Reflecting on My Time at Alliance Open House 2015

 Gaming News  Comments Off on Reflecting on My Time at Alliance Open House 2015
Sep 282015

Alliance Open 2015 033About a week ago I drove to Fort Wayne, Indiana for the Alliance Open House. This is primarily a trade show for retailers allowing them to meet with manufacturers, sit in on seminars, and engage other retailers. Since I’m a news and media guy I was coming in with curious expectations.  All of which I would soon find answers to.


Alliance Open 2015 018The very first thing you get to do when you arrive is register and then play games.  Well, I spent as much time walking around and chatting with friends as I did gaming.  The first familiar face was Mike Webb, and then Tony Gulliotti, it wasn’t long before we were playing Dragon Tides.  Shortly after that I ran into Phil Reed and Rhea Friesen from Steve Jackson Games.  Rhea and I played Munchkin Gloom.  Wow, Munchkin Gloom is a unique experience.  Atlas did a great job with this.  I have never played Gloom and I want to know.  It’s like playing telephone with transparent cards that evolve. I spent  the rest of the night meandering and chatting with friends like Scott Morris and Aaron Brosman.

Continue reading »

Pathfinder Adventure Path: In Hell’s Bright Shadow

 Paizo Publishing  Comments Off on Pathfinder Adventure Path: In Hell’s Bright Shadow
Aug 242015

hells1Pathfinder Adventure Path: In Hell’s Bright Shadow (Hell’s Rebels 1 of 6)



The city of Kintargo has long been a shelter for artists, free-thinkers, and those marginalized by the oppressive Chelaxian government, but now the city has been placed under martial law by inquisitor Barzilali Thrune. When a protest turns into a riot, a new group of heroes comes together to form an organized resistance to the devil-binding government and the Church of Asmodeus, but can they survive long enough to establish allies? Or will they become the latest victims of the Thrice-Damned House of Thrune?


“In Hell’s Bright Shadow” is a Pathfinder Roleplaying Game adventure for 1st-level characters. The adventure begins the Hell’s Rebels Adventure Path, an urban- and political-themed campaign that focuses on a rebellion against one of the Pathfinder Campaign Setting’s most infamous nations – devil-haunted Cheliax. Several new monsters, an extensive gazetteer of the city of Kintargo, and a brand new Pathfinder Journal round out this volume of the Pathfinder Adventure Path!


96 pages, Softcover, Full color


Figure Forge 69 Eisenkern Stromtrooper with Sub Machine Gun

 Featured, Figure Forge, Wargames Factory  Comments Off on Figure Forge 69 Eisenkern Stromtrooper with Sub Machine Gun
Apr 282015

In this Figure Forge Matt assembles an Eisenkern Stormtrooper with his submachine gun. The Eisenkern Stormtroopers are available from Wargames Factory.

When I first opened the box these were a little intimidating.  But when I started to put them together they really weren’t bad at all.

NOIR: Black Box Edition from Level 99 Games in May

 Level 99  Comments Off on NOIR: Black Box Edition from Level 99 Games in May
Apr 132015

noirNOIR: Black Box Edition



Take to the streets for a life or death game of cat and mouse. Plan your moves carefully to avoid the Police or capture the Killer.


In the new Black Box Edition, there are six game modes to test your mettle and these include Killer vs. Inspector, Hitman vs. Sleuth, Spy Tag, Master Thief vs. Chief of Police and more! With over 50 suspects to scrutinize, will you catch a killer, or end up dead?


2-9 players

15+ minute  play time



50 Suspect Cards

50 Innocent Cards

24-page Rulebook

35 Role Cards

Various tokens for different play modes


Made in China.