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Comic Book Review: Aquila: Blood of the Iceni

2000AD has a reputation for hard-hitting, violent stories that pull no punches, though these are often dressed up in fantasy or futuristic clothes. Aquila is a little different, given that it takes place in a historical setting that takes its cues from real events and even features genuine historical and religious figures. That’s not to say that the fantastical elements […]

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Preview: Lands of Raynar

Though light on footage or shots of in-game action. the recently announced Lands of Raynar looks and sounds very promising indeed. Billed as a unique hybrid of RTS and RPG, Lands of Raynar is due to be released in 2022 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X. According to the press release, Lands of Raynar will feature an intriguing storyline, […]

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Board Game Review: Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness

My love for Dungeons & Dragons is well documented at this point. I’ve spoken many, many times about how my very first D&D set was the lovely Basic D&D starter set in its iconic red box edition in the mid-80s. Full of wonderfully bizarre and unique monsters such as the Gelatinous Cube and Owlbear – alongside more ‘standard’ creatures such […]

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First Impressions: Coffee Talk

Though I’ve played a few hours of Coffee Talk at this stage, it’s still too early to give a proper review of it. However, I’ve been dying to write about it ever since I started playing. It’s a wonderfully unique concept; essentially a visual novel in which you play as a night time barista in a coffee shop, Coffee Talk […]

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Board Game Review: Shadowrun: Zero Day

Though I’ve just covered another Shadowrun board game this week (the Lords of Waterdeep-esque Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops), I’ve also recently acquired two player card game Shadowrun: Zero Day. For once in a Shadowrun game, the complexity and buckets-of-dice elements are dialled down or tossed out entirely, leaving a more focused, fast-paced experience that goes all in on presenting just one […]

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Board Game Review: Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops

As a fan of cyberpunk since the early 90s and a D&D player for even longer, the fantasy/sci-fi mashup of tabletop RPG Shadowrun always appealed to me. Though it could sometimes feel as if not enough is done with its fantasy elements – and that it may as well just be straight cyberpunk – it does have an appealingly detailed […]

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Mobile Game Review: D&D: Lords of Waterdeep

Version Played: Android (also available on iOS, Windows and Mac) Based on a board game that was first released in 2012, Lords of Waterdeep is a worker placement game set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. Players take turns placing their agents at different locations in the titular city, hiring adventurers or getting other bonuses that will allow them to […]

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Mobile Game Review: Fighting Fantasy Classics

Version Played: Android – Price: Free (Bloodbones included, other books available as in-app purchases) When I covered the Steam version of Fighting Fantasy Gamebook Appointment With F.E.A.R., I mentioned how much the series meant to me. With very little money in the mid- to late-80s, Fighting Fantasy books provided me with interactive, imaginative and exciting fun at a much more […]

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Review: Otherworldly

Version Played: Switch – $6.99/£6.29 – Published by: Ultimate Games I was excited to get my hands on Otherworldly; it looked like it had a real old school dungeon crawl feel, with horror elements such as jump scares thrown in the mix. Sadly, it’s quite a disappointing game. The dungeon is extremely dark; though this is intentional in order to […]

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Board Game Review: Rainbow Knights

I’ve written a few articles on tabletop games of late, with my most recent articles of that nature being a look at the point-and-click PC adventure inspired The Dungeon and the D&D-themed, fast-paced chaos of Dungeon Mayhem. Both are very different experiences indeed. Rainbow Knights is another tabletop game that feels very different to a lot of games out there, […]

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Board Game Review: Dungeon Mayhem

I’ve talked quite a bit on here about my love for tabletop roleplaying, and old school Dungeons & Dragons in particular. Though not an RPG itself, Dungeon Mayhem is a card game ostensibly set in the D&D universe, albeit with a much more cartoony look than players may be used to – along with very simple gameplay. Contained in the […]