Friday Knight News – X-COM Gaming Edition: 12-OCT-2012

Welcome to another Friday and another news roundup!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get lost in games other than tabletop RPGs. Blasphemous, I know. The last one was Skyrim. I lost hours and days playing that. But long before the Elder Scrolls, I was addicted to X-COM: UFO Defense from Microprose. I may have even played it on 5 1/4 or 3.5 inch floppy disks. Whether I was fighting aliens on the battlefield or in the air above Earth, I did it for MONTHS.

So when rel="wikipedia" target="_blank">X-COM: Enemy Unknown was coming out from Firaxis games was announced several months ago and I saw gameplay footage for the first time, I knew I’d get it. I knew I’d be addicted if it was even half as good as the original. Amazingly now that it’s in my hands they not only paid homage to the original games I loved in the 1990s but they knocked this one out of the park. Is it perfect? No, but it’s damn close. And now… I’ve got an itch… to scratch.

You may have noticed we’ve only had three articles this week since last Friday’s roundup. Want to guess why? Pew pew!

Anyway… Back to tabletop gaming. That’s why you’re here.

Here at GKR, there was a lot of pondering and only a little reviewing. I pondered why game books such as the Midgard Campaign Setting and Shadows of Esteren are so compelling and other games fall short of the mark. The Gassy Gnoll pondered why the D&D 4e/5e magic systems are so limited and how we could possibly break them out of the norm a bit. And I was apparently hungry when I looked at Monsters of Sin 3: Gluttony for PFRPG from Open Design.

I’m hoping that next week is a bit more productive on the article front, but we’ll see how long the X-COM monkey is on my back. :)

On that note, let’s move on to read articles from the fountain of content that is the internet!

Food for Thought

Games and Gaming

Kickstarter

Publisher News

Reviews

Site News

That’s it for this week on the news front. If you want a bit more, check out:

There’s definitely plenty of news go go around!

I hope everybody has a great weekend!

As always, if you feel I missed something (and it would be impossible NOT to), drop me a quick note via the contact page or drop me an e-mail at news(at)gameknightreviews(dot)com and I’ll add it to the list for next week!

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