2017 – Year of the Horror Game? Part 1

Recently, Checkpoint published a great article declaring 2017 to be the ‘Year of the Horror Game’. They were talking about computer games, citing some exciting names like Resident Evil 7, Get Even, Agony, Outlast 2, and – one I’m particularly excited about – Call of Cthulhu! We can’t fault their reasoning as far as video games go, but will it … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Games of 2016

2016 was a pretty good year for tabletop gaming, even while the world news was turbulent, to say the least! But here in the hobby, we saw D&D hit the forefront of popular culture (or at least get close to it) with shows like Critical Role and Stranger Things; we saw new TCGs appear while Pokémon had a gigantic comeback; … Continue reading

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Magic: Women in Eldritch Moon (Part Two)

Tracey returns with part two of her article looking at the prevalence of female characters in Eldritch Moon and the Shadows Over Innistrad block as a whole. We’ve looked at the baddies and the fence-sitters – now we’re onto the heroes! Be warned – spoilers lie ahead: ************** Arlinn Kord Now we get on to the good guys – or … Continue reading

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Magic: Women in Eldritch Moon (Part One)

Tracey has been getting thoughtful about the male to female ratio of characters in Magic: the Gathering’s Eldritch Moon; here – part one of a two-part article – she shares her thoughts with us. Be warned – there are spoilers ahead: ************* So. I’m a girl (here’s a photo to prove it) and us females of the geek species have … Continue reading

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Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition – The First Adventure!

So I’m a big Lovecraft fan, and any time they bring out a new Lovecraft board game I get excited! Given how much I loved Arkham Horror and Eldritch Horror, I felt it was a safe bet that I’d enjoy Mansions of Madness, but the Keeper role always put me off – I’m just not a big fan of games … Continue reading

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Magic: The Call of Emrakul – Eldritch Moon and the Cthulhu Mythos (Part 3)

We now reach the final part of Tracey’s article looking at the Lovecraftian influences in the latest Magic: the Gathering set, Eldritch Moon. For those of you intrepid enough to still be with us, let us waste no more time, but delve back into the mysteries of the Mythos … But remember, spoilers lie ahead! 8– Ancient and Forgotten Cultures … Continue reading

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Magic: The Call of Emrakul – Eldritch Moon and the Cthulhu Mythos (Part 2)

Join us again for an exploration of the Lovecraftian inspirations and themes inside the latest Magic: the Gathering set, Eldritch Moon: 5 – Mutation and the Unnatural “… there was no remnant of any natural life, let alone the beauty and majesty of an angel, in the form of this creature. Its existence defied the natural order of things, violated … Continue reading

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Magic: The Call of Emrakul – Eldritch Moon and the Cthulhu Mythos (Part 1)

Tracey brings us the first in a set of three articles exploring the Lovecraftian themes in Magic: the Gathering’s latest set, Eldritch Moon. Be warned- there are spoilers ahead, both for the Eldritch Moon story and for Lovecraft’s work! Now – are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin … HP Lovecraft may not have been all that successful in his … Continue reading

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Tips to Get Your Friends Into Tabletop Gaming

You know how it is – you have a great new game that you’re dying to play, but you don’t have enough friends who are into tabletop gaming to really give it the number of players it deserves. But when you try to get your friends into gaming, they respond with scorn or confusion. Because board games are either for … Continue reading

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Solo Play Board Games

You’ve got a new board game, you’re dying to try it out, but none of your friends can come round for a game night for another week! Or maybe you’re home alone and there’s a power cut, or you just don’t feel like turning on the tv or the computer. What do you do? Why not play a board game … Continue reading

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