The Gassy Gnoll: Learning to Embrace My Fickle Dice

The Gassy Gnoll is of Irish descent. (With a name like Fitzpatrick, it’s probably not shocking!) But he’s not the luckiest bastard on the planet and is often quoted as saying “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.” (Which is actually a quote he stole from his father, who probably . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Learning to Embrace My Fickle Dice

Ten Links in the Chain: Kickstarter and Some Publisher News – 14-MAR-2013

Wow. The name of the blog includes the word “Reviews” but I haven’t had an opportunity to write any this week. What do you get instead? More links!

In this post I’ll focus on some of the Kickstarter projects that have caught my attention in recent weeks as well as a few new releases.

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Ten Links in the Chain: Kickstarter News (10-FEB-2013)

Though there have been many Kickstarter projects over the last couple of months, it seems I haven’t had a link roundup for some of the ones I’ve been following in a while. Let’s fix that, shall we?

Personally, I’m out of Kickstarter money for a while. Blew through my January and February budget (and then . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Kickstarter News (10-FEB-2013)

Ten Links in the Chain: Kickstarter (21-DEC-2012)

Happy Mayan Apocalypse Day! Or if you rather, Happy Winter Solstice Day! If neither of those work, we can go with a simple Happy Holidays and leave it at that. 🙂

If the world hasn’t ended yet, you might be interested in a few Kickstarters bouncing around these days.

1. Caveat Emptor, Kickstarter-style and A . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Kickstarter (21-DEC-2012)

Game Review: Lady Blackbird by John Harper

Poor Lady Blackbird has been in my review queue for over a year now, so I think it’s high time I should get back to her. Designed, written, and illustrated by John Harper, Lady Blackbird is a scenario-based game that centers on Lady Blackbird attempting to escape an arranged marriage and return to her pirate . . . → Read More: Game Review: Lady Blackbird by John Harper

Game Review: The Shotgun Diaries: A Zombie Survival Roleplaying Game by John Wick

Yes, The Shotgun Diaries is an older game, written back in 2009. Yes, it’s probably been reviewed a hundred times before. But I’ve had it in my queue for a while and decided to check it out.

At a mere 16 pages, this is one of the shortest complete RPGs I’ve read, but size really . . . → Read More: Game Review: The Shotgun Diaries: A Zombie Survival Roleplaying Game by John Wick

DIY Digital D&D (Guest Post by Angela Taylor)

Computers make D&D a whole lot smoother, but if you don’t want to pay through the nose every month for D&D Insider, you’ll have to do some preparation on your own. Here are a few must-have tools for DIY D&D digitizing. SnagIt

If you’re splitting one set of rulebooks (or if you just don’t like . . . → Read More: DIY Digital D&D (Guest Post by Angela Taylor)

Tools Review: Awesome Dice Die Rollers For Your Blog

Here’s a first for Game Knight Reviews… I’m reviewing a WordPress plug-in!

Last week I was contacted by Brian Wood from Awesome Dice, who asked me to take a look at a new plug-in for WP that adds a die roller to the sidebar of your blog. And recently I’ve found myself hunting for a . . . → Read More: Tools Review: Awesome Dice Die Rollers For Your Blog

Product Review: Dungeonmorph Dice and Cards from Inkwell Ideas

When I first heard about the whole geomorph mapping paradigm in early 2011, it was at Dyson Logos’ blog – A Character For Every Game – but I came to discover only recently that they are a very old idea originally created by Gary Gygax himself. There was a series of books from TSR in . . . → Read More: Product Review: Dungeonmorph Dice and Cards from Inkwell Ideas

Game Review: Fantasy Craft by Alex Flagg, Scott Gearin, and Patrick Kapera from Crafty Games – Chapter 2

Last week I started my chapter-by-chapter review of Fantasy Craft from Crafty Games and writers Alex Flagg, Scott Gearin, and Patrick Kapera. And the more I read about Fantasy Craft, the more it’s growing on me. Chapter 2 – “Lore” – deals with skills and skill resolution along with the concept of “Action Dice.”

What . . . → Read More: Game Review: Fantasy Craft by Alex Flagg, Scott Gearin, and Patrick Kapera from Crafty Games – Chapter 2

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