Ubisoft Creates New Language for ‘Far Cry Primal’

Video game studio Ubisoft turned a lot of heads when they announced that the next installment of their popular Far Cry series, Far Cry Primal, would be set somewhere in Stone Age Europe. While the Far Cry series strays far from reality at times for the sake of entertainment, the game’s producers always do their [...]

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Watch the First 50 Minutes of ‘Far Cry: Primal’

When I first heard that the next installment of the Far Cry video game series would be set in the stone age, I have to admit that I was a little skeptical. Excited, yes—I’m a huge nerd when it comes to prehistoric and ancient history—but definitely skeptical. I wasn’t so sure how well a game [...]

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‘Secret Santa’: the Card Game of Competitive Generosity

‘Secret Santa’: the Card Game of Competitive Generosity

Do you know anyone who treats holiday gift-giving as a full-contact, competitive sport? If so, then I’ve got the perfect card game for them: Secret Santa, from Osprey Games. In Secret Santa, it is better to give than receive, and the person who gives away the most valuable “gifts” wins the game. Undoubtedly, those of [...]

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Kickstarter Alert: Mark Lawrence’s HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

A new Kickstarter! Featuring the genius of Mark Lawrence, the talents of Ragnarok Publications, and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse! Take a look and support!

Other Pestilence will come after you!

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Happy Birthday, Gary Gygax

Gary Gygax: The name loomed large in my childhood, and a good bit of my adulthood, too. I imagined the creator of Dungeons & Dragons as a divine figure, one at least as powerful as any of the gods in my copy of Deities & Demigods. (Yes, I’ve got the one with the Melnibonean and [...]

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German Government Holds Massive ‘Battlestar Galactica’ LARP

How would you like to participate in a week-long massive Battlestar Galactica Live-Action Role-Play onboard a massive Navy destroyer? A group of very lucky aspiring German diplomats and political leaders are doing so as part of a government exercise. That’s right: It’s for work. (Kind of makes your Monday morning meeting seem even worse, doesn’t [...]

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Talking ‘Weird Wars: Rome’ with Shane Lacy Hensley and Teller

As a bit of history nerd and a major, major gamer geek, I’ve loved Pinnacle Entertainment Group’s Weird Wars: Rome. A campaign setting for the award-winning Savage Worlds role-playing game, Weird Wars: Rome pits Centurions against otherworldly horrors that feed on the terror and tragedy of war.  (Read my review here!)
Being totally smitten with this [...]

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Unboxing ‘Of Gods and Mortals’ Celtic Army

Just before the holidays I ordered a little Christmas gift for myself: a Celtic army from North Star Military Figures! It’s no ordinary army, either: This rugged war band has enlisted the aid of several legendary allies from Irish myth.
Look closely and you’ll see the Cu’chullain, the Hound of Ulster: hero of the Irish saga [...]

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