Tri-Ace, creators of the well known Star Ocean franchise, leave the stars behind and bring it back to earth for a refreshing take on the steampunk genre. Without delving too much into the story, in fear of spoilers and such, mankind raped the earth to hell and now live in a giant spire-city connected by a series of elevators. You play the role of three mercenaries trying to make a better life for themselves, and of course, get mixed up in some kind of god fearing church conspiracy, where the people have been following a robot that looks like something out of 2001. That’s in the opening movie folks, I have ruined nothing for you.
Before we get started here, perhaps we need to take a little poll to see if this is something you want to continue reading.
Are you, or someone you know:
1) A person who is less than thirteen years old.
2) A person who loves small, cute, fluffy things.
3) A person who is down with some wicked otaku business.
4) This person.
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the questions above, follow me after the break!
Some of you may already be aware, but DnD Insider
is up and running, and probably has been for awhile now. This is news to me, because between the time of the launch of DnD 4th Edition and today, I grew so tired of waiting for the damn thing to launch, I forgot it ever exisited. If you haven’t checked it out already, they are offering a free trial for you to tinker with.
To most hardcore fans of Shadowrun (The rabid, frothing at the mouth fundamental lunatics), the setting and spirit of Shadowrun and the 20-sideder mix like a vodka tonic with baking soda. However, there’s always a brave soul willing to weather a night of foaming vomit and try a conversion: the folks at this blog. (Chemistry Disclaimer: I’m not actually sure that it would foam before or after ingestion, and I’m not wasting the booze to find out) I gave it a quick once over, and it actually looks like it could work pretty well. Of course, there are some things I would do differently, but I think it’s a nice start. I hope it works out for their group.
My suit's so tight!
Star Wars Saga Edition is the third edition of the tabletop RPG released under Wizards of the Coast since 2000. First thing you’ll notice about this book is that it is square and will be dwarfed by all of your other tomes on your gaming shelf. I have to give kudos for being bold with the shape of the book as it makes it a little more intriguing than they typical rectangular books, but I have to wag my finger at the fact they reused a lot of the art from previous editions. That however, is one of only the few transgressions I could find reading through this rulebook.