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Review – Fidelitas

Fidelitas Missio Cards

Review – Fidelitas Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Fidelitas is a quick little filler game from the brand new Green Couch Games. Created by Jason Kotarski and Phillip DuBarry, it’s billed as a “game of medieval meddling for 2-4 players,” and is currently up on Kickstarter. Read the full review below, and then check it out!…

Review – Rat King and Rat Queen Theme Packs (Ascension)

Rat King Theme Pack

Review – Rat King and Rat Queen Theme Packs (Ascension) Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged I’ve had the opportunity to review a number of games in the Ascension family from Stone Blade Entertainment. I’m happy to say that I’ve enjoyed them a great deal. The intuitive but deep gameplay, the variety of factions, and the evocative Eric Sabee…

Preview – Teratozoic

Teratozoic card game monsters

Preview – Teratozoic Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged What I learned about genetics in school covered some basics. Gregor Mendel, red hair is recessive, cancer is DNA gone nuts. I am disappointed to learn that we didn’t cover nearly enough about horrifying monsters. Maybe if I hadn’t gone on to pursue English instead, I would have…

Review – Allegiance

Allegiance

Review – Allegiance Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged It’s never fun to have a rival gang move in on your turf… Almost never… Allegiance is a fast playing card game with a unique hook: An established temple vies for influence over a city’s population with an upstart thieves guild. Digital Capricorn Studios’ pitch really grabbed me. Will the…

Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part 3

Shroud of the Ancients RPG Core Rules

Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part 3   Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Welcome to the final installment of a three-part, deep-dive review series. We’ll be concluding our review and leaving you with some parting thoughts on Shroud of the Ancients, from Dark Tavern Press. Make sure you check out Part I and Part II….

Review – Song of Shadows and Dust

Song of Shadows and Dust

Scott Pyle, Play Unplugged Ganesha Games has been producing outstanding, fast-playing skirmish battle games since the release of its now classic Song of Blades and Heroes (SoBaH) more than ten years ago. Since then, this versatile, D6-based rules engine has been bent to many different genres. In Songs of Shadows and Dust (SSD) author Nicholas…

Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part 2

Shroud of the Ancients RPG Core Rules

Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part 2 Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Welcome to the second of a three-part deep-dive review series. In this, we’ll be looking primarily at the magic system of Shroud of the Ancients. If you haven’t yet, make sure you check out Part I. If you have, welcome back, and let’s…

Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part 1

Shroud of the Ancients RPG Core Rules

  Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Welcome to the first of a three-part deep-dive review series. We’ll be taking you on a quick overview of the book and the core mechanics of Shroud of the Ancients, by Dark Tavern Press. Shroud of the Ancients is a relatively new tabletop role-playing game. After a successful Kickstarter last year, it…

Preview – ALPHA BANDITS

ALPHA BANDITS

Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged Wiggity Bang is at it again! For those unfamiliar with their previous offerings, Wiggity Bang is the creative force behind games like QUAO, Magic Feather, and FURT. These titles definitely place them on the lighter side of gaming fare, but their games are entertaining and enjoyable, and great for a family game…

Review – ApocalypZe: Those Left Behind

ApocalypZe

Dan Bidwa, Play Unplugged Dealing With the Zombie Problem Let’s face it: zombies aren’t exciting any more. When George Romero re-introduced zombies into modern pop culture, the clock started ticking for their transition from terrifying movie monster to slightly less terrifying metaphor for impending doom – still a problem (to say the least) but maybe…