Classic Games — Anachronism Lets Historical Warriors Battle 1V1

July 22nd, 2011 by Billy Gibbs

Ever have those conversations that begin with, “Who would win in a fight…?” Me too. There are entire shows devoted to it on cable. They take famous historical figures, and pit them against each other in combat simulated by sketchy math and poor science. I say it’s much more fun to play Anachronism, and decide […]

Battle the Bizarre in the Colonial Era with Colonial Gothic Revised

June 23rd, 2009 by Joe Grabianowski

Rogue Games released the revised edition of their Colonial Gothic RPG this week, and contributing writer Joe Grabianowski (no relation to me) has a full review (ok, I’ll admit it, he’s my brother). The colonial era was a trying period in reality, with brutal wars, political upheaval and a merciless wilderness that brought death to […]

This Favored Land – Superheroes in the Civil War

June 9th, 2009 by Ed Grabianowski

The superhero genre has been steadily deconstructed since the 1980s. Arc Dream’s This Favored Land supplement for the Wild Talents RPG is a form of superhero Reconstruction, taking the old ideas about superhuman powers and placing them in an entirely different time and place. What is it like to have superspeed or mind-reading powers in […]