’s what everyone else is doing right? Plus a review of Brain Games’ new Pyramid of Pengqueen game (set in the Ice Cool universe)!Read More