Miniature of the Week — Battlelords of the 23rd Century Both Old and New

April 11th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

This week’s Miniature of the Week comes from SSDC and their classic Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century sci-fi RPG. They’ve got a collection of new Battlelords minis available, plus a limited supply of original series minis.

Magic: the Gathering’s Secret Sci-Fi History

January 18th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

Magic is usually thought of as a fantasy game filled with wizards and elves and swords. Science-fiction has always been a part of the strange world of Magic, though, from the earliest artifacts to the upcoming expansion Mirrodin Besieged.

Space Hulk: Death Angel Review

January 5th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

It is very rare for a game to scale well enough that it’s just as enjoyable played solitaire as it is with five friends. It’s also rare for a game to capture it’s theme perfectly, with the mechanics reinforcing the story. A game that does both? Space Hulk: Death Angel is one of the very […]

Gear Up for the Heavy Gear Arena Giveaway Winner Announcement

December 17th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

The Heavy Gear Arena Two-Player Starter Kit Giveaway has ended, and we have a winner to announce. Plus, check out this awesome hovertank.

Did Fantasy Flight Games Acquire the Star Wars License?

December 16th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

The Star Wars gaming license has been floating in limbo since Wizards of the Coast dropped it earlier this year. It was purchased this week by a mystery game company that has yet to make any kind of official announcement, but educated guesswork has many game industry observers thinking Fantasy Flight Games is the big […]

Gladiator Mechs Battle for Fame and Cash in Heavy Gear Arena

November 30th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

Nils “Deadeye” Alrik just lost contact with his sole remaining teammate. He knows there are at least two members of the Northern Reapers team still active, and he’s low on ammo. Luckily, his Crusader IV is equipped with a sword. He spots the Reapers standing too close together, so he charges forward and strikes with […]

Win the New Heavy Gear Arena Two-Player Starter Kit!

November 30th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

Dream Pod 9 will be shipping Heavy Gear Arena in just a few weeks. This new set of rules for their signature mech combat game allows smaller squads of mechs to battle in gladiatorial matches for fame and fortune. I’ll have a full review later today, but you can win your own copy of the […]

Gamma World Game Day is This Weekend

October 21st, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

If you’re not totally sure if Gamma World is right for you, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to take it for a test run. It’s Worldwide Gamma World Game Day on October 3rd.

Shock: Human Contact Explores the Drastic Changes When Cultures Collide

October 19th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

Shock: Human Contact is a hard sci-fi RPG in which the players construct a story around the first meeting between an egalitarian, advanced civilization and the alien cultures they encounter when they travel through wormholes in space.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Gamma World

October 14th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

My excitement about Gamma World has been inescapable for Robot Viking readers, the many people who watched the unboxing video, friends and family, random strangers, etc. Maybe I was a little too excited, since I ended up not liking Gamma World as much as I thought. The good news is, there’s a lot of awesomeness […]

Smallville RPG Wields Big Drama

September 3rd, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

Margaret Weis Productions has a host of TV licenses in their stable of RPGs, from Battlestar Galactica to Leverage. These aren’t just generic systems with a layer of genre-colored paint slapped on — if the Smallville RPG is any indication, each MWP game is carefully designed to integrate the important themes and concepts that fans […]

Exclusive Gamma World Unboxing Video

August 30th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

The official release date for the Gamma World boxed set is October 19, but it arrived on my doorstep last week. Here’s your chance to pry it open before the official unveiling at PAX.

Space Hulk: Death Angel — Tense Missions in Deadly Space

August 26th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

Fantasy Flight’s new Space Hulk: Death Angel card game pits your squad of space marines against a terrifying swarm of aliens inside an abandoned spaceship. All you have to do is make it to the control deck before the Genestealers tear your crew to pieces. Total milk run. Right?

Bid for Victory in Hunger Games: Training Days

August 24th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

The latest sensation sweeping the young adult best-seller lists is Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. This is no twee, sparkly tripe, though. Wizkids’ Training Days game lets you step into the roles of post-apocalyptic teens prepping for their day in a one-on-one death arena.