Board Games

Board Game Review: Root

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Root is a strategy board game of woodland conquest for 2-4 players, or 1-6 with expansions. The back story for the game is that the Marquise de Cat has taken advantage of the decadence of the Eyrie Dynasties (pronounced air-y unless you want scowls across the table in my house!) to conquer the woodlands and […]

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Con Report: Arisia 2020

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The Happy Monsters made their way to Arisia in Boston once again this year for a weekend full of Savage fun. Friday afternoon saw Joy’s first chance for figure drawing (Arisia had two panels specifically for artists to practice their craft) and Scott’s chance to hit the Dealer Room. At 7, Scott and Joy joined […]

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Review: Ta-Da! by CMON Games

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Sometimes at the end of your game night, you want a quick game to wrap things up and let everyone leave on a high note. Or, you might need a quick game you can play in 10-15 minutes to fill in between rounds of massive Eurogames or strategic battles. Ta-Da! from CMON is perfect for […]

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Review: Savage RIFTS SWADE Updates

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The finalized versions of the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition (SWADE)-compatible Savage RIFTS books just dropped, so I thought I’d give my impressions. The current Savage RIFTS campaign running on the Happy MonsterCast started with homebrew adaptations, but as soon as the playtest documents dropped, I started using those. Updates to Existing Material Of course, […]

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Review – Tiny Epic Zombies

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If you ever wanted a game where your pink meeple, armed with a crowbar and an assault rifle, could ride a motorcycle through the walls of a shopping mall killing zombies… then your name is probably Scott Almes, designer of Tiny Epic Zombies by Gamelyn Games. Tiny Epic Zombies is a 1-5 player game that takes about 30-45 […]

Children of the Apocalypse

Children of the Apocalypse – Review and New Adventure

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Recently, the Wild Die podcast reviewed the Children of the Apocalypse setting book. I thoroughly enjoyed the review (presented below), and thought that the Wild Die crew had some great ideas for adventures. The result is the new Pay-What-You-Want adventure Disks of Chaos, which follows the adventures of Sir Dave (“It’s pronounced dah-VEY”) Bearington as he attempts to secure these powerful artifacts […]

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Savage Worlds Setting Review: Titan Effect

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If you like the idea of the Secret Avengers and love conspiracy theories, Titan Effect (by Knight Errant Media) might be the Savage setting for you! Titan Effect is a modern-era covert operations setting with superpowered agents throwing down for control of the future of humanity. I backed the Kickstarter and received the final setting PDF recently, so […]