The latest entry in the rapidly growing deckbuilding genre is Upper Deck’s Marvel Legendary game, due out in November. I was able to play a demo game at Gen Con. Here are some highlights.
Cube drafting has become one of the most popular Magic formats ever, with blogs, websites, columns and podcasts entirely devoted to the fine art of the Cube. The Cube format doesn’t have to be limited to Magic: the Gathering – it’s a perfect way to enjoy defunct CCGs, and the Vs. system is a perfect [...]
Heroscape is often overlooked by serious gamers, partly because it’s marketed toward kids and partly because it can be found in the toy departments of mass market stores. Despite the lightweight reputation, it’s actually a solid tactical game with plenty of options for fun customization.
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 [...]
The hardcover version of Arc Dreams’ Wild Talents Second Edition arrived at Robot Viking HQ last week, and it’s ten times as awesome as I’d hoped it would be.
At long last, the final vote-off for the Robot Viking Hero System contest. Come read the top three character concept ideas and vote on your favorite. The winner will receive a free copy of the Hero System 6th Edition Basic Rulebook.
The sweet Sliver Premium Deck Wizards of the Coast recently released got me thinking about those weird polygenomic critters. A lot of Slivers have already been designed, using most of the basic keywords in Magic, but no one’s made a Sliver using one of the most popular current mechanics: Cascade.
It’s been far too long since the days of breathless anticipation and constant page refreshing as we waited for each new preview figure from whatever HeroClix set was upcoming. On November 18, HeroClix will be reborn as Wizkids/NECA releases the first HeroClix set in more than a year.
One of the secrets to effective and efficient GMing is the ability to incorporate elements from many different sources into a role-playing adventure or campaign. If it’s a twisting plot full of unusual characters, melodramatic surprises and high-tension action you want, you need look no further than your comic book collection (or the back issue [...]
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 [...]
How far can the mechanics of D&D 4th Edition be stretched? In this edition of Crash Test Magic, I propose a superhero role-playing game based on the 4E system of powers and feats. To the Vikingmobile!
The company that revolutionized tabletop miniatures gaming has been resurrected, according to an official announcement made today. What will the future hold for superheroes, horror monsters and fantasy creatures mounted on clicky bases?
The creators of the highly acclaimed RPG Godlike are taking the superhero genre on a trip through alternate timelines and parallel dimensions, and it all starts here with the core rules. Wild Talents: Essential Edition features all the rules you need to create a wide range of superheroic characters and astonishingly villainous enemies, including the [...]
Things have been looking grim for HeroClix fans after the deal between Topps and Catalyst games fell through last month, leaving the former Wizkids property languishing. Now, rumors are swirling that the completed-then-shelved Hammer of Thor expansion will be released this summer, and you might be surprised who’ll be putting it out.