• Reviews

    This category is dedicated to posts about games, with a non-exclusive focus on tabletop roleplaying games, allowing for text reviews and actual play experiences alike.

    13 True Ways: Tools for players and GMs in 13th Age

    by  • December 5, 2014 • Reviews • Comments Off on 13 True Ways: Tools for players and GMs in 13th Age

    13 True Ways is the first supplement for 13th Age that is aimed at both GMs and players. It is filled with new classes, monsters, descriptions of places with story ideas for all of them, and if that’s all I said it’d be completely true. But the reality of the book goes much deeper...

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    Advance Review – Letters To Lovecraft

    by  • November 17, 2014 • Reviews • Comments Off on Advance Review – Letters To Lovecraft

    Disclaimer: I was contacted and received an advance review copy of the book from Stone Skin Press. I’ll admit, I was a bit hesitant going into this book. I wasn’t completely sure what I’d find inside, but I was curious as 7 out of 18 authors were women, and I was told they had...

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    Game Review: Labyrinthine Dreams

    by  • July 11, 2014 • Reviews • Comments Off on Game Review: Labyrinthine Dreams

    Labyrinthine Dreams is a short puzzle game found on Steam that follows a woman who is on the brink of death. In many ways the game is meant to be a piece of symbolism regarding depression, success, and taking control of one’s life. How it plays In a nutshell, the game play is pretty simple,...

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    Dragon Kings World Book

    by  • July 9, 2014 • Reviews • Comments Off on Dragon Kings World Book

    I was waiting for this book and the 13th Age system for it for a while, even before I interviewed Timothy Brown here, and let me say I’m not disappointed. While this is a huge nod to Dark Sun, it’s also very much its own thing. I feel like it’s a solid new spin...

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    Midgard Bestiary: 13th Age compatible review

    by  • June 27, 2014 • Reviews • Comments Off on Midgard Bestiary: 13th Age compatible review

    This is not just a simple conversion of statblocks from Pathfinder or another system to 13th Age, but instead a far more complete and complex book, with nods that make it into something (though very limited in this aspect) of a campaign book, namely the addition of Icons for the Midgard setting. The reasons...

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    Collision of indie and OSR ideals: 13th Age

    by  • June 11, 2014 • Reviews • Comments Off on Collision of indie and OSR ideals: 13th Age

    I am a big fan of 13th Age, and this isn’t a new game. But for a while now, we’ve had only the core book, unless you had preordered the Bestiary or backed 13 True Ways. But with the world book for Dragon Kings out in the wild and the Primal Thule traveler’s book,...

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    Pleasant Dreams Card Game Review

    by  • March 24, 2014 • Reviews • Comments Off on Pleasant Dreams Card Game Review

    The following review contains the opinions of the author only and may not directly reflect the opinions of all members of Gaming as Women. The author was given an advance review copy of the game to play and review.  I am super excited to share this with everyone! I was given an advance review...

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    Shadowrun 5e Book Review

    by  • August 9, 2013 • Reviews • 1 Comment

    Disclaimer: This review may be most useful to people who have played the game before. I tried to make it more n00b friendly, so hopefully it is. This is only a review of the book, not actual play.   It’s the Year of Shadowrun! I’m a big fan of Shadowrun, a cyberpunk fantasy RPG...

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    Tomb Raider – Casual Review

    by  • May 9, 2013 • Reviews • Comments Off on Tomb Raider – Casual Review

    This post is the first of two reviews of Tomb Raider (2013). We chose to review this video game because of the original marketing for the game, as well as the final result. The first review is by Brie, who is a casual video gamer, and the second will be from Melody, who is...

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