Posts Tagged ‘adventure’

Lord of the Rings Board Game Review

Posted on June 7th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Lord of the Rings board game review, we take a look at a classic co-op adventure game from designer Reiner Knizia based on the popular Tolkien novel.
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Tabletop Meditations #20: Organized Flow Theory

Posted on June 6th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There are several theories on how RPG’s function and what that may mean. The intention behind my RPG ludology and having a personal critical theory is practicality. It is handy for writing and during play, and as a framework in the designing of games. This is how I understand roleplaying games as a whole and […]

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RPG War Mastery #2: The Landscapes of War

Posted on May 30th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The clash of steel, the pulse of blood through arteries and onto the ground and snatching glory on the battlefield, the personal devastation realized when surveying the field of victory, roleplaying War. War can enhance a roleplaying game not just because of its opportunities for fantasy violence and power fantasies but because of its depth […]

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A Dungeons & Dragons Birthday Party

Posted on May 29th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

This past weekend I took part in amazing party for our friend’s son who was turning 9-years old. It all started last year when my wife and I offered the use of the Game Tavern for his birthday. The family lives 6-hours away, but that did not stop them …

Robit Riddle: Storybook Adventures Review

Posted on May 29th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Robit Riddle: Storybook Adventures review, we look at a cooperative storytelling game from Baba Geek Games in which robots are searching for their lost pets.
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Rising 5 Review

Posted on May 18th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Rising 5 review, we look at a cooperative deduction game where you’re trying to find four lost runes to keep evil powers from taking over your planet.
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Rats of Tanglethorn Pt.2: The Green Well

Posted on May 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Afheesh the ratling quickling (played by me), Pabst the human duelist (played by Jenn), and Wufcor the ratling canny-jack (played by Isis) had been escorted by a contingent of city guard to an office near the White Rose Perfumery. The office was small, crowded with stacks of yellowed parchment sheets. Also scattered everywhere were small […]

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A Question of Judgment: a Greek adventure for 5e released

Posted on May 10th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I am very happy to announce the release of FOE’s latest adventure on DM’s Guild, A question of judgment, and adventure set in mythical Greece where the PCs rub elbows with the gods and their brood. This is a simple adventure with the typical twists yo…

Rats of Tanglethorn Pt.1: Street Mercs

Posted on May 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The two small groups of gang members were facing off in the middle of the wide paved boulevard just outside of the Caskroom Tavern (#15 on the Map). It was a chill evening and the cobblestones pale and moist with fresh filth. Rag pickers, the occasional wagon, and the odds and ends of Tanglewood society […]

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Rats of Tanglethorn: Intro

Posted on April 25th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Since Game-Master Cris’ game turned out to be so lethal Isis, Jenn, and I had to generate new characters. I decided on a ratling male. We were still playing in an “evil” campaign in the Poisonwood city of Tanglethorn. I dubbed my new character the ratling Fourthborn Afheeshh the Nervous. He is a thorn runner […]

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Tabletop Meditations #18: Disease

Posted on April 11th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Player Characters (PCs) are traveling through a fetid, sweltering swamp. Halfway through their adventure the expedition begins to fall sick with fever. At first, just a few torchbearers were sick and then a few porters. Eventually almost the entire adventuring party is sick even a few PCs are ill. The danger made apparent before […]

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Greece trip in the works

Posted on April 9th, 2018 under , . Posted by

With Conglomeration in the rearview mirror, now is the time for me to look forward to the next thing to for me to complete: Lexicon in Lexington KY. I submitted games there this year again. Unlike MidSouthCon and Conglomeration, Lexicon is a pure gami…

Creating a special adventure: Terrain and all

Posted on March 28th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Way back when, I submitted a blurb for a half-formed idea to Derek at Conglomeration Gaming HQ. Now you might be wondering “JP, why would you send something you did not really know what to do?”A-ha! My young padawan, allow me to provide you some insig…

A Touch of Evil Review

Posted on March 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our A Touch of Evil review, we take a look at a horror adventure board game from Jason C. Hill and Flying Frog Productions.
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Roleplaying adventure hooks

Posted on March 14th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

  Looking for inspiration for your next roleplaying adventure? Then look no further! We’ve put together these three adventure hooks to give you some ideas for your next gaming session. Enjoy!     A rabbit on a rampage   A … Continue reading

Old FOE favorite now on DM’s Guild

Posted on February 27th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Revisiting old works is something that is always interesting to do. Adventures I once thought was very interesting and well-written just read odd and awkward years later. I mean, I remembered them as well-thought out now feel empty and full of strange …

Chronicles of Crime Review (Kickstarter Preview)

Posted on February 27th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Chronicles of Crime review, we take a look at a cooperative crime solving game from David Cicurel and Lucky Duck Games.
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This War of Mine: The Board Game Review

Posted on February 26th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our This War of Mine: The Board Game review, we look at a survival game from Awaken Realms based on the award-winning This War of Mine video game.
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The Many Secrets of Tothet Island Released

Posted on February 11th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Legacies has now been run by FOE for five years. FIVE years! Time flies. During this time, FOE has grown and grown, with many product released all the time. Moving more into the world of 5th edition, I revisited some old favorites to update and make t…

Escape the Dark Castle Review

Posted on February 5th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Escape the Dark Castle review, we take a look at a cooperative adventure card game in which you’re trying to survive and escape an evil castle.
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Diary of a Lich

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

          Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est –        Life is more than just being aliveOne of the things I have pondered over the years is what intelligent undead do wit…

The Cabal of Eight Pt.44: Betrayed at Last!

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Nighttime – the four mages stumbled into camp, beat-up and dirty. Gornix (played by Gil) was nursing a gut wound. On their way out from the treasure vault, they had backtracked to a few rooms that they had missed. Gornix had been gored by an animated obsidian rhino statue. Szoosha (played by Isis) and Fauna […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.44: Betrayed at Last!

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Nighttime – the four mages stumbled into camp, beat-up and dirty. Gornix (played by Gil) was nursing a gut wound. On their way out from the treasure vault, they had backtracked to a few rooms that they had missed. Gornix had been gored by an animated obsidian rhino statue. Szoosha (played by Isis) and Fauna […]

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Sword & Sorcery Review

Posted on January 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Sword & Sorcery review, we take a look at a fantasy dungeon crawl in which players go on quests to take down evil enemy forces.
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The Cabal of Eight Pt.43: The Final Room

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The sound of stone grinding against stone filled the mages’ ears as the solid black-stone door slid down into the floor stopping with the finality of a thud. That door would never close again. A large central fire lighted the oblong octagonal chamber before them. The walls were of the same dull black stone as […]

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