Review: Fields of Blood and Honor

Fields of Blood and Honor Cover

Game Info

Publisher: Flying Hare Productions

Author: Dominick Riesland

Year Published: 2013

Number of Pages: 55 (51 pages of content)

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Introduction

I recently launched a product called Fire Starters as part of the Gamer Lifestyle Product Creation Bootcamp, in which several members of Johnn Four’s Gamer Lifestyle program designed, wrote, and published an RPG product in 30 days.

Fields of Blood and Honor was produced as part of that same bootcamp, which is what makes this product so much more amazing to me. It’s 51 pages of pure content, and it’s packed with all sorts of great ideas about how to … Continue reading

[Kickstarter] Tears of a Mchine RPG Embraces Accessibility

This Kickstarter just came to my attention, and I hope not too late.

Tears of a Machine is a mecha anime-inspired RPG that really plays up the notion of being teenage mech pilots. It sounds great, and it has a lot of unique game mechanics.

Of particular interest though is that the game’s designer, Russel Collins, is paying special attention to making this RPG fully accessible to people with print disabilities. As I understand it, he works at a company which converts textbooks to fully-accessible audio books, which gives him the skills he needs to give his RPG the same treatment.

From the Kickstarter page:

I work for an organization that provides accessible books for blind and dyslexic learners so I’m always aware of how the printed word is a barrier to more people than we recognize. RPGs are so print-reliant that many who would enjoy the hobby have to … Continue reading

Camp Myth: the RPG Review

Camp Myth Cover Art

Game Info

Publisher: Third Eye Games

Writing: Chris Lewis Carter and Eloy Lasanta

Layout: Eloy Lasanta

Cover Art: Tey Bartolome

Interior Art: Melissa Gay, Jay CamayTherese Sevidal

Year Published: 2013

Pages: 110

Introduction

I mentioned in my review of Mermaid Adventures that this game was successfully funded on Kickstarter and would be out some time in 2013, and here it is.

Camp Myth: the RPG is the latest by Third Eye Games and follows Mermaid Adventures as another kid-friendly game using 3EG’s Pip System. In a world created by author Chris Lewis Carter, players get to take on the role of a mythical … Continue reading

One Page Dungeon by Jacob Wood

I just learned of the One Page Dungeon contest, but thankfully it doesn’t take long to design a dungeon in only one page.

In my entry, entitled Prehistoric Kickboxing Killer Turkeys, players will take on the role of velociraptors on the hunt for food. Will they be able to find and, more importantly, survive the encounter with their next meal?

Why “Prehistoric Kickboxing Killer Turkeys?”

I recently watched a show on the Smithsonian channel with that same title. It was about velociraptors and how they would actually resemble “prehistoric kickboxing killer turkeys” and did not look like the creatures found in the movie Jurassic Park.

You can watch the short clip on YouTube.

Winners of the One Page Dungeon contest will be announced in June. Wish me luck!

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Mermaid Adventures Review

Mermaid Adventures Cover Art

Game Info

Publisher: Third Eye Games

Writing and Layout: Eloy Lasanta

Interior and Exterior Art: Melissa Gay

Year Published: 2012

Pages: 102

Introduction

It isn’t every day an RPG meant for kids is released, but if you’re one of the many people who are bringing up a new generation of gamer at your home then you may want to keep at least one of your eyes on Third Eye Games. Mermaid Adventures is the first of two kid-friendly RPGs by this impressive small press publisher (the other game being Camp Myth, which recently had a successful Kickstarter … Continue reading