Movie Reviews: “As Above, So Below” and “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”

8/10 A concise, effective horror film. Scarlett is after the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, trying to finish what her late father started. When her search brings her to the Paris Catacombs, she and her unlikely group of tunnel-delvers will come face-to-face with their own Hell. Story and Characters The story is straightforward and knows not toContinue reading “Movie Reviews: “As Above, So Below” and “The Autopsy of Jane Doe””

Session Report: “Kingdom Builder” and “Tokaido”

Kingdom Builder is the 2011 classic from Donald X. Vaccarino, which won the Spiel des Jahres in 2012. Certain people find it too abstract, which I would have agreed with, but something always attracted me to it. I played the iOS version before the 64 bit apocalypse killed it, and found it surprisingly engaging. It’sContinue reading “Session Report: “Kingdom Builder” and “Tokaido””

Beta Reading: Dusk Comes to Castle Túrrea

I am looking for beta readers for a 3600-word, dark fantasy short story. Dusk Comes to Castle Túrrea Castle Túrrea has guarded the river Wernweg for generations, but the new Herzog might be the last if the dire omens looming over the castle prove to be true. To join in on the beta reading, emailContinue reading “Beta Reading: Dusk Comes to Castle Túrrea”

Update: Upcoming Reviews, Writing, RPG Contest

Just a quick update on some things coming up for October. Movie Reviews I used to write movie reviews several years ago on an MMO website used by my friends and me, usually just short rants/thoughts on horror movies. Now that I have my own website and have been filling it with other reviews, IContinue reading “Update: Upcoming Reviews, Writing, RPG Contest”

Session Report: Kraftwagen and Viticulture

The other day, I was able to play Kraftwagen and Viticulture online using Tabletopia. I’ve played Kraftwagen several times, but only 2-player. The pandemic paused my plans to try it 3-player as my game group hasn’t been able to meet up in months. Kraftwagen is a mid-weight Euro about early car manufacturing by Matthias CramerContinue reading “Session Report: Kraftwagen and Viticulture”

(Update) Call for Beta Readers! “Last Light Out”

I’ve extended the time frame to two weeks. It’s only 9k words which can be read in one sitting. Two weeks to read it and leave feedback should be plenty of time. I’m really hoping to get some beta readers. It’s difficult to work without them! Speculative fiction horror story. 9,000 words long. Last LightContinue reading “(Update) Call for Beta Readers! “Last Light Out””

Call for Beta Readers! “Last Light Out”

I am seeking beta readers for a speculative fiction horror story. It’s about 9,000 words long. Last Light Out Tokyo is full of ghosts, and Akiko’s great-grandmother spent decades avoiding the city, hinting at horrible memories. Tragic events lure Akiko down a dark path, and she unwittingly drags her friends along for the ride. NotContinue reading “Call for Beta Readers! “Last Light Out””

Book/RPG Review: Fabled Lands

7/10 Enjoyable and unique but not without drawbacks. I’ve played bits of book 1-4 in the Java version and books 1-2 in print. Fabled Lands is a series of gamebooks that continue the tradition set by the Fighting Fantasy books of the 80s. For anyone unfamiliar with the term “gamebook” it’s like a choose-your-own-adventure andContinue reading “Book/RPG Review: Fabled Lands”

Board Game Review: Scythe

7/10 A Solid game and enjoyable, though flawed. This is an update to my previous review where I had only played a few times at 2-player. I’ve now played it several times, mostly at 2, but also at 3 and 4. In an alternate world, warring factions use mechs to traverse the harsh landscape andContinue reading “Board Game Review: Scythe”