Classic Games: The Shadowrun Trading Card Game

February 21st, 2012 by Billy Gibbs

You’ve probably heard of Shadowrun, the cyberpunk/fantasy RPG created by the now defunct FASA Corporation. What you may not know is that in 1997 FASA also made a Shadowrun Trading Card Game. It didn’t take long to track down a sizable quantity of cards and start hacking, rigging, gunning and ‘running.

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 […]

The Lonely Gamer: Battle for Endor a Fun Way to Slaughter a Few Dozen Ewoks

February 2nd, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

The is the first part of a new semi-regular series here on Robot Viking focused on games you can play when there’s no one else around. Some games work well solitaire with special rules or modifications, but lots of games are designed for solo play. Star Wars: Battle for Endor is one of those.

Classic Games: Chill

October 29th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

Halloween week is a good time to take a fond look back at one of my favorite RPGs. Chill isn’t perfect, but it’s a good, straightforward look at a world being encroached upon by the supernatural.

Classic Games – Marvel SAGA

September 29th, 2009 by Ed Grabianowski

There are a lot of superhero RPGs out there, many of them quite good, but one that always stood out in my mind for its unique system and fun, fast gameplay was TSR’s SAGA system. Now out of print and rather difficult to acquire, this is a game that has aged well in the last […]