RPG First Impression: Fear Itself 2nd Edition (GUMSHOE system)

When I first started playing RPGs via forums, I was still hesitant to run them. I didn’t have much experience as a player or GM. Most of my experience was in watching games on Twitch and Youtube. I had started my Warhammer campaign in October 2018 because I love the setting and wanted to playContinue reading “RPG First Impression: Fear Itself 2nd Edition (GUMSHOE system)”

Book Review: Dark Water by Koji Suzuki

9/10 Character-driven horror from one of Japan’s best In this collection of short stories, Koji Suzuki continues to haunt readers with a series of horror stories all centered around water, starting with a prologue that hints at the many strange things that wash ashore and the stories they tell. Prologue An old woman, Kayo, whoContinue reading “Book Review: Dark Water by Koji Suzuki”

Board Game Review: DinoGenics

7/10 Good, though the theme does most of the work I’ve played at 1, 2, and 3-player. DinoGenics, designed by Richard Keene and published by his own company, Ninth Haven Games, was a successful Kickstarter in 2017 and released in 2019. It’s a worker-placement game with set-collection and economic elements. You are the head ofContinue reading “Board Game Review: DinoGenics”

Warhammer Fantasy RP 2nd Edition Campaign Part 2

For those who missed it, I previously wrote an article about Warhammer Fantasy RP 2nd Edition that included a summary of the play-by-forum campaign I’ve been running for over 2 years now. You can find part 1 here: https://thomaspking.com/2020/09/07/role-playing-warhammer-fantasy-rpg-2nd-edition/ Where we left off, the party was rushing to protect the count of Wurtbad who hadContinue reading “Warhammer Fantasy RP 2nd Edition Campaign Part 2”

Book Review: Shogun by James Clavell

9/10 Rich history and characters drive this epic. John Blackthorne is an English pilot to a Dutch ship, the¬†Erasmus, and brings his battered ship and crew to the shores of Japan. There, he is swept up into the plots of warlords and a culture completely alien to him. How can he and his crew surviveContinue reading “Book Review: Shogun by James Clavell”