This past weekend I attended a little local shindig at one of our many local game stores that goes by the name of Non-Con. It’s run from 7PM to 7AM the following morning and is meant to bring the gaming community together for gaming and obviously to sell games and RPG books. I have not […]


Friday Roundup – 18-24 March 2017

Fri 24 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

We’re going to try this Friday roundup thing. Each Friday I will summarize some of the curated announcements I have collected all week. I hope you find them useful.  GMT Games announced several new P500 games, one of which really excites me. The 9th entry in the Battles of ...

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UbiquiCity – A Sourcebook for Sci-Fi RPGs – Now on Patreon

Wed 22 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

I’d like to plug As If Productions newest project. Tod and his company has consistently put out solid games in the past and UbiquiCity seems to be falling in line with his past products. Tod as partnered with some very creative folks to bring you UbuiCity. Tod’s own ...

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Burning Wheel RPG is Once Again Available

Wed 22 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Yesterday, Burning Wheel HQ published the following press release regarding the availability of the Burning Wheel RPG. Friends, It has been a trying time for us here, the keepers of the flame. Until September, the Burning Wheel had been in print continuously since 2005. It’s our goal to make ...

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Streets of Stalingrad 4 – An Interview With Lombardy Studios and 626 Designs, LLC.

Wed 22 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Streets of Stalingrad is touted as the ultimate wargame that is exclusively focused on the World War II battle for Stalingrad. It’s one of those games I owned, sold and now have lingering sellers remorse. A few weeks ago the wargaming community was taken by storm (in a way ...

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Dear Game Store Owner

Wed 22 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Dear Game Store Owner, I am trying to understand why you don’t regularly sponsor, support or promote diverse gaming at your establishment. Well, except for magic the Gathering and other card based games. Yes, we the gaming public, understands these games pay the bills and keep the lights on ...

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The Lovecraft Tapes: A Call of Cthulhu Actual Play Podcast – Highly Recommended!

Wed 15 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

I have been religiously listening to The Lovecraft Tapes since they began releasing episodes a few months back. The Lovecraft Tapes is an actual play (AP) podcast where the Keeper of Arcane Lore is running a Call of Cthulhu game for three players. Every Monday they release a new episode ...

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Gloomhaven to be Reprinted in August ’17

Tue 14 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

This story crossed my desk the other day and I thought our boardgamer lovers would be interested. In short, Cephalofair Games will be launching a new Gloomhaven related game on Kickstater in early April. As part of that campaign, you can also order Gloomhaven; the reprint is being funded by ...

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Letters from Whitechapel: Dear Boss – Is it Worth the Investment?

Mon 13 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Back to the Streets of London, 1888 Letters From Whitechapel was released originally back in 2011 and has subsequently been in and out of print over those years seeing more than a handful of very positive reviews and ratings. It has settled in (at the time of this writing) at ...

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Rolling Boxcars Expands – Welcome Neil Edge

Mon 13 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Rolling Boxcars is excited to announce that we are expanding our staff! Next week we are bringing on board Neil Edge who will be our boardgame specialist. Neil has several decades of experience in both the hobby and industry and brings a very diverse set of skills to Rolling Boxcars ...

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The Essential List of King Arthur Pendragon Roleplaying Books

Mon 13 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

I was recently part of an engaging online conversation about King Arthur Pendragon and what books were essential versus nice to have. The following is a really well laid out synopsis by Reddit user Bimbarian. The following is used with permission. All of the mentioned books can be purchased from ...

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Alan’s Unofficial (& Totally Biased) Essential Pendragon RPG Book Guide

Mon 13 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Here’s another summary of some of the essential books for King Arthur Pendragon and why they are amazing books! It’s a good read and I am glad Rolling Boxcars could be the catalyst for this article. Not to mention a continued spotlight on a great RPG! A friend ...

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Dundjinni is Dead, Long Live MapForge!

Wed 08 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Yesterday I had the chance to check out MapForge a pretty cool tactical map making software package that is currently on Kickstarter. Even though I was only able to evaluate a prototype demo, there is evidence that the full program will be a very robust and easy to use product ...

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Mouse Guard RPG – Love or Hate?

Mon 06 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

One of the weirdest RPG genres to work with is Anthropomorphic. At face value, it’s not a genre that excites me. I could care less about playing some fun-loving panda bear or trickster raccoon. When I think of anthropomorphic the first thing that comes to mind are the those ...

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Aces & Eights Coming to Kickstarter Soon

Mon 06 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Aces & Eights fans and all those that love the wild west, the critically acclaimed Aces & Eights RPG is getting a reboot. According to Kenzer & Co. “Please like and share to help spread the word. We’ve been working hard on this for a while now. A&8 was RPG of ...

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DriveThruRPG’s Annual GMs Day Sale in Full Swing

Mon 06 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

With GMs Day right around the corner, it’s time for the annual DriveThruRPG GMs Day sale. This year there are some really great books and other things included. Below is a sampling of some of my favorites. These are just a sampling of the 1000s of books available. The ...

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Handcrafted for the Win – Artisan Dice Cups from CrowScratches

Mon 06 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Leather Dice Cup Artisan: Cathy Crow CrowScratches Etsy Shop This little gem arrived today from CrowScratches and what a beautiful piece of functional art. So, a little disclosure is required on my part. Recently I came across the Kickstarter campaign for these dice cups and was struck by their beauty ...

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MASHED – Exploring the Korean War One Martini at A Time

Mon 06 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

MASHED: A Korean War MASH RPG Author: Mark Plemmons Publisher: Brabblemark Press Page Count: 260 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $14.99 Print on Demand – Softcovers – $29.99, hardcovers – $39.99 PoD books will be available by mid-March at DTRPG PREMISE:  MASHED is a tabletop roleplaying game that ...

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Chrome Heavy RPGs, Why Bother?

Mon 06 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Chrome in RPGs is nothing new. As you can see in the below article, back in 2014 it was heavily on my radar as something that overly irritated me. How do I feel two years later?  Well, about the same. There is good chrome and there is bad chrome. I ...

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Pendragon – The Journey has Begun

Mon 06 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

This past weekend I began running King Arthur Pendragon (KAP) for the first time in nearly 20 years. Holy hell! I forgot how much fun the game is, but also all the little nuances of the system. I have a slight re-learning curve before I will feel confident in my ...

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Creating New Diversity Barriers by Attempting to Break Them Down

Mon 06 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

I wrote the following over two years ago and I still lots of similar things happening today as I did then. I would say that there is more acceptance of diversity today which is a great thing. So, ponder it and ask yourself, what can I do to bring diversity ...

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RPG Math Trade – Get in on the Fun!

Mon 06 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

By my very nature I am a collector and to be collector one must be willing to purchase to trade for new items. I do both, but my prefer to trade. That is today’s topic of conversation, trading for new gaming stuff. For those that follow me on G ...

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Follow Up – Streets of Stalingrad 4 – Kickstarting a Playtest Kit, WTF?

Mon 06 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

To follow-up on yesterday’s article – Streets of Stalingrad 4 – Kickstarting a Playtest Kit, WTF? Which presented concerns about 626 Designs, LLC’s upcoming release of Streets of Stalingrad 4 and their particular approach to the release. I reached out to one of the principles of the company about doing ...

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Streets of Stalingrad 4 – Kickstarting a Playtest Kit, WTF?

Mon 06 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Yesterday, I followed press release link on Consimworld for a classic game, Streets of Stalingrad, that announced it was going to be getting a makeover and rebooted as a 4th edition on Kickstarter. Reading the full announcement, it quickly became apparent that the company was going to run a Kickstarter ...

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RapierCon Was A Blast!

Mon 06 March 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

I have finally recovered from RapierCon, well mostly recovered! RapierCon was great and the best part was seeing old friends and making new ones. If you’re not familiar with RapierCon, it’s located in Jacksonville, Florida and held annually each February. It started as a wargaming event and has ...

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