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Situation Aspect Cards (for Fate)
by Jim B.
Publisher: Nothing Ventured Games
Date Added: 11/29/2018 14:12:47
Situation Aspect Cards (for Fate) I was a little disappointed in the cards, but maybe that's a matter of mismatched expectations. I was hoping it would be a rich set of situation aspects usable in a variety of settings. Instead, it seems more like a sampler pack - possibly useful as inspiration for creating your own. There are 10 cards for environmental conditions. Most of them cover a scattered handful of specific weather conditions. I'd have used one card for weather, say, "Severe Weather," letting you adapt it to your setting. The other environmental cards offer a small sampling of environmental conditions. Again, they were a little over-specific. For example, instead of having two cards for different ways to have poor visibility, I'd have gone with "Poor Visibility" as one card, leaving you to adapt it for your setting. Your campaign probably has a lot of variety in your locations, but the environmental condition cards would be applicable to only a small subset of them. A better mix, if I had to squeeze a broadl...

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Inmates Are Running The Asylum!
by Dominic S.
Publisher: rE volve Games Studio
Date Added: 11/23/2018 21:42:05
The Inmates Are Running The Asylum! An instant favorite to my gaming collection! A quick and easy game to learn and lots of fun to play.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Winterhorn
by Michael B.
Publisher: Bully Pulpit Games
Date Added: 11/22/2018 16:31:58
Winterhorn *Winterhorn* is an incredible game that does for LARPs what* Papers Please *did for videogames, making the banality of evil in authoritarian regimes real. You are an interagency working group in an unnamed country loosely based on East Germany (but even western democracies have secret police, the FBI ran COINTELPRO for decades, and in 2003 a British undercover agent had a child with an activist before disappearing.) Your target is Winterhorn, an activist group composed of seven core members with ideals, desires, and weaknesses laid out in the briefing material. Additionally, you have a role as a secret police agent, with a past and an agenda of your own. Over three rounds of thirty minutes each, your secret police squad will select seven options from deck of twelve secret police tactics, ranging in violence from hands-off wiretapping to sending 'patriotic' thugs (off-duty cops) to assault members of Winterhorn. You can also be tricky, setting up front groups to siphon away recrui...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
double Decktet
by Daniel R.
Publisher: P.D. Magnus
Date Added: 11/16/2018 15:12:49
double Decktet My favorite game system by a mile. I love the structure of the deck, the double suited cards as well as the assymetrical distribution makes for a very unique set of cards. This makes for some very interesting trick taking games but it also works well for area control, it opens up a lot of possibilities. The art work is phenomenal in both decks although I prefer the Capital Deck. I do find myself distracted at times during games looking at the art work, spotting curious little details in the scenes. The Decktet book is a great add on to the decks if you are drawn to the system, it has a lot of information on the deck itself and rules for tons of games. There are a number of good games for the Decktet, some of the more notable ones are Magnate, Jacynth, Emissary, Emu Ranchers. Personal favorites (besides the above) are Adaman, Double Knot and Goblin Market. And there are loads more that I haven't even tried yet!...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
double Decktet
by Christopher G.
Publisher: P.D. Magnus
Date Added: 11/14/2018 09:26:48
double Decktet I’m so impressed how the whole thing hangs together. The art reflects the suits and hints at a story behind the suit mechanisms. There are tools here for designing your own game, story telling elements for RPGs and several fully formed games beyond the expected trick-taking plays.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Button Men: Soldiers
by Jensen B.
Publisher: Cheapass Games
Date Added: 11/08/2018 10:36:04
Button Men: Soldiers Great set, great quality, but this set is now available as part of the "Button Men Originals" set.

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Facing the Consequences
by Jim B.
Publisher: Sune Nodskou
Date Added: 10/25/2018 23:13:39
Facing the Consequences I like the concept but I find many of the consequences too severe and somewhat uneven. Consider mild consequences. In Fate Accelerated, which is what I use, "mild consequences vanish at the end of the scene, provided you get a chance to rest" (page 22). In Fate Core, "Mild consequences don’t require immediate medical attention. They hurt, and they may present an inconvenience, but they aren’t going to force you into a lot of bed rest" (page 163). I recall someone's rule of thumb that mild consequences need first aid or a brief rest, moderate consequences need a doctor, and severe consequences need an emergency room; I'm not sure that's official, but it seems compatible with the Fate Accelerated and Fate Core descriptions. And yet this deck includes "mild" consequences such as *Lost Some Fingers*, *Cooked Off Ear*, and *Fractured Thigh*. A brief rest or a little first aid isn't going to grow back your fingers, you know? And then among the severe consequences, we find *[1-5] Fin...

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Lethal Skies Rules
by Patrick B.
Publisher: Talion Games
Date Added: 10/12/2018 06:29:49
Lethal Skies Rules Lethal Skies is A miniatures game of modern air combat, light-medium in complexity and game play. Overall, it appears to be an initial rules set that needed a healthly amount of Beta-testing before it should have been published. **Key terms:** **Position:** Describes an aircraft’s positions relative to each other, or energy-state during combat (Offensive/Neutral/Defensive). Plays a factor only for Movement and Gunnery. Aircraft are not shot down, instead their Position-level drops until it falls below Defensive and the aircraft is removed from the game. In addition, Status Level is mentioned under the section on Tailing (RED/Yellow/Green) but is never explained. **Pilot Skill:** Ranges from 2 (Rookie) to 5 (Ace). Skill Rating is added to 1d6 skill checks for most every action. **Aircraft Capabilities: **Most Ratings range from 0 to 3+, and are as follows: Firepower/Gunnery, Maneuverability, Speed (Turn, Stall, Max, Afterburner), Hard Points, Countermeasures, Point Costs. Some airc...

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
It's Not My Fault! (A Fate Accelerated Character & Situation Generator)
by Kris S.
Publisher: Evil Hat Productions, LLC
Date Added: 09/21/2018 13:53:01
It's Not My Fault! (A Fate Accelerated Character & Situation Generator) (These comments apply to this product and to the "Fantastic" add-on.) I have now tried this product out twice: once to introduce a father and daughter as new players to the system, and once at a convention where around seven people wanted to play, some experienced with Fate. For the first group I threw together a simple battle using these cards, justified as part of an arena scenario. We stopped after the battle, but I later saw the father GMing a Fate session of his own. At the convention, we put together a scene where the heroes were being menaced by an evil priest and his Cage of Blood, as I tried to explain the system and use the cards to help people understand their characters. The players took to it quickly; the turning point came when the orc character decided he was going to "interrogate the lute" and spend a fate point to declare that it was capable of speech. We ended up putting on a fantasy death metal concert that led to a demon appearing in the mosh pit while our imp gad...

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Malicious Content
by Jennifer T.
Publisher: Jon Camfield
Date Added: 09/12/2018 22:10:56
Malicious Content 10/10 would laugh myself sick again any day of the week. This may or may not be the CAH variant the infosec industry needs, but it's definitely the one it deserves.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Anime Hack
by TeamRocket G.
Publisher: Okumarts Games
Date Added: 09/03/2018 00:28:24
The Anime Hack Fantastic. as great as OVA and BESM is I think this be my go to for anime based games for now on. love the random tables and powers section.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild Season of the Runelords Complete Set
by Paul H.
Publisher: Paizo
Date Added: 08/18/2018 15:48:28
Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild Season of the Runelords Complete Set Great to have all the Season of the Runelord cards without needing to Proxy, some borders are not even

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild Season of the Goblins Complete Set
by Paul H.
Publisher: Paizo
Date Added: 08/18/2018 15:47:21
Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild Season of the Goblins Complete Set Nice to have all the Season of the Goblin cards without needing proxies, includes the final boon for use upon completion

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Complete Errata Set (RoR, 1st printing)
by Paul H.
Publisher: Paizo
Date Added: 08/18/2018 15:43:58
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Complete Errata Set (RoR, 1st printing) It is nice to have all the errata and error corrections. but the borders on some of the cards have been cut off center. I think such a large run has more alignment issues as the sheets go through the cutter. When they are off they are off in a series probably due to that whole sheet being misaligned. Fortunately they still have at least -some- border. I would buy it again even with these issues but that is only due to the fact I actually have a plan for some of the errata cards that will end up being replaced. Without that more unique use case I think I would be much unhappier with my purchase....

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Starship Malfunction Cards
by Michael Z.
Publisher: CyborgPrime Publishing
Date Added: 07/30/2018 15:06:15
Starship Malfunction Cards I am highly impressed with these cards. They are very high quality, much better than I was expecting! I highly recommend them. Very original ideas for damage and fun and easy to use!!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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