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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: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/helmgast/kult-divinity-lost-horror-guide-and-scenario-collection

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

SYMBAROUM SHIRTS ADDED TO FREELEAGUESHIRTS.COM





It's been a few months in a works and a pandemic delay but we can finally announce:
We have new SYMBAROUM shirts on Freeleagueshirt.com
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 alien-rpg.com.

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

VCG CON Day 2 - It's 9th LEVEL TAKE OVER TUESDAY!

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: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/237255/The-Happiest-Apocalypse-on-Earth 
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...
9th LEVEL GAMES!
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

TOP 10 MOST ANTICIPATED TABLETOP ROLE PLAYING GAMES for 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.
https://youtu.be/NbVuixqp4VI

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! https://youtu.be/0BRhBJ8Lc5E