Tomb of Horrors – Session 2

Tomb of Horrors – Session 2

Who lives? Who dies? I won’t spoil it for you! Let’s just say: gargoyles come in handy. Also: we have a new party member! Geeky and Genki editor person and leatherworker extraordinaire Steph McW enters the fray as our resident traps and finding hidden stuff...
Tomb of Horrors – Session 1

Tomb of Horrors – Session 1

It’s ADVENTURE TIME! Over the next few weeks, I’ll be running Gary Gygax’s infamous killer dungeon Tomb of Horrors for a group of friends – and you get to observe their misery! Although, truth be told, the guys did pretty well this time out…no deaths. (Though not for lack of trying.) However, we ended on something of a cliffhanger. Stay tuned for Part 2…coming to a Google Plus Hangout near...
(Not so) Free RPG Day

(Not so) Free RPG Day

As some of you may be aware, I had a rather unpleasant experience at one of my local game stores this weekend. I shall not name the store in question – I have already done so elsewhere, and the point of this piece is not to make life hard for a game store owner (who undoubtedly has hardships of his own) but rather to call attention to what I see as a baseless, craven attempt to placate the forces of mediocrity which unceasingly seek to meddle with Art and Creativity. The focus of this incident was, unsurprisingly, Better Than Any Man – an adventure offering from Lamentations of the Flame Princess by James Raggi which was offered as part of the 2013 Free RPG Day kit. James has spoken himself on the matter here (and added a positive coda here). I’m not in this to defend Poor Old James – dude’s capable of doing that himself, and frankly I think gleefully raising the ire of small-minded fools is part of his modus operandi. In short: when I showed up to support James, the store, and Free RPG Day in particular, I was told by the store owner that he was boycotting James and his products -and, by extension, Free RPG Day. The reasons given were twofold: a fear that LOTFP’s product would re-ignite the ‘Satanic Panic’ witch-hunts of the 1980’s and a fear that some underage patron would get their hands on BTAM, sparking a phone call from an angry parent…or worse. Both of these claims are easily dismissed with a modicum of forethought. In the case of potential ‘witch-hunts’...
AnaKhouri Plays: Resident Evil 4

AnaKhouri Plays: Resident Evil 4

For Mother’s Day this year my husband got me Resident Evil 4. And some oriental lilies. But this post is about the game. I suck at video games. I really do. But Resident Evil 4 is pretty fun so far, so I decided to walk our readers through the game as I play it. It’s like vicariously playing the game as if you really suck at it. Here goes. This game takes place several years after Raccoon City got nuked because it was overrun with zombies and shit. The Umbrella Corporation has supposedly gone down the tubes. You play as Leon S. Kennedy, who doesn’t look a day older than he did in the first game. Seems the president’s daughter went on holiday in Spain and was kidnapped by some crazy cult, so it’s your job to get her back (though I fear I might regret saving her, because her picture on the DVD case even looks annoying. Leon better get laid for this.) <!– P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } –> The game starts with a cutscene of Leon driving through gloomy Spanish forest with two snarky policia who talk to each other in Spanish a lot, obviously making clever, cutting comments about Leon- probably about his hair, which, to be honest, is kind of ridiculously emo looking. They halt long enough for one of the cops to take a piss (with sinister music in the background!) and then they stop at this rickety little shack. The policia stay in their safe truck while Leon (you!) goes into the house, without even knocking (I mean, you’re not given the...
El-Cheapo Wargame Alert

El-Cheapo Wargame Alert

Achtung Panzer: Operation Star can be had for as little as $1 through Indiegamestand.com. Haven’t played it yet…but the previous game, Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 is one of the better WWII wargames of the last couple of years. Review: http://www.wargamer.com/article/3181/pc-game-review-achtung-panzer-operation-starGameplay Video: Achtung Panzer: Operation Star – “Tigers in the Snow” #gandg Embedded Link Achtung Panzer: Operation Star on sale at IndieGameStand Achtung Panzer: Operation Star is a sequel to Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943. It’s an Eastern Front wargame with solid graphics and sprawling battlefields that really emphasize the scope of WWII tank...
Live Event! Fiasco: Podcasters Special on Google+

Live Event! Fiasco: Podcasters Special on Google+

If your Saturday nights are as crazy-busy as mine (which is to say ‘not at all’…) why not tune in to the Fiasco: Podcasters Special this weekend as a handful of game-gab cognoscenti gather on Google+ to debase themselves for your amusement? The roster will be: Rich Rogers (Canon Puncture, Screen Play), Megan Pedersen (The Jank Cast), Ryan Shelton (Roll For News), and Alex Mayo (Geeky and Genki) – with moderation provided by Mark Diaz Truman! The fun starts at Saturday April, 20th @ 6:30 EST and you can RSVP...