Saturday, February 25, 2012

Read-through Review: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game

Last August there was an announcement over on the Margaret Weis Productions (MWP) website that I read quickly and blocked from my memory. It surrounded them acquiring a license from Marvel. Then I checked my DriveThruRPG newsletter and laid down (a relatively small amount) of dough immediately. Now don't get me wrong, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with MWP,

Thursday, February 23, 2012

So You Want to Euro-Game Part 2 and 3: Lord of the Rings and Pandemic

So I'm continuing today with my tour of great Euro-games to introduce newcomers, with two excellent boardgames, Reiner Knizia's Lord of the Rings, and Z-Man Games' Pandemic. Both of these take a twist on the traditional board game by being co-operative rather than competitive, which is no stranger to our role-players. This makes them particularly good for your role-players to make the transition to board-gaming.

My criteria from last time was three-fold: Simple, a Clear Goal, and

Sunday, February 5, 2012

So You Want to Euro-Game? Part 1: Carcassonne

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to start up a three-parter focusing on some of the best games to introduce new folks to the European style of board gaming (also know as Euro-games, German-style gaming, etc.). This type of game functions somewhere in the space between Parcheesi and Planescape. They tend to focus less on luck and direct conflict, and more on resource management and indirect competition. I find that