Announcement! Umbra: Ghost Stories of Visagros

Umbra: Ghost Stories of Visagros is a combination of adventure card game and gamebook set in a world of gothic horror and fantasy for one player. You will create and customize your own character and explore an open world, completing quests and growing along the way. Your goal is to earn enough Reputation, through goodContinue reading “Announcement! Umbra: Ghost Stories of Visagros”

Board Game Session Report: Warhammer Quest The Adventure Card Game (part 1)

I’ve been meaning to get this to the table for a while. Haven’t played in years and never actually finished the campaign. Boy, I forgot how dreadful the rules are. Utterly disorganized, often vague, and sometimes just neglectful. And some rules only appear in the learn-to-play guide, not the reference book! And a typical, poorContinue reading “Board Game Session Report: Warhammer Quest The Adventure Card Game (part 1)”

Board Game Review: Vindication

10/10 A perfect blend of theme and strategy You are a scumbag thrown overboard by your shipmates. After washing ashore on a strange island, you must explore and regain your honor. Vindication has been on my radar since the first Kickstarter campaign, but I’ve never had money while it was going. My friend acquired aContinue reading “Board Game Review: Vindication”

Book Review: The October Country by Ray Bradbury

8/10 A few lows hold back this series of otherwise masterful short stories The October Country collects morbid and dark short stories set around many of life’s mysteries from creepy neighbors to the creeping dead. Story The stories in The October Country are mostly horror and fantastical, though a couple of them are a bitContinue reading “Book Review: The October Country by Ray Bradbury”

Board Game Session Report: Runebound 2nd Edition (solo)

I’ve never done a comprehensive review for Runebound 2nd Edition, but I’ll probably make one soon. It’ll be long and rambly, for sure, because this is still my favorite board game after a good 10 years in the hobby. And part of that is because I’ve used it as a design playground, making and tryingContinue reading “Board Game Session Report: Runebound 2nd Edition (solo)”

My Experience with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

No story spoilers I’ve been under a lot of stress lately, and my recent go-to stress relief has been FFXIV. It’s hard to say if this is a review. MMOs have always been difficult to review because, by design, they can be played for hundreds of hours that can eventually turn into thousands of hours.Continue reading “My Experience with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn”

Book Review: Gotrek and Felix Book 1 — Trollslayer by William King

10/10 Enthralling fantasy action and adventure from one of my favorite settings. Gotrek Gurnisson was somewhere in his past shamed for a crime he refuses to speak of. To atone for this crime, he has taken on the life of a Slayer, dwarven warriors who seek a glorious death in battle. His human companion, FelixContinue reading “Book Review: Gotrek and Felix Book 1 — Trollslayer by William King”

Book Review: The King of the Swords by Michael Moorcock

9/10 A whirlwind climax of old-school epic fantasy After enjoying the peace won by slaying Xiombarg, Corum and his allies are thrust into new uncertainty when a strange madness of anger and hate sweeps through the castle. Are other lands under the same effects? Does it signal the return of chaos? It’s time for CorumContinue reading “Book Review: The King of the Swords by Michael Moorcock”

Book Review: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

7/10 Masterfully written with some underwhelming characters and story Kote is a humble innkeeper in an out-of-the-way town called Newarre. But he hides a very old secret; he is Kvothe—famous bard, powerful sorcerer, and living legend. Cornered by a chronicler, Kvothe agrees to tell the full story of his life. The story of a youngContinue reading “Book Review: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss”

Frostgrave Sessions pt 3

Here is the final part in my home-brewed solo campaign of Frostgrave. Some other solo games took my attention, and as the release of Frostgrave’s official solo rules loomed, I decided to shelve mine for the time. Final session of Frostgrave, Feb 2019. Session Report Due to a canceled game session, I had some timeContinue reading “Frostgrave Sessions pt 3”