Supplement Review: d30 Sandbox Companion by Richard J. LeBlanc, Jr. for New Big Dragon Games Unlimited

It’s been a long while now since I GM’ed regularly, but when I did I tended towards big, wide-open sandbox campaigns. Sometimes it got me into trouble as a GM where the players would get carried away, but usually I had an amazing amount of fun trying to figure out how to react to the . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: d30 Sandbox Companion by Richard J. LeBlanc, Jr. for New Big Dragon Games Unlimited

Magazine Review: Gygax Magazine #3

From Jayson Elliot’s editorial in Gygax Magazine #3, I knew things with the magazine were hitting their stride. Though the first and second issues were good, it sometimes takes a bit to get everything to jive. From writing style and tone to art and topic selection, a ton of decisions go into not only each . . . → Read More: Magazine Review: Gygax Magazine #3

Supplement Review: Studies of Decay: Zombies by Kristofer Konkel from Rocks Fall Games

Zombies. Love ’em or hate ’em, they’re here to stay. Personally I’m a big fan if they’re done well, whether they appear on the big screen, the small screen, in a book, or at the game table. So when I saw that the folks at Rocks Fall Games had a new zombie-themed-supplement out for Pathfinder, . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Studies of Decay: Zombies by Kristofer Konkel from Rocks Fall Games

Happy Holidays!

Though the Game Knight and the Gassy Gnoll are taking a bit of time off over the holidays to spend with family and friends, Game Knight Reviews isn’t going anywhere. We shall return in the new year with more reviews, more opinions, and who knows what else.

Thank you for making 2013 such a . . . → Read More: Happy Holidays!

Book Review: The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual by Deborah Teramis Christian and Bruce A. Heard

There are two aspects to RPGs… rules and settings. I have never been great at rules, but have always loved setting design. Building worlds, from creation myths and racial histories to area and dungeon maps and everything in-between, makes me a very happy writer when I get to dive in. But presenting those ideas to . . . → Read More: Book Review: The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual by Deborah Teramis Christian and Bruce A. Heard

Supplement Review: Tome of Twisted Things from Little Red Goblin Games

Though I have played a fair share of D&D 3.5e, I have not played any Pathfinder even if I have read more than a few supplements and adventures written for PFRPG. I typically read PFRPG-themed books for inspiration, looking for great ideas more than anything system-specific.

That brings me to the Tome of Twisted Things . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Tome of Twisted Things from Little Red Goblin Games

The Gassy Gnoll: Too Many Santas (A Growing Glut of Gaming Kickstarters)

The Gassy Gnoll has recently discovered a disturbing trend. His piles are growing. And yes, some things I’ve purchased or received from publishers seeking reviews, but the biggest pile seems to be of the products showing up from Kickstarters. Some of these items have been months in the making. Others seem to show up as . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Too Many Santas (A Growing Glut of Gaming Kickstarters)

Supplement Review: Adventures in Awesfur – The Dark Totem, Part 1: The Chantry Keep (PFRPG) by Charles T. Marleau and Kristofer Konkel of Rocks Fall Games L.L.C.

If it’s one thing that can get me going as a gamer, it’s a good story. Couple that with a good setting and the opportunity to change the course of events (or even the perception of being able to change the course of events) and you have my attention as a GM and as a . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Adventures in Awesfur – The Dark Totem, Part 1: The Chantry Keep (PFRPG) by Charles T. Marleau and Kristofer Konkel of Rocks Fall Games L.L.C.

Supplement Review: Dungeon Crawl Classics #66.5: Doom of the Savage Kings by Harley Stroh from Goodman Games

The Old School movement and Dungeon Crawl Classics have produced some of my favorite adventures of late. There’s something especially freeing about the wanton destruction of beginning adventurers. And why should they make any apologies for weeding out the would-be’s and the has-beens from the tally of real heroes?

Goodman Games’ Dungeon Crawl Classics #66.5: . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Dungeon Crawl Classics #66.5: Doom of the Savage Kings by Harley Stroh from Goodman Games

Supplement Review: Wilderness Dressing: Ruins by John Bennett from Raging Swan Press

Ruins seem to factor a staggering number of different gaming scenarios. Whether you (or your potential enemies) choose to camp in or on the ruins, explore them and find some secret passageway leading to adventure, use ruins as high ground in a battle, or use them in some other way, they seem to show up . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Wilderness Dressing: Ruins by John Bennett from Raging Swan Press

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