Cards Review: Tavern Cards Kickstarter

Earlier this year, I backed the Tavern Cards Kickstarter from Hannah Lipsky (Swordgleam of Chaotic Shiny fame). It funded back in mid-February 2013 and I just received my cards at the end of January 2014. I was excited about the project because it combined two things I really like – random generation and easy-to-use RPG . . . → Read More: Cards Review: Tavern Cards Kickstarter

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

Designer Interview: Brendan Davis of Bedrock Games on Sertorius

Recently I had an opportunity to check out a massive new fantasy RPG from Bedrock Games – Sertorius. And when I say “massive” I don’t mean it lightly. This thing could be used in hand to hand combat and seriously hurt somebody. The draft I read was 600+ pages and chock full of gaming goodness.

. . . → Read More: Designer Interview: Brendan Davis of Bedrock Games on Sertorius

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

Game Review: One Foot in the Grave by Robert Nolan from Creepy Doll Studios

There are four main pillars most of my gaming career is based on… Fantasy, espionage, Cthulhu and zombies. Usually any RPG I play in falls into one of these broad categories. In addition, I tend towards long-form gaming over short-form, preferring campaigns over multiple sessions vs. one night games.

Though there are zombies involved, One . . . → Read More: Game Review: One Foot in the Grave by Robert Nolan from Creepy Doll Studios

Game Review: Covert Ops (Playtest Version) by Bill Logan and Larry Moore from DwD Studios

I’m going to start this review with a bit of personal history and then we’ll get back to Covert Ops, so excuse the temporary detour…

Long ago in a galaxy far far away I worked on a game called Covert Directives for Moebius Adventures. It used the basic rules we developed for Age of Phaedrus . . . → Read More: Game Review: Covert Ops (Playtest Version) by Bill Logan and Larry Moore from DwD Studios

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