Budget Bucket – “Welcome to the Dungeon”

If we wanted to boil down Welcome to the Dungeon to its simplest form and end the review in just one sentence, all I would have to say is that it’s the most colorful, card-like game of chicken I’ve ever played. But that would be a boring review, so I’m going to be a bit more wordy than that.

Welcome to the Dungeon is a card-based press-your-luck game by Masato Uesugi and excellently illustrated by Paul Mafayon. If I had to quickly draw a comparison, I would say it’s like Zombie Dice with dungeon-diving and cards. But that would be doing this game a bit of a disservice.

Zombie Dice is fun. But we’re not talking about that game. We’re talking Welcome to the Dungeon. So, is this game any good, or should it be left in the Budget Bucket?

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6SI: Jeff Combos of Exile Game Studio

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At the beginning of the year I found myself streaming Pulp flavored films, and reading Pulpy stories. It was during this time of drinking deep in the pulp genre that I discovered Exile Game Studio‘s excellent role-playing game, Hollow Earth Expedition. Reading through the various titles in the line, as well as engaging on the Exile forum, and the HEX Explorers group on Facebook, that I knew that I wanted to ask Exile’s President & Creative Director, Jeff Combos, to take part in our Six Shot Interviews series. Thankfully he agreed. I thoroughly enjoyed connecting with Mr. Combos, and I look forward to our future interactions.

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Jeff Combos, President & Creative Director of Exile Game Studio

That said, I present you the Six Shot Interview with Mr. Jeff Combos. Enjoy. Read more

Ed’s Ramblings on Gaming

ADMIN NOTE: Previously Ed participated in one of our 6 Shot Interviews. You can read the interview HERE.


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Howdy from Pinebox, Texas!  As I’ve been asked to submit an article for the Wood Planet Gaming Lodge, I was considering all the different things I could discuss here.  Friar Jay, graciously told me I could write about anything whether it “related to Savage Worlds, GMing in general, Miniatures gaming (think X-Wing), board games (think Firefly), etc.”  It’s dangerous to tell me I can write anything I want to.  That’s one of the reasons it took so long to get East Texas University (ETU) done.  I’m a writer with ADHD and way too many hobbies. So, let’s begin my rambling: Read more

Call of Cthulhu 7e Rules Explanations

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Over at Blasphemous Tomes we find that Paul Fricker, co-author of Call of Cthulhu seventh edition, has released a series of videos providing insight into the new/updated rules for Call of Cthulhu.

Below you will find the five videos (if more are released this post will be updated accordingly). The videos cover: Character Creation, the Game System, Sanity, Combat, and finally Wounds and Healing.
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Budget Bucket – “SpyFall”

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So you’re sitting down in your office, having a cup of coffee and talking about your workday with your coworkers. You each discuss the watercooler moment of the day and exaggerate the frustrations of your last task. Everything seems normal. Your coworkers are normal people like you, right?

When out of the blue, one of your coworkers asks if you remembered your sunscreen. How… odd. That is, if you were playing any other game. In Spyfall, weird questions become the norm.

So is it any good, or should it be left in the Budget Bucket?

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