๐Ÿ“ธ TPK

Yeah, that didn't go well. Curse of Strahd really is one mean D&D campaign. Definitely not for beginners. The problem being that toning it down too much, or softening the blows for players, will cut into the setting's atmosphere of dread. It's a thin line to walk and ...



๐Ÿ“ธ Vault of the Dracolich

Massive cross-over event with two D&D parties consisting of eight players in total, both of which have me as their Dungeon Master. Converted the D&D Next module Vault of the Dracolich for this mega-session. Very satisfying to have months of hints sprinkled throughout the sessions come ...




๐Ÿฅ‡ The games of 2018

For me, in general 2018 was the year of Metroidvania. There was an abundance of examples of the genre being released and it's hard to point out another year in which fans of the genre got so much to play with. Yet, it wasn't alone and 2018 saw a slew of other ...



๐Ÿ™ SimCity on the NES

Now here's a fun gaming article: the Video Game History Foundation has a story on the lost version of SimCity for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Yup, the 8-bit original. That a lower fidelity version was possible, was already clear through the release of different versions and the original concept being ...



๐ŸŽฎ Play with Astro Bot Rescue Mission

It's hard to imagine now, but the initial Tomb Raider was one of the first 3D games to teach people how to move in a world made out of polygons. Next to the planar gliding of Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, Tomb Raider felt liberating and complex. That it kind of ...



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