RPG Review: Flotsam Draft Rules (2018)

RPG Review: Flotsam Draft Rules (2018)

Category : News & Reviews
Date : August 4, 2018
Flotsam: Adrift Amongst the Stars is a GMless and diceless roleplaying game by Josh Fox (Lovecraftesque), being funded via Kickstarter now. Players portray street-level denizens of the shady underbelly of a space station, facing various threats and developing their interpersonal relationships. Think Deadwood or The Wire against a backdrop of Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine or The Expanse. Unlike many other roleplaying games, there is no gamemaster (GM). Instead, the...
Who is Khairul Hisham?

Who is Khairul Hisham?

Date : July 2, 2018
Khairul Hisham is a gamer geek living and working in Malaysia’s northernmost state, Perlis. In addition to his work as a freelance illustrator for the gaming industry, Hisham works hard as a university academic, using roleplaying games to teach. And he’s the most kickass Star Wars gamemaster I know.     Today, Hisham works at the Centre for International Languages of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).   Hisham is an important...
Cardgame Review : Vangorro (2017)

Cardgame Review : Vangorro (2017)

Date : June 19, 2018
Vangorro is a complete, two-player fantasy battle card game from local game creator Max Tong. Last year, at the age of 10, Max became possibly the youngest published tabletop game designer in Malaysia with the first release of Vangorro, subtitled “Warriors VS HobNogs.” Max illustrated the various heroes and monsters of Vangorro himself, and designed the game with help from his father, Sim Tong.   I almost missed the Vangorro...
Birthday: The Gathering @ 25C Art & Hobbies

Birthday: The Gathering @ 25C Art & Hobbies

Date : June 5, 2018
I recently met up with a few gaming buddies to celebrate my birthday at 25C Art & Hobbies. We hadn’t met up in a while, as life has a tendency to get busy these days. This was an opportunity to catch up, eat pizza, and play boardgames!     Let them eat cake… We reserved one of the smaller rooms available at 25C. From left to right: Darren, Ivan, Vin...
RPG Review : Cthulhu Dark (2017)

RPG Review : Cthulhu Dark (2017)

Category : News & Reviews
Date : June 3, 2018
Cthulhu Dark is a simple, stripped-down roleplaying game of cosmic horror written by Graham Walmsley (Cthulhu Apocalypse, Stealing Cthulhu, Play Unsafe), Kathryn Jenkins (various articles at Final Thoughts of a Murdered Guard) and Helen Gould (Classic Monsterhearts, “The Sores” in Fear’s Sharp Little Needles). Although the basic Cthulhu Dark rules were released by Walmsley as a free two-page download in 2010, this review will cover the expanded 2017 version of Cthulhu...
RPG Review : Night Witches (2015)

RPG Review : Night Witches (2015)

Category : News & Reviews
Date : May 26, 2018
Night Witches is a roleplaying game of Soviet airwomen at war. With clear, instructive writing and design by Jason Morningstar (creator of Fiasco) and striking visual design by Brennen Reece (The Warren), the book does a great job evoking the WW2 Eastern Front milieu and lets players tell exciting stories of these underdog heroines.     Night Witches: Portraying the “Unwomanly Face of War” Night Witches is a Powered by the Apocalypse roleplaying...
Who is Ben Chong?

Who is Ben Chong?

Date : May 6, 2018
Ben Chong is one of the Good People. If you’ve been to a major tabletop gaming event in the last couple of years, there’s a good chance he was there. From Kotakcon 2.0 in 2016 to the #KakiTabletop North Tour and Free RPG Day, and even at the Maelstrom LARP, Ben Chong is a (literally) towering presence on the gaming scene.       Who is Ben Chong? What was...
Blades of the Inquisition: Mission for Missionaries

Blades of the Inquisition: Mission for Missionaries

Category : Actual Play
Date : November 29, 2017
What: Blades of the Inquisition Tigranya Heresy, Episode 3-5 – Mission for Missionaries When: 3, 16 and 23 August 2017 Where: Dragon GameZ   Each year, Imperial subjects across Tigranya celebrate the Festival of the Beacon. Great fires are set atop high towers to commemorate the lighting of the Astronomican. Passion plays are performed, depicting the Angels of the Emperor as they take part in the Great Crusade and witness the...
Maelstrom LARP 2.5

Maelstrom LARP 2.5

Date : October 24, 2017
Maelstrom LARP 2.5, a one-day live-action roleplaying (LARP) event, took place on 15 July 2017. Once again, our local live-action gamers ventured into the lush green environment of Sungai Chongkak Park and Resort in Hulu Langat. This time, the stalwart survivors who inhabited the island of Refuge were overwhelmed by a barbarian incursion!   Maelstrom LARP 2.5: Incursion The LARP had at least thirty participants, player characters (PCs) and non-player characters (NPCs)...
RPG Review : Blades in the Dark (2017)

RPG Review : Blades in the Dark (2017)

Category : News & Reviews
Date : August 14, 2017
What: Blades in the Dark When: 2017 Who: John Harper Why: The allure of playing a gang of daring scoundrels in a compelling industrial-fantasy city setting, with structured heist and downtime mechanics.   Blades in the Dark: A Game Deserving of the Spotlight We’ve always been captivated by stories of criminals, from Outlaws of the Marsh and Robin Hood to The Thief of Bagdad and the legendary stealth computer game...
Blades of the Inquisition: Pilgrims and Poultices

Blades of the Inquisition: Pilgrims and Poultices

Category : Actual Play
Date : August 4, 2017
What: Blades of the Inquisition Tigranya Heresy, Episode 2 – Pilgrims and Poultices When: 13 July 2017 Where: Dragon GameZ   Episode 2 – Pilgrims and Poultices At the drug lab in the Deep Tunnels, our Inquisitorial agents tried to learn more about Samael’s gang. Helius managed to further gain the Deep Knives’ leader’s trust by giving him one of her religious texts. She convinced him that she represented a new...
Blades of the Inquisition: Into the Deep Tunnels

Blades of the Inquisition: Into the Deep Tunnels

Category : Actual Play
Date : July 11, 2017
What: Blades of the Inquisition Tigranya Heresy, Episode 1 – Into the Deep Tunnels When: 6 July 2017 Where: Dragon GameZ     Episode 1 – Into the Deep Tunnels I met up with my players Ian, Ruben and Ezra at Dragon GameZ in Shah Alam to properly begin this Blades in the Dark campaign, using RoosterEma’s Blades of the Inquisition hack for the Warhammer 40,000 universe. In previous weeks, I...


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