Board Games

Quarantine Gaming: Terraforming Mars

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As part of our quarantine coping, Joy and I are busting out two-player and solo board games to pass the time. We’re a bit late to the party on this one, but we recently picked up Terraforming Mars by Stronghold Games and tried it on for size. The setup for a two player game was […]

Legion of Liberty

Diversity Consulting for Legion of Liberty

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Because Legion of Liberty: Superheroes of 1776 was set in an alternate colonial America, a number of thorny issues were inevitably going to come up in the setting – slavery, treatment of indigenous peoples, and gender issues. As a middle-aged privileged white guy, I recognized a high probability of mis-steps in this arena. Fortunately, I […]

Savage Worlds

Relics and Rayguns Session 8: The Ringworld

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The crew of the Blind Jump has arrived in the Tlaina system, the only known wormhole exit node in their mysterious list of coordinates. The Tlainax are an ancient spacefaring species; they are very unusual among sentients in that they are both aquatic and herbivorous. Two million years ago, they reprocessed the materials of their […]

Actual Play

Relics and Rayguns Session 7: Battle of the Biodrones

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The crew of the Blind Jump continues their exploration of the undersea alien installation. An airlock chamber leads to a large room filled with catwalks over a large pool. Machinery in the room sends jets of water at random around the space, while worker biodrones manage control panels and adjust equipment. Seeing shark fins in […]

Board Games

Board Game Review: Tang Garden

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Tang Garden, from Thundergryph Games, is a 1-4 player game of garden design set in the Tang Dynasty of China. When I saw the game on Kickstarter, I immediately fell in love with the theme. I have players in my regular board game group who don’t really like head-to-head battle games, but enjoy more aesthetic […]

Actual Play

Relics and Rayguns Session 6: The Control Sphere

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The crew of the Blind Jump continues their exploration of a series of mysterious wormhole exit coordinates. Now, in an underwater installation, they have reached a domed central chamber. At the top of the dome, a sphere of water floats suspended in mid-air. A single chair sits below the sphere on the floor. And a […]