Sunday, December 27, 2020

Those Dark Places RPG Actual Play with Guest GM, designer Jonathan Hicks


Those Dark Places is a rules-light, story-focused roleplaying game about the darker side of space exploration and the people who travel the stars in claustrophobic, dangerous conditions from Osprey Games and designed by Jonathan Hicks.
Click HERE for our actual play with the designer, Jonathan Hicks. You can by the pdf on DrivethruRPG and support VCG at You can purchase a physical copy and pdf here:

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Free League Publishing Announces Colonial Marines Operations Manual!

Free League Publishing just announced the next major release for their Alien roleplaying game - a Colonial Marines Operations Manual in March of 2021. In our latest video HERE, I let you know what's included in the book as we well as why you should pre-order it at

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Renegade Game Studios and Hasbro expand their partnership! Transformers, G.I. Joe & MLP RPGs on the way!


Today Renegade Game Studios and Hasbro announced an expansion on their partnership to include popular 80s franchises G.I. Joe. Transformers and My Little Pony. The product lines will include deck building and role-playing games based off those franchises and will be hitting retailers in 2021.
Also announced was a Mighty Morphing Power Rangers deck building game that will be available to virtually demo during Renegade Con October 9-11.
Details for the upcoming roleplaying games were limited but it was announced that they would be using the fifth edition of the OGL from the world's most popular roleplaying game.
If anyone would like to more details as they get announced you can sign up for the Renegade Game Studios' new letter HERE.

Monday, September 28, 2020

HeroQuest is Back! - The Chaotic Good Cast Episode #69

Hasbro announced a second edition of HeroQuest is on it's way via their crowdfunding platform HasLab! Is it worth the price? Is it just a nostalgia cash grab? Find out our thoughts on episode 69 of the Chaotic Good Cast:

You can back Heroquest at the link below:

Monday, September 21, 2020

VCG EXCLUSIVE! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Mutanimals and Mondo Gecko REVEAL from IDW Games!

 Last Saturday Pete Walsh from IDW Games joined me for GraniteCon@Home and we got chatting about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures "Change is Constant" and "City Fall" as well as Batman: The Animated Series Adventures. You can watch the session HERE.

During the session Pete gave us a VCG exclusive by revealing the upcoming Mutanimals expansion for the Adventures System box cover art!

As you can see it's AMAZING! IDW Games will be announcing shortly how you can acquire this expansion very soon according to Pete. In the meantime stay tuned to IDW Games at and on their Facebook at
Pete also didn't stop with the box art reveal and gave us yet ANOTHER exclusive reveal! This time it is the render of the Mondo Gecko miniature that will be included in this expansion!
As you can see it's TOTALLY TUBULAR! I love the details and the fact that you'll be able to pair Mikey on his skateboard with Mondo!
Let me know in the comments who you are most excited about in the Mutanimals expansion!
Thank you to Pete Walsh and IDW Games for being a part of GraniteCon@Home and giving us exclusive previews for their Adventures line.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Victory Condition Gaming is excited to announce that we are going to be a broadcast partner for GraniteCon@Home Saturday, September 19th from 10AM to 10PM on Victory Condition Gaming's Youtube, Twitch and Facebook!

Here is a look at our GraniteCon@Home schedule:

10AM EST on VCG's Youtube channel - "The Broodsong Beckons":A Q&A with Sam Sleney, First Falling Leaf
Join us for a session with Sam Sleney, creative director for First Falling Leaf for GraniteCon@Home.

First Falling Leaf is the publishing house responsible for the UK Games Expo award winning Sins RPG. In Sam's spare time, he dabbles with miniature painting and music making. He lives in Nottingham with his partner.

You can learn more about First Falling Leaf and Sins RPG at:
You can watch this session HERE.

11AM EST on VCG's Youtube - "A Gallant Discussion":A Q&A with Alan Bahr, Gallant Knight Games
Join us for a session with Alan Bahr from Gallant Knight Games. Alan Bahr is the lead designer and founder of Gallant Knight Games. A best-selling and award-winning game designer, Alan is best known for the TinyD6 line of games, along with other games such as Cold Shadows, For Coin & Blood, Planet Mercenary and many more.Alan operates Gallant Knight Games with his wife, Erin.

He’s an avid fan of Noir films, Arthurian mythos, smooth jazz, clever role-playing games, and his amazing wife.  

Gallant Knight Games is a tabletop gaming company dedicated to high-quality roleplaying games and card and board games.

You can learn more about Gallant Knight Games at:
You can watch this session HERE.

2PM EDT on VCG's Twitch and FB page - LIVE! Guesspionage - play against US!
Are you good at guessing stats? Do you think you could out guess some of the VCGers? Join us for GUESSPIONAGE during GraniteCon@Home! You can play against us at on your mobile device!
The premise of Guesspionage is quite simple: Guess the percentage (From 0% to 100%) of people who answered yes, or no, to a specific survey question. The closer the player is to the correct percentage, the more points they gain. The other players can also guess if the guessed percentage is higher or lower than the true percentage to gain points themselves, even not during their turn.
You can watch and participate on VCG's Twitch and Facebook.

4PM EDT on VCG on VCG's Youtube - '"Hello, MU/TH/ER. It's me, Drew.":A Q&A with Andrew E.C. Gaska
Join us on Victory Condition Gaming's Youtube channel for a GraniteCon@Home panel with Andrew E.C. Gaska. Gaska is the
gold Ennie and UKGE Award-winning settings and adventure writer for the ALIEN Role Playing Game, Drew is a creative director, designer, and sci-fi author with twenty years of industry experience. He is a freelance consultant to 20th Century Fox, maintaining continuity and canon bibles for Alien, Predator, and Planet of the Apes. For seventeen years he consulted for Rockstar Games on titles such as Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. Drew has written two Planet of the Apes novels and is also the Senior Development Editor for Lion Forge Animation. He lives beneath a pile of action figures with his glutenous feline, Adrien.
You can watch this session HERE.

5PM EDT on VCG's Twitch and FB page - LIVE! Trivia Murder Party - play against US!
Do you think you can outsmart some of the VCG regulars? Do you love trivia? Take us on in Trivia Murder Party! All you need is to tune in and go to on your mobile device!
Trivia Murder Party starts off with up to 8 players, all living and ready to die. First, they have to answer a question. While in most games all of the questions are complicated trivia, on occasion there have been memory puzzles with 4 answers to a question regarding a photo. If you get a question wrong, you are sent to the Killing Floor, and must fight for your life in a randomly selected minigame. If you lose the minigame, you die. However, ghosts are still able to win the game through the final round.
You can watch and participate on VCG's Twitch and Facebook.

6PM on VCG's Youtube -"Cowabunga, Shellheads!":A Q&A with Pete Walsh, IDW Games
Join us on Victory Condition Gaming's Youtube channel for GraniteCon@Home to hear how this super fan turned game designer and what projects he has in the works for IDW Games. Pete Walsh is a totally bodacious game designer for IDW Games. After two extremely successful Kickstarter campaigns that pulled in over $2.4 million in funding, he now works with popular IPs - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman:The Animated Series as the Adventures System Manager.
You can watch this session HERE.

7PM on VCG's Twitch and FB page - "Getting Colorful with Tony V", Black Moon Games
Join us for a session of miniatures painting and hobby talk with Tony Vandenberg "Tony V" from Black Moon Games for GraniteCon@Home.
You can learn more about Black Moon Games at

9PM on VCG's Youtube - "Into the Void":A Q&A with Christoffer Sevaldsen, Black Void RPG
Christoffer Sevaldsen has been creating stories, building worlds, playing and GM'ing role-playing games since he was 10 years old; first with the older kids in school and later in multiple groups, in ASA institutions, participating in RPG/gaming-cons across Denmark and the United Arab Emirates.
He is a former marketing director, musician, logo/brand designer and holds a B.A. in philosophy and a M.A. in communication. 
The BLACK VOID RPG is his full-time occupation and his remaining waking hours are split between dreaming up new games and his family of three boys.
Check out this session HERE.

All of the GraniteCon@Home Youtube content will be available for viewing after the live sessions.

Thank you to Granite State Comicon for letting us be a part of their virtual event this year. 
If you would like to learn more about Granite State Comicon, New Hampshire's finest comic convention since 2003, check out

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Kult: Divinity Lost "Seven Sisters" RPG Actual Play

Kult: Divinity Lost "Seven Sisters" RPG actual play GM'ed by Mitchell Wallace of Helmgast.

You can watch the session HERE. Helmgast is currently Kickstarting more Kult content here:

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Mythos Rules and Gubbins Box Review

Quite a few folks know Warcradle Studios from their popular Wild West Exodus miniatures game, but they have recently put out a Lovecraft inspired skirmish game with highly detailed miniatures - Mythos.
Mythos can be played head to head as a one off game or you can create epic, multi-scenario campaigns as competing factions wage war against each other and this shadowy world that actually underlies the real one.
Today, we'll be looking at the Rules and Gubbins box as it provides everything that is needed for players to use with their miniature factions to play the game. This box retails for around $24.99.

Immediately, I like how Warcradle Studios has made this box as it's own release so that you aren't stuck with having to buy a particular faction as a starter set like most miniature skirmish games. The packaging is much better quality than I anticipated as you'll see more evidence of below.
The back of the box shows all the contents included inside very clearly. Immediately, I notice that the 6 sided dice are not branded and think how that might have been a missed marketing opportunity. Also I'm hoping that the tokens are MAYBE plastic? I'm guessing they are punchboard though.

As I mentioned previously, the packaging is really well done. I'm immediately surprised by this slipcase and thought it was just a  normal box. The foil brand stamping on the top of the package is a nice touch.

Inside there is some empty space, but I expected that to be the case.

Mythos uses 2 six sided dice per player so having four included in this box is nice. The dice are nice quality and again I think not having the Mythos logo on the "six" side is a missed opportunity.

The rulebook is 44 full color pages. The cover is thicker stock than the interior pages which I find adds to the quality of this book. I will say that this rulebook is available for FREE on the Mythos website HERE, but having a printed copy on hand while you play is always the best option
in my opinion.

The next item included is a clear, etched plastic, area of effect template of excellent quality.

Finally, as I expected, the condition tokens are indeed punch board. The upside is that the board is thick so the tokens feel good in your hands and will hold up to some wear and tear. There are even two boards of tokens included in this box so that each player has their own set, but in that case you may need more. 

So what do I think?
Overall, a very nice box set. Priced at $24.99 and having enough dice and tokens for both players to be able to play rather than just enough for one player, it's worth the price. I'm sure branded dice and plastic condition tokens would have upped the cost and the retail price so I appreciate Warcradle Studios making the barrier of entry into this game lower than a lot of games out on the market. The fact that you can pick this box set up along with a faction box at around $45 and have everything you need to play the game for one player at a total cost around $70 total isn't a bad value. 
I will say that everything that is included in this box is FREE for digital download along with the cards for the miniatures. 
If you and your friends are looking for a Lovecraft inspired miniatures skirmish game with easy to learn rules, go check out Mythos from Warcradle Studios. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


It's been a few months in a works and a pandemic delay but we can finally announce:
We have new SYMBAROUM shirts on
15 different archetype shirts in total with more designs being added weekly!
Check back every Friday for more Symbaroum, Forbidden Lands and possibly others!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Free League Publishing Announces Alien RPG Starter Set & Destroyer of Worlds Cinematic Scenario Module

Free League Publishing recently announced a new product to get folks started playing Alien The Role Playing Game with a Starter Set coming in August of 2020.

In addition to the Starter Set they also announced a new Cinematic Scenario Module "The Destroyer of Worlds" written by corebook and Chariot of the Gods Cinematic Scenario Module author, Andre E.C. Gaska.

Both items are available for pre-order through Free League Publishing's website

If you would like to learn more about these products watch our brief video detailing the contents and the price points HERE.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Brancalonia Actual Play with Max Castellani, Acheron Books

Max Castellani returned to the show to do an actual play of Brancalonia from Acheron Books!
You can check out our session he titled "The Brancalonian Hangover" HERE.

Thank you, Max, for coming on the show again and running a such a fun session! Thank you to Amanda, Ben and Andrea for being such excellent players along with me.

You can check out the Kickstarter for Brancalonia HERE.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Brancalonia chat with Max Castellani

Brancalonia is a spaghetti fantasy setting roleplaying game from Acheron Books currently on Kickstarter HERE.
Acheron Books is an Italian publisher most notably known for publishing novels and gamebooks. They've teamed up with Epic Party Games to create this unique roleplaying game using the fifth edition of the world's most popular system!
I got to sit and chat with Max Castellani and discuss what Brancalonia is all about. Check out that discussion HERE.
As you'll see, there is some incredible art and collaboration to make Brancalonia an EPIC success.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Tales from the Loop Board Game chat with game designer, Martin Takaichi

I got to sit down and chat with the designer of the Tales from the Loop board game designer, Martin Takaichi from Free League Publishing.

You can watch the interview HERE.

Tales from the Loop the board game is currently on Kickstarter HERE.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Dark Dealings in the Shaded Souq - Black Void RPG Adventure REVIEW

I got an early glimpse of the latest adventure for Black Void - "Dark Dealings in the Shaded Souq".
What did I think? Is it worth picking up? Check out our latest video content HERE.

You can pick up a copy of the adventure HERE on DriveThruRPG.

Monday, April 6, 2020


Tuesday is 9th Level TAKE OVER TUESDAY! Make sure to catch all of Day 2 HERE!
Up first is a session of Mazes with the one and only, Chris O'Neill at 1PM EDT!
Then at 4PM EDT we have a panel on Consent in Gaming hosted by A Pawn's Perspective's own Rob Kalajian!
6PM EDT we have a session of The Excellents with Adriel Wilson!
Finishing off VCG Con Day 2 we have a POC in podcasting and gaming hosted by the lovely Morgan Nuncio!
Hope you can join us! 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

VCG CON starts tomorrow at 1PM EDT!

VCG Con starts tomorrow at 1PM EDT with not one but TWO RPG actual plays! Click HERE for our Youtube channel to catch all of VCG Con!

First up is Christopher Grey's Happiest Apocalypse on Earth at 1PM EDT. HAoE is currently pay what you want on DriveThru RPG here: 
4PM EDT we have a top 5 Gateway Games (both board games and RPGs) panel with Ben Higgins from Quarterstaff Games, Tori Trombley-Cordiale from Joined by Gaming, Mike Elliot from Sour Llama Studios, Will Munn from Adept Icarus and Andreas Lundstrom from Sweden Rolls podcast!
At 6PM EDT we have Bryce Whitacre from Fearlight Studios running his game Baker Street - a Sherlock Holmes inspired RPG!
Then at 9PM EDT we'll have an episode of The Chaotic Good Cast!
Thank you to everyone for helping spread word! I'm very excited to get VCG Con rolling! I hope everyone is safe and healthy! -Doug

Monday, March 30, 2020

ANNOUNCING VCG ONLINE CON 2020 - April 6-11, 2020!

I'm excited to announce VCG Online Con 2020! 6 Days of RPG actual plays, panels and guests!
We have some wonderful things planned! All starting at 1PM EDT on Monday, April 6th!

We'll be kicking things of with a session of Happiest Apocalypse on Earth with Christopher Grey! Then we'll have a panel of Top 5 Gateway Games with Sour Lama Studios, Joined by Gaming and Quarterstaff Games. We've got more planned for Monday but...

Then it's Takeover Tuesday with...
They will be running games of Mazes and The Excellents AND they will also have panels on Consent in Gaming and one featuring POC podcasting and gaming!

The rest of the days there will be panels on freelancing and running a FLGS as well as actual plays of Spirt of '77, Kids on Bikes, Aliens and MORE!

Oh, I didn't mention April 11th yet? Stay tuned. 

Sunday, January 5, 2020


There are some great RPGs releasing this year. I rank 10 that I'm really excited about in my annual Top 10 Most Anticipated 2020 Tabletop Role Playing Games. I hope you are as excited about most of these titles as I am.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Top 10 Role Playing Games of 2019

2020 is here and it's time to reflect on 2019 with our top 10 RPGs of last year! Check it out and let us know what games made your top 10 list! Congratulations to Wet Ink GamesMODIPHIUSMagpie GamesFria LiganPinnacle Entertainment Group and Gallant Knight Gamesfor making the top 10!