In honor of 2016’s Star Wars Day, this month’s let’s play video is on Star Wars Republic Commando. Star Wars Republic Commando takes place in the star wars universe and is a first person shooter. It was Continue reading →
Blizzard, the company most famous for its long term MMORPG superstar World of Warcraft, has stepped out of its comfort zone this year with its release of Overwatch, a first person shooter that has worked its way to quite a few of the “top 10” lists of 2016. If you haven’t heard of Overwatch, you must be living under a rock, but you can refer to the trailer linked above for a good idea of what the game is.
Thankfully, Blizzard offered an open beta for gamers to check out the game before purchasing, and I got a chance to try it out for myself. This gave me an incredible insight into what the game would be, much more than I feel I’ve gotten from other betas. Most games can be taken at face value, with information hardly deviating from what you see in the trailers- minus the highly inaccurate cinematics that we all know we won’t see in the game itself.
One of the most important abilities of a Dungeons & Dragons player is to understand a plot and be able to navigate through it. As a Dungeon Master you have to be able to recognize when new players need the aid in figuring out what to do. This blog gives helpful hints in how to help new players traverse a plot or campaign.
Friday the 13th: The Game is one of the most highly-anticipated horror titles of all time. You will finally be able to take on the roll as Jason Voorhees and Camp Crystal Lake counselors. This is the game you’ve been Continue reading →
In a perfect world everyone gets along and has fun when playing Dungeons & Dragons, but unfortunately things are not always so perfect. The issue with new players is often they can have fatal flaws that really create a bad atmosphere and destroy others fun. This blog talks about how to deal with a ‘bad’ players in your party.
It is often difficult creating quests for new players as you have to balance a sense of ease and straightforwardness with something that actually is interesting enough to keep the players’ attention. This blog gives tips on how to successfully create a quest for new players and examples of quests you can run!
Gary Con is a unique convention completely devoted to table top gaming. Their website header boasts of being “one of the best kept secrets in gaming.” And it really is when you think of the fact that most Wisconsin residents don’t even know that Lake Geneva is where the magic that is Dungeons & Dragons began. Gary Con is aptly named for the Father of Role Playing Games, E. Gary Gygax. What began as a humble gathering of family and friends to play games in his honor following his March 4, 2008 passing has become quite the pilgrimage for gamers across the globe.
Nostalgia is in the air. On February 27th, 2016, Nintendo and GameFreak rereleased a little piece of our childhood onto relevant consoles. Enter in Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Red, and Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, which now all Continue reading →
Since Fallout 4 launched, we’ve been blown away by your support for the game. It stands as our most successful title ever and that couldn’t have happened without you. It’s been truly inspiring, the stories, images and experiences that you’ve Continue reading →
The previous blog gave simple tips on how to introduce new players to table-top RPGs rules. This blog will focus less on teaching the rules, and more on how to get them to understand how to role-play their characters.
Teaching new people how to role-play and the systems of table-top RPGs can be both exasperating and rewarding. As sometimes it is hard to find people with as extensive backgrounds in RPG as yourself, I often find the only way to get a cohesive, friendly group of table-top gamers together is through teaching new people. This guide works to explore how to teach newbies to play RPGs.
There are so many games coming out in 2016, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with it all. If you pay attention, though, it’s easy to see which games stand out above the rest. That’s why we’re going to share our list of the top 10 games releasing in 2016. Due to the variation in types of games, they are in no particular order, and just represent the 10 games we’re most excited to see.
Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you all had a great time celebrating, and now that we’re here let’s show 2016 what’s what! In my little corner of the world, that means gearing up for new games, exciting competitions, Continue reading →
“Choose your own adventure” games are increasing in popularity, and that warms my heart to no end. Those games–done well–have always been my favourite genre in gaming: they feature amazing story development, they deliver believable characters that are shaped throughout Continue reading →
Fallout 4, an open world RPG post-apocalyptic sequel game to a long loved franchise, has been out well over a month. The hype was intense for months ahead of release, was preceded by its own game app, then released with editions including the ability to purchase your very own Pip Boy and use the game’s very own companion app, not to mention the entire anthology that was released soon before the premiere of Fallout 4. The base game alone came with a poster, high-lighting all the level-ups, also described and shown during commercials while downloading the game. It’s highly unlikely that any gamer, or any person who uses social media at all, to have not heard something about this game before and since its release.
The players arrive at the Gold City to warn of the impending battle and try to uncover the secrets of the three cities. After coming face to face with a dragon, the players and I battle using homebrew mass combat mechanics.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love point-and-click adventure games. I play video games for their storylines, and point-and-click games tend to have some of the best storylines to offer. Let’s think Life Is Strange or Phoenix Wright or Continue reading →